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Offord's of King's Lynn 1893
« on: Thursday 10 June 10 06:59 BST (UK) »
I'm looking for any information regarding the Offord's of King's Lynn. Florence Eliza Offord was born 20 december 1893 to George Offord and Mildred Emma Payne. Does anyone know any information regarding these people?
ENGLAND: Fisher, Redhead, Banks, Offord
AUSTRALIA: Gaffey, Crane, Geale, Thompson
IRELAND: O'Dwyer

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Re: Offord's of King's Lynn 1893
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 June 10 07:14 BST (UK) »
Hullo and welcome to rootschat :)

If you look for them on the various census before and after their marriage that would give you a good start with info.

the 1881 census can be searched free at familysearch site.  For the other census you could ask for lookups- sorry I don't have access to these myself.

If you know Offord's occupation and where he lived you may be able to find him in old Directories[  University of Leicester has them online for free searching]

Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Offord's of King's Lynn 1893
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 June 10 08:31 BST (UK) »
Thank you Charlotte. A lot of this stuff i have got from ancestry that my aunty posted but she hasnt had much luck with the Offord's so I'm doing my own digging
ENGLAND: Fisher, Redhead, Banks, Offord
AUSTRALIA: Gaffey, Crane, Geale, Thompson
IRELAND: O'Dwyer

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Re: Offord's of King's Lynn 1893
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 June 10 08:47 BST (UK) »
Hello Kirstie

I am also researching in Kings Lynn.

You may find the following  sites useful.

http://www.freereg.org.uk/  there are lots of Norfolk PR transcriptions here

http://www.noah.norfolk.gov.uk/default.aspx  useful for wills and directories

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=1&p=allCollections  scroll down to UK and the Norfolk Parish Register collection - lots of Kings Lynn PRs here

Good luck

Barbara
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Re: Offord's of King's Lynn 1893
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 June 10 09:47 BST (UK) »
Hello Kirstie

Welcome to Rootschat

This looks like the family in 1901

1901 census
RG13 Piece 565 Folio 27 Page 45     
8, Rope Yard Rails, Woolwich, London 
Offord, George, Head, Married, 37, General Carman, born Norfolk 
Offord, Minnie, Wife, Married, 28, born Isle of Wight 
Offord, Florence, Daughter, 7, born Lynn, Norfolk 
Offord, William, Son, 5, born Wimbledon, Surrey 
Offord, John, Son, 3, born Wimbledon, Surrey 
 
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Re: Offord's of King's Lynn 1893
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 June 10 10:07 BST (UK) »
Thank you Ivan. Florence was my grandmother's mother and wasnt talked about very much as all her children had different fathers. Thank you so much
ENGLAND: Fisher, Redhead, Banks, Offord
AUSTRALIA: Gaffey, Crane, Geale, Thompson
IRELAND: O'Dwyer

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Re: Offord's of King's Lynn 1893
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 June 10 11:55 BST (UK) »
There is a Tree on Ancestry that is a bit " mucked up".

They have 2 wives for George but the other Wife Laura they mention is still with her George in the 1901 Census.
We know your George was with Minnie in 1901.
Therefore they DONT have your George in the 1891 Census.
Both Georges have different occp and both have a daughter Florence.
Do you have Census access?
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Cummins, Miskelly(IRELAND + NZ) ,Leggett (SFK + NFK ENGLAND + NZ),Purdy ( NBL ENGLAND + NZ ), Shaw YKS, LANCs + NZ), Holdsworth(LINCS +LANCS + NZ), Moloney, Dean, Fitzpatrick, ( County Down,IRE) Newby(NBL.ENG, Costello(IRE), Ivers, Murray(IRE),Reay(NBL.ENG) Reid (BERW.SCOTLAND)

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Re: Offord's of King's Lynn 1893
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 June 10 12:50 BST (UK) »
I cant find George pre 1901 Census conclusively.
As the 1901 Census just has POB as Norfolk its not much help.

I looked for a Marriage under all combos, Mildred/Minnie Payne etc but the only one I could find was not til 1897 with a George Offord as a possible Spouse;

Marriage;
George OFFORD, March 1897, Lambeth, 1d 432
On the same page is Minnie PAYNE

Now I realise this is after Florences Birth Reg;

Birth Reg;
Florence Eliza OFFORD, March 1894, Kings' L, 4b 333

And this is her Christening;
Christening, Extracted Record from www.freereg.org.uk
Florence Eliza OFFORD,
17 January 1894, All Saints, South Lynn, Norfolk
Father GEORGE, Labourer, living at Victoria Street
Mother MILDRED EMMA

Does your Aunty have the Marriage Cert of George ( either the one I posted or another) or Birth Cert of Florence?

Trish :)
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Cummins, Miskelly(IRELAND + NZ) ,Leggett (SFK + NFK ENGLAND + NZ),Purdy ( NBL ENGLAND + NZ ), Shaw YKS, LANCs + NZ), Holdsworth(LINCS +LANCS + NZ), Moloney, Dean, Fitzpatrick, ( County Down,IRE) Newby(NBL.ENG, Costello(IRE), Ivers, Murray(IRE),Reay(NBL.ENG) Reid (BERW.SCOTLAND)

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Re: Offord's of King's Lynn 1893
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 10 June 10 13:27 BST (UK) »
Hello Kirstie
 
Further to Trish’s posting, there is a record for a marriage of George Offord and Minnie Payne on 17 January 1897 at St Mary at Lambeth, London.

George was aged 30 and a Widower. His occupation was given as Carman and his father is shown as Robert Offord who was also a Carman.

Minnie was aged 24 and a Spinster. Her father was Joseph Payne who was a Labourer.

At the date of the marriage George and Minnie were both living at 31 Broad Street. One witness was George Whitehead, the other witness name is not very clear!

So it seems that Florence was born before her parents were married unless she was the daughter of George’s first wife.

Regards

Ivan