Guest Family History Collection
The lineages of the people mentioned here are on our RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Site
The Guest family of St. George, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Book: The Guest Family of St. George, Bristol by Jeanne Ross, privately published, 2005 (7 MB PDF)
Supporting Transcriptions and Documents
When compiling this family history I was obliged to search parish registers and some bishop's transcript on microfilm ordered through an LDS Family History Centre. In the process I compiled a database of baptisms, marriages and burisls (in Excel) from several churches in eastern Bristol and the adjacent parish of Bitton. Surnames include: Barrett, Brain, Brittan, Bryant, Burgess, Clark, Dark, Fox, Greenaway, Guest, Guppy, Haynes / Haines, Illes, Leonard, Pegley / Pegler / Peglar. Powell, Protheroe, Roach, Rogers, Stone, Webb, Wilmot, Wiltshire, and a few miscellaneous others.
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Family of Stephen Guest (1749-1779) and Martha Roach (1751-1823)
It appears that when Martha's first husband, Stephen, died at age 30, she married her brother-in-law James. Martha had a difficult life -- besides losing her first husband, she also lost almost all her children in childhood.
The marriage of Stephen Guest and Martha Roach, 1771
Baptisms of children
Bristol Burgess Book