Pitminster Confidential: Better than Fiction: Not a Nott?25 Years a Lane, Remarried to a Rochester, Daughter of William Hartnell
My 4xGGrandfather (Robert Lane b. abt. 1800) married Ann Nott (b. abt. 1805) on 15-10-1823 in Pitminster, Somerset, England.This was the name on her marriage license.They proceeded to have at least 6 children (all sons) John, James, George (my 3xGGf), Robert, Charles and Mark born between 1826-1842.I have a great deal of information about George’s family and a little about Mark.
According to my records (Pitminster), Robert (the elder) passed away in September 1845.Then Ann Lane married Richard Rochester on 3-9-1848.On Richard’s marriage document (according to Pitminster records) he is a widower son of Joseph and Ann is the widow daughter of William Hartnell.
I cannot find any reference to an Ann Hartnell born around 1805, I think there is one in 1809, but wouldn’t that be too young to get married in 1823?Was she married to a Nott before married Robert Lane?Was she simply an illegitimate child born to her mother’s name?But I can’t find her mother?I have to assume that the William Hartnell reference is correct, but I don’t know.What else could explain its appearance?
I am not concerned with the social implications of these matters, I would just like to know who is who and build my family tree back for my own personal benefit.
Any help in these matters would be of great help, if there is interest, I’d gladly share the information that I have.She was too old to bear children by the time she married Rochester, but it would be nice to know when/where she passed away and under what name.