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A missing Tywardreath Bice
« on: Monday 04 December 17 14:40 GMT (UK) »
I have been chasing a Bice from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk backwards. Unsurprisingly, I find my area of research is now in Cornwall.

After some initial difficulty with a "Thomasina Bice" and her various spellings, I have a good line/tree.

But I am missing the patriarch! Thomasina Hendon married a male Bice, probably around 1870. I have good records of the birth of their children from 1870 onwards. In the 1881 census Thomasina gives "Sailor's Widow" for her occupation.

I am missing two notable records; The marriage, and their 1871 census.

I attach my sub-tree, with my missing Bice circled.

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Re: A missing Tywardreath Bice
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 December 17 14:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi in 1871 census she is TAMSINE Bice wirh husband William and child Ellen Jane 10 months inTywardreath
Census ref RG10/2259/23/13
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Re: A missing Tywardreath Bice
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 December 17 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi in 1871 census she is TAMSINE Bice wirh husband William and child in Tywardreath
Census ref RG10/2259/23/13
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Thank you VERY much for that.

EDIT: An*ry show her as "Jamsine Biel"  :)

Ironically, I just found a marriage of little Ellen Jane Bice b1870 which named her father!


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Re: A missing Tywardreath Bice
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 December 17 15:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi are you certain the mmn is Hendon, as their is a birth registration of a Thomasin HENWOOD March qtr 1845 St Austell?
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Re: A missing Tywardreath Bice
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 December 17 15:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi are you certain the mmn is Hendon, as their is a birth registration of a Thomasin HENWOOD March qtr 1845 St Austell?
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No, I'm an idiot.  :-[

I already had 5 GRO records for Thomasina's children naming Henwood as the MMN.

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Re: A missing Tywardreath Bice
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 December 17 13:22 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to all for your general help in finding my Bice, and the specific help in seeing the difference between Hendon and Henwood.

My little tree now looks like this.

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