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*COMPLETED* How can I find his parents?
« on: Monday 26 October 09 14:23 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking for the parents of somebody, he is on all the censuses but the IGI index has no parents noted for him, and as he was born in 1818 I cannot find his siblings either. Is there any other (free) sites I could use, I don't know where else to look.

Where would his marriage cert be held if he lived in Worcestershire - are they all at a HO or kept locally?

Mitchell, Irish, Solloway - Worcs
Rainsford - B'ham
Blackwell - Glos
Hale - Glos
Timms - Glos
Benton - B'ham
Hadwin - London
Linfield - Surrey

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Re: How can I find his parents?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 October 09 14:37 GMT (UK) »
If he married after 1st July 1837, you should be able to find the entry on freebmd

The reference will enable you to apply for a copy of the certificate to the GRO and that will give you (hopefully) his fathers name and occupation

http://freebmd.rootsweb.com

www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

You could also check for the marriage on www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk or www.familysearch.org
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Re: How can I find his parents?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 October 09 14:41 GMT (UK) »
Assuming that he was married after 1837 then you should look for his marriage on a site like freebmd

http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl

It is then up to you whether you order the certificate from the GRO or the local record office.  It should cost 7 from either.  The certificate should give you the father's name.

David
Living in Berkshire from Northampton & Milton Keynes
DETAILS OF MY NAMES ARE IN SURNAME INTERESTS, LINK AT FOOT OF PAGE
Wilson, Higgs, Buswell, PARCELL, Matthews, TAMKIN, Seckington, Pates, Coupland, Webb, Arthur, MAYNARD, Caves, Norman, Winch, Culverhouse, Drakeley.
Johnson, Routledge, SHIRT, SAICH, Mills, SAUNDERS, EDLIN, Perry, Vickers, Pakeman, Griffiths, Marston, Turner, Child, Sheen, Gray, Woolhouse, Stevens, Batchelor
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Re: How can I find his parents?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 October 09 14:49 GMT (UK) »
IGI is not complete, what does he give as his p.o.b on the census returns ? is he consistent if not could the inconsistent information be given by someone else?
i would suggest searching the baptisim registers for the parish church he was local to, these should be in teh Country record office.


perhaps he was a non conformist have you searched the non conformistBMD site?
Holman & Vinton- Cornwall, Wojciechowskyj & Hussak- Bukowiec & Zahutyn, Bentley & Richards- Leicester, Taylor-Kent/Sussex  Punnett-Sussex,  Bear/e- Monkleigh Gazey-Warwicks

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Re: How can I find his parents?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 October 09 15:29 GMT (UK) »
Yes I could get the marriage cert, but after 4 recent purchases I'm a bit stretched at the mo!  :-\

He married on 30/12/1837

Toni I don't think so, as the census returns are consistent throughout - I went through about 300 names last night just to check!  ;D
I'll try phoning the local offices and see what they can tell me then - thanks.  :)

Mitchell, Irish, Solloway - Worcs
Rainsford - B'ham
Blackwell - Glos
Hale - Glos
Timms - Glos
Benton - B'ham
Hadwin - London
Linfield - Surrey

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Re: How can I find his parents?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 October 09 17:26 GMT (UK) »
Instead of us continuing to generalise -  it might be a good idea to give us his name etc together with who he married on 30.12.1837 and where
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Re: How can I find his parents?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 26 October 09 18:32 GMT (UK) »
I would have Carole, if I'd have thought there was any hope, lol!! ;D But eternally optimistic as I am, here you go

William Irish b Elmbridge, Worcs 1818. Nailmaker (and later publican, then Ag labourer)

He married Sarah Ward on 30/12/1837, Stourbridge

They lived in Bromsgrove, Worcs and had daughters Elizabeth, Hannah, Jane & Sarah Ann

He died in 1894
Mitchell, Irish, Solloway - Worcs
Rainsford - B'ham
Blackwell - Glos
Hale - Glos
Timms - Glos
Benton - B'ham
Hadwin - London
Linfield - Surrey

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Re: How can I find his parents?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 26 October 09 18:56 GMT (UK) »
Well, the marriage checks out - Dec. quarter 1837, Stourbridge Vol 18 Page 585

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Re: How can I find his parents?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 26 October 09 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Yes, all my info I have got off the records  :)
Mitchell, Irish, Solloway - Worcs
Rainsford - B'ham
Blackwell - Glos
Hale - Glos
Timms - Glos
Benton - B'ham
Hadwin - London
Linfield - Surrey