John SHINGFIELD / SHINFILED / SHINKFIELD was born about 1757/8. He died on the 3 Jan 1851 at
Shouldham, Norfolk3, and was buried on 9 Jan 18511.
According to the ages given in the 1841 census (age 83) and death certificate
(age 92) he was born circa 1757/8. However I believe I have found his baptism
which was at Northwold, Norfolk on the 22 Apr 1761 - "Robert & John the sons of
Robert & Rose Shinkfield". It is possible due his advanced age in 1841 & 1851
that he and his family were a little confused as to when he was actually born.
Alternately as he was baptised with his brother Robert it may be that he was
born earlier and not immediatley baptised but done with the Robert, then again
they may have been twins with the baptism shortly after birth. However what
draws me to this baptism is the names of his parents Robert & Rose. John named
two of his children as such. Also Robert remarried after the death of his 1st
wife, to Leah. John also named one of his children Leah, possibly after his step
mother.The combination of the names Robert, Rose & Leah would not be common.
Also the 1st born Elizabeth matches John's grandmother, In considering John's
other children it would be interesting to see if any of their names match up
with the parents of Robert's 1st wife Rosamund Routh, particularly if it is
Susnna the 2nd daughter's name. I have yet to find the baptism of Rosamund.
Hannah (Anna) THORP
was christened on 25 October 1761 in Shouldham1. She was buried on 10 Oct 1847 in
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