Anyone interested in this Brick Wall: Staffordshire

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I have been looking for a birth or baptism place and parents for Elizabeth since 2013.

Her last name is variously spelled; Willdey, Wildey, Wilday, Willday, Wideley, Widelay. On her 1786 marriage record it is spelled Willdey, a John Willdey is listed as a witness.

There are other Willdey and alternates families found on baptism records in Lichfield, Cannock, Tipton, Lapley and Wolverhampton. The only records I have found for 'Elizabeth' are 13 July 1759, Higham on Hill, Leicestershire, parent Benjamin, and 26 April 1765, Lapley, Staffordshire, England, Parents John and Mary.

She married in 1786, even if she was 15 when she married that means a birth date of ~ 1771, more likely earlier.

Her husband Samuel Bickley was born in 1765, Walsall, Staffs.

Any ideas?
WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Bickley
in Genealogy Help by M Ross G2G6 Pilot (472k points)
retagged by Lizzie Griffiths
Hi M, I attached the England tag for you to help attract the interest of England Project members, who may be able to help :-)
Separating the surname from the Staffordshire might also help.

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Both Ancestry and FMP point to

First name(s) Elizabeth

Last name Willdey

Baptism year 1765

Baptism date 26 Apr 1765

Baptism place Lapley, All Saints

Denomination Anglican

Father's first name(s) John

Mother's first name(s) Mary

County Staffordshire

Country England

Archive reference D3082/1/3

Register type Baptism & burial

Record set Staffordshire Baptisms

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Collections from England, Great Britain

Transcriptions © Findmypast 2015

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Living Ford
Marriage place St Peter’s church is Anglican (Church of England)
I have those records, the marriage record is correct, for some reason, the Lapley baptism record hasn't felt 'right'. It is close enough about 10 miles from Wolverhampton where she was married.

Thanks Marion, for coming up with the same information, I am going to add it to her profile

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