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A second Richard Poulton married Grace Bishen on the 25th of August 1747 in Wombourne, six years before Richard (see John Pooten's tree), who married Hannah Martin. Richard and Hannah are shown as part of the core Poulton lineage, but not Richard, Grace and their descendants. Wombourne and Trysull churches are about 2 miles apart. Of their children, Joseph and Richard are of a similar age to Hannah Martin's sons Joseph & Richard. The marriage entry in St Peters, Wolverhampton reads "May 9, 1753, Richard Poulton of Seisdon and Hannah Martin of Bilston Married under license". As Seisdon is part of Trysull and Bilston part of Wolverhampton (for marriages) this supports the lineage as shown i.e. Richard P (1) married Hannah and Richard P (2) married Grace. Richard Poulton would be age 30: the same age as Hannah Martin. Also, the marriage of Richard and Grace took place in Wombourne and both were "of this parish". On balance, this supports the core lineage as shown For children and grandchildren, the later marriage is consistent with later children/grandchildren. No record showing a christening of Richard P (2) was found in Wombourne or Trysull Parish Registers. The first record is their marriage. Grace Bishen, however, was probably a widow and mother of Elizabeth Bishen, bapt. May 1, 1744 in Trysull. John Bishen died on 27 May 1745 in Trysull.
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