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Genealogy super sleuths needed!

When Julie Stuart-Thompsonc said she'd had no response to her request for parents to her Thomas Blincow born c.1669 but NOT in Oxford who married Ann Holship on 12 May 1695 at Oxford ( Vol 24 No 3 August 2009) I went back to the database to look for another "lost" Thomas born in 1669. The one I found is also on my own tree and I feel he is worth considering.

Thomas Blencowe born c. 1669 to Thomas Blencowe (c.1638-1695) and Sarah Unknown was baptised at Radstone on 12 June 1669. He was apprenticed on 4 October 1688 to Thomas Loveday citizen and patternmaker of London for 7 years. "He probably did not survive his apprenticeship" was the comment on his card.

You could not get married until after the apprenticeship. 1688 + 7 = 1695! However, Julie's Thomas married on 12 May not after 4 October, so how strict was the seven years? Maybe he'd finished it early or dropped out. Julie's Thomas was probably an inn keeper and also listed as either a pie maker or pipe maker — do pipe makers use patterns?

Julie's Thomas Blincow came from somewhere other than Oxfordshire, My Thomas Blencowe left Radstone for London and disappeared — are they the same Thomas born in 1669. Can anyone supply information on either gent that my help!

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