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Offline Sandyq

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Thomas Roberts from Coventry
« on: Saturday 03 June 17 14:30 BST (UK) »
Thomas Roberts married Ellen Haglington in 1871 Kings Norton, and in the 1881census he gives his birthplace as Coventry c 1853. I can see him as a Private at Colchester in 1871, again Coventry is stated and his age ties up. I cannot find a relevant birth in Coventry, nor can I find him in 1861 when he would have been 8. Am I missing something obvious ?
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Re: Thomas Roberts from Coventry
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 June 17 17:03 BST (UK) »
Who does his marriage name as his father and what was the fathers occupation
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Re: Thomas Roberts from Coventry
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 June 17 17:25 BST (UK) »
Have you followed up on his Neice Eliza from the 1881 Census?
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Re: Thomas Roberts from Coventry
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 June 17 17:30 BST (UK) »
Haven't received as yet, but I believe the clue is in the 1881 census where an Eliza Roberts aged 15 is shown as niece,  I think she is the daughter of Samuel (Thomas's brother) and Esther,
and then Samuel and Thomas are the sons of Samuel (who was also a boatman)  and Ann Roberts and because of occupation they travelled extensively, looks like Thomas was born in Nottingham and not Coventry. Hopefully the marriage certificate will show the father as Samuel Roberts a Boatman.
Thanks for your help
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Rawlings - Shropshire
Tudor - Aston Birmingham
Rabone - Aston Birmingham
Clayton - Aston Birmingham
Phillips - Birmingham, Redditch
Bower -Sheffield,Boston,
Barnett- Birmingham
Elson- Birmingham
Walton -Birmingham, Solihull
Green - Birmingham
Maling - Birmingham
Cain - Birmingham
Cheetham - Sheffield
Sharratt -Burton on Trent
New- Hampshire, Coalville

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Re: Thomas Roberts from Coventry
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 June 17 17:46 BST (UK) »
Let us know please what the Cert says.
With so a common name they are hard to find easily.

I followed Eliza born Birmingham 1866 back also but got different Parents for her.

Trish :)
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