Scored another victory on the research front
The Cunning man or Witch doctor James Murrell (1785-1860) of Hadleigh, Essex
Finally found enough evidence to prove that James Murrell's wife was indeed the Elizabeth Button born in 1790 in Hadleigh, Essex.
I have for a while was certain of the above, but because the marriage of James Murrell to Elizabeth Frances Button occurred in Southwark London area, I needed to find more information to connect the Murrell family to the Button family in Hadleigh, Essex.
So spent a while looking for some other connections between the two families. Today found a Ellen Murrell being a witness to the 1850 marriage of Thomas Dale to Mary Ann Granger, widow. Mary Ann's father was Edward Button.
Those names Thomas and Mary Dale sounded familiar. Earlier I found the 1853 marriage of Ellen Murrell daughter of James Murrell, shoemaker to Elijah Barker.
And it turned out that the witnesses to their marriage were Thomas and Mary Dale !
And we knew before, the Elizabeth Button born in Hadleigh, who I thought married James Murrell, was a daughter Edward Button.
so that means Thomas and Mary Ann Dale were Uncle and Aunt of Ellen Murrell. Mary Ann Dale being the sister of her mother.
so that is supporting evidence that James Murrell's wife was Edward Button's daughter.
It is always good to pay attention to the witnesses in any document you are looking at, in some cases they are family members.
sorry about the long explanation