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Re: Spiller ancestors
Yes am aware, but the documentation I have seen tells me that his mother was Mary Pavey, and father is a man named Spiller. Another thought, have found a Benjamin Spiller, who is still alive in 1841 living near Robert and his wife, so perhaps he was the father, and the vicar got the name wrong? Then if Mary died in the 1830's, there is one then, perhaps they were his parents? I think Mary was daughter of Robert and Sarah of Whitestaunton, which is not far away, in Somerset, born 1763, Benjamin born 1765 son of Robert and Elizabeth.So first child could be named after her father and his father, then Benjamin after the father? Possible that Mary had 2 more children earlier in the 1790's (perhaps with a different father!!) no father listed, in Yarcombe. The trouble is that there are several Mary Paveys!! some married some single, so am spoilt for choice!! This conundrum of Roberts birth took over 10 years to sort out!! and looks like going on a bit longer!! Was hoping that someone has a family bible with all the names in it!!!!