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Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: 1841 census lookup please GRANT
« on: Saturday 28 February 09 07:49 GMT (UK)  »

Hi Barbara, 

Don't know if this helps, found 1841 census entry:-

Middle Brook Street, Winchester, Hampshire.

Charles Grant 35 years occupation tailor or sailor? (page badly faded)

Susanna (faded) 29 years

Caroline 6 years

Benjamin 4 months.

Best Wishes

Essex Completed Lookup Requests / Re: 1881 census
« on: Saturday 28 February 09 07:31 GMT (UK)  »
 :) Hi, Mable,

Don't know if this might help, found a John Kerry on the 1881 census (born Borrowash) living at 26 Madeley Street. Civil parish of Litchurch, Derbyshire. Aged 52 born about 1829. His occupation is listed as Engine driver at Loco works.

Wife Elizabeth same age.

William (son) 22 years old. Printers compositor.

Elizabeth (daughter) 20 years old Press maker.

Children's ages are a little off ???

Bedfordshire / Re: Hit a wall!
« on: Friday 27 February 09 08:07 GMT (UK)  »

A big thank you to Arranroots, Trachelospermum, Galium and John-P Bedford for your help.

Some of the information you gave I had found but couldn't  be sure it was the right family. But all the streets they lived in are in the same area of Luton.

But the information John-P Bedford gives has pretty much convinced me of my own suspicions.

 ;) Cheers


Bedfordshire / Re: Hit a wall!
« on: Thursday 26 February 09 20:07 GMT (UK)  »

Have found a Mary Hephzibah Dodd born 1883 in Luton. This could be her she married a Samuel James Hodge in 1903 but he died in 1915. About two and half years before Doris was born, so this clearly isn't her father.

Cannot find death entry for Mary. George Hodge is a very common name. Trying find the right one is like looking for a needle in a haystack.


Bedfordshire / Re: Hit a wall!
« on: Thursday 26 February 09 19:43 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,  :)

From start: my grandparents: Donald Norman Eiles m. Doris Mary Hodge. Luton Register Office. 16th March 1945.

Fathers listed Henry James Eiles (deceased) Motor Driver. George Edward Hodge (deceased) Gas Worker.

Witnesses:- Minnie Eiles (groom's mother). Mrs I M Davies (my dad says this was his aunt Ivy) Ivy Hodge before her marriage (Doris's half sister).

Grandmother's birth certificate: When & where born. 24th November 1917, 43 Salisbury Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Name: Doris Mary Girl. fathers name (line through it), Mother's name Mary Hodge formerly Dodd. Hat finisher. Occupation of father (line through it). Informant Mary Hodge Mother 43 Salisbury Road, Luton.

I haven't got access to 1911 census. 

I have no stories on Mary, I didn't even have her name until I received the birth certificate today. My dad was always told his mother (Doris) was an orphan and she was brought up by nuns near St Albans.

Regards  Sadie ::)

Bedfordshire / Hit a wall!
« on: Thursday 26 February 09 18:49 GMT (UK)  »
 ??? Don't know what to do now. My grandparents marriage certificate tells me that my grandmothers father was called George Edward Hodge (deceased). However on her birth certificate no father is mentioned at all. Mothers name is Mary Hodge formerly Dodd.

Does this suggest that perhaps she was married before she had my grandmother and that perhaps her husband was not the father. My grandmother was born Doris Mary Hodge b. 1917 in Luton. Only marriage between a Mary Dodd and any Hodge  was in 1903 between a Mary Hephzibah Dodd and a Samuel James Hodge, he however died in 1915.

My dad says he vaguely remembers an aunt Ivy and Dora who were his mothers half sisters (all sharing the same father Hodge?).

I am still new to all this. Don't know where to look now.  :'(

Any help gratefully received.

Bedfordshire Lookup Requests / Re: Caddington Burials - EILES
« on: Saturday 21 February 09 07:28 GMT (UK)  »
Never thought of that ???. Will try that route. Thanks you, will let you know how I get on.  ;)

Cheshire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Born on a Boat?
« on: Tuesday 17 February 09 17:54 GMT (UK)  »
Had a google, story not quite so interesting now :-[

Cheshire Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Born on a Boat?
« on: Tuesday 17 February 09 17:35 GMT (UK)  »
 :o Will go and have a look now.



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