Lydia Thwaites was baptized in Sheffield in 1698. Her father was Samuel Thwaites, s boxmaker of Ecclesall. There are two possible marriages for Samuel: 1681 to Maria Pygott, or 1687 to Elizabeth Staniford. Which woman is the most likely mother for Lydia?
Actually there is quite a a gap between the baptism for John in 1681 and the one for the next child, Hannah, in 1688. Does the 1687 marriage for Samuel Thwaites to Elizabeth Staniforth definitely say that he was a bachelor, or could it say boxmaker? There is a burial 27/8/1684 for a Maria Thwaites "uxor Sam.Thwaits"