There is some dispute as to whether or not John Pridmore (born about 1754 in Gunby, Lincolnshire) is actually the child of Augustine Pridmore (born about 1728 in Rutland) and Ann Mason (born about 1740). There is a christening for a John Pridmore on 07/08/1758 to an Augustine Pridmore and Ann Mason. However, there is also an adult christening for a John Pridmore on 13/03/1779. The former date would almost certainly prove the link to Augustine Pridmore and Ann Mason for John Pridmore (born about 1754) whilst the latter date would indicate that John Pridmore was christened as an adult at the same time as his son (Samuel) and therefore cast doubt on his relationship to Augustine Pridmore.
To add further confusion, there is also some dispute over whether or not the above John Pridmore (born about 1754) issued a child called John Pridmore (born about 1779). It is known that a John Pridmore married a Sarah Emerson (born about 1774 in Bourne, Lincolnshire) in 1804 and together issued a child called Thomas Emerson Pridmore. Thomas Emerson Pridmore was born in 1804 in Bourne and died in 1885 in Bethnal Green, London.
Although I believe that the relationship to the above Augustine may be suspect and also difficult to prove, I am almost 100% certain that there is a connection between John Pridmore (born about 1754) and John Pridmore (born about 1779), even if the relationship as described above is not exactly true. This is because on the 1851 Census, there is a Henry Banks Pridmore (born 1845 in Bourne, son of the above Thomas Emerson Pridmore) living in London with William Beeston Pridmore. William Beeston Pridmore was born circa 1817 in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire and is the son of William Pridmore (born about 1790 in Bourne) who is on record as being the brother of the above John Pridmore (born about 1779). If Henry Banks Pridmore and William Beeston Pridmore are living together then there must almost certainly be a connection between John Pridmore (born about 1754) and John Pridmore (born about 1779) as it is known that the above William Pridmore (born about 1790) is the son of John Pridmore (born about 1754).
This is a very complicated puzzle and will need somebody with a deep understanding of the Pridmore family to crack it. Please contact me if you’re able to offer any supporting or conflicting data so as to prove or disprove the above relationships.
This post was originally published on Mollekin Portalite on 07/10/2011 and on a previous Blogspot in January 2011.