Pickwick Family

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Archive for the month “January, 2012”

Fanny Pickwick

This afternoon I looked again at the marriage of a Fanny Pickwick to James Sweeting in London in 1787.  Who were the parents of Fanny?  The witnesses were not family members so no easy clues.

I looked at the likely candidates and found Fanny, daughter of Elias Pickwick and Esther (Stout).

I then searched the LDS site (familysearch) and found that James and Fanny Sweeting had some children baptised in London.  One was a daughter named Esther.  This was circumstantial evidence that I had the correct Fanny Pickwick.

I then searched findmypast for any Sweeting burials in London. I found a burial for Fanny Sweeting in 1802, age 36.

The age at burial is a perfect for Fanny Pickwick daughter of Elias and Esther.

I am always happy when things come together.  I am going to add this marriage to my database now.

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