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Offline Amberglow

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Who is He?
« on: Friday 30 May 08 13:25 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,  I am new to RootsChat so help me if you can.  I have been trying to trace info. about one of my ancestors for a very long time.  All I know is his name, William Solen born 1834 in London, married to Margaret Bouchard.  The only info. I have is from the various Census.  If anyone has this name in their tree I would be very interested to know.

Many thanks.

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Re: Who is He?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 May 08 13:32 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Amberglow  ;D

Do you have William and Margaret marriage certificate? It would tell you the
name of William father, which would help.
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Re: Who is He?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 30 May 08 13:35 BST (UK) »
Welcome, Amberglow.

It would also help if you let us know which censuses you have already seen, so we don't go over old ground.

Do you know where in London he was born?

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Re: Who is He?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 30 May 08 13:53 BST (UK) »
Welaome to RootschaT Amberglow.

In the various census that you have traced William Solen, has his name always been transcribed 'Solen"?
If you could post the census details it may help those helping you.

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Re: Who is He?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 30 May 08 14:08 BST (UK) »
Hiya,  Many thanks for the various  replies.  His name has always come up as Solen.  I cannot find any marriage references for them in any of the records books.  He was born in Bethnal Green, Middlesex, London, as was Margaret and all the children.  I have accessed all the Census from 1841 to 1901

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 30 May 08 14:16 BST (UK) »
I found this on another site dated July 13, 2003

"William Solen was born 1834. He married Margaret Bouchard probably in Wayne Co. Michigan. They had 5 children before moving to England late 1800s."

It also gives email address of researcher:
http://www.ancestralfindings.com/surnames/surnamepost/surnames_s_516.htm

Don't know if that makes any sense to you? But you have them in all census? Curious ...

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 30 May 08 14:43 BST (UK) »
1881 census RG11/0406/113/5 6 Essex Place London

William Solen aged 47 BootMaker born Shoreditch
Margaret wife age 45 born Shoreditch

Benjamin 18 All Children born Shoreditch
Emma 16
Jane 13
James 11
John 9
Margaret 2

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Re: Who is He?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 30 May 08 14:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Ruskie,  Yes, I found that info. a long time ago.  The family is the same one but it is strange that William, Margaret and all the children were born in the UK. How they got to be born in Michigan, I don't know.  I have Margaret's birth certificate and the birth records of the children in the BMD Indexes of 1837 onwards, so I believe the UK births are the correct ones.  As I cannot go back beyond 1837 this is where the prolem is, finding out William's parents names.  On my Family Tree he is the only one I haave a problem with.   If you know where I can find records before 1837 it would be a help.  I have also searched the Mormon site but to no avail. 

Basically, all BMD Records from 1837 have been checked (although his birth was before that so that can't be found}

All Census from 1841 to 1901  I have access to, so only please look in places other than these so you don't waste your time.

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Re: Who is He?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 30 May 08 15:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Amber,
 If you have him on 1841 Census is he not with his parents ?? As he would only be 7/8 years old , or am i missing something here.??

Can you ref No of census you have him on please.
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