The Births and Marriages from the Civil Registration Indexes for England and Wales have been collected for the period 1837 to 2006 and for Deaths to 2007. The information has been entered on an Access database without the page number reference. It is a working database and extra columns have been added to show parents, spouses, approximate or actual year of birth and a reference where relevant. There are, of course, many entries for which no additional information has been found. At the same time, there are many Individuals for whom inaccurate details may have been entered. In both cases I should be pleased to receive information which I can use to make the necessary corrections.
The database has been sorted alphabetically and arranged in date order within each name. If your ancestor was born after 1837 the birth, marriage and death entries for the one individual should therefore appear together except if their names were entered differently. For example, William, William J and William James could all be the same person so that you need to widen your search through the database to include such possibilities.
Unfortunately the database on the website is not as comprehensive as it could be. This is due to the limitations placed on Family Historians by the Data Protection Act. From my own database of over 7,000 entries I have deleted all those who were were born after 1913 and for whom I do not have a death date so that only about 4,500 entries are included here. Also, as I have only been researching the name WHEATON, I have not followed the female lines after the marriage date. This means that all the WHEATON girls born after 1912 who married have also been deleted. It is hoped that not too many errors have been made in the course of the deleting process! (As of 11th April 2007 my biggest problem is that somehow the computer has "lost" the original database, I only have the one with deletions!!!!!)
On the database you can see the details I have for some of the WHEATONs who have lived in England and Wales since 1837. If your ancestor lived during this period, and is not on the website, why not e-mail me to see if I have the information you need?
The columns are as follows:
Christian Names - As shown in the Indexes, with the addition of maiden names for WHEATON wives. As far as the alphabetical order listing applies, wives for whom I have been able to show a maiden name, appear as "Christian name née maiden name". This means that grandmother "Sarah" will be found in the order as "Sarah n...."
Parents/Spouses - Christian name of the father/Full name of mother/Full name of spouse(s) together with Dates and places for birth, marriage and death. Sometimes notes are included to suggest ideas for future investigations.
Birth year - Actual for birth, or if before 1837 calculated from age at death; Approximate for marriages until known assuming men married at 25 and women at 20; Actual for death where known
Age - Birth = "-"; Marriage = actual, calculated, or 20 or 25 as explained above; Death = as shown in Index or calculated from available information.
Year, Quarter, District, Volume - All from the Indexes
Reference - Indicates to which family group the entry belongs. These references correspond to the family groups which are in my Family History Program, and which are to be found elsewhere on this website.
NAME OF FAMILY REFERENCE Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW DEN (Our family) Angel WHEATON and Elizabeth UNKNOWN Following DNA testing now part of family of DEN, See Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW DEN Isaac WHEATON and Harriet UNKNOWN ISAAC James WHEATON and Mary ACKLAND ACK John WHEATON and Julyan STRACHE J&J John WHEATON and Margaret UNKNOWN BED John WHEATON and Mary PRESTON PRES John WHEATON and Sarah CLARKE Following DNA testing now part of family of DEN, See Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW DEN John (Tree) WHEATON and (Ann BENNETT and) Sarah Ann SCOBELL TREE Joseph WHEATON and Elizabeth ASHFORD J&E Joseph WHEATON the Carpenter of Ottery St Mary JOC Joseph WHEATON the Tailor of Rockbere JOT Nathaniel WHEATON and Grace UNKNOWN See Paul WHEATON and Joanne SLEE P&J Paul WHEATON and Joanne SLEE P&J Philip WHEATON and Mary WHITE P&M Thomas WHEATON and Jane HAMMET See Paul WHEATON and Joanne SLEE P&J Thomas WHEATON and Mary SHEENER Following DNA testing now part of family of Paul WHEATON and Joanne SLEE P&J Thomas WHEATON and Sarah GODFREY T&S William WHEATON and Joanna HARE W&J Unattached family groups (from two to several generations) fam Unattached individuals E Not enough information to be entered in Family History Program Blank
Event - B = Birth; M = Marriage; D = Death