ISO birth/baptism record for Mary Dobson (B: 1793) in Winterbourne, Wiltshire, England.

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I'm having a fruitless search for my direct ancestor Mary (Dobson) Morse's baptism/birth record.

In the 1851 England Census, her birth location is noted as Winterbourne, Wiltshire, England. I also have her marriage record and the 1841 Census records. I'm hoping to find her baptism to figure out her parents.

•"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXSX-D5Y
 : 10 December 2014), Job Morse and Mary Dobson, 24 Apr 1815; citing Liddiard-Millicent, Wiltshire, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,279,412.
•"England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch(
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M73K-B7S
 : 5 September 2017), Mary Morse in household of Job Morse, Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database
and images, findmypast(
http://www.findmypast.com
 : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
•"England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch(
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGZG-S4G
 : 23 October 2017), Mary Morse in household of Job Morse, Liddiard Millicent, Wiltshire, England; citing Liddiard Millicent, Wiltshire, England, p. 5,
from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (
http://www.findmypast.com
 : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
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Thanks for any help!
WikiTree profile: Mary Morse
in Genealogy Help by Kristen Louca G2G6 Mach 2 (28.7k points)

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Found a baptism record on Ancestry for Mary Dobson April 7 1793 at Winterbourne  Bassett , parents George and Ann .
by Pam Owens G2G6 (8.9k points)
selected by Kristen Louca
Thank you - that helps a lot! Do you have a copy/paste of the record set it was located in so I can write up a source for that?
Have tried and will try again . Am not so good with it but do need to learn .

It's behind a paywall at findmypast.co.uk - no image is available either

First name(s) Mary
Last name     Dobson
Birth year    1793
Birth date    ? ? 1793
Baptism year  1793
Baptism date  07 Apr 1793
Place     Winterbourne Bassett
Father's first name(s)     George
Mother's first name(s)     Ann
County     Wiltshire
Country    England
Record set Wiltshire baptisms index 1530-1917
Category   Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

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Have you considered whether the family may have been non-conformist? If so then you will need to consider whether record sets for the local non-conformist chapels are available.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (628k points)
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Probably her father:

First name(s) George
Last name     Dobson
Birth year    1762
Birth date    ? ? 1762
Baptism year  1762
Baptism date  01 Aug 1762
Place     Avebury
Father's first name(s)     John
Mother's first name(s)     Mary
County     Wiltshire
Country    England
Record set   Wiltshire baptisms index 1530-1917
Category     Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory  Parish Baptisms
Collections from  England, Great Britain

This is almost certainly George and Ann's marriage

First name(s)     George
Last name     Dobson
Birth year     -
Marriage year     1783
Marriage date     10 Oct 1783
Place     Avebury
County     Wiltshire
Country     England
Spouse's first name(s)     Ann
Spouse's last name     Watts
Record set     Wiltshire Marriages Index 1538-1933
Category     Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory     Parish Marriages
Collections from     England, Great Britain

There's a George Dobson aged 79 on the 1841 census, living with family but classed as "Pauper". He died the next year 1842 aged 80. This is a bit more speculative but I think likely correct.

"England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M732-N2L : 5 September 2017), George Dobson in household of Aaron Dobson, Winterbourne Bassett, Wiltshire, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey

DOBSON, GEORGE         80
GRO Reference: 1842  J Quarter in MARLBOROUGH  Volume 08  Page 260

There are several possibles for her mother Ann. None a particularly good fit.

Getting tenuous now, but my spider-senses tell me these were Mary's grandparents.

First name(s) John
Last name     Dobson
Birth year     -
Residence     Ramsbury With Axford
Banns year    1755
Banns date    20 Jul 1755
Marriage date 20 Oct 1755
Place     Ramsbury
County    Wiltshire
Country   England
Spouse's first name(s) Mary
Spouse's last name     Lay
Spouse's marital status S
Spouse's residence Ramsbury With Axford
Witness 1     Thos Izzard
Witness 2     Moses Low (or Love)
Event type    Parish Registers
Record set    Wiltshire Banns Index 1538-1933

by Matthew Fletcher G2G6 Mach 9 (94.3k points)
edited by Matthew Fletcher
Like your spider senses - very halloween .
Thanks very much - this is perfect! I'll have to see about going through and adding her parents now. I had no idea on her parents at all - it's refreshing to at least know her maiden name of "Watts" even if her own birth record can't be identified 100%.

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