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Offline Rebecca Totten

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Re: Help with finding Father of my 2nd Great Grandfather
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 20:32 BST (UK) »
Its on the British Newspaper Archive.  Sounds like Ann had quite a hard time of it & had to support the children on her own, but was defending William Henry saying he sent money when he could.

Thank you i found the Articles, shame you have to pay to view old records. They could do with being on Ancestry.

There is a report in the Portsmouth Evening News 14 July 1914 about William Henry Squires aged 38 charged with neglecting his wife & children.  The children are named as William aged 3 and Henry Leonard 3 months, with the address being Highbury Street, Portsmouth - the same as Henry Leonard's birth certificate.

According to the report, William Henry was a doorkeeper at various travelling shows and had been apprehended in London.  An inspector for the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children was involved and testified that William Henry had 'systematically neglected his wife and children', although his wife refused to testify against him.
Seems his age is a bit fluid!

Yes it does!

I think those Portsmouth Workhouse records can probably be ruled out, but the 1911 census entry for Reading is definitely of interest as a William Frederick Squires was baptised 28 May 1911 at St Agnes, Reading, son of William Henry Squires & Annie, a Hawker of 2 Martin Court, Reading - same address as the census & matching with the 1911 birth record with the mmn Hill.

Where did you find the baptism record? I might buy the birth certificate as i am tempted.
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Re: Help with finding Father of my 2nd Great Grandfather
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 20:38 BST (UK) »
The baptism is on Find my Past but is a transcription only. 
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Re: Help with finding Father of my 2nd Great Grandfather
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 21:05 BST (UK) »
The baptism is on Find my Past but is a transcription only.

Ahh i see. Im using Ancestry and cant find the Baptism record on there.
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Re: Help with finding Father of my 2nd Great Grandfather
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 21:27 BST (UK) »
Can you please list all the information on the birth certificate, 1883, and the marriage certificate, 1909.

Birth certificate i have is the wrong person  :( so wont be of any use.

Marriage Certificate Details of 1909.

William Henry Squires. Birth: abt 1884. Marriage place: Oxford
Father: George Henry Squires. Profession: Furniture Dealer

Spouse: Ann Hill. Birth: Abt 1886
Father: John Hill. Profession: Farm Labourer
Does the marriage certificate say what William Henry’s occupation was?
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Re: Help with finding Father of my 2nd Great Grandfather
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 22:07 BST (UK) »
Can you please list all the information on the birth certificate, 1883, and the marriage certificate, 1909.

Birth certificate i have is the wrong person  :( so wont be of any use.

Marriage Certificate Details of 1909.

William Henry Squires. Birth: abt 1884. Marriage place: Oxford
Father: George Henry Squires. Profession: Furniture Dealer

Spouse: Ann Hill. Birth: Abt 1886
Father: John Hill. Profession: Farm Labourer
Does the marriage certificate say what William Henry’s occupation was?

It states he was a Labourer
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Re: Help with finding Father of my 2nd Great Grandfather
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 23:43 BST (UK) »
I had a thought on the M M Rifles - it could be Metropolitan Mounted Rifles.  I can't find any reference to William Henry, but to be honest I'm beginning to wonder whether that was even his true name!

24th Battalion (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles), raised 30 Mar. 1901 in London; perpetuated 24 Aug. 1901 by 2nd County of London Imperial Yeomanry.

94th (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles) Company, raised 1901
95th (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles) Company, raised 1901
96th (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles) Company, raised 1901
97th (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles) Company, raised 1901


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Re: Help with finding Father of my 2nd Great Grandfather
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 15:25 BST (UK) »
I had a thought on the M M Rifles - it could be Metropolitan Mounted Rifles.  I can't find any reference to William Henry, but to be honest I'm beginning to wonder whether that was even his true name!

24th Battalion (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles), raised 30 Mar. 1901 in London; perpetuated 24 Aug. 1901 by 2nd County of London Imperial Yeomanry.

94th (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles) Company, raised 1901
95th (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles) Company, raised 1901
96th (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles) Company, raised 1901
97th (Metropolitan Mounted Rifles) Company, raised 1901


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Yes it could mean that and i do hope that is not the case with his name  :(
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