My 5 * Great Grandmother was Mary BANTING daughter of John & Sarah, she was baptised in Andover, Hampshire on the 22nd of January 1775. She married John HOWARD on the 31st July 1794 again in Andover.
Researching Mary’s ancestry is not an easy task, as apart from her parents and siblings little else in known. There is no trace of a marriage between John & Sarah locally, and there is no trace of the baptism of John. Looking further back in the Andover parish records confirm the existence of what is know known as the BANTING family as there are a number of baptisms. The first baptism is found in 1607 when and Edward BAINTON son of Andrew was baptised at Andover, after that the surname is recorded as BAMPTON or BANTON.
A full list of the records I have found in the early parish record transcripts is available below.
If anyone has any knowledge of this family, please do get in contact as it would be nice to be able to find out more about John & Sarah and hopefully connect John to the early member of the BANTING family in Andover.