Timothy Airton was from Hatfield, Hertfordshire and born c.1760. He married, by Banns, Sarah Smith of the same Parish - St Ethelreda, Hatfield - on 22nd May 1783. Timothy signed his name but Sarah made her mark
Timothy and Sarah had the following children all baptised at St Nicholas Church, Stevenage, Hertfordshire:
Richard West Aireton baptised on 18th April 1785
Fanny West Aireton baptised on 26th December 1788 and married William Gayler on 8th April 1806 in Stevenage
Timothy West Aireton baptised on 29th June 1792 – see Timothy West details
William West Aireton baptised on 6th January 1795
John West Aireton baptised on 24th September 1797
Sarah Aireton died at 11days and buried in the Churchyard on 13th January 1799, without being baptised
Throughout the baptisms, Timothy's job was listed as Postboy, the same job which his son had in the early 1800s.
At this time in history, a Postboy was a Postman, somewhat like today but could also be a courier.
The baptisms of the children all record the parents as Timothy and Sarah Airton
Timothy son, Timothy, married about 1808 when he was 16 - while unusual this was not uncommon at this time.
Where "West" comes from I do not know, possibly Timothy’s mother's maiden name - more research necessary
Baptism, marriage and burial and Banns, where available, Registers for St Nicholas, Stevenage 1775 - 1820
Marriage Register for St Ethelreda, Hatfield 178 - 1790 - more research necessary
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