Could it be Mustard?
By c e November 05, 2010 at 05:14:01
Looking into another branch as I suddenly plowed through a brick wall today. I found an Elizabeth Mustard b. 1821 Black Bourton, Oxfordshire married to James Smith b. 1810 in Burford, Oxon.
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These are direct ancestors of mine, and obviously would like the new brick wall moved.
They married 1839 in Witney district (guessing either Black Bourton or Burford) They certainly lived in Burford, Oxfordshire and he was a stone mason.
I have looked through the 1841 and 1851 in the villages of both B.Bourton and Burford to find anyone with the same names - Smith and Mustard and found lots of Smiths but absolutely NO Mustards.
she was 20 when she married, every census through to 1881 says she was born in B.Bourton and there is not a single Mustard living there.
There are however a lot of Mustow's and Musto...
So could she have not got her name spelt right at her marriage and it's gone down as Mustard instead of the correct Musto.
Obviosuly anyone with connections to this family, it would be great to hear from you too... but just wondering if anyone has had it misspelled as Mustard.
FYI mustards are pretty rare so I think if that was her real name, then there would defo be some round where she was living.