Re: John Knapp from Startley England
In order to introduce myself and explain my interest in Ann Hatherell. My name is David Greed and I have been researching for ten years. Ann Hatherell is my wife's Great, great, great grandmother.
I had some difficulty in tracing the Hatherell line - I had a couple of surprises whien I visited Trowbridge Record office. I learnt that Sidney Hatherell was an illegitmate son of Ann Hatherell (baptised on 16th February 1845 at Malmesbury Abbey). I discovered taht he was christened as Sidney Knapp Hatherell. I had some problems looking for his birth certificate and noticed that he was registered as Sydney Knapp (1845 Mar quarter Malmesbury VIII 369).
Details of his birth certificate:-
No - 159
When & where born - 14th December 1844, Startley
Name - Sydney
Sex - Boy
Name & Surname of father - John Knapp
Name, surname and maiden name of mother - Ann Hatherell formerly Alderman
Occupation father - Stonemason
Signature, description and residence of informant - The mark of Ann Hatherell, mother, Startley
I have noticed a marriage which took place at Malmesbury Abbey:-
23rd May 1829
Job Hatheral (x) & Ann Alderman (x)
witnesses - Humphrey & Rachel Ferris
I have no further details of Ann Hatherell nor John Knapp -where was Ann Hatherell in 1851? What happened to Job Hatherell?
Please do tell me of your connection with John Knapp & Ann Hatherell.