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Finding mother of Minnie Broadhead (1891-1962)
« on: Friday 23 September 16 01:30 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,
I'm a newbie to family researching and have been slowly building my tree on ancestry. I am a bit stuck on finding the mothers name for my great grandma Minnie Broadhead, married name Cundall. I purchased a marriage certificate for Minnie & Robert but it only gives fathers names. They were married in leeds in 1914 and her father was deseaed at time of marriage.

Minnie was born in west yorkshire/sheffield act 1891 and died in wakefield in 1962.

Any help on how I would go about finding her mum would be wonderful. I tried looking on census but didn't have much luck there either.

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Re: Finding mother of Minnie Broadhead (1891-1962)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 September 16 03:51 BST (UK) »
I found a tree on Ancestry showing Minnie (yours??) which shows a copy of her marriage certificate in which her father is shown as Thomas Broadhead, Brewer (deceased).

I couldn't find said Thomas in 1891 but did find him in 1881:

2 Bateson Row, Headingley with Burley, Leeds

Thomas Broadhead   41      Brewer         born Pontefract, Yorkshire (shown as Ferrybridge on earlier
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Margaret Broadhead  35                        born South Milford, Yorkshire
Ann Broadhead  8                                 born Leeds
Thomas Broadhead 5                                ditto
Elizabeth Broadhead 4                              ditto
Joseph Broadhead 2                                 ditto

Now it gets a bit odd - there are some other trees on Ancestry that show Thomas married Margaret Ann Sutton 12/11/1871 South Milford and the above children.   However, they don't appear to have found the family on census after 1881, nor do they have dates of death of either Thomas or Margaret - just say Thomas died in Hunslet!

Found something interesting at the moment which I'm still working on - will post later.

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Re: Finding mother of Minnie Broadhead (1891-1962)
« Reply #2 on: Friday 23 September 16 06:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Annette,
Yes that will be my tree with marriage certificate, I couldn't quite understand fathers profession and now you said brewer I can make that out more clearly,

Thank you so much for your help. I was so happy to get the certificate but when it only had fathers name on it I was a little stumped.

Minnie called her daughter Margaret (my grandma) so that might be where the name came from.

Thanks again

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Re: Finding mother of Minnie Broadhead (1891-1962)
« Reply #3 on: Friday 23 September 16 08:04 BST (UK) »
I am struggling to find the birth registration of your Minnie in Sheffield. There is one registered Q1 1891, but it looks like she is the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ellen, born 13 Dec 1890 , bapt 21 Jan 1891. Joseph is a greengrocer. Baptism record on FindMyPast. She can be found on 1891 census with her parents in Sheffield.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Finding mother of Minnie Broadhead (1891-1962)
« Reply #4 on: Friday 23 September 16 09:17 BST (UK) »
It looks like the Ann who was 8 on the 1881 census married John Henry Woodhouse on 4 July 1891 at St Judes Hunslet, her father was Thomas a brewer and not recorded as deceased. Ann was 19 at marriage, so looks like her birthday fell between census day and her wedding day. Her address at marriage was 4 Powell Street.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Finding mother of Minnie Broadhead (1891-1962)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 23 September 16 09:22 BST (UK) »
Thomas jnr married Mary Ann Brack on May 9th 1808 at Wrangthorn, father thomas a brewer again no mention of him being deceased. Witnesses were Ann Woodhouse and her husband
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Finding mother of Minnie Broadhead (1891-1962)
« Reply #6 on: Friday 23 September 16 09:27 BST (UK) »
Transcribed as Broadbent in 1891

Piece number 3662 Folio 99 Page 15

Thomas is married not widowed but Margaret and Minnie not home on census night. The best match for Minnie I have is a birth reg Q2 1890 Bradford district. If you have access to 1939 register she can easily be found there. 
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Finding mother of Minnie Broadhead (1891-1962)
« Reply #7 on: Friday 23 September 16 09:49 BST (UK) »
If you do a 1911 census address search with the address on Minnie's marriage cert........
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Finding mother of Minnie Broadhead (1891-1962)
« Reply #8 on: Friday 23 September 16 10:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the help, I didn't realise you could search for an actual address on censuses