Author Topic: Where do I go from here?  (Read 3071 times)

Offline ange

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 652
    • View Profile
Where do I go from here?
« on: Wednesday 05 May 04 19:22 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
Can somebody please give me some advice?
I'm searching for the Furmedges in Liverpool (there seems to only be one family), but can find no trace of them before 1872.
I have the 1872 marriage certificate of Joseph Furmedge, which is the earliest mention I can find for any of them. The certificate says he was born in Liverpool in apx 1828 and his father was named Richard-a joiner. But I can find no mention of them in gores directories either before or after 1872, I've had the same result with voters registers.
After 1872 they are difficult to find but they are there.
I've checked freebmd, freecen, lancs bmd, censuses and parish registers and found nothing, so what do I do now? Do I keep trying and not succeeding or admit defeat and say my research is as complete as I can get it? :'(
Ange ??? ???
researching: Evans, Smith, Soundie, Brookfield, Frost, Douglas, Heron, Weaver,Redmond, Blackford, Furmedge & McKittrick

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

Offline PaulineJ

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 15,282
    • View Profile
Re:Where do I go from here?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 May 04 19:35 BST (UK) »
You write that you have checked sources like freebmd. How about checking the card indexes at libraries for furmedge (&Variant) b,m,d. Okay, you are not going to find 'your' chap's birth, but it may give you a location for the family name.
All census look up transcriptions are Crown Copyright http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
======================================
We are not a search engine. We are human beings.

Offline Sasha

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 612
    • View Profile
Re:Where do I go from here?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 May 04 19:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Ange,

Does the marriage certificate specifically state that he was born in Liverpool, or was that the place where he was living at the time of his marriage and his birthplace could be elsewhere?

Sasha.


Offline ange

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 652
    • View Profile
Re:Where do I go from here?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 May 04 20:10 BST (UK) »
sorry it's the 1881 census which states he was born in Liverpool not his marriage cert.
Ange
researching: Evans, Smith, Soundie, Brookfield, Frost, Douglas, Heron, Weaver,Redmond, Blackford, Furmedge & McKittrick

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

Offline Boongie Pam

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,506
  • Pa is Scottish, Ma is Welsh, Nose is Roamin'
    • View Profile
Re:Where do I go from here?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 06 May 04 14:43 BST (UK) »
I never trust census birth places  :-\ no siree.  Unless I get 3 that say the same.  What does 1891 say?
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
~~~~~~~~~~~

Dumfrieshire: Fallen, Fallon, Carruthers, Scott, Farish, Aitchison, Green, Ryecroft, Thomson, Stewart
Midlothian: Linn/d, Aitken, Martin
North Wales: Robins(on), Hughes, Parry, Jones
Cumberland: Lowther, Young, Steward, Miller
Somerset: Palmer, Cork, Greedy, Clothier

Online intermittently!

Offline ange

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 652
    • View Profile
Re:Where do I go from here?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 06 May 04 14:49 BST (UK) »
He actually died just before the census in 1891 and he can't be found in any other censuses.
Ange
researching: Evans, Smith, Soundie, Brookfield, Frost, Douglas, Heron, Weaver,Redmond, Blackford, Furmedge & McKittrick

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

Offline Boongie Pam

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,506
  • Pa is Scottish, Ma is Welsh, Nose is Roamin'
    • View Profile
Re:Where do I go from here?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 06 May 04 14:55 BST (UK) »
Some guys are just difficult aren't they!!

IGI seems to see a lot of Furmedges in the SW around Dorset.  

 23. JOSEPH FURMEDGE - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 13 NOV 1803 Netherbury, Dorset, England
 
 24. JOSEPH FURMEDGE - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 27 NOV 1812 Swanage, Dorset, England
 
 25. JOSEPH FURMAGE - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 10 JAN 1819 Netherbury, Dorset, England
 
 26. JOSEPH FURMEDGE - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Marriage: 20 SEP 1820 Corfe Castle, Dorset, England
 
 27. JOSEPH FURMEDGE - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 15 OCT 1826 Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, England
 
 28. JOSEPH FURMAGE - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Marriage: 10 AUG 1847 Saint Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England
 
 29. Joseph <Fermage> - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 27 APR 1851 Saint Thomas, Ryde, Hampshire, England
 
 30. JOSEPH GEORGE FURMIDGE - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 16 MAY 1852 Saint Marys, Portsea, Hampshire, England  


Maybe a lead?
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
~~~~~~~~~~~

Dumfrieshire: Fallen, Fallon, Carruthers, Scott, Farish, Aitchison, Green, Ryecroft, Thomson, Stewart
Midlothian: Linn/d, Aitken, Martin
North Wales: Robins(on), Hughes, Parry, Jones
Cumberland: Lowther, Young, Steward, Miller
Somerset: Palmer, Cork, Greedy, Clothier

Online intermittently!

Offline ange

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 652
    • View Profile
Re:Where do I go from here?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 06 May 04 15:30 BST (UK) »
The problem I have is that I have very limited information about him, all I really know is that he married in 1872. I am not really sure about his age, on his marriage certificate he's 44 (1872), on the 1881 census he's 70 and when he died in 1891 he was 73 ???
Ange
researching: Evans, Smith, Soundie, Brookfield, Frost, Douglas, Heron, Weaver,Redmond, Blackford, Furmedge & McKittrick

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