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John Willis
« on: Saturday 16 May 09 15:50 BST (UK) »
Trying to find marriage  and birth of john willis.
Father of henry or harry willis born 1855, married to matilda beesley.

Was able to find harry willis and matilda beesley not problem, in census, and had john willis in census as being widowed. But need help with finding who he married, and when he was born as in mother and father.
Any help would be great,
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Re: John Willis
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 May 09 15:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Sifer

Which area are we looking at? Where was Henry/Harry born please? :)

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Jackson, Northumberland & Durham
Douthwaite, N Yorks & Durham
Geldard, N Yorks
Ward, Cheshire & W Yorks
Swallow, Boid, W Yorks
Kirby, Lowe, Studholme, Geary, Emery, Baldock

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 May 09 16:07 BST (UK) »
looking for john willis, harry or henry willis was born in st. james piccadilly london harry is his son married to matilda beesley.

John Willis       abt 1828    Stepney, Middlesex, England    Head    St Clement Danes, London

tried finding on free bmd, for a marriage but not sure if he is the one married to caroline or not, shows him as being widowed in the 1881 census, but can't find him before that!!!

Any help would do

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 May 09 16:24 BST (UK) »
Which census did you find John a widow and what was his occupation? Do you have the marriage certificate for Henry?

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Booth, Hornsby, Northumberland & Durham
Jackson, Northumberland & Durham
Douthwaite, N Yorks & Durham
Geldard, N Yorks
Ward, Cheshire & W Yorks
Swallow, Boid, W Yorks
Kirby, Lowe, Studholme, Geary, Emery, Baldock

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 May 09 18:08 BST (UK) »
Ten pages on Willises here:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,350624.msg2538877.html#msg2538877

Have you found Henry/Harry's birth (sorry didnt re read all 10 pages) - if so getting the cert will tell you parents incuding mothers maiden name.

Then you can work back, one step at a time, finding the marriage, and then back to John's birth.



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DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 16 May 09 18:11 BST (UK) »
just had a quick recap - didnt you say that the 1855 henry Willis birth was not, in the end, the right one, as father not John?
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
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Re: John Willis
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 May 09 18:28 BST (UK) »
Do we need to look for this information or not? :-\ :)

Booth, Hornsby, Northumberland & Durham
Jackson, Northumberland & Durham
Douthwaite, N Yorks & Durham
Geldard, N Yorks
Ward, Cheshire & W Yorks
Swallow, Boid, W Yorks
Kirby, Lowe, Studholme, Geary, Emery, Baldock

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #7 on: Monday 18 May 09 05:08 BST (UK) »
i think i found john willis that was married to caroline willis
Born 1825, stepney middlesex england.

Shows them in the 1851 census john willis, caroline willis, and a ann willis age 1.
I think that ann willis died after that because she doesn't show up again in the 1861 census but a caroline willis does, wondering if she is a niece of them or something.!!!!!!1

Ages seem to make sense so far as i can figure!!!!
Could someone verify this for me if thats ok !

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You guys and ladies have been a great help showing me what to do, and where too look!!!!

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #8 on: Monday 18 May 09 11:09 BST (UK) »
CAroline listed as daughter in 1861

RG9 178 89 36
6 Holles Str, Westminster

John 35 Factor? ? Maker bn Glos Newnhall
Caroline wife 30 bn Middx Chelsea
Caroline 11 bn St PAncras
Harry 6 bn St Clements Danes

So, John was born Gloucestershire.

With apologies - see reply no 55 for correct places of birth  :-[

Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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