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Offline mrsboop

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Help with Spink family from Walsall
« on: Thursday 07 December 17 10:16 GMT (UK) »
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Hi, I am trying to find out about my maternal grandmothers family. My nan Annie Spink born 1916 in Walsall, West Midlands. Her mother was nee Hooper but that is all I know about my nan's family above apart from her dad being a Spink. I have researched but not sure if I am on the right route, the only marriage for Spink/Hooper was Harry Spink and Annie Hooper in 1916 for the walsall area, which I am presuming as that was where my nan was born. My nan had a brother called Ernie and Jackie but again Ernie could be a middle name? and Jackie could be Jack/John etc. My nan and Ernie were in the express and star newspaper after reuniting after being apart for years to find that they only lived a few miles apart in the 1990's?. My nan married a William Banks and they had 8 children, Shirley, Madge, Robert, James,Patricia,June,Christine and Kieth. After a couple of years of looking I am no closer to find my nan's family history. If anyone could help I would be extremely grateful.

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Re: Help with Spink family from Walsall
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 December 17 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat! ;D

Your first step should be to confirm her father's name by looking at either the Marriage Certificate or her Birth Certificate.
If you don't have these, then you can purchase a copy through the GRO.

FreeBMD is showing a birth in 1919 for Alfred E Spink - could be Ernie?
Also a John T Spink in 1923 - could be Jackie?

Annie Spink married William Banks in September qtr 1936, Walsall Registration District.
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Re: Help with Spink family from Walsall
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 December 17 10:50 GMT (UK) »
1901 census for Harry Spink:

Gortons Yard, Walsall
Spink, Harry  Head  M  35  Hame Forger  b Walsall
Spink, Sarah  Wife  F  33  b Walsall
Spink, Frank  Son  M  18  Brass Caster  b Walsall
Spink, Harry  Son  M  14  Key Driller  b Walsall

Looks as though he is in the Military in 1911?
Based in Gibraltar.
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Re: Help with Spink family from Walsall
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 December 17 11:22 GMT (UK) »
There are a total of 8 children to this couple from 1916-1933 including twins.
I can't see an appropriate death for Harry 1933-38, possibly divorced.
It seems to be the right parents but as has been said conformation from her marriage cert. is the next step.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
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Re: Help with Spink family from Walsall
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 December 17 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, cant see how to reply to you  individually.

KGarrad-Yes sorry it was 1936 they got married, my mistake. Yes I will have a look at getting their marriage certificate.

Jim1- could you possibly give me the 8 names of the children, as I only know to Annie, Ernie and Jackie, thats very interesting, thank you

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Re: Help with Spink family from Walsall
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 07 December 17 14:27 GMT (UK) »
I've sent you a pm.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
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Re: Help with Spink family from Walsall
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 07 December 17 14:36 GMT (UK) »
The marriage certificate is a must - according to trees on Ancestry the Harry bc.1887, son of Harry and Sarah (as detailed on 1901 census posting) was killed in action 29/7/1916 France??

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Re: Help with Spink family from Walsall
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 07 December 17 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Can't see another Harry Spink born Staffs.
There's a Harold b. 1893 Cannock.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Help with Spink family from Walsall
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 07 December 17 16:03 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your contributions,

This is what I have so far, but not 100%, I have ordered their marriage certificate, thank you.

harry spink 1898 married Annie hooper 1898 in Walsall.

Their children Annie 1916 my nan =100%
                     Alfred E 1919 which could be Ernie but i think this one was married but I dont think
                                          the Ernie that I am looking for ever married but again not 100%
                     Mary M 1921-1922, so she died young, maybe this is why no one mentioned it.
                     John T  1923- which could be Jackie
                     George 1930-1930, again died young.
                     Joseph 1930, george's twin but cant find a death certificate. update can see a death certificate for Dec 1992 in Chichester, West Sussex, again not 100%
                     Lily 1933-1933 again never mentioned. update died at birth
My mom thought there were only 3 children, my nan never talked about her family so my mom hardly knows anything and I really want to help her.

It seems funny to me that My nan Annie had my mom in 1936 and yet her mom had a child in 1933 but my mom knows nothing about them only the two brothers.

I'm going to carry searching for the children and see where I get until the certificate comes and I know Hoopers first name, sort of hoping it is Annie as things seem to fit together, she called her first daughter(my nan) Annie too.

Thank you to all, I really appreciate you helping me.