Mystery over George Witcombe's first wife: Elizabeth, Hannah or Anna

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George Witcombe Witcombe-43 was a wool comber who lived variously in Somerset and Devon 1841 census possibly shows a wife Anna who had died by 1851. Marriage suggests a Hannah James, James was middle name of one of his children but mother in birth records variously given as Anna or Elizabeth. If she is Hannah James I can't find a birth record for her. Any Witcombe, Widecome, Whitecombe experts out there?
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in Genealogy Help by Jean Hollis G2G6 Mach 2 (24.4k points)
There is a Hannah James baptize 24th April 1814 Seavington, Somerset father Thomas mother Anna.
Thanks Alan, that helps a lot

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Information from the General Register Office births -

Whitcombe Dorcas mmn James - Ref Q4 1838 Shepton Mallet Union; Vol. 10; page 402

Witcombe Thomas mmn James - Ref Q1 1841 Shepton Mallet Union, Vol 10; page 442

These birth registrations would appear to confirm that the marriage to Hannah James on 7 November 1830 at Ilfracombe is the correct marriage.
by Anonymous Baker G2G6 Mach 4 (42.5k points)
Many thanks, that's a great help
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This is Anna's death:

"England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLNR-2XM : 14 March 2020), Anna Witcombe, 1848

"England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NTY-M41 : 31 December 2014), Anna Witcombe, 1848; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England

I found them independently but both records are already attached to "Hannah James" on a familysearch tree.

by Matthew Fletcher G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
Thanks Matthew.

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