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Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« on: Wednesday 05 December 07 21:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi!  I'm hoping someone can help me taking Robert Dexter backwards.  From Census records he was in the Oakham workhouse at age 4, in 1841, also in 1851.  I have him living alone in Greetham in 1861, no sign anywhere in 1871, and then moved to Syston (Leics) with wife Rosetta (nee Winterton) and 5 children by 1881.

There's a suggestion that his father was also Robert, his mother Mary, but I have no firm evidence.  Can anyone verify these parents, and find any evidence as to why he ended up in the workhouse at 4 years of age?

Thanks in advance,

Peter

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 22:07 GMT (UK) »
Marriage
Robert Dexter to Rosetta Winterton in Oakham in Qtr Dec 1861 vol 7a Page 535.

Sending for the above cert would tell you if Robert was the Father I see theres a submitted entry on Igi stating parents as Robert and Mary.

Possible Death(If Robert is the Father)
Robert Dexter Qtr Sept 1840 in Oakham vol 15 Page 460

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 December 07 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi Peter,

indexed on ancestry under Desler

1871  RG10/3307 fol.28 p.27  Ketton, Rutland
Robert Dexter head m 34 Carpenter Stretton
Rosetta  "       wife  m  28                  Empingham?
George   "        son        8 Scholar      Ketton
William    "          "          6    "                 "
Sarah Ann "     dau        3                       "
John          "     son        2                       "

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 December 07 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both for this information, it's helpful to me.  Finding the family in 1871 was an inspiration, given I couldn't find them on Ancestry at all.  Maybe I didn't persevere enough.

And the death of Robert (snr) when his son was only about 3 might account for him being found in the workhouse in 1841.

The reference to Robert & Mary on IGI is tantalising, but is quoted under two separate Thurlby's, in Lincolnshire.

Thanks again, Peter

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 08 December 07 23:20 GMT (UK) »
Finding the family in 1871 was an inspiration, given I couldn't find them on Ancestry at all.  Maybe I didn't persevere enough.

Hi Peter,

I often search under just first name and birthplace, I think it was the more unusual name Rosetta that led me to the 'Desler' family

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 January 10 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Sorry reply is late have only just looked at this message board. I have lots of Dexters in Rutland if you want any more info.
As far as Robert is concerned I can't confirm parents but I believe they were Robert and Mary.
1871 census he was in Ketton with wife Rosetta, children George,William,Sarah Ann and John
1881 was in Syston  with wife and children George, William Alice and Henry
1891 was in Syston still with wife and children Alice, Herbert and Albert

Cant find him in 1901 so presume he died bet 1891 and 1901.
DEXTER-  pre 1800 Rutland & Lincolnshire
DAWSON -  Wymeswold Leics
HALL - Sheffield Yorkshire UK & Tasmania
MARSH- Willoughby on the Wolds
BLEWITT/BLUEITT/BLUITT mainly Grantham area

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 January 10 19:20 GMT (UK) »
Robert is my ancestor.

Get in touch and I'll tell you what I know :D though that's not much I'm afraid!

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 January 10 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Reading through the posts already here it looks like you've already got the same information as me.

I too have him on all the census' but I lose him after 1891.

I assume he died between 1891 and 1901 but I can't find a death reference for him anywhere though I do have his marriage certificate.

Some time ago I applied for death certificates of Mary and Robert Dexter.  When they arrived I realised that Mary could have been Robert's father but Robert Dexter was too old to be the father.  Could be his grandfather though.

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #8 on: Friday 09 July 10 08:19 BST (UK) »
There is a death which could match on the FreeBMD site

Robert Dexter 79yrs Dec 1894 Oakham 7a 179

This could be your Robert.

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Cornwall: Hoare, Hoar, Mallet, Mallett, Davey, Cock
Leicester (Croxton K)Ward
Lincolnshire: Smith, Moss, Baxter
Rutland: Dexter, Hill, Green, Fowler, Smith, Ward, Vernum, Lattimore, Chappell, Turner, Burrows
Northamtonshire: Baxter, Smith
South Africa: Moss, Dominey, Dominy, Domeney

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