My 4 X Great Grandmother

Apart from her marriage to my 4X Great Grandfather (Christopher Buckle) in 1772, I’ve been unable to find out anything more about the early life of Dorothy Binham.

There’s a record on Find My Past of a Dorothy Buckle who died in 1799 in Topcliffe. That’s only 7 miles away from Wath where Christopher and Dorothy were married.

If this is my 4X Great Grandma’s burial record, her birth year is given as 1752.

There are several family trees on Ancestry which claim Christopher Buckle and Dorothy Binham as ancestors and some of these include dates of births and deaths. But the only actual record which seems to come up is the marriage record which I’ve found too.

I’ve spent several hours this week trying to pin down something more accurate and specific for Dorothy and now I’ve given up.

I’ve hit a brick wall!

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However, on 14th December 1772, Dorothy Binham and Christopher Buckle were married. The marriage records show that they were both illiterate. And that they were married in the parish church of St Mary in the village of Wath.

Christopher and Dorothy had their first child soon after their marriage and he was named Christopher too. Unfortunately he died in 1774 and was buried in the churchyard at St Mary’s on 14th March 1774.

Christopher and Dorothy had several other children – more details soon!