Looks like error in report in Sherborne Mercury
We have all accepted that Caroline VOSS (a) bapt 5 Jan 1800 in Winterbourne Came was the daughter of William VOSS (j) and Elizabeth HANCOCK (b), and that she married William Benjamin HANCOCK (b) bapt 11 Oct 1807.
I have before me a transcript of the Winterbourne Came registers made by Peter Cox. My comments in brackets [ ]
Wm Benjamin Hancock cabinet maker Melcombe Regis & Caoline Voss of Winterbourne Came both of age. Father is recorded as Wm V blacksmith.
Witnesses were Susan B Voss [Bride’s niece]; Mary E PENNY [Bride’s niece], Eliz Crpft [CRAFT – bride’s sister]; Emma B PENNY [presummably Emma Emily PENNY – bride’s niece]
All this looks fine and solid. I haven’t established any relationship between William and his bride’s mother.
Now have a look at this marriage announcement I have found in the Sherbourne Mercury date 11 March 1848
William seems to have grown in his profession. Our Caroline actually had a younger sister Kezia and what is this about her father being George? I don’t have a suitable candidate for a late George VOSS in Winterbourne Came either. Is this just sloppy reporting? Or are we missing something?