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Bridgwater - Henry Bridge
« on: Wednesday 08 March 06 12:08 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to locate / identify the parents and siblings of Henry Bridge - born 7 April 1832.

He is my Great Great Grandfather and we know everything about him post 1851 - and even have a few photographs of him.

But prior to 1851 we know nothing. The various Census states his place of birth as Bridgwater but the family was always under the impression he came from Bristol.

Any information that anyone can provide from either the 1841 census or perhaps parish registers would be gratefully received.

 

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Re: Bridgwater - Henry Bridge
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 March 06 12:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
   Are we talking about the Henry Bridge,who, on the 1861 is married to a Margaret and with a daughter Margaret and living in Brixham Dorset?? shouldn't it be Devon??

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Re: Bridgwater - Henry Bridge
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 March 06 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Hello Joburg,

 Thank you very much for your swift response.

Yes this is the same Henry Bridge and Brixham is in Devon.

On one of Henry's childrens marriage cert his name is recorded as William Henry - as is Henry's own father on his own marriage certificate.

But, my Grandparents always referred to him as Henry - Henry is also shown on his wifes gravestone in Brixham. I am led to believe that Henry died and was buried in Southampton.

If you can provide any assistance in this matter it would be fantastic.

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Re: Bridgwater - Henry Bridge
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 March 06 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
   1841 census for Timsbury Somerset.

    938_11 Fol.28 Page 22

William Bridge 37 coal miner  y
Elizabeth 35  y
Elizabeth 16 y
William 15 coal miner  y
Henry 13 coal miner  y
Mary 8  y
John 6  y
Abraham 3  y

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Re: Bridgwater - Henry Bridge
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 March 06 22:57 GMT (UK) »
Hello Joburg

Many thanks for the information you so kindly found.

Timsbury seems quite some way from Bridgwater which is what Henry stated on his census forms.

In your experience is there another avenue that I can use to to make sure that this is in fact my Henry?

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Peter.
 

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Re: Bridgwater - Henry Bridge
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 March 06 07:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
   First what was occupation of Henry's father on his marriage cert?
Ask for an 1841 census lookup for the name Bridge in Bridgewater,someone may have a subscription to the 1841 for Somerset online.
Other than that you search the baptism records for Bridgewater,which would be quite a task as I don't think SRO has them indexed.
A few pointers.

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Re: Bridgwater - Henry Bridge
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 March 06 12:41 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for the advice - will now take things forward.

Your assistance is so much appreciated.

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Peter.

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Re: Bridgwater - Henry Bridge
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 01 March 17 21:30 GMT (UK) »
Just seen this post a number of years after it was first posted. I have a fair amount of info on this Bridge family. However, by now you may also!