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WESSON, Alonzo
« on: Wednesday 11 October 17 19:57 BST (UK) »
Can anyone look up the birth of Alonzo Wesson for me - the GRO is 1868 Q3 Leicester 07b 258, to see who his mother is  :P

I know there is no MMN and I suspect he is the child of Mary (Ann) Wesson of Nottingham. She had another Alonzo in 1861, born in the workhouse in Nottingham.  The 1868 Alonzo enlisted in Leicester and eventually married Elizabeth Mary Lane in 1898.  He was killed in an accident as the flagman to a Corporation traction engine in Nottingham in 1908.  He too had a son Alonzo, born in 1903, who was then brought up in a Nottingham boy's home
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Re: WESSON, Alonzo
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 20:18 BST (UK) »
He is with his Wesson grandparents in 1861 in Nottingham.

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Re: WESSON, Alonzo
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 20:19 BST (UK) »
Birth records can't be "looked up" - to find out more than you already know about the birth, you'd need to use the index details to order the birth certificate.  Has Alonzo b 1868 been found in 1871/1881?

What became of Mary Ann - do you know?

I see that on Alonzo's 1888 attestation he is living at the address of a Mrs E Hopewell, 18 Castle Terrace, Castle Row, Nottingham.  Has she been traced?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: WESSON, Alonzo
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 20:24 BST (UK) »
Furthermore, in his 1889-1902 Army record he named his NOK as his sister, Ellen Hart of Nottingham.

Ellen's address when first entered was 5 Queen's Grove, Queen's Walk, Nottingham.

It was later updated to: 17 Trent Bridge Footway, London Rd, Nottingham.

His name was spelt Alonza in the Army records (including in his signature).
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: WESSON, Alonzo
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 20:34 BST (UK) »
Ellen Hart (29, married, dressmaker, born Nottingham) appears in 1891 at 17 Trent Bridge Footway.

She has with her a boarder, Hetty Chambers, but no husband.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: WESSON, Alonzo
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 20:38 BST (UK) »
William HART & Ellen Letitia WESTON (as indexed) are on the same page of marriages in Nottingham, Jun qtr 1877.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: WESSON, Alonzo
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 20:44 BST (UK) »
She was registered at birth as Ellen Letitia Weston (Jun qtr 1858 Nottingham) but appears in 1861 as Ellen L Wesson, 3, a granddaughter of Thomas and Hannah Wesson in the same household as the 1861-born Alonzo.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: WESSON, Alonzo
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 20:47 BST (UK) »
I've got some records for Leicester and Leicestershire births, but not for Alonzo.  I don't know which church his birth was registered at   :(

I can track him after that, and his sister (birth GRO also with no MMN). He is on 1871(I think) as "Orlando" Weston in Nottingham and Mary says she is a widow  ::)  "Ellin" is listed - more likely the Ellen Letitia nominated as his sister, NoK on his service papers

I would just like to confirm his mother as part of my Wesson/Weston line
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Re: WESSON, Alonzo
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 20:55 BST (UK) »
Birth registration is nothing to do with churches :)

Perhaps what you are really looking for is a baptism.  Failing that, you will need to order the birth certificate in the usual way.

Did this Mary Ann Wesson marry in Nottingham in 1872, to William Birch or George Slater?  Has the family been found in 1881?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)