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« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 15 May 12 12:54 BST (UK) »
there is this submitted on family search

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/M1YX-5FS

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 15 May 12 12:58 BST (UK) »
if you look on the new family search you will find lots more about the siblings and their marriages etc etc

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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 15 May 12 13:02 BST (UK) »
and the eldest elias in 1841
MARSH, Elias 45      sail cloth weaver
MARSH, Sarah 40   
MARSH, Joseph 18  
MARSH, Elizabeth 15    
MARSH, Elias 10     
MARSH, Mary  6 Durham   
MARSH, Robt  2  Durham

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 15 May 12 13:10 BST (UK) »
one of the missing baptisms of that family
Elias Marsh bp 13 Jan 1833 Limehouse, son of Elias and Sarah Marsh.  Elias senr's occupation: weaver


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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 16 May 12 10:34 BST (UK) »
coming forward this is the marriage of your grandparents

Elias MARSH & Lily Brown Auckland RD Mar qtr 1921 Vol 10a 421

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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 16 May 12 23:03 BST (UK) »
I have found several contenders on who may have been my paternal grandmother
Lily Brown   born c.1899 Hanley, Staffordshire
Lily Brown   born c. 1901 Shotton Washington, Durham 
Lily Brown   born  c.1899 Hanley, Shotton Staffordshire

There may be more here https://www.familysearch.org/search/records/index#count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Alily~%20%2Bsurname%3Abrown~%20%2Bany_place%3Adurham~%20%2Bany_year%3A1890-1911~&collection_id=1921547
I have tried to follow the advice given here https://www.familysearch.org/node/1144  and, as the introduction says, 'searching can be like looking for needle in a prairie full of haystacks'

Please could anybody tell me which ancestor is  likely to be  my grandmother (married to Ramsay’s Father is  most likely to be.

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Kirtland (Oxfordshire Windsor, Berkshire)
Lipscombe (Longwick Berkshire 1825- 1960)
Marsh (Co Durham+Berks  Bucks post 1935, Wokingham 1990)
Reynolds (Buckinghamshire)
Green Berkshire)
Brown (? Co Durham)
Wilson ( ? Buckinghamshire)

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« Reply #15 on: Thursday 17 May 12 01:17 BST (UK) »
There are too many possibilities to 2nd. guess who Lily Brown was - really think you need to get the marriage certificate of Elias Marsh and Lily Brown, who as mentioned, married in 1921, to confirm her age and name of father.

Elias' parents were Elias Marsh and Margaret Peacock whose marriage is listed in Dec.qtr.1889 Auckland.    However, Margaret Peacock is not easy to pinpoint either - she consistently says on 1891 and later census that she was bc.1871 but birthplace varies from Blackhouse, Spennymoor and Sunderland and cannot identify an obvious Margaret at any of these places in 1871 or 1881 census.

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Scopes (One-Name Study - Worldwide)
Suffolk - Grist, Knights, Bullenthorpe, Watcham
Scotland - Spence, Horne, Cowan, Moffat
London -  Monk

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« Reply #16 on: Thursday 17 May 12 01:42 BST (UK) »
Annette 7
Thank you for your concise reply Annette7

I had realised that there were an enormous range of possibilities  when I found around 175 possibilities.

I have quite a lot 'on my plate' as it is at the minute, but, if I ever was short of something to do I thought that I could manually try narrow the list down. I thought that the software that presents to possibilities might have automatically ranked them in order according to the search words given and there may be an effective way of narrowing the field sufficiently to take a semi informed guess.

As a slight aside I notice that there are many Lily Marsh's around that time. Does anyone know exactly why it was fashionable at that time?
Kirtland (Oxfordshire Windsor, Berkshire)
Lipscombe (Longwick Berkshire 1825- 1960)
Marsh (Co Durham+Berks  Bucks post 1935, Wokingham 1990)
Reynolds (Buckinghamshire)
Green Berkshire)
Brown (? Co Durham)
Wilson ( ? Buckinghamshire)

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« Reply #17 on: Thursday 17 May 12 02:08 BST (UK) »
Concise?

Semi-informed guess??

Alas, guesses shouldn't form part of your ancestry - you could find yourself researching completely the wrong line as many on here have found to their regret.

Since the time frame is the early part of your ancestry you need to be sure you have things right from the get-go.   Sometimes certificates are the only way to confirm things I'm afraid.   

Annette

PS Did your father have a brother?   I note another Marsh ws born Mar.1936 whose mothers maiden name was Brown (can't post full name as could still be living) and as the only Marsh/Brown marriage in Auckland was Elias/Lily wondered if this was another child (13 years between he and your father).     
Scopes (One-Name Study - Worldwide)
Suffolk - Grist, Knights, Bullenthorpe, Watcham
Scotland - Spence, Horne, Cowan, Moffat
London -  Monk

Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.   Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.   Just walk beside me and be my friend.

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