Lovell or Lavell? Marriage record has Lavell; potential "her" baptism is Lovell (England, 1570s-1590s)

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Not even sure Lovell/Lavell isn't a married name. I'm leaning toward Lovell. But should she be left as UNKNOWN because of the doubt? If she were Unknown (instead of UNKNOWN) I'd probably leave it, but ...

Additional sources/comments/opinions welcome!

Thanks, Liz
WikiTree profile: Bridgett Spelman
in Genealogy Help by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (420k points)

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Looking at the names of Bridget's eldest two sons, Francis and Thomas, it strikes me that these names were commonly used by the Lovells of East Harling (the pedigree from the Norfolk Visitations is here). Bridget is also a name used by this family. I don't think she is one of the Bridgets in the pedigree, so she probably comes from a relatively undocumented cadet branch of the family. Her description as "Gent" (ie gentlewoman) at her 1593 marriage to Erasmus Spelman would be consistent with this theory.

I think changing the last name at birth to "Lovell" would be reasonable.

by Nic Donnelly G2G6 Mach 5 (54.4k points)
selected by Liz Shifflett

Here is the image from the parish register for their 1593 marriage from FamilySearch.

A possible baptism record in Hildersham, Cambridgeshire for Bridget:

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRSR-JZQ : 11 February 2018, Briget Lovell, 02 Oct 1564); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 990,296.

Hildersham is about 40 miles from East Harling and 60 miles from Whissonsett. 

Thanks so much for all the information!

You're welcome smiley

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