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Elizabeth Sylvester and Family 

1767 Joseph LANKSHEAR marriage Elizabeth SYLVESTER

The marriage of Joseph & Elizabeth Sylvester - Comments from a Sylvester researcher 

Joseph was a bachelor & Elizabeth a spinster, Elizabeth was from North Leigh, the marriage was by Licence rather than Banns, and the witnesses were Thomas Lankshear and Edmund Sylvester.

There is an Elizabeth Sylvester who was baptised in Burford on 11th Feb 1745. I'm sorry I do not know who she married  but I know that her father
was Thomas Sylvester born about 1720 and died 30 Nov 1799 , her mother was Elizabeth born about 1729 and died 12 Jan 1791. (Also at Burford, this burial:
1794 Jan 15 - SYLVESTER Elizabeth Mrs).  I can go back further on this line but do not know any more about Elizabeth. North Leigh is between Witney & Woodstock about 8 miles from Burford.


Applicable SYLVESTER baptisms at Burford:

1743 Mar 12 - Paul, son of Thomas (no mother's name given)
1745 Feb 11 - Elizabeth, dau. of --ditto-
1747/8 Mar 22 - Edmund, son of --ditto-- 

1690 EDMUND SILVESTER marriage ELIZ WALLIS  possible ancestors of Thomas and Elizababeth

his will is available see Edmund Sylvester - Will

if it is him I want  and he had  sons with same names as Thomas's Paul in 1690 and  Edmond in 1692. But at the same time another Paul has a son Thomas 
22Mar1690 Paul SILVESTER s Edmond
19Apr1692 Edmond SILVESTER s Edmond [father then died as above]
26Jan1695/6 Paul SILVESTER s Paul SILVESTER sen
16Jan1697/8 Thomas SILVESTER s Paul SILVESTER sen

IGI has

Paul Silvester Birth: About 1646 Of, Burford, Oxford, England Spouse: Mary Savage Marriage: 03 JUL 1671 Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church 

 PAUL SYLVESTER to ANN ANSELL Marriage 17 JAN 1791 Burford, Oxford, England 

Christening: 17 JAN 1722 Burford, Oxford, England 
Father: Paul SYLVESTER 

Birth: About 1720 Of, Burford, Oxford, England 
Burial: 17 JUN 1772 Witney, Oxford, England 
Marriage: 10 MAY 1741 Witney, Oxford, England 
Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church 

Christening: 17 MAR 1766 Burford, Oxford, England 


NORTH LEIGH PARISH - Lankshear - Paxford and Sylvester