Author Topic: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname Penelope Parker  (Read 2458 times)

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 16 October 16 17:54 BST (UK) »
I hope it's the right one. I have no idea what her husband's name was.

I'll have to ask my grandfather the informant's name (He has the certificate)

Is this g g grandmother one of your grandfather's grandparents? If so, I expect your grandfather knows his 4 grandparents names.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON; Quebec [Montreal], O'DRISCOLL

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 16 October 16 17:54 BST (UK) »
On the 1911 census for Penelope and James Parker, there are also two people with the surname Fletcher - Sarah Fletcher aged 27 and Annie Fletcher aged 6 months

And the only Penelope Fletcher in Leominster on 1901 is living at 45 Dishley St with parents Bartley and Eliza Fletcher, and siblings.

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 16 October 16 18:05 BST (UK) »
I hope it's the right one. I have no idea what her husband's name was.

I'll have to ask my grandfather the informant's name (He has the certificate)

Is this g g grandmother one of your grandfather's grandparents? If so, I expect your grandfather knows his 4 grandparents names.

I asked him and he said his grandfather's name was Henry.

That's confusing...   ???

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 16 October 16 18:10 BST (UK) »
Ok - he might be mis-remembering, or Penelope may have married again etc.

Have you worked backwards from the birth of your grandfather - i.e. do you know his parents?  (only tell us their names if they are deceased!)

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 16 October 16 18:11 BST (UK) »
Yes some head scratching here.

Your grandfather has simply said that his grandfather was called Henry -  Parker presumably.  He does not appear to have said who the informant was on Penelope's death certificate nor what the relationship was of the informant to Penelope.

Perhaps you could ask him again?  Are you in any position to see the cert for yourself at all?

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 16 October 16 18:16 BST (UK) »
Maybe he has got a bit mixed up and Henry is his other grandfather.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 16 October 16 18:24 BST (UK) »
Yes some head scratching here.

Your grandfather has simply said that his grandfather was called Henry -  Parker presumably.  He does not appear to have said who the informant was on Penelope's death certificate nor what the relationship was of the informant to Penelope.

Perhaps you could ask him again?  Are you in any position to see the cert for yourself at all?

He lives in Edinburgh, I live in London.  ::)

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 16 October 16 18:27 BST (UK) »
Oh right OK, bit of a distance then!  I take it that he doesn't have a computer to send a scan to you then.

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Re: How to find great-great grandmother's maiden surname?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 16 October 16 18:55 BST (UK) »
Have you worked backwards from the birth of your grandfather - i.e. do you know his parents?  (only tell us their names if they are deceased!)

I think Spidermonkey's suggestion is the best way to go, until you can get more details from the death cert.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton