Author Topic: Search for Sevari Poulitani entrance to UK  (Read 296 times)

Offline jmac22

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 8
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Search for Sevari Poulitani entrance to UK
« on: Thursday 16 May 13 03:31 BST (UK) »
I have come across an ancestor stated as coming from 'foreign parts' and wanting to find out how to track his immigration records into the UK. His name is Sevari Poulitani and was captured on the 1841 census stated as 40yrs of age and passed away at 44. He also married an English woman and had their first child in 1831 so can assume they possibly were married around this time in Stafford. Just trying to find out where he came from, though the name would suggest Italy, more details would be great.

If anyone can help would be much appreciated.

Jmac

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline mshrmh

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,014
    • View Profile
Re: Search for Sevari Poulitani entrance to UK
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 May 13 09:43 BST (UK) »
Jmac - it's quite likely you won't find anything, as records then were rather different if they existed at all.

The National Archives has some guides to what they have (and some is also on Ancestry):
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/immigrants.htm

There's a link on that page to their guide on naturalisation, if he became a British citizen.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline jorose

  • Global Moderator
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ********
  • Posts: 9,201
    • View Profile
Re: Search for Sevari Poulitani entrance to UK
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 May 13 12:56 BST (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=646881.0
Previous thread has some info on alternate spellings.

St. Austin's, Forebridge was/is a Catholic church and the original records are apparently held at Birmingham Diocesan Archives - there might be some info there.  I'm not sure what would be on Catholic records of that period.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V52F-T9W - marriage was at the local CoE (for legal reasons) - unfortunately there is unlikely to be much more on the original record except witness names.

http://www.staffsnameindexes.org.uk
 has some of this family (as Pullitina) in the workhouse index circa 1844/45

It is extremely unlikely that this man (given the time period and his apparent social class) went through the process of  naturalisation.  You might have some luck looking at local records and at other Italians (?) who lived in the same area/attended the same church.
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk