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Showing posts with label Non-Conformist. Show all posts
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Monday, 14 March 2022

William Dalton and Sarah Travally

Stepney Green
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William Dalton married Sarah Travally, daughter of Winnall Travally and Elizabeth Benbow. I've been unable to find a record of the actual marriage, however, there are records of four children to this couple: 

  1. Thomas Benbow Dalton b. 6 May 1770
  2. Sarah Dalton b. 22 May 1778
  3. Martha Dalton b. 2 Oct 1780
  4. Ebenezer Dalton b. 16 Aug 1782
The records for these children are unusual. Those in the set, 'England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975' do mention Saint Dunstan and All Saints Church, Stepney (as in parish), but they do not follow the usual format of Christian baptisms and specify the dates as birth dates, not christenings. They each also include the information: Maternal Grandfather's Name, Winnal Travaly and Maternal Grandmother's Name, Elizabeth, so we can have no doubt that these are the children of this couple and their pedigree. 

Also for each one is a further record in, 'England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977', which specified each child's birthplace as "White Horse Street, St Dunstans Stepney, Middlesex."
"White Horse Street was the main street of the medieval village of Stepney, centred around St Dunstan’s Church. Until the nineteenth century, although there were buildings along White Horse Street itself, the surrounding area was mainly open fields." [Source]

There were witnesses to all these birth records too, which in all four cases were Elizabeth Gabbedey and Esther Travally, both Sarah's sisters. 

These records are from Dr Williams' Library Registry; Registers of certificates, an early birth register of Protestant dissenters. Initial searches tell me that, "Following England’s split with the Roman Catholic Church during the reign of Henry VIII and his establishment of the Church of England, Protestants of other faiths, Catholics, Quakers and Jews were considered Nonconformists."

The burial of Ebenezer Dalton, who died on 17 Apr 1828, aged 47, at Shadwell, Ebenezer Chapel (Independent) (Independent / Congregational Chapel Watney Street ~ Coverdale & Ebenezer, Bigland Street), a Congregational Chapel, suggests which flavour of non-conformist.