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Kent Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Please: 1841/1851 Census - GAMBRILL
« on: Wednesday 08 March 06 17:31 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks .... you found the right family .... the confirming fact is Ann born in Poplar, London. I had this information ... but thought it was wrong ! .... seemed stange when everyone else was born around Strood.

Another helpful clue in further searching is the sister with her child at the house on Census day.

Can anyone find a reference for the family in 1841?

Thanks RootsChatters


Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: Sarah AVIS - birth/parents - Maresfield SSX
« on: Wednesday 08 March 06 16:53 GMT (UK)  »
 Andrea .... that gives me a solid lead to work on.

Once again, RootChat folks are soooo helpful.

Many thanks

Kent Completed Lookup Requests / Please: 1841/1851 Census - GAMBRILL
« on: Wednesday 08 March 06 04:56 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking for  the location of my family in 1841 & 1851:

Here's what I have:

George GAMBRILL  head  b. 1816  Woodnesborough, Kent
Harriet     "  wife  b.  abt1812
Harriet     "  dau   b. 1839  Erith, Kent

The next child Ellen was born in 1842 in Strood, Kent. So for 1841 Census the family could be either in Erith or Strood. I believe they were still in Strood in 1851 (5 or 6 children by then).

George GAMBRILL was at some stage a mariner, so he may or maynot be shown with the household. I'm most interested in any other information about the household that shows up in 1841 and 1851.

Can anyone help me?

Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: Sarah AVIS - birth/parents - Maresfield SSX
« on: Tuesday 07 March 06 22:28 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Andrea for your thoughts ... I'll focus on the village of Maresfield for now.

So, back to the original quest (now enhanced by Chris's data). Can anyone with access to SSX birth/christening or marriage indexes find:
Sarah AVIS or AVES  born abt 1811 in Maresfield, SSX;

Robert AVIS or AVES married Sarah 1800-1812 in Maresfield SSX or closeby.

Many thanks

Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: Sarah AVIS - birth/parents - Maresfield SSX
« on: Sunday 05 March 06 23:16 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Chris ..... my I do admire your "sticking with it until you find something" .... an example I will strive to follow! The children in the 1841 Newhaven Census match those in 1851, so you found the right MOCKFORD household.

Thanks also for the AVIS/AVES leads in Maresfield. I must say I am a little suspicious of the 1851/61 Census information where Sarah's place of birth is given as "Marsfield" and "Maresfield". Given that her future husband was a labourer, it is most probable that Sarah was in domestic service. What would take a single girl from Maresfield to Newhaven (about 18miles away) in the early 1830s, when there are lots of towns close to Marefield ?

Anyone got any ideas?

Sussex Lookup Requests / Sarah AVIS - birth/parents - Maresfield SSX
« on: Sunday 05 March 06 21:01 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone please help me in tracing the roots of Sarah AVIS. The information I have is:

IGI ref: Sarah Anne AVIS m. David MOCKFORD on 20JUL1833 in Newhaven, SSX

1851 Census: Newhaven, SSX
David MOCKFORD  head M 44  b. Newhaven
Sarah  "   wife F  39  b. Mar(e)sfield, SSX
6 children all b. Newhaven (one of the children is my gggfather).

1861 Census: Newhaven, SSX
David MOCKFORD  head M 55  b. Newhaven
Sarah  "   wife F 50  b. Maresfield, SSX
4 children still at home

I cannot find any IGI reference to a birth/christening of Sarah AVIS in Maresfield. Can anyone help with the birth and parents?


Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 Census details pls - Brighton
« on: Tuesday 17 January 06 00:25 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Alli,
Thanks so much for the BIVRI information - that is most useful, and it reinforces the "strong leads" I have obtained on-line from IGI records.
I live on an island, and my main source of research material is limited to internet sites ... could you tell me if I can access BIVRI on-line? (I don't mind if it's a pay-site). If not, would you mind my asking for a BIVRI lookup regarding my Betteridge ancestors quest.
My direct Betteridge ancestor (Ellen) was born in Eastbourne SSX, and I have traced her father (John) in the 1841 & 1851 Census for Eastbourne. What took me to Brighton was the fact that Ellen married in Brighton and from the Marriage Certificate I found other Betteridge family members residing in Brighton (brother & cousins).

Would you mind doing a BIVRI search for any birth or marriage record of Ellen's father. From the 1841 & 1851 Census combined information I have:
   John BETTERIDGE born abt. 1780 in Stow or Stoke, Glocestershire. (looks more like Stow on the census).

Hope you don't mind my imposing, and thanks again for your help so far.



Somerset / Re: Mystery with GRO Birth Reference error
« on: Tuesday 22 November 05 23:45 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Angi & Valda,

My hunch from day 1 has been that the birth place was Withycombe Raleigh, Devon ... based on the 1861 to 1901 Census info. But, when the national Birth Index has only one matching Frederick James Selway (in Somerset), and I know these Selways moved to Devon from Somerset in early 1800s .... you go with what you can find.

So now, my next step is to check with the Devon Records Office and using the info Valda provided I've sent an e-mail off. I'll let you know what happens.

I'm still not sure how the County BMD Indexes are organised, as I'm not in a position to walk into one of their offices and search. I'd be interested to know.


Somerset / Re: Mystery with GRO Birth Reference error
« on: Tuesday 22 November 05 04:26 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Angi. Yes, I've analysed the GRO image up and down to see if there could be a variant - but there is no mistaking what is typed. I've also searched the Index +/- two years, and there are no other Frederick James Selway births.
I'm in Canada and not too familiar with the Somerset Records Office(s). Any idea which office to contact ?  I will try e-mail to start with, as I'm on the west coast of Canada and we sleep while the UK works!

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