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William Henry Brown of Lambeth
« on: Thursday 29 November 07 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I am a new addition to the addiction known as geneology. I have hit a snag and I am unsure of how to proceed.... My great-grandfather was a William Henry Brown, living in Lambeth in and around 1890 but I am unable to find him on any census records...... How can I proceed???????

Any help/tips would be gratefully received

Jill

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Re: William Henry Brown of Lambeth
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 29 November 07 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Hello Jill and welcome to Rootschat.  :)

Can you tell us all you know about William Henry (eg birth year, birth place, whether married) and we will have a look st the censuses too.  He may be mistranscribed or  he might have switched his names round - many people did!

Barbara
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Re: William Henry Brown of Lambeth
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 29 November 07 14:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi Barbara

Wow, didnt expect anyone to have read it this quickly...

I dont have a birth, marriage or death year...  We think he married Margaret Sanders and was def living in Lambeth in 1914 because my grandfather Joseph J Brown was registered that year (birth Certificate ordered and should arrive anyday), albeit that he was born in 1890..

Members of the family think that his occupation was as a Brass Fitter......

I am afraid that is all I know at the moment... I have searched the marriage lists and census records but I am unable to find anything conclusive.

I really appreciate any help you can offer.

Jill


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Re: William Henry Brown of Lambeth
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 29 November 07 14:53 GMT (UK) »
Hello Jill

This all sounds a bit odd  ;D  I can't quite understand why the registration would be so late - Joseph would be 24.

So, would you expect Joseph J to be with William in the censuses in 1891 and 1901?

Barbara
Joy, Larkin, Twort, Baker, Whibley - Brenchley and Horsmonden area Kent
Fewell and Speller - Essex and London
Headington and Bateman - London
Feltwell - Norfolk and London
Lewin - India and NZ
Evan-Thomas - Wales and London
Purser and Cook - Hunts

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Re: William Henry Brown of Lambeth
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 29 November 07 15:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Barbara

No, I am assuming that they were just very late in their registration.... unless I have the wrong Joseph J Brown... Hopefully I will know more when the birth certificate arrives...

The other really strange thing is that the birth records for Joseph J Brown, registered in 1914 have the mothers maiden name as Frankland... Which is his future wifes maiden name ....

Will let you know more as and when the birth certificate arrives..

Bye for now
Jill

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Re: William Henry Brown of Lambeth
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 29 November 07 16:07 GMT (UK) »
I will be very interested to hear what the birth certificate says Jill. 

Do you have the marriage certificate for Joseph and his wife (Ruth Frankland I think).  This should give an occupation for Joseph's father.

I found this birth registration which is presumably the first child of Joseph and Ruth.

Births Mar 1916 
Brown  Joseph J  Frankland  Lambeth  1d 459


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Joy, Larkin, Twort, Baker, Whibley - Brenchley and Horsmonden area Kent
Fewell and Speller - Essex and London
Headington and Bateman - London
Feltwell - Norfolk and London
Lewin - India and NZ
Evan-Thomas - Wales and London
Purser and Cook - Hunts

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Re: William Henry Brown of Lambeth
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 29 November 07 16:24 GMT (UK) »
Think Barbara has found the birth cert looks like its Josephs son not his own birth cert that you are sending for.
A possible in 1901 for Joseph with his Father William
RG13 Piece 407 Folio 20 Page 32

20 St Alban Bldg,China Walk.Lambeth Church Second,Lambeth

William Brown,Head,Widower,40,Draper Warehouseman,Southwark
William Brown,Son,15,Van Guard,Camberwell,London
George Brown,Son,13,Battersea,London
Joseph Brown,Son,10,Lambeth,London

Marriage of Joseph
Qtr July 1915 Vol 1d Page 906
Joseph J Brown to Ruth M Frankland

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Amor/Amer-Bromham Wiltshire,Hertfordshire,Suffolk.
Pyett-Suffolk
Wolfenden-Cambridgeshire,Huntingdonshire
Bird,Nash-Essex.
Anderson,-London.Bethnal Green,Shoreditch,Hackney
King-,Uxbridge,Shoreditch,Bethnal Green
Edwards,Roberts,Lane,Price,Williams-Llanelli.
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Re: William Henry Brown of Lambeth
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 29 November 07 16:30 GMT (UK) »
And this looks a good possible for your Grandfather
Birth Cert
Joseph John Brown Qtr June 1890 Vol 1d Page 344 in Lambeth
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Amor/Amer-Bromham Wiltshire,Hertfordshire,Suffolk.
Pyett-Suffolk
Wolfenden-Cambridgeshire,Huntingdonshire
Bird,Nash-Essex.
Anderson,-London.Bethnal Green,Shoreditch,Hackney
King-,Uxbridge,Shoreditch,Bethnal Green
Edwards,Roberts,Lane,Price,Williams-Llanelli.
Roberts-Pembroke Dock

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Re: William Henry Brown of Lambeth
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 29 November 07 16:31 GMT (UK) »
Hello Jill and Welsh Lady

This looks like a possible birth registration

Births Jun 1890  
Brown  Joseph John     Lambeth  1d 344

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Joy, Larkin, Twort, Baker, Whibley - Brenchley and Horsmonden area Kent
Fewell and Speller - Essex and London
Headington and Bateman - London
Feltwell - Norfolk and London
Lewin - India and NZ
Evan-Thomas - Wales and London
Purser and Cook - Hunts

Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk