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Elizabeth Woolsey
« on: Sunday 29 January 06 17:43 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to find Elizabeth Woolsey my grandmother's family name before she married my grandfather, I would be very appreciative to anybody who could help me.                                                  wagtail321

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Re: Elizabeth Woolsey
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 January 06 17:53 GMT (UK) »
The easiest way would be to send for her marriage certificate, that would give you her maiden name. :) :)
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Re: Elizabeth Woolsey
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 29 January 06 20:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wagtail :)

We need a bit more information-

Assuming she became Mrs WOOLSEY, what was Mr WOOLSEY's first name?

Have you any idea which decade she was born or married ? Or how old are their children?

Assuming the events happened in Lincolnshire, which part of Lincs?
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Re: Elizabeth Woolsey
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 29 January 06 23:37 GMT (UK) »
I've received this info from Wagtail

"My Granddads name was Thomas, they could be married about t the 1870, as a rough  idea, and they would have been married in Spalding.  I remember Mum saying that  Gran's surname was Cardinal, but that seems to me to be too much of a coincidence 'Cardinal Woolsey', there was a very large family of perhaps 12 to 13."

So far, I have only found one Thomas WOOLSEY, with wife Elizabeth in the 1881 census, living in Messingham.  They had 3 children, but just the same 3 in 1891, so they seem unlikely.

There was a John Thomas WOOLSEY married in Spalding in 1870 but his wife was not Elizabeth  - it was Jemima.. I will chase them up to see if they were prolific breeders.  Hmmm, they had 3 in 1881 and only one more in 1891.
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Re: Elizabeth Woolsey
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 January 06 00:03 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps this lot are the ones - although they were born around the time you were said they married-

Living in Spalding - 1901

Thomas WOOLSEY 30 Asphalt (Road Lab)
Elizabeth 31
Betsy A 12
Thomas 10
George H 9
Harry 8
Elizabeth M 6
Minnie 3
Edith R 2
Florrie 10m

Betsy born at Pinchbeck ... all others born Spalding.

Thomas WOOLSEY married Elizabeth CARDELL Q3 1889, 7a 602


8 kids at age 31 - plenty of time for a few more ...  ;)
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Re: Elizabeth Woolsey
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 January 06 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Elizabeth CARDELL (age 1) appears on the 1871 census

Edward CARDELL 48 AgLab, East Indies
Ann 37 Gedney Hill
Ann 23 Spalding
Rebecca 3 Spalding
Elizabeth 1 Spalding

Looks like a 2nd marriage for Edward.

Thomas WOOLSEY's origins are less certain as there was one born in 1871 and another in 1872 in Spalding.
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Re: Elizabeth Woolsey
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 31 January 06 00:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Geoff, you found the right family alright, there were a few more kids born after Florrie, my mum was born 1908 her name Kathleen was probably not correct because when I registered her death in 2002, the registrar thought that my mum's name was Catherine rather than Kathleen, however, you have found out a great deal in a short time, to which I am greatfully obliged to you, if you do findout that my mum's name was other than Kathleen, would you let  me know?

                                                            Many thanks Geoff,    Wagtail

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Re: Elizabeth Woolsey
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 31 January 06 08:16 GMT (UK) »
the registrar thought that my mum's name was Catherine rather than Kathleen,

In fact her birth was registered under neither of those names!

Births Dec 1909
WOOLSEY    Katherine         Spalding    7a   357

Also, note the year!  :o  It's possible that she was registered a year late, but unlikely.

If you wish to confirm the facts, you can order a certificate online from http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

or get one from the Register Office at Lincoln-

Certificate Applications,
Lincolnshire Registration Service,
PO Box 760,
Lincoln, LN2 5WG.
Tel: 0845 3301400. Fax: 01522 568254.

Cost is 7 online; I think Lincs charge 7.50.


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Re: Elizabeth Woolsey
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 September 08 12:07 BST (UK) »
Do you have any photographs of Elizebeth woolsey or Thomas they are my great grandparents