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Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: John stiff 1851 - ??
« on: Friday 01 September 06 15:59 BST (UK)  »
I hope you don't mind me replying to this message.  I was browsing through the site and noticed you are researching the surname Stiff.  This was my Gt grandmother's maiden name.  Have you come across any from Worcestershire?  This is where all my Stiffs are from and I can't seem to link them to anywhere else at the moment.
Don't worry if you can't help. 
Thanks & Regards

One Name Studies: N to S / STIFF
« on: Thursday 31 August 06 21:27 BST (UK)  »
Hello, I've been researching the surname STIFF (my gt. grandmother's maiden name) for about 10 years.† All my ancestors came from Worcestershire.† There are a lot of Stiffs in Suffolk and surrounding areas but I haven't linked any of these with mine.†
I'd be interested if anyone has any info on any of the Stiff family in Worcestershire.
Thanks in advance


England / Re: A missing Grosvenor
« on: Sunday 16 April 06 10:51 BST (UK)  »

Pauline - I'd been using 1837online, but judging by the other reply I've had, I hadn't looked far enough.
I had also looked on the 1901 Census site but couldn't find him.
Many thanks

Tanja - this has to be the one!  I hadn't looked far enough, as I was given some incorrect dates.  This has solved a very frustrating puzzle - very much appreciated.

Thank you both for replying!
All the best

 ;D ;D ;D

England / A missing Grosvenor
« on: Saturday 15 April 06 21:25 BST (UK)  »
I canít find my gt-grandfatherís brother on the 1901 Census.†
Heís listed on the 1891 Census, but after that, I canít trace him.†

I'm looking for:
Joseph Grosvenor (spelt Grovenor on 1891 census)
Born about 1876 in Cradley Heath (which is under Staffordshire on 1891 census page), son of Samuel and Hannah Grosvenor, living at 48 Providence Street, Cradley Heath, Rowley Regis.

My late gt-aunt said he was married (canít find that either) to a woman called Lavinia.†
I suspect Joseph may have died as she later married his brother Isaac, unless they divorced?† I havenít ruled out a death in WW1 either, but I canít find anything.

Iíve checked deaths from 1891 to 1901 and canít find anything, unless Iíve missed it.
According to my gt-aunt, Joseph and Lavinia had a son, Alfred.

There is a Joseph Grosvenor aged 24 on the 1901 census, but itís not the one Iím looking for.

Itís all a bit confusing! Could anyone suggest where I may go from here?† Iíd be grateful for any help or suggestions.


England / Re: Convict
« on: Thursday 23 March 06 15:47 GMT (UK)  »
I recently found the info re. Freemantle but didn't know where to go from there.  I'll have a look!

Many thanks for your reply!


England / Convict
« on: Thursday 23 March 06 15:04 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know how I would go about tracing a convict after he left prison, or if he died serving time?  Or did the Australian authorities allow them to stay after their sentence was over?

Iíve come across someone who was shipped to Australia in 1854 (he got 10 years for grand larceny).  Do records exist stating if/when they were shipped home?

I havenít linked him with my family yet, but itís an unusual surname - STIFF (my great-grandmother's maiden name), so I wouldnít be surprised if there was a link somewhere. 

Iím probably asking the impossible, but Iím curious!

Amanda    8)

Worcestershire / Stiff family - Worcester
« on: Wednesday 08 March 06 21:26 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for any info on the surname STIFF - Worcester and Bromsgrove areas.

Occupation Interests / Re: Old occupation
« on: Wednesday 16 February 05 14:08 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, I just read the description off the internet Census site.  My dad did some internet searching last night and he found references to bridles and hatlers, so I think maybe the occupation stated might be slightly incorrect.  I'll take it as its something to do with farming and horses.
Many thanks to all who have replied.
All the best


Occupation Interests / Re: Old occupation
« on: Tuesday 15 February 05 19:51 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the reply.  I thought of a hatter, or a misprint, and i did an internet search and found some reference to hatler horses.  Havent a clue what these are, but I know my gt-grandfather and his family were all farm labourers and carters, so whether this is connected, I don't know. 
Thanks again!


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