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Thomas NANCE born circa 1797 Devon (perhaps Cornwall)

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Thomas NANCE born circa 1797 Devon (perhaps Cornwall)

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 3:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nance Brewer Williams
Maria (NANCE) Oatey died in Australia and her daughter listed Maria's parents as Thomas NANCE and Mary BREWER. Listed Maria's birthplace as Plymouth - born 1819.

Maria WILLIAMS and son (William) travelled to Australia from London on "The Dorothy", disembarking at Port Adelaide, South Australia on 6 June 1849.

William WILLIAMS (son) was 50 when Maria (mother) died in 1897, which would put his birth about 1847.
His death certificate states: Father William WILLIAMS
Mother Maria WILLIAMS (m.n. NANCE)
and he was born London, England.
Therefore, he was about 2 years old when departing to Australia.
He never married.

I have all this information and can come up with absolutely nothing on them in England. I have searched for:
Thomas NANCE (and derivatives)
Mary BREWER (wife of Thomas)
Maria or Mary NANCE (daughter born 1819 Plymouth)
William WILLIAMS (spouse of Maria NANCE)
William WILLIAMS (son born 1847 London)

Due to William WILLIAMS being such a common name, and not being in the UK to pour over the records myself, I am finding it very difficult to come up with anything. Not knowing the exact parishes, or even marriage counties does not help at all.
The 1841 English Census provides no clues.

I am at an absolute standstill on this person. I have tried searching on any Devonshire, England site to no avail.

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