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The CUTTS family have lived in Royston for centuries. I've traced my them back to Richard Cutt, born 1751, but its difficult getting back to his forbears as I can't seem to find his father or mother with any certainty. His father could be another Richard Cutt, who was born in an ajacent village (Sandal Magna) to an Alice Cutt, who was out of wedlock at the time. Alice was born in 1706; her father was Jonathan (b. 1662) - both in Sandal Magna. But, in the absence of any records so far, the relationship between Richard (1751) and his father is conjecture.
Has anyone any information, or maybe someone could suggest a way forward? I feel it would be folly to just assume - and the Parish records have been no help in clarifying the matter.
I see that you live in the Norwich area so I am sure that there is a familyhistory there. I looked up the address and its located at 19 Greenways, Eaton, Norwich and the phone number is 44 0 160-345 2440. Now if you go to familysearch.org and click on the library catalog tab and enter Royston on the place tab then you will see all the records they have for this area. They do have church regsiters that cover the time frame you looking at. They will bring in the film for you to view for a small fee in Canada they cost $6.00 Canadian and they stay at the center for a month. You can extend the loan period to indefinate by paying the fee 3 times, I am sure that the local center will explain everything to you. I always used to print out the page with the references of the film on it and take it to the center so there would be no mistake. You will find most centers are very helpful and I am sure pursuing the parish registers may open up more opportunities to trace the family back further the key is Richard's baptism.
Hope this helps
I found the LDS family history centre in Norwich. It's run by a couple of retired old boys who were very helpful. I found the baptism record for Richard Cutt 1751 on microfiche. It shows only his father, who is a "Ric'd" (presumably another Richard). It gives no further detail.
I know I can order the film but should I expect the film to show any more detail? I was told that the film is only the original scripted information that is the basis of the fiche. As always, any advice appreciated - and thanks again for your help so far.
In that time frame it was very common for the baptism record to only include the father. The only advantage bringing in the microfilm is to see if you can find a marriage for the father in the years preceding Richard's baptism. It would also enable you to find his siblings. As names were passed down it would not be uncommon to have 2 Richard Cults baptizing children in the same parish around the same time. If the microfiche was just a transcription then I would be sure to bring in the actual image of the parish registers for my proof and also to help build the family structure for his parents. Hope this helps.