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Offline Phil Goater

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Maiden name of Eliza Jane Colyer b.Tunbridge c. 1857
« on: Friday 12 May 06 15:14 BST (UK) »
Henry Charles and Eliza Jane Colyer ended up in Perth WA with most of their family. I am trying to establish Eliza's maiden name. Their eldest son, Henry, was born about 1876 in America and appears in the English census in 1891 in Cheshire with the family where Eliza is shown as 34
All attempts to etablish her maiden name have proved fruitless for want of a sighting of a marriage.
Is it possible to do a christian name search of the 1861 census in Tunbridge?
Any help much appreciated.

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Re: Maiden name of Eliza Jane Colyer b.Tunbridge c. 1857
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 May 06 22:30 BST (UK) »
Hi

Searching for anybody called Eliza b Tunbridge would not prove that she married Henry Colyer 

The 1901 census shows a son Herbert aged 9 born Lymm Cheshire - their only child born in the UK

A copy of his birth cert will give you Eliza's maiden name

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Herbert Colyer December quarter 1891  Altrincham  Cheshire 
Volume: 8a  Page: 189 
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Re: Maiden name of Eliza Jane Colyer b.Tunbridge c. 1857
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 May 06 09:09 BST (UK) »
Thank you Carole for showing the way ahead.

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Re: Maiden name of Eliza Jane Colyer b.Tunbridge c. 1857
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 May 06 16:16 BST (UK) »
I did have a look for any Eliza b.Tonbrige/Tunbridge area about that time but, as Carole suggests, there were just too many to sight anything conclusive :(

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Re: Maiden name of Eliza Jane Colyer b.Tunbridge c. 1857
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 13 May 06 17:09 BST (UK) »
The best I could find was an Eliza J Strange born 1857 Tonbridge Wells on RG9/492/69/6 :)
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Re: Maiden name of Eliza Jane Colyer b.Tunbridge c. 1857
« Reply #5 on: Friday 23 June 06 18:31 BST (UK) »
Thanks to progress elsewhere, I have been given to understand that Eliza's maiden name was Thorneycroft
Can she be found in Tunbridge in the 1861 census?

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Re: Maiden name of Eliza Jane Colyer b.Tunbridge c. 1857
« Reply #6 on: Friday 23 June 06 18:49 BST (UK) »
Could this be Eliza? :)
RG9/494/65/8
High Street Tonbridge

John Thorndycraft head age 35 carman born Sutton Vallance
Ann wife age 61??? born Aylesford
Edward son age 9 born Sutton Vallance
Eliza dau age 3 born Tonbridge.

Would appreciate a second opinion on this entry :) :)
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Re: Maiden name of Eliza Jane Colyer b.Tunbridge c. 1857
« Reply #7 on: Friday 23 June 06 22:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Nessie - it looks distinctly possible.

Is there any sign of them in the 1871 census?

It would appear that Thorndycraft was a variation of Thorneycroft which was confined to the South -East in 1891. The Thorneycroft name also appeared in the Midlands and further north.

Where exactly is Sutton Vallance?

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Re: Maiden name of Eliza Jane Colyer b.Tunbridge c. 1857
« Reply #8 on: Friday 23 June 06 22:49 BST (UK) »
Sutton Vallance is a village a few miles south of Maidstone .................

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