My 5th great grandfather William Sellick was christened on 2 Oct 1718 at Stogumber, Somerset, England. He and his wife Alice had eight children, the first two christened at Stogumber and the remainder at Monksilver: Robert (1744), John (1747), William (1749), Thomas (1752), Alice (1755), Stephen (1757), Ann (1759) and Joan (1762).
To try and identify Alice's maiden name I have looked at the marriage records for Stogumber and surrounding parishes, but have not found any candidates. However, I suspect that this may indirectly suggest that the marriage occurred in Stogumber in about 1743 because the STOGUMBER MARRIAGES 1717 - 1754 page says:
Unfortunately, there appears to be a large gap in the original Register as there are no records from 1742 through to 1749. Murphy's Law is clearly in force as there are no Bishop's Transcripts for this period either!
So far I have found few Sellick records for this period in Stogumber but, from a Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures at Ancestry.com, I found that on 29 May 1724 Robert Sellick (father of William) was a Butcher at Stogumber, because he had just taken on an apprentice called John (son of Andrew) Larcum of Cleeve.
I suspect that William being the son of a Butcher, reduces the likelihood of Wills and Land Ownership records being found that might mention his in laws.
I am still hoping to determine Alice Sellick's maiden name - does anyone know an alternative source that might be worth me investigating?
As a postscript to this question, using Ancestry.com, I may have found an Allice baptised at Stogumber who appears to be a candidate for my 5th great grandmother in the Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531-1812:
Name: Allice Bicknell Event Type: Baptism Baptism Date: 10 Oct 1718 Baptism Place: Stogumber, Somerset, England Father: Thomas Bicknell Mother: Julian Bicknell