Father: Edward FOUCHE
- CHRISTENING: 9 SEP 1610, Teddington,Worcestershire,England
- Robert AYARS
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!SOURCE: Gloucester Diocesan Record Book No. 202 - Visitation March
1640, Cleeve Episcopi (The old name for Bishop's Cleeve, which covered the
villages of Gotherington, Stoke Orchard, Southam and Woodmancote).
Margarette Fouche - presented to the Ecclesiastical Court (held in
Gloucester Cathedral) for having a bastard child. Robertus Eyres, of the
same place, presented for the same (in other words, for being the father).
These could possibly be Robert's parents. Although described as a birth
out of wedlock, it must be remembered that this is only in the eyes of the
established Church of England, a wedding taking place outside the
Church, i.e., in a non-conformist wedding, was not legally recongnised
until Hardwicke's Marriage Act of 1764. There is no baptism of this
child in the Bishop's Cleeve Parish Registers for that period, and one
would assume from this that the parents had nonconformist tendencies, or
at the very least were not participating members of the Church of England.
One thing to bear in mind that if this was Robert's father, he would have
been fairly old, as he was at least sixteen in 1608. From
David Bryson Ayars.
!CHRISTENING: IGI, Margaret Fouche, father Edward Fouche. Garnered by
Barbarann Ayars, Medina, OH, TheBestDigger@@aol.com
From Alstone Parish, Alstone, Pershore, Gloucestershire, England.
Sparrowhawk 1.0 (4/17/1996)
Tue Mar 13 17:06:05 2001