Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Richard MARKS (1753-?) and Mercy STOKES (1755-?) -Married in 1781

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Edna OTWELL > Edwin OTWELL > Jane ASH > Anna Maria MARKS > Uriah MARKS > Richard MARKS and Mercy STOKES

Richard MARKS was born about 1753 in North Bradley, Wiltshire, England. We have not identified his parents.

He married Rachel READ in North Bradley, Wiltshire, England on 3 February 1778. Rachel was the widow of James AVEN (1762-1777) and had at least 7 children from that previous marriage.

Richard and Rachel had at least one child named James. He was christened 1 January 1779. Rachel died in 1781 and was buried 9 January 1781.

On 8 June 1781, Richard next married 26 year old spinster Mercy STOKES (born to James STOKES and Ann Langley and christened 2 November 1755 in North Bradley).

Mercy gave birth to her first child Jane (christened 21 April 1782). Jane died in August 1782. Richard and Mercy may have moved to Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England. Their second child William was christened there on 12 September 1786. By 1804, they moved to Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England. Their third child, Uriah (our ancestor) was born in 1794 and he and their fourth child, Anne, were christened 5 February 1804 in Heytesbury.

Richard and Mercy lived during the reign of George II and George III of England.

No additional information has been found for Richard or Mercy. This ends the MARKS research.

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