I am working on the profile of Thomas Pedder. I see on the census that he was firstly married to an Ann and then secondly to a Sarah. As i was in the middle of doing the residence and occupation for him i only had a brief look to see who Ann was, and found the reference for her was Ann Stuart. I already had Sarah entered as his wife via my ancestry gedcom at this time. So carrying on I get to add Ann into the picture. On the 1841 & 1851 England census they show her as being either the same age (b 1815/16) or 2 years older (b 1817/18) than Thomas, which ties in nicely with the marriage date of 1838. The marriage reference states her father is James Stuart. So I need a new profile for Ann and take the following entry in the search results for the christening of Ann Steward, christened 1816 (same place of birth as Ann Stuart) and also fathers name is James. I add the christening source to start Ann's sources off and make the profile. Only when I go to add the wiki ID to Thomas's biography do I realise the surnames are spelled differently and she is the only Ann that I could find born within the date range and location.
||Ann Parkins Steward|
||20 Mar 1816|
||Flamstead, Hertford, England|
To add madness to mayhem, Thomas had 7 children by Ann, 3 by Sarah and took on at least 4 more of Sarah's children from her previous marriage. (Still counting those) Sarah also was a challenge, she was born Sarah, married first time using her nickname Sally and then reverted back to Sarah to marry Thomas!
So opinions please, are these the same person and if so which surname to use for LNAB, or have i just lost the plot today?
[[Pedder-51|Thomas Pedder]] [[Steward-1784|Ann Steward]]