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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 07 December 17 16:23 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I agree that Martha did not fill in the "widow" and "head" words on the 1911 census form.

Thanks Liz

DavyTee I donít dispute for a moment that there is different handwriting on the form ( in fact I think there are perhaps three different hands on there) I was simply questioning how you knew that it had been written by the enumerator.
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 07 December 17 16:43 GMT (UK) »
If you are viewing the records on Ancestry after each form (click right arrow) there is a part of the front page of the schedule where the enumerator has filled in householder's name and address. No H's to compare unfortunately.

Looks like the whole household had a go at this form - isn't it a mess!
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 07 December 17 16:45 GMT (UK) »
I was intrigued so have had a look.
I am not convinced that the enumerator filled anything in other than his initials. As has been said, there seems to be a few styles there.
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 07 December 17 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Who was the informant on this birth certificate.  What information does it give for the father
TURNER, JOHN  GEORGE     mmn COWEY     
1907  Sept Quarter
LANCHESTER  RD  10A  377

Would it be ok to put the full report the Genealogist sent to me just so you can all see what she did/didn't find ?
It would be better if you just gave a brief summary.

I don't have John George Turner birth certificate my Gradfather was William Turner John's older brother
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 07 December 17 16:57 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I agree that Martha did not fill in the "widow" and "head" words on the 1911 census form.

Thanks Liz

DavyTee I donít dispute for a moment that there is different handwriting on the form ( in fact I think there are perhaps three different hands on there) I was simply questioning how you knew that it had been written by the enumerator.

Sorry Jen Thanking Liz wasn't a dig at you I was just being polite for her input I do apologise you're my number 1 geneology hero  :D

I'm just assuming it's the enumerator as his initials are the same H as Head
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 07 December 17 17:02 GMT (UK) »
He could of course have been down the mines at the time the census was taking. Thus missing him off.

If he was at work at the time the census was to be taken he could still be enumerated at his normal dwelling place, according to the instructions given to the enumerator.

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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 07 December 17 17:02 GMT (UK) »

Sorry Jen Thanking Liz wasn't a dig at you I was just being polite for her input I do apologise you're my number 1 geneology hero  :D


Maybe the rest of us should leave it to Jen then  ;D   ;D

John Georges birth certificate may indicate that the father was not there then  :-\
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 07 December 17 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Maybe the rest of us should leave it to Jen then  ;D   ;D

Definitely not  ;D
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 07 December 17 17:14 GMT (UK) »

Sorry Jen Thanking Liz wasn't a dig at you I was just being polite for her input I do apologise you're my number 1 geneology hero  :D


Maybe the rest of us should leave it to Jen then  ;D   ;D

Sorry Rosie you're my Joint no 1 Genealogy hero
I'm getting into a lot of trouble here
I love you all that's why ive turned to you  :-*
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