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Offline Katie Steele

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Alfred Jones in West Bromwich
« on: Monday 11 December 17 10:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Can anyone help or point me in the right direction to find Alfred Jones.
I know only the following information,

Alfred Jones married Mabel Harvey 1914 W.Bromwich, I have ordered the marriage certificate but growing a lil impatient to find out which Alfred he is.

Thank you all in advance,

Katie
Steele - Wellington, Hinstock
Jones - Montgomeryshire (Llanidloes and Llangurig) Shropshire (Little Wenlock)
Ball - Dawley
Williams - Dawley
Ray/Rea/Reay - Dawley, Donnington, Lilleshall
Evans - Dawley, Horsehay
Halford - Dawley, Broseley, More, Clun
Harris - Little Wenlock, Birmingham

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Re: Alfred Jones in West Bromwich
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 December 17 10:30 GMT (UK) »
A quick search on the free Index to the 1911 census on FindMyPast, shows 145 Alfred Jones in West Bromwich! :o

You're going to need all the clues from the Marriage certificate - age, address, occupation, father's name & occupation.
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Re: Alfred Jones in West Bromwich
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 December 17 10:35 GMT (UK) »
Thought that may be the case, Thank you!
Steele - Wellington, Hinstock
Jones - Montgomeryshire (Llanidloes and Llangurig) Shropshire (Little Wenlock)
Ball - Dawley
Williams - Dawley
Ray/Rea/Reay - Dawley, Donnington, Lilleshall
Evans - Dawley, Horsehay
Halford - Dawley, Broseley, More, Clun
Harris - Little Wenlock, Birmingham

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Re: Alfred Jones in West Bromwich
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 19:17 GMT (UK) »
I have received his marriage cert and have now the following info...

Married January 24th, 1914 at West Bromwich, Registry Office
Alfred Jones 23 years, Core Maker, 41 Broadwell Road, father Thomas Jones, Works Laborer
Mabel Harvey 23 years, Dressmaker, 4 Trinity Street, father Henry Harvey, Brewer

witnesses...Henry Harvey and Mary Jones.

Anyone like to help me confirm the right family for Alfred?

Thanks

Katie

Steele - Wellington, Hinstock
Jones - Montgomeryshire (Llanidloes and Llangurig) Shropshire (Little Wenlock)
Ball - Dawley
Williams - Dawley
Ray/Rea/Reay - Dawley, Donnington, Lilleshall
Evans - Dawley, Horsehay
Halford - Dawley, Broseley, More, Clun
Harris - Little Wenlock, Birmingham

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Re: Alfred Jones in West Bromwich
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Unhelpfully the address he's given on marriage has no census return in 1911, May have found him, by his occupation, but he's working away from home

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Re: Alfred Jones in West Bromwich
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 19:59 GMT (UK) »
Possible for them in 1901.  RG13 / 2716 / 155 / 19

Thomas Jones, head, b. 1849 Oswestry, Labourer builders
Mary Jones, wife, b. 1856 Oldbury
Alfred Jones, son, b. 1891 Oldbury
Plus 5 other siblings, the older ones having the occupation of Moulder (similar occupation to Alfred on his marriage cert)

We can't give details of the 1911, but this family (minus Alfred, who is possibly working away, as Mabel found) are living in the same road but not the same house number as Alfred stated on his marriage cert.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Alfred Jones in West Bromwich
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 20:06 GMT (UK) »
See Familysearch here for 1911 free transcription (His father appears to have changed his mind about his birth place though  :-\)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWWC-KYJ
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Alfred Jones in West Bromwich
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 20:31 GMT (UK) »
IF this turns out to be the correct family, there is a clue in the 1901.  Living with the family is Alfred Arnold (Brother in law to the head - Mary's brother)

The GRO index shows a birth of Alfred Jones (mother's maiden name Arnold) Sep Q 1890 West Bromwich 6b 771.

FreeBMD has a marriage of Thomas Jones & Mary Ann Arnold on the same page  Dec Q 1875 West Bromwich 6b 1212.

BUT, with a name like Jones it's difficult to be sure.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Alfred Jones in West Bromwich
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 21 December 17 02:21 GMT (UK) »
This looks like a good match for him in 1911 - same birth place & occupation:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWMJ-T9L
GIBSON: Leicestershire, Durham. MORGAN: Glamorgan, Durham, Ohio. DAVIS/DAVIES/DAVID: Glamorgan, Ohio.  JACKSON: East Yorks, North Yorks, Durham. TAYLOR: North Yorks. BOURDAS: North Yorks. JEFFREYS: Worcestershire & Northumberland. CHEESMOND: Durham/Northumberland. WINTER: Durham/Northumberland. SNOWBALL: Durham.