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George Alder Stratford
« on: Tuesday 25 August 15 12:14 BST (UK) »
George Alder Stratford, we know he married 2 times....the first 2 marriages in Bristol, Gloucestershire, 1st to Sarah Fisher in 1829 (she died somewhere around 1833), 2nd to Sarah Merrett in 1834 (she died somewhere around 1836) - presumably both wives died in Bristol.

the 3rd marriage to Mary Ann Hollingshead (she is listed as Hollingsworth on the marriage record, an error) in Sep 1841, less than 2 weeks later they were on a ship bound for Wellington, New Zealand.

I need some help in trying to find George on the 1841 census and also a birth or baptism - all we know is that one of the marriages his father John Stratford is listed as a "Man Cook". we think George was born sometime around 1807 (although records in NZ say 1807 or 1809). the unusual middle name, was this a mother or grandmothers maiden name?

Any help would be more than appreciated by descendants in both New Zealand and the USA.

cheers
Richard

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Re: George Alder Stratford
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 25 August 15 12:47 BST (UK) »
Why do you think Hollingsworth is incorrect? She has signed this herself on the marriage record?
Jo  :)
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Re: George Alder Stratford
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 25 August 15 12:54 BST (UK) »
Why do you think Hollingsworth is incorrect? She has signed this herself on the marriage record?
Jo  :)

LOL subsequent generations, including one of her own children have the middle name Hollingshead or Hollinshead, no Hollingsworth's to be seen :)

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Re: George Alder Stratford
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 25 August 15 13:57 BST (UK) »
Hi Richard,

You may already know this but on the marriage certificate Mary Ann signs herself as a "Hollingsworth"
but to confuse to everyone, it looks like she was baptised as Hollingshead 24-9-1821 (Born 2-9-1821) in St.Andrew, Holborn, London,  Middx  (d/o William & Margaret) same day as her brother William Edward (born 17-7-1817).

Have had no luck in finding a 1841 census for George Stratford.

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Re: George Alder Stratford
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 27 August 15 22:51 BST (UK) »
thanks Alan, yep we already had that info on Mary Ann and William's baptisms, this confirmed their parents as being William Hollingshead (1794-1834) and Margaret Dearman (1785-1826), oddly it took until her 9th of 10th child before Mary Ann named a son William after her brother and father :)

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Re: George Alder Stratford (Solved)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 February 18 18:13 GMT (UK) »
thankfully through the wonders of dna testing, i was able to solve George's parentage (and then some)