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Re: British Home Child, William Allen Layfield
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 11:38 BST (UK) »
You might be lucky like me , our records only took a month or too.
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Re: British Home Child, William Allen Layfield
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 12:56 BST (UK) »
Migky.... thanks for the tips; I just dropped a note to Mr. Davidson... keeping my fingers crossed.   I don't dare entertain the possibility of getting a report from Barnardo's in that short a time---I would drive myself absolutely nuts checking for it every day!!! 
Layfield, Porter, Ross, Daley, Weaver, Metcalfe, Vesey

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Re: British Home Child - William Allen LAYFIELD
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 14:50 BST (UK) »
Darn... my message to Toby Davidson bounced back...
Layfield, Porter, Ross, Daley, Weaver, Metcalfe, Vesey


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Re: British Home Child - William Allen LAYFIELD
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 14:56 BST (UK) »
http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl
This is likely the Openshaw birth from the 1901 for Manchester...
Births Dec. Q  1898
Layfield, Walter  Chorlton  vol. 8c  page 753 The name does not seem that widely
used...Maybe they weren't registered, either...but they should be on the 1901!

So some help from the U.K. / U.S. Troops needed, huh.... ;D  J.J.
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Re: British Home Child - William Allen LAYFIELD
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 14:57 BST (UK) »
Hopefully once you get the military files there will be a clue in them.  It would be great to find a marriage certificate for William or Walter and if it had their father's name you could pinpoint them in the 1901 census.

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Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham<br />Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham<br />Shorter - Surrey<br />Dyer - Devon<br />Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland<br />Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

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Re: British Home Child - William Allen LAYFIELD
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 15:20 BST (UK) »
It looks like Walter may have served in WWII as well for the USA, although he has Canada as his place of birth....

Walter William Layfield
Date of Birth:  May 26, 1896
Place of Birth:  Peterborough, Canada
Name of Person who knows your address:  Mrs. Mary Layfield, Pittsburgh, PA

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Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham<br />Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham<br />Shorter - Surrey<br />Dyer - Devon<br />Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland<br />Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

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Re: British Home Child - William Allen LAYFIELD
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 15:32 BST (UK) »
Gem,

Just a few questions....

When was William's first child born and was it in Ontario?

When was the last child born?

When did Ethel die?


Karen
Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham<br />Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham<br />Shorter - Surrey<br />Dyer - Devon<br />Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland<br />Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

Who all came to Canada in a little row boat, clap clap, clap your hands!!

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Re: British Home Child - William Allen LAYFIELD
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 15:36 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,

I have the border crossings for Walter. He crossed from Canada to the US twice in 1922 and itl looks as though he stayed after the 2nd crossing.

Ist time was July 26 and he crossed at Buffalo, New York.
He gave his address as Niagra on Lake and his next of kin as his brother William A. living in Ticksone? (can't read) Ontario. He is a salesman and his destination is Lewiston New York. He has $45 dollars on him.

He is 5'6" medium complexion with light brown hair.  He was born in Manchester, England and came to Halifax, NS in April 1907.

The second entry is from a log book and just gives his name and the date of crossing - August 1922 in Lewiston, New York. He is a salesman who is going to stay permanently in the US.

Indi

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Re: British Home Child - William Allen LAYFIELD
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 10 July 07 15:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Indi,

Had a look and I think it's Timmons, Ontario

Karen
Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham<br />Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham<br />Shorter - Surrey<br />Dyer - Devon<br />Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland<br />Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

Who all came to Canada in a little row boat, clap clap, clap your hands!!