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Trafford Surname
« on: Wednesday 29 August 07 13:41 BST (UK) »
I have just started researching the Trafford side of my family and I was wondering if there is anyone that can help me.
The ancestor I am starting with is my Grandmother Annie Louise Trafford (1891)
she was born in Hammersmith but all here family are from Oxfordshire. Her father I know was Richard Henry Trafford (1857) her mother Alice Rumball.
After that it is getting difficult. On the 1901 census Richard's father is Thomas (1831) from Hellington & his mother Eliza (1825) from Faringdon Berkshire.
On checking the BDM's nothing comes up for Hellington. There are loads for Horspath. Could this be his place of birth?  If someone could point me in the right direction where to find Thomas's parents and ancestors It would be much appreciated.

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Re: Trafford Surname
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 August 07 13:54 BST (UK) »
Found this marriage Thomas Trafford marrying Eliza Kent in 1853 Headington District.
Do you think Hellington could be Headington?
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Re: Trafford Surname
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 August 07 14:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Dot,

I'm not sure what your question actually is but I thought you might find this 1861 census interesting 8)
RG9/891 48 40
Oxford St Clement
Bath Street

Thomas John  Trafford, head, 64, no occupation, b. Kirtlington
Maria, wife, 60, b. do.
William H, grandson, 11, b. London
Thomas, son, mar, 30, Upholsterer, b. Kirtlington
Eliza, dau, in law, 37, b. Berks Farringdon
Richard H, son, 5, scholar, b. Oxford

Thomas, son, 3, scholar, b. do.
George A?, son, 1, b. do.
Edwin?, son, unm, 21, Cook, b. Kirtlington

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According to 1841, 1851 and 1871 census, granddad should be John instead of Thomas 
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Re: Trafford Surname
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 August 07 14:03 BST (UK) »
Toby

I am not sure but it is likely , isn't it.

Have you found anything else regarding where Thomas was born and who his parent were?
These are so many Trafford's I don't want to go down the wrong line and end up with the wrong family in my tree.
Thanks again Toby

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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 August 07 14:09 BST (UK) »
Tati
Thanks for this info. I shall look into it.

My question is, to find out who my grandmothers family were and to see how far back on the ancestors I can get.


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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 August 07 14:37 BST (UK) »
Have you found anything else regarding where Thomas was born and who his parent were?
Have a look at the 1861 census  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 29 August 07 14:53 BST (UK) »
On the 1901 census Richard's father is Thomas (1831) from Hellington & his mother Eliza (1825) from Faringdon Berkshire.
I can't see the 1901 census you mention. Were you meaning the 1871 census? If so, then I can confirm that it says Kirtlington on the actual census image, not Hellington  :)
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Re: Trafford Surname
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 29 August 07 15:15 BST (UK) »
Tati

Just in case you manage to trace your family to Cheshire and/or Lancashire where the (de) Trafford family are/were very prominent. You may wish to check out www.stirnet.com where full details of the Traffords are available. I can't post the link as the copyright won't allow me.

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 29 August 07 17:28 BST (UK) »
Also have a look at the IGI at www.familysearch.org , Dot  :D Someone seems to have done quite extensive search on the family.  :)
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