I have been trying to sort out my early Booths in Eckington, around the 1680s, on Find My Past. According to their indexes around 50% of the baptisms taking place there were for various Booth fathers resident in Bristol Gloucestershire.
This seems to me to be rather unlikely and I wondered if anyone has access to the original register and could tell me if this was correct, spurious or in fact a mis-transcription for Beighton.
I have checked with Ancestry and the Ridgeway Register site which is also accessible through you and although I am aware of Eckington in Gloucestershire I was searching for Eckington in Derbyshire. I suppose its possible that someone has muddled the 2 Eckingtons during transcription but I really need to see or know someone who has seen the actual registers. I believe they are available at Sheffield Archives but at the moment I am unable to get there.
I have been back to the Ridgeway registers and most of the baptisms I am querying which have been transcribed by Find My Past as resident in Bristol are in fact in the eckington, Derbs register without that addition. One that wasnt was there with a different father and another with a slightly different date.
I'm also interested in these Booths, particularly Thomas & Ann who were buried in the Ridgeway Methodist Chapel yard soon after its opening; not to mention any connection with my daughter-in-law's Booths in Wadsley & out near S. Anston.
The Eckington registers used to be available on a fiche in Eckington Library.
I am trying to find a Thomas Booth who died in 1823 and is buried at Hackenthorpe
aged 40. Which means he was born 1782/83. For many years I had thought that he was the son of Joseph Booth and Jane Binney, particularly as my grandfather told me that he was related to Joseph Booth of Booth and Fisher who was also descended from Joseph and Jane.
However now I have the death the dates dont fit and the nearest birth I found was Eckington in 1782, father Thomas. This took me on a long trail in Eckington through the years but no connection to Joseph and Jane.
Joseph seems to be descended from the Aston Booths, who were carpenters.
I dont live in the area so cant get to the local libraries.