I would like to check out Thomas Coleman LHJ8-7NQ
Marriage 27 October 1844 Chippenham Wiltshire to Rebecca Archer LHJ8-7XD
Father of Thomas is John Coleman
On the birth register for Thomas Coleman 25 December 1822 the father is Mark Coleman LH8G-LGM
1841 census Parents John and Sarah Coleman
- Wrong baptism record.
- Mark changed his name to John or, more likely, he had two forenames and changed his preference from Mark to John.
- Mark died and Sarah married a John Coleman.
- Father's name incorrectly recorded on baptism record.
Need to check all available information including other children, burial records and census records. Which other children are on the 1841 census record?0
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
The 1841 census record at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M73P-6PF?treeref=LHJ8-7NQ shows parents John and Sarah with children William and Mary (ages rounded down to 20), Eliza, 12 and Thursa, 9, as well as Thomas, 15.
So far, I have found the baptisms of both Thomas (19 Jan 1823) and Thyrza (31 Aug 1828) - to John (labourer, residence Allington) and Sarah Coleman, at Kington St Michael (see Find My Past index - free to view records).
This means there are two, distinct individuals involved here, the one who married Rebecca Archer indeed having a father named John.
See https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&q.birthLikeDate.from=1820&q.birthLikeDate.to=1824&q.birthLikePlace=Chippenham%2C%20Wiltshire%2C%20England%2C%20United%20Kingdom&q.givenName=Thomas&q.givenName.1=Thomas&q.marriageLikeDate.from=1842&q.marriageLikeDate.to=1846&q.surname=Coleman&q.surname.1=Colman&treeref=LHJ8-7NQ&f.collectionId=2563939 for 1851 census results for a Thomas Coleman, born Chippenham 1820-1824 period. I am not familiar with the county of Wiltshire but see Kington St Michael is about 3 miles north of Chippenham and Allington is less than 2 miles from the town centre.2