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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #9 on: Friday 09 July 10 18:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks Paul :)

Still doesn't explain why I can't see on the 1891 census though ???

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 07 October 15 16:42 BST (UK) »
I am looking at this thread again after hearing a talk on workhouses and realising that Robert junior could have been born in or entered the workhouse with other family members.

I think Mary could have been his mother who died in childbirth and the elder Robert could have been his grandfather. 

I have been told that there are workhouse admission records the net but I cannot find them.

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 07 October 15 19:36 BST (UK) »
I believe they be available on Acsty but I only subscribe to FindMyPast so can't help.  I believe Leics & Rut Record office hold these details.

However, we do know that Robert 1837 was there and that Robert Snr died there. I don't think Robt was born there as all indications are that he was born in Stretton. The workhouse was in Oakham.

I do agree with you however, that Mary his mother probably died when he was born or just after and that is why he went there. Presumably the admissions would show when he entered, which would be useful if not getting us any further on.   I'll keep persevering.
DEXTER-  pre 1800 Rutland & Lincolnshire
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BLEWITT/BLUEITT/BLUITT mainly Grantham area

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 08 October 15 16:25 BST (UK) »
Supporting the general theory, Mary's death, from pulmonary consumption, was on 17 December 1837 in Stretton.  Robert (jnr) was baptised April that year.

The only workhouse records I can find on Ancestry are for London admissions and discharges.

The entry for the Oakham workhouse on workhouses.org.uk under its Records heading, sadly states that "The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Only surviving local records appear to be Guardians' minutes (1836-1930)."

Apologies to any who already knew any of this.

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 08 October 15 16:52 BST (UK) »
I contacted the record office earlier with my query after looking the workhouses site and contacting Peter Higginbotham who said the same as you have here.

I thought it a little odd that he was the only Dexter there and there are no other related families in the workhouse at that time.

I would like to find out if Mary was his mother and where the elder Robert fits in.  I just wish he'd been born a few months later then I could have applied for his birth certificate!

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 08 October 15 16:54 BST (UK) »
I had another thread on here that gave Mary's date of birth.  Is that where you got it from?

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 08 October 15 17:25 BST (UK) »
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJXV-2QJ

 Baptism   date  for Robert is 6th April 1837

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 08 October 15 17:30 BST (UK) »
I know :)

This information is either on this thread or another I had going about him.

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Re: Robert Dexter - b Stretton c1837
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 08 October 15 19:26 BST (UK) »
I don't have Mary's date of birth, merely an estimate based on her being 25 at date of death.  I have the death certificate, which has one more clue in that death was registered by Rose Beeson who was present at the death, in Stretton.

In the 1851 census there are Beesons two entries (so maybe two doors) away from Dexters (widow Mary and family).  I may of course be trying to get 2 + 2 to be 17......

The older Robert may be a red herring.  His death certificate has him as aged 84 or 87, and the death registered by the Master of the Oakham Workhouse.  But I have a note (can't find the reference) that he was buried in Braunston, where there are records of several children to Robert (again!) and Susannah.  But Braunston is maybe 10 miles from Stretton, so there may not be a connection.