Martha Hearn and siblings

Having found her marriage certificate and noticed the church was in Little Stanmore, England, I then checked out her birth. Finding one at Great Stanmore, I looked at a map to find out how close these two towns were or maybe in the 20 years between birth and marriage, the towns might have separated. As I find more siblings, I will add their information here.

Here is her baptism certificate (births were not required to be registered until the 1830’s).

Baptism of Martha Hearn 1816
Baptism of Martha Hearn 1816

Parents: Margaret and Richard HEARN

Date of baptism: 27 October 1816

Church: St John the Evangelist, Great Stanmore

Source Citation: London Metropolitan Archives, Great Stanmore St John the Evangelist, Register of Baptism, dro/014/a/01, Item 008

Martha gets married

In the last half hour, I have been chatting in Facebook with a relative Min who also is researching Martha. So I decided to go on Ancestry.com where I have a world membership to see what I could find out about Martha before arriving in Tasmania.

Vercoe Hearns marriagesmlFirst step was finding her marriage to William Vico or similar. With such an unusual name that could be spelled a variety of ways, it was quite easy to find.

William Vercoe bachelor and Martha Hearn Spinster both of this parish

married in the church by banns on 5th or 8th December, 1833 by Edward John Smith – Curate

In the presence of William Taylor and Mary ??

Notice only William Vercoe could write his own name. The parish was Little Stanmore in Middlesex, England.

Here is a link to information about the church they were married in.

Source Citation:  London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Lawrence, Little Stanmore, Register of marriages, DRO/109, Item 016