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Lancashire / William Roberts and Margaret Colebourne - missing children before 1911
« on: Saturday 01 February 20 20:16 GMT (UK)  »
William and Margaret married on 29 September 1895 at St Matthew, Toxteth Park.  He was a labourer and seems to be Liverpool born, as was Margaret

In 1911 they were living at 40 Byles Street, Toxteth with 4 living children - Elizabeth aged 14, Margaret aged 12, William Alfred aged 4 and Annie aged 1.   

(Registration District Number 454, ED 11 and piece 22262)

They also record 10 deceased children and so far I have found (of the 14 and mainly from the GRO index):

Florence, b.c. 1896
Elizabeth, b.c. 1897
William Alfred, b.c. 1898 (died 1899)
James, b.c. 1899
Margaret, b.c. 1900
May, b.c. 1904
Agnes, b.c 1905
William Alfred, b.c. 1907
Charlotte May, b.c. 1908 (died 1909)
Annie, b.c 1909

So that is 10 of 14 recorded children and I can't find the other 4.  They did have more children after 1911 but its these first 14 that I'd like to decipher as apart from the first William Alfred and Charlotte May I can't find the deaths of the kids not recorded in 1911.

Help.... ;D

Thank you

Thanks Janette
Definitely worth a look at

and yes, Soton is an abbreviation for Southampton  :)

Essex / Re: Marion Campbell (1881-1882) West Ham COMPLETED
« on: Friday 19 July 19 19:01 BST (UK)  »
Brilliant - thank you  ;D

(Now to see if they were at that address in 1881...)


Thank you all.

Janette - I think its just passenger lists for Emma and James' wife and their respective families that I haven't been able to find so far (James I have got).  Everything else though has been amazing and added bonuses  ;D

Essex / Marion Campbell (1881-1882) West Ham
« on: Thursday 18 July 19 21:46 BST (UK)  »
Marion's birth was registered in October 1881 in West Ham and her subsequent death in January 1882, also West Ham.

Her parents were James and Mary Ann but I wonder if anyone can find her baptism and burial for the addresses they were living?


World War One / Re: RN deaths
« on: Saturday 13 July 19 16:22 BST (UK)  »

Cause of death seems to be Pulmonary Tuberculosis (7 days).  Died at 6.45pm on 7th August 1915 at the Royal Naval Hospital in Abercorn(?).  Bearing in mind he was a Sick Berth Steward he could well have caught it on board.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Occupation Help
« on: Friday 12 July 19 22:07 BST (UK)  »
Does it say St Hellens? 

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Joseph Walker Pearson Marriage 1869/1870
« on: Friday 12 July 19 21:10 BST (UK)  »
Sorry folks this one is connected to my saga of Henry Hughes Bamber (that you have kindly helped me with before) and his overly complicated and somewhat erratic personal life that is driving me to distraction.... ;D

I think I have now found the details of Henry's second 'wife' Ellen Henderson/Anderson or Pearce (which I now find is likely Pearson) and her first husband who I think is a bigamist...(they certainly led an interesting life)  :-[

The potential bigamist Joseph Walker Pearson was born in Wilmslow, Cheshire in 1829 and on 19 January 1852 at Manchester Cathedral he married Ellen Henderson. Joseph's parents were William, a farmer, and Mary.

By the 1861 census Ellen and their three children - Agnes Ellen, Joseph and Emma Sarah- are living in Cheetham, Manchester with Joseph nowhere to be seen.  (RG 9/ 2969/ 14 p 25).  Ellen's details from the census add up to the Ellen that is connected to Henry Hughes Bamber.

I think Joseph remarries in 1869/1870 (registered March Quarter 1870 Portsea Island so could be late 1869) to either Martha Kelly or Fanny Clark. (Ellen is not dead by the way as by 1870, she is on her 3rd illegitimate child with Henry Hughes Bamber and living in London with her 19 year old daughter Agnes Ellen Pearson who is now using the name Bamber). 

So if this is the same Joseph in Portsea as the one that married in Manchester, then the second marriage is bigamous.

Can anyone find the marriage details of Joseph Walker Pearson in 1869/1870 so I can find out which one he married and if he is possibly the same person?

And breathe... ;D


Further to reply #11.....

Deaths of the named children** of James Stanley Bamber:

2009/6973   Wheeler   Bernice Ruth   18 September 1925
2002/24985   Bamber    Stanley Joseph   12 November 1922

Death of his widow:

1985/54001   Bamber   Mary   20 April 1896

**I have the death notices for Bernice & her husband. If you wish, I can send by PM....


Hello - thank you for that information - yes if you could send them over that would be great!

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