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Thomas Guilford  (spelling recorded in registers as Gulliford, Gilford and as Killigrew) was b: 1737 in Burbage son of Thomas Gulliford (sp) and Elizabeth Barrine; he was bur: 1810 at Burbage - he predeceased Rebecca - exact date not known.

 Thomas mar: 11 Sep 1762 in Burbage, Wiltshire, England to Rebecca Skitterell (bapt: 04 May 1743 in Burbage , Wiltshire, England - her parents: Thomas Skitterell; her mother: Jane nee Hazel; Rebecca was bur: 25 Dec 1810 in the Church yard at Burbage, Wiltshire.

Burbage Church register:

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Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1762 Burbage, Wiltshire; Name: Thomas Kilford; Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1762; Parish: Burbage Marital Status: Bachelor (Single (Male); Residence: Burbage; Spouse: Rebekah Skitterel Spouse - Marital Status: Spinster (Single (Female) Spouse Residence: of This Parish; Document Type: Banns

Thomas and Rebecca's Children: (Their first 2 children were born out of wedlock)

James Guilford(Guilford, Gilford or Guildford)was b: 1858 to parents Thomas (Gulliford, Gilford or Guildford) and mother: Rebecca - he was bur: 10th Feb 1811 at Yattton, Somerset.

Rebecca Guildford (b: 1760 in Burbage - records not yet found) Her daughter:

i  Sarah Guilford (bapt: 20 Apr 1778 in Burbage - 1846) mar: widower William Beckingham

John Guilford (bapt: 21 Apr 1762 in Burbage, Wiltshire, England; d: 01 Jan 1855 in Burbage, Wiltshire, England Burial: 03 Jan 1855 Burbage Cemetery) He mar: 18 Jun 1787 in Pewsey, Wilshire, England to Jane Jennings (b: Abt. 1763 in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England - her parents  Thomas and Jane Jennings; she d: 18 Mar 1842 in Steep, Burbage, Wiltshire Bur: 19 Mar 1842 Burbage Cem)

Stephen Gilford (bapt: 21 Jan 1764 in Burbage , Wiltshire, England - he d: 07 Sep 1846 in Easton Royal, Wiltshire, England Bur: 09 Sep 1846 Easton Royal) He mar: 13 Oct 1791 to  Jane Kimber (b: Abt. 1767 in Burbage , Wiltshire, England Father: James Kimber Mother: Jane Landsdown ; Bapt: 09 Oct 1768 Burbage, Wiltshire, England. She d: Sep 1852 in Easton Royal, Wiltshire, England

The main occupation in England during the 1700's was farming but most farmers did not own their land - they were poor peasants who paid rent to land owners. Villages were connected by  series of dirt roads that became impassible during the wet season. As a result, transportation was slow and trade beyond the village not easy. Most farmers never visited any place further than 25 miles from their birthplace, ever.
Peasant clothing:  

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