Pamela. Many thanks for your comment. Mary Trafford, b 1750 in Horspath, was my 3rd great grandmother . She married Thomas Henry Shorter (whose origins I am also trying to trace!) abt 1810. Mary's parents, according to an Ancestry.com reference, were Jacob Trafford and Mary - but I have no actual marriage record for them or their ancestry. Any details would be very welcome. You mention a Shorter - would you have information on my Thomas Henry, alos presumably b. abt 1750 - and living in Oxford St Giles at the time of his marriage to mary Trafford.
It should be John Trafford. I tried to name him as John (Thomas) Trafford, but ancestry.com wouldn't let me use brackets around part of his name. The reason I wanted to do this was that the 1861 census had his name as Thomas Trafford. It is probably a mistake. Sorry for the confusion
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