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Re: John Willis
« Reply #18 on: Monday 18 May 09 12:05 BST (UK) »
Thats the difficulty - we havent found that harry's birth for sure have we? We found an 1855 birth, but I believe you sent for it and the dad was not John, so ruled it out.

The harry in 1871 (with the Joseph for dad) is 11 or 17, image unclear, bn St James.

Isnt this what the whole other thread was about - finding Harry's birth?

it is not proving simple - we cant just magic up a ref number!

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

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #19 on: Monday 18 May 09 12:07 BST (UK) »
Evie

I must be going absolutey crackers, because I cant find it now!

Lizdb

 ;D ;D ;D

If you're talking about the marriage it's 1860 NOT 1850  ;)

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #20 on: Monday 18 May 09 12:08 BST (UK) »
Hi lizdb

What quarter did you find John Willis' marriage and I'll have a look at the full index if you wish?

Evie

I just have Evie and can't find the missing bride-there sure isn't a Caroline with a suss page number  :(
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Re: John Willis
« Reply #21 on: Monday 18 May 09 12:10 BST (UK) »
You star Carol - thanks for coming to the rescue
1860 doesnt look as good as 1850 does it.
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #22 on: Monday 18 May 09 12:14 BST (UK) »
Hi lizdb

What quarter did you find John Willis' marriage and I'll have a look at the full index if you wish?

Evie

I just have Evie and can't find the missing bride-there sure isn't a Caroline with a suss page number  :(

Yes thanks Carol, I agree 1860 is not good if Henry/Harry was born about 1855.

Evie
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 #23 on: Monday 18 May 09 12:18 BST (UK) »
so does anyone know the reference page and volume number for harry willis born 1855 then so i can send for his birth or marraige certificates

today, and make sure!!!

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #24 on: Monday 18 May 09 12:20 BST (UK) »

Isnt this what the whole other thread was about - finding Harry's birth?


I am going back to basics cos I'm confused, please bare with me.

In 1881 and 1891 when Harry/Henry was married what are his birth years and birth places that are given. Do you have his marriage certificate?

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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 #25 on: Monday 18 May 09 12:26 BST (UK) »
Maybe he was born in 1855,but not as a Willis- perhaps to an unmarried mum?

Who married John Willis after Henry was born.

Maybe that's why we are having so much trouble finding him?

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Re: John Willis
« Reply #26 on: Monday 18 May 09 12:29 BST (UK) »
1881 census shows him as being born st. james piccadilly, middlesex, england.!
civil parish: st. clement danes
occupation: porter(out of work)
Wife: matilda beesley or beasley?
Father: john willis widowed keggings maker
matilda beasley on marriage certificate father is ebenezer beasley: card wainer
Marriage is december 1879 for john and matilda
So harry or henry willis married matilda on december 1879