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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Brick wall in finding father
« on: Thursday 22 December 16 07:22 GMT (UK)  »
No father on marriage certificates. From what i know it seem that he wasn't liked and in most cases, wasn't even known to the children, except to my nan. No luck in 1939 but the middle name is a good point - it may offer a clue. Thanks.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Brick wall in finding father
« on: Wednesday 21 December 16 22:44 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks. Yes, i know where they were born (North Walsham, Norfolk) and i even know the road that they lived on (one was born in 1920 too). What documents would i be looking for? In your case it was a court order but what would this be for - child support payments?

Family History Beginners Board / Brick wall in finding father
« on: Wednesday 21 December 16 22:09 GMT (UK)  »

I have hit a brick wall which i fear i will never break through.  My late nan never talked about her father other than to say he was not a nice man and was never around, yet she was one of 5 children, all of which had their unmarried mothers surname and no father on their birth certificate. They were all born between 1914 and 1934.  One of them, the youngest, is still living but when i wrote and asked they said they did not know for sure who their father was - they had an idea but weren't willing to give me a name.
Where do i go from here?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help to transcribe baptism record
« on: Wednesday 04 November 15 20:37 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks to everyone for your help.  I did wonder whether it was Basset as i can remember reading somewhere that an f can represent ss. Seems an unusual name though. Also this person never shows up in any further records in the North Norfolk area (Roughton). I've checked parish records, at, bt, census etc but nothing. All his siblings and parents remained in the area until death so i haven't looked further afield.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help to transcribe baptism record
« on: Tuesday 03 November 15 23:08 GMT (UK)  »
Could someone please help transcribe the last baptism in the following record.

William ?????? son of john todd and esther his wife was baptized march 7th 1802.

I thing the xxxx may Ba????.

Norfolk / Re: My Norfolk Surnames
« on: Wednesday 24 February 10 19:47 GMT (UK)  »

Some of my Hurns are:

Clara Hurn b1887 Southrepps
George Hurn b1862 Southrepps (Clara's Father)
Joseph Hurn b1839 Thorpe Market (George's Father)
Philip Hurn b1800 Thorpe Market (Joseph's Father)
Thomas Hurn b1764 Gresham (Philip's Father)

Any info would be appreciated.

Norfolk / Re: My Norfolk Surnames
« on: Sunday 21 February 10 20:27 GMT (UK)  »

Yes, that's correct. Francis Wiley (Wild) was b1823 Edingthorpe and married Elizabeth Steerman (b1826 Knapton) in 1845.


Norfolk / Re: My Norfolk Surnames
« on: Saturday 20 February 10 16:03 GMT (UK)  »

Yes I have come across this family. Anna Elizabeth WILD (b1873 Edingthorpe) is my great grandmother. She was the daughter of Robert Wild (b1849) and Elizabeth Kirk (b1847). Robert wild had many siblings, two of which were named Henry Wild (b1846 and 1860).

I too noticed that their surname varies between various census etc but put it down to bad spelling. I would be very interested in any info you have on this family. My tree is available on GenesReunited so if you are a member then please request me tree and also share yours.


Flintshire Lookup Requests / Re: Northop baptism help please (HEWITT)
« on: Sunday 19 April 09 21:44 BST (UK)  »
My gt grandfather is George Isaac Hewitt (Arthur's brother) who married Clara Hurn. Other siblings are Charles, James, Frederick, Ellen, John and Robert.

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