I was able to find the link from Charlotte Summerhill to her parents, Stephen and Ann, only because of her younger brother, Isaac, being recorded twice on the 1851 census. He is listed as a visitor at his sister’s, whilst also being recorded at home with his parents.

This led me to Isaac’s baptism in Bilston, Wolverhampton and to other family members, including his parents who were both born in Gloucestershire.

Thanks to the Slimbridge parish register transcripts, FamilySearch and the excellent Forest of Dean Family History website, I’ve been able to get back a couple more generations as far as a marriage of Stephen Summerhill of Frampton to Sarah Cratchley in Slimbridge. I need to try to find Stephen’s birth/baptism.

To-do-list for this

  • Check Frampton parish registers c. mid 1750s for baptism of Stephen Summerhill
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