Ruth Noyes, Stafford
I have traced my SILVESTER ancestors back to a
marriage in 1704, but for two years have made no
more progress. Henry SILVESTER of Hinton Waldrist
married Alice BLANDERS of Sunningwell by licence
at St. Mary Magdalene, Oxford on December 26,1704.
The couple had two children in Sunningwell where
Henry was buried in 1731 after Alice had
predeceased him. There is no trace of Henry in
Hinton Waldrist or a wide swathe of surrounding
parishes, nor can I find a single BLANDERS family
in the region. A contemporary Henry SILVESTER in
Oxford appears to be unrelated but there were
SILVESTERs marrying in Abingdon in the late
seventeenth century. Any help in tracing the
origin of Henry and Alice would be appreciated.