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Title: Robert Clackett
Post by: Julia Dorothy on Monday 20 April 15 05:01 BST (UK)
I am looking for the parents of Robert George Clackett born 1843 in Maidstone, Kent.  He married Rose Alice Hewitt about 1869 in Maidstone.  He remarried again in 1888 to Silvia Gillard (her name has come up as Selva, Silva and Selva Warnes which is very confusing).  William Clackett born 10 April 1870 (some places I have found say 1871 or 1872) is my great grandfather and is the son of George Clackett and Rose Alice Hewitt.  William Clackett married Catherine Lynch. Can anyone help? Thankyou.
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: cando on Monday 20 April 15 06:40 BST (UK)
This looks like his birth with a mistranscribed surname.  This certificate will give you the names of his parents.  The marriage certificates will name his father.

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

Births Jun 1842   
CLACKITT    Robert George    Maidstone    5/299

I can't find him on the 1851 census but there is a George CLACKETT aged 7, pauper, son of a soldier in the Union Workhouse Isle of Thanet.  HO107/1629/132/17

Marriages Jun 1869   
CLACKETT Robert George    Maidstone    2a/837   
HEWITT Rose Alice         Maidstone    2a/837

Births Jun 1870   
CLACKETT William Charles    Maidstone    2a/588

Marriages Mar 1888   
CLACKETT Robert George    Maidstone    2a/811   
WARNES    Selva                 Maidstone    2a/811

Cando  :)
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: cando on Monday 20 April 15 06:46 BST (UK)
According to an online tree, he was born 18 May 1842 to Charles Francis CLACKETT 1807-1863 and Sarah MECOY 1810-1877.

Their marriage
CLECKETT Charles
MECOY Sarah
4 Sep 1830 at Frindsbury, Kent, England

Cando

Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: garstonite on Monday 20 April 15 07:48 BST (UK)
possible baptism for Sara Mecoy
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNV5-7YY

possible marriage for William Mecoy and Elizabeth
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLQ4-QVH
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: cando on Monday 20 April 15 12:50 BST (UK)
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He remarried again in 1888 to Silvia Gillard (her name has come up as Selva, Silva and Selva Warnes which is very confusing).

Sylvia on the second census in the twentieth century ;)
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: Julia Dorothy on Tuesday 21 April 15 00:24 BST (UK)
This looks like his birth with a mistranscribed surname.  This certificate will give you the names of his parents.  The marriage certificates will name his father.

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/  []Thankyou for this; where do I find the certificate to view it first before having to pay?
]
Births Jun 1842   
CLACKITT    Robert George    Maidstone    5/299

I can't find him on the 1851 census but there is a George CLACKETT aged 7, pauper, son of a soldier in the Union Workhouse Isle of Thanet.  HO107/1629/132/17

Marriages Jun 1869   
CLACKETT Robert George    Maidstone    2a/837   
HEWITT Rose Alice         Maidstone    2a/837

Births Jun 1870   
CLACKETT William Charles    Maidstone    2a/588

Marriages Mar 1888   
CLACKETT Robert George    Maidstone    2a/811   
WARNES    Selva                 Maidstone    2a/811

Cando  :)
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: Julia Dorothy on Tuesday 21 April 15 05:45 BST (UK)
Thankyou everyone for your help on solving the problem if Charles Francis CLACKETT and Sarah MECOY are the parents of Robert George CLACKETT born 1843. With your help and further research I have found that these are the parents of Robert.  Also I found that Charles Francis CLACKETT is born to Mary CLACKETT, no father mentioned.  Sarah MECOY is the daughter of William MECOY and Elizabeth HOBEY.  Now on with more research on another family.
Thankyou all once again. :)
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: garstonite on Tuesday 21 April 15 07:33 BST (UK)
Thankyou everyone for your help on solving the problem if Charles Francis CLACKETT and Sarah MECOY are the parents of Robert George CLACKETT born 1843. With your help and further research I have found that these are the parents of Robert.  Also I found that Charles Francis CLACKETT is born to Mary CLACKETT, no father mentioned.  Sarah MECOY is the daughter of William MECOY and Elizabeth HOBEY.  Now on with more research on another family.
Thankyou all once again. :)

IGIhas Elizabeth as Hobley with an L - not Hobey ...you might want to check that - IGI may have mistranscribed
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: Julia Dorothy on Tuesday 21 April 15 08:09 BST (UK)
That is correct Elizabeth HOBLEY sorry a typo; thankyou for picking that up.
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: cando on Wednesday 22 April 15 01:05 BST (UK)
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https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/
Cando

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Thankyou for this; where do I find the certificate to view it first before having to pay?
Julia Dorothy

You cannot view the certificate. You need to purchase the certificate using the details on my post.

Cando
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: Daisypetal on Wednesday 22 April 15 13:42 BST (UK)
Hi,

In regards to Silvia/Selva etc GILLARD showing as WARNES sometimes, I think she was a widow when she married Robert George CLACKETT.

Marriage
Silvia GILLIARD    Jun Q 1878    Medway    2a  749
Benjamin William WARNES


22 Apr 1878
St. Margaret Next Rochester, Kent
Benjamin William WARNES
Father:  William WARNES
Silvia GILLIARD
Father:  Henry GILLIARD


Death
Benjamin William WARNES    Sep Q 1880    Medway    2a  278
Age:  28


Hope this helps :)

Regards,
Daisy
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: Julia Dorothy on Wednesday 22 April 15 22:15 BST (UK)
Thankyou Daisy,
Yes it is a great help and I so appreciate your finding of Silvia Gillard; I have not been able to find much on her but now I have your details on Silvia it will help me to gain her birth, marriage certificates. 
Much appreciated,
Julia Dorothy. :)
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: Daisypetal on Thursday 23 April 15 14:24 BST (UK)
Hi,

I think the Silva WARNER aged 12, living with the CLACKETT family in 1891 could actually be Silvia and Benjamin WARNES daughter.


Birth
Selva Eliza WARNES    Jun 1879    Medway    2a  485


Baptism
St Margaret, Rochester, Kent
April 13th 1879
Selva Eliza
Parents:  Benjamin William & Selva WARNES
Abode:  Orange Terrace,  ?ar Hill
Labourer


I can't find her anywhere in 1881 after her father had died.

Regards,
Daisy
Title: Re: Robert Clackett
Post by: Julia Dorothy on Sunday 26 April 15 02:28 BST (UK)
This morning I found a hand written letter written by a William Clackett b 1836 and probably brother to Robert Clacket b 1842.  Siblings Eleanor 'Elle' Clackett b 1832. Maria Clackett b 1842 (probably twin to Robert) Parents are Charles Clackett and Sarah Mecoy.  The reason why I think this may be this William as he writes his letter on 1 January (no year mentioned) and he mentions 'Elle' and Alice (maybe referring to Robert's first wife Alice Rose Hewitt and his sister Eleanor).  He signs the letter; Regards and thoughts of all yours truly, Uncle Will.  He writes this letter as a patient in the Soldier's Memorial Hospital (but I am not sure which hospital only can see something like 'Canswinstra St; hard to read the writing but don't know if it is in England or overseas and I would like to find if this is the William Clackett who wrote this letter and if he has a Military record.  So far I am searching on Findmypast; but coming up with nothing.  Can anyone help please.