Re: Rackstraw-Tombs Marriage
I have Joseph Bullock Rackstraw marrying Ann Thomas on 15.02.1808. A number of the Rackstraws seem to have been living in Gravesend and conducting their marriages and baptisms at St Martins in the Field and also at St Annes, Pancras. I believe that my family is descended from one of Joseph's brothers, William. He ended up in Manchester and all my direct ancestors on that side come from that area.
Joseph's parents were John Gamble Rackstraw and Ann Bullock (m. 13.09.1778) and his parents were Gainham Rackstraw and Margaret Gamble (m. 16.04.1750) and his parents were Robert Rackstraw and Mary Gaynam (m. 09.05.1717). All of these were Gravesend people. Some spellings are sometimes 'Rakestraw'.
I would be very interested in comparing notes.