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Mystery of Great Grandfather solved
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 18:55 GMT (UK) »
I have just had information that my Great Grandad was a William Burton not Handley.
From Oakamoor not sure if that is the correct spelling. He was a farmer in Burton upon Trent or maybe Stoke on Trent. My Grandad was born in 1914.
William had a brother called Frederick and my Grandad was illegitimate.
Does anyone have any information about The Burton Family? I have found one in 1901 but Dad is down as case maker I think this is wrong as would be a farmer?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Marytm

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Re: Mystery of Great Grandfather solved
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 January 18 19:10 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Do you mean that William Burton was a farmer when he fathered the child in 1914 or that William Burtonís father was the farmer?
If the latter, how do you know this information? What else do you know about WB?
The one you mention fits with brother and place.

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Re: Mystery of Great Grandfather solved
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 January 18 19:35 GMT (UK) »
I believe he (William Burton) was a farmer. I believe the farm had been in the family some time but I havenít found confirmation of this yet. And that he had a brother Frederick who inherited the farm when he died.
This has all been told me so I am trying to confirm it with facts.
I was told it was Oakamoor in Burton on Trent but I am having trouble finding this, maybe it is Stoke on Trent?

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Re: Mystery of Great Grandfather solved
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 January 18 19:42 GMT (UK) »
Where was your grandfather born?

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Re: Mystery of Great Grandfather solved
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 January 18 19:47 GMT (UK) »
Just for information - this is the one you mentioned.

1901 71/12/53
Greendale, Oakamoor

George Burton yrs Packing case maker b Oakamoor
Jane Burton 50 yrs b Cheadle Staffs
William Burton   15 yrs Copper Wire Drawer b Oakamoor
Frederick Burton 12 yrs b Oakamoor
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Re: Mystery of Great Grandfather solved
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 07 January 18 19:49 GMT (UK) »
 A William aged 42 occ Farmer b Oakamoor wife Jane 40 in Cheadle 1911?
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Pelly/Pelley/Kingsbury/Challis/Nalder/Rochester/Raydenbow

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Re: Mystery of Great Grandfather solved
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 07 January 18 19:50 GMT (UK) »
Quote:
'I have just had information that my Great Grandad was a William Burton not Handley.'

Who told you this and where did they get the information from?

Is it connected with this thread?
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=779294.0

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Re: Mystery of Great Grandfather solved
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 07 January 18 19:53 GMT (UK) »
There is this one which I think keyboard means

1901 2628/69/7

William Burton   32 yrs Limestone quarryman Farmer
Jane Burton   29 yrs
Mary J Burton 7yrs
Olive Burton 5yrs
Arthur Burton 3 yrs
John J Burton 1 yr
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Re: Mystery of Great Grandfather solved
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 07 January 18 19:59 GMT (UK) »
I think George previously quoted with children William and Frederick is possibly the brother of the William from 1901.
In 1891 George is living next door to his parents John and Mary and children including the William who becomes a farmer.
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