I'm trying to untangle the family of Titus Gathercole of Foulden, Norfolk, who is my ggg-grandfather.
From the 1851 census I have found 5 children:
Thomas (born c1829) Jane (born c1838) Rebecca (born 1839, my gg-grandmother) Titus (born c1842) Sarah (born c1845)
On IGI I have found a birth record for Rebecca on 28 Nov 1839 in Swaffham, Norfolk.Her parents are listed as Titus Gathercole and Mary Holding.I found the marriage record for Titus and Mary on IGI on 14 May 1836 in Hilborough, Norfolk.But this marriage is well after Thomas' birth.There is, however, another marriage record for Titus Gathercole on 3 Nov 1817 to Mary Arborn in Mundford, Norfolk.
My *theory* is that Titus married Mary Arborn and had Thomas (and possibly some other children I don't know about).She then died so, some years later (given the 9 year age gap between Thomas and Jane) he married Mary Holding and completed the family.Unfortunately I can't find any of the other children's birth records on IGI so I can't prove any of this at the moment.
I gather from the board that other members may have Titus in their tree so I was wondering if anyone else has proof of my assumptions.Any information would be gratefully received.