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Richard Wilkingson


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   15219 1.0 Richard Wilkingsonmale

Birth: before 1569Derived/Parish Reg
Death: after 1586Derived/Parish Reg

Married: Amy [not known] 
b. before 1569Derived/Parish Reg

   151952.1 Margery Wilkinsonfemale
The comment in the parish register seems to suggest that Richard Wilkinson denied paternity (or was known to be absent?). Amy Wilkinson (assumed to be her mother) was buried the same day
Burial: 26 Nov 1581 at Desborough (source reads 'Margery d Richard Wilkinson - base begotten at Braybrooke of what her father's name is I know not') Rec. Off. Trans.



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