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Offline pnoenix

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Alas Smith and Jones
« on: Monday 06 June 05 16:14 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I'm stuck with some really common names, and not sure where to go from here.

The family are William Jones (b abt 1834 in Dawley) and his wife Ann (also 1834 Dawley) and their daughters Nancy and Adelaide.  I have them in Walsall in 1861/71.  Nancy was born there, but I don't know when William and Ann married or when they moved from Dawley.

Nancy's birth certificate doesn't help.  It gives Ann's name as "late Smith, formerly Victor", but it might not be Victor, in fact it could almost be anything it is so difficult to read!!

There are numerous William Jones's listed on the IGI around the right time, and I've had no luck finding the marriage.  I would really like to expand this branch, but don't know where to go from here.  Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks,
Diane

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Re: Alas Smith and Jones
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 August 05 23:51 BST (UK) »
Do you have them in 1881?

If not, they are living at 100 Dunstall Road, Wolverhampton.

William Jones 47 born Dawley Shropshire
Ann Jones 47 born Dawley
Nancy A Jones 21 born Walsall Stafford
Adelaide Jones 19 born Walsall

RG11/2799, folio 85, page 27

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Bennett, Owen, Owens, Hudson, Crisp, Challinor/Challoner/Chaloner, Lewis, James, Richards, Simon, Mills, Evans, Trow, Davies, Turner, Beaton/Betton, Lloyd, Jenkins, Evans.....and a ton of JONES!!!!

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Re: Alas Smith and Jones
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 August 05 00:09 BST (UK) »
Have you put a request on the Shropshire Board for an 1851 look up in Dawley?  William would be about 17 then and quite possibly may have left home.

All UK Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Bennett, Owen, Owens, Hudson, Crisp, Challinor/Challoner/Chaloner, Lewis, James, Richards, Simon, Mills, Evans, Trow, Davies, Turner, Beaton/Betton, Lloyd, Jenkins, Evans.....and a ton of JONES!!!!

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Re: Alas Smith and Jones
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 06 August 05 17:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks for replying Lloydy.

I did have them in 1881, but thank you.

I can't remember if I put a request for the 51 census now, it was a while back I was concentrating on this branch.  The trouble is I think there may be several William Jones of around the same age.

At least I have confirmed Ann's surname, as I sent for Adelaide's birth certificate too.  On Nancy's it says Smith, formerly OWEN (not Victor .... believe me it did look like it!), and on Adelaides, it just says formerly Owen.

I'll put a request on now!

Diane

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Re: Alas Smith and Jones
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 August 05 19:00 BST (UK) »
Good luck with your searching Diane :D


Jan
All UK Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Bennett, Owen, Owens, Hudson, Crisp, Challinor/Challoner/Chaloner, Lewis, James, Richards, Simon, Mills, Evans, Trow, Davies, Turner, Beaton/Betton, Lloyd, Jenkins, Evans.....and a ton of JONES!!!!

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