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Offline Mark Harris

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Can't locate family on GRO
« on: Wednesday 06 December 17 16:35 GMT (UK) »
I have been looking for birth records for the HARRIS family, three children of James and Clara Harris. Edith May, Cecil James and Leslie Percy. James and Clara appear on the 1901 census with the first two kids, Edith 2 and Cecil 3/12, and then again on the 1911 with Leslie aged 7. I can find no record at all of the children's births, nor of James and Clara's marriage. So I can't get Clara's maiden name. It is very frustrating and I have tried all sorts of variations but with no luck.

Can anyone suggest why none of the children appear to have been registered? Cecil was my Grandad.

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Re: Can't locate family on GRO
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 16:42 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat  :)

First query - I assume we are talking about England or Wales?  And a general area of the country would be helpful  :)

OK - answer is England and 1901 is London  ;)
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Re: Can't locate family on GRO
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 16:49 GMT (UK) »
A warm welcome to RootsChat :)

Wonder if this could be them? -

Edith May Haszell
q4 1898, Poplar
Vol 1c Page 599

Cecil James Haszell
q1 1901, Poplar
Vol 1c Page 610

Both with mother's maiden name Stanhope.

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Re: Can't locate family on GRO
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 16:54 GMT (UK) »
I see James and Clara are aged 42 and 36 in 1901, with the two small children.  Plenty of time for them to have been married before, and maybe therefore they never married each other if either party were still married to someone else.  In which case I guess it is possible the children were registered with Clara's surname, which of course is the one thing we do not know!

(the 1911 with Leslie is escaping me at present - where are they then? And are the other children still at home?)
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Re: Can't locate family on GRO
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 16:55 GMT (UK) »
I was about to post the same as Jjen
also
Births Mar 1904 
Haszell    Leslie Percy   mmn Stanhope    
Holborn    1b   713
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Re: Can't locate family on GRO
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Leslie Percy Haszell
q1 1904, Holborn
Vol 1b Page713
MMN - Stanhope

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Re: Can't locate family on GRO
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Marriage
3 MAy 1885
Holy Trinity Islington
Clara Stanhope, 31, spinster, 7 Parkville Street, father Thomas Stanhope , carpenter
to James Haszell, 25, bachelor, waiter, 7 Parkville Str, father William Haszell, hairdresser
Witnesses: James Potter and MArgaret Milne

(groom indexed HArgett on Ancestry LMA records)
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DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Can't locate family on GRO
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 17:05 GMT (UK) »
Amazing  :o 

1891 they appear as Harris also - James born Ipswich, aged 33, and Clara from Poplar aged 27.

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