Portishead Marriages

Transcribed by Mary Mason.



b = bachelor.  s = spinster.  w = widow/widower.  lic = licence.


1754  June 2nd Thomas Pope and Elizabeth Husen.

1755  Apr 10th             Thomas Stretch and Mary Camplin of Weston.

         Apr 22nd John Gould of Clapton to Hannah Hisgar of Clapton.

            Mar 31st              John Gayden and Mary Dobbs.

            May 19th          James Lane to Hannah Dandy.

            Dec 1st             Thomas Batten to Betty Griffin.

1756 Sep 23rd            James Dean to Betty Batten.

1757  Jul 7th               John Osmond to Mary Baker.

1758  May 2nd             George Smith to Betty Hilling.

            May 22nd         John Wyllimot to Elizabeth Vawer.

            Aug 14th          James Connell to Katherine Blisse.

            Sep 25th           Joseph Ashford to Ann Pruet.

            Oct 16th           Godwin Stanbury to Margaret James.

1759  Apr 16th             Samuel Dando of St. George to Elizabeth Batten.

1760  Feb 11th             John Pearce to Dinah Lovel.

1761  Jan 19th              John Holby to Betty Clemens.

1762  Feb 21st                  Lewis Hernyman (signed as Harnam)            to Ann Membery.

            Oct 28th           John Cooling to Mary Batten.

1763    Jan 9th             John Wakefield of St. George to Hannah Hippersley.lic.

            Feb 22nd          Benjamin Dando of St. George to Sarah Batten.lic.

            Apr 14th           Samuel Alvis of Clapton to Grace Vawer.

            Apr 14th           Samuel Sharp of St. Michael, Bristol to Ann Boulter.lic.

            Jul 18th            William Pruet to Mary Eustace.

            Sep 26th           Samuel Cullimore to Frances Barrat.

            Sep 26th           John Philips of Tickenham to Elizabeth Chapman.lic.

1765  Apr 11th             John Buck to Sarah Dander.

1766  Mar 29th            James Young to Edith Yeeles.

            Dec 21st           Natham Feates? To Rachel Hernyman.

1767  Apr 23rd             John Yeeles to Jane Dastin.lic.

            Apr 23rd           Isaac Roach of Magotsfield, Glou to Jane Withers.lic.

1768  Jan 25th              William Vawer to Dinah Milsom.

            Jun 25th            John Willmot to Sarah Emery.

            Oct 3rd             James Gould to Mary Philips.

1769  Oct 2nd                   John Pearce to Betty Gyles.

            Oct 5th John Thomas to Rebecca Buck.

            Oct 29th           George Simmons to Ann Simmons.

1770 Jun 25th               Thomas Ashford to Mary Cullimore.

            Oct 22nd           John Backhouse of Evercreech to Ann Chapman.lic.

            Dec 18th           Jonathan Jones of Bristol to Jane Thompson.

1771 May 27th             James Baily to Ann Thomas.

            Aug 19th          John Rowland to Ann Poole.

            Nov 5th            Robert Dodd to Mary Carey.

1772  Jan 1st                Richard Ashford to Anne Watkins.

                                    James Cole and Mary Ware of Nailsea published banns.

1773  Sep 1st               Richard Ashford to Anne Watkins.

1774 May 23rd             John Higgins to Mary Ashford.

1775  Feb 6th               John Wade of St. George to Rachel Atkinson.          

Feb 13th           WilliamPlumly to Mary Blackmore.

N.B. It appearing upon enquiring that the above William Plumly and Mary Blackmore were both inhabitants of Walton. They were married again in Walton Church the Sunday following by me. Joseph Easterbrook. Curate.

Jul 16th            Joseph Simmons to Ann Young.

Dec 4th             Ralph Bessant and Elizabeth Bullock.

1776 Apr 15th John Fry to Hannah Sandey.

1777 Jan 24th               William Bailey to Amy Tomkins.

            Mar 30th          Samuel Hodges, b. to Hannah Cottle.s.

Mar 31st           James Harptrey to Hannah Smith of Walton in Gordano.

            Apr 7th             Thomas Carey to Hannah Dobbs.

            Apr 8th William Wall to Mary Sharp of Weston.

1788 May 4th               Thomas Harris of Clapton and Hannah Carey.

            Oct 12th           William Carey, yeoman, to Ann Bailey, wid.

1779  Apr 4th               John Edwards, b. to Mary Sandy of Clapton.s.

            Aug 31st          William Penny to Sarah Owlidge.

            Oct 13th           Isaac Emery, b. to Ann Atkinson.s.

            Nov 28th          James Fray of Clapton to Jane Hartry.s.

1780  Mar 28th            Joseph Ashford to Mary Ceary.

            Sep 12th           Thomas Mitchell  to Maria Lilly.

1781  Jan 9th                John Dowtney of Shapwick, Som to Mary Cole.lic.

            Mar 29th          Samuel Hodges to Mary Stevens.

            Apr 3rd             James Manfield to Mary Carey.

1782  Sep 10th             William Bound to Rachel Buck.

1783  Apr 30th             James Doughting to Sarah Harding.

            Apr 14th           Nathaniel Hemmings to Mary Camplin.

            Apr 21st           Richard Durbin to Hester Bound.

            Sep 15th           James Harris to Mary Slocombe.

1784  Jan 16th              George Watts of St. George to Elizabeth Atkinson.

            Apr 11th           Thomas Hartree to Hannah Ashford.

            Jun 20th            Robert Newman to Mary Gold.

1785  Jan 17th              Richard Howl of Wraxall to Hannah Smith.

              ?   25th           James Eddington of Kingston Seymour to Hannah Hayman.lic.

            Jun 27th            James Ball to Martha Lovell.

            Aug 3rd            William Lovell to Rachel Godfrey.

            Sep 5th             John Kitchen to Mary Parsons.

1786  Jul 11th              James Parsons to Sarah Westly.

            Sep 21st           Robert Eames to Mary Bead.

            Dec 25th           John Newman to Ann Reed.

1787  May 7th                  John Pope to Hannah Edwards.

            Aug 2nd           John Pruet to Ann Cary.

1788  Feb 24th             James Dwyer of St. Stephen, Bristol to Ann Ritchy.

            Mar 23rd          Joseph Weeks to Betty Watts.

            Apr 14th           Joseph Bryant to Elizabeth Teague.

            Dec (banns)     John Russell of Portbury to Elizabeth Williams.

            Apr 20th           Thomas Dawbin to Ann Neads.

1789  Apr 30th             Samuel Ofer to Pricilla Bawdrip.

            Jun 22nd           John Gold to Mary Peddle.

            Aug 6th            Thomas Cooke to Sarah Gayner.

1789  Dec 29th             James Russell of Portbury b.to Elizabeth Williams.s.

1790  May 22nd           James Vowles to Betty Pearce.

1791  Apr 11th             William Durbin of Nailsea to Mary Lovel.

            May 2nd           Thomas Harding to Sarah Simmonds.

            May 9th            Jacob Hack to Rebecca Calcot.




            John Cole widower, occupying a dwelling house in the Parish of Weston in Gordano in the County of Somerset, Lab. and Anne Mitchell, wid lodging in a dwelling house belonging to Mr. A.B. Pritchard within the Parish of Portishead in the County of Somerset, intend to be married by banns and dated this 22nd day of Sep. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Two.