Hi, I wonder if someone would kindly look over the following info? I have been wracking my brains trying to get to the bottom of this but keep going round in circles!,
My 3rd GGrandparents were William Lamb 1813-1886 & Sarah A Paine/Payne c1823-1909, they married in 1848 at Maidstone and as far as I am aware they had no children together? However, Sarah had a daughter , Juliana who was baptised in Tonbridge, Kent in March 1845 and her baptism states that she was given the name of Juliana Sherman daughter of Sarah Payne, no father mentioned.
On the 1881 census Sarah & William Lamb are living in Hastings(Ref. RG11/1024/68/2) and they have a William Lamb aged 7 and born Tonbridge living with them, relationship is given as grandson ?
By 1891 William Snr had died but Sarah is still living in Hastings (census ref RG12/761/55/1) and now she has a William H Paine aged 17 born Tonbridge living with her, relationship given as grandson?
By 1901 William had married Annie Maria Murrell and is now living in Margate with grandmother Sarah A Lamb.
I am trying to ascertain who the parents of William Paine were? There is a birth registered in 1873 Tonbridge Reg District and I suppose the wise thing to do would be to obtain the certificate but I wondered if sks had access to the Tonbridge Parish records and would look for a possible baptism record?
I'm certain that the William Lamb Aged 7 on the 1881 census is the same William Paine on the 1891 and later census? But why the change of name? And had his parents died! It is possible that he is the son of Juliana ?
Sorry for going on and any help or guidance would be very much appreciated.