Author Topic: WARD/PARKER/COLLEDGE in LEICESTER  (Read 775 times)

Offline mgw61

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WARD/PARKER/COLLEDGE in LEICESTER
« on: Saturday 04 October 08 19:09 BST (UK) »
Hello all
My great uncle William H WARD, a baker from Whittlesford, Cambs lived in Leicester from around 1894-1908. His wife Elizabeth was born in Leicester c1873.  Her surname was possibly PARKER (married winter 1894/5) or COLLEDGE (married summer 1897). Both these women married a William H Ward in the LEICESTER district.
Does anyone have any details about either of these marriages?
My William and Elizabeth had a son called Frederick Ward bc1899 in Great Wigston and a younger daughter called Laura Ward.
Many thanks
Mark

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Re: WARD/PARKER/COLLEDGE in LEICESTER
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 October 08 19:31 BST (UK) »
So, you have candidate brides Parker or Colledge and an age / birthplace.

What Elizabeth Parkers or Elizabeth Colledges appear as matches in

Bmd indexes

1881 census?

How many kids appear with him in 1901? Names & ages?

Pauline
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Re: WARD/PARKER/COLLEDGE in LEICESTER
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 October 08 17:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks Pauline
I've found Elizabeth COLLEDGE spr 1872 and Elizabeth PARKER wint 1874/5.
This would make Elizabeth Colledge the prime candidate, as the wife of my great uncle William H Ward was 28 at the 1901 census.

However, also in the 1901 census is a William H Ward (32, b Leicester) with wife Eliza (31 b L.... Leicestershire) living in Derby, who seems the best candidate for the "other" William H Ward.

Of course, this might be someone else entirely. It's even conceivable that my William H Ward actually married BOTH Elizabeth COLLEDGE and Elizabeth PARKER!

Of course, ordering both marriage certificates is the answer, but I'm trying to avoid upsetting my credit crunch conscious wife!

Mark