MAUN family in Bridgnorth

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Margaret Bradford
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Hello everyone,

Edward MAUN married Sarah CORBETT in 1775 by licence at St Mary, Bridgnorth. Both parties were OTP. No marriage licence allegation exists at the Shropshire Archives. Edward's signature matches the signature on his daughter's marriage in Winchester in 1798. At that time Edward was the innkeeper of the Bell and Crown Inn in Winchester, having previously been a gardener at Townhill Park (newspaper account), near Southampton.

My question is, how likely would it have been in the 1780's for a gardener to travel so far for work?

I have just trawled through the P.R's of Bridgnorth, (the old fashioned way at LDS!) and I have not found a baptism for Edward around 1745. He was buried in Sparsholt in January 1802 aged 56. His wife Sarah was buried with him in 1811, aged 65.  Both their Wills prove their parentage to their one daughter Mary Elizabeth, b around 1769, which was before the Maun/Corbett marriage.  

Other MAUN people relevant to this family are Thomas MAUN who signed as witness in 1775 and John MAUN, who took widow Sarah to court after Edward died, claiming she was not paid enough for the contents of the Inn.

So, I am looking for a family for Edward.  Is anyone researching the MAUN family of Bridgnorth?

I would be grateful for any help,

Margaret in Ottawa (where it is 31 degrees today!)