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FOULKES Shropshire
« on: Saturday 20 February 10 12:53 GMT (UK) »
Hello, anyone with information on the Foulkes's(mostly called Thomas!) from The Smithies, Horton near Bridgnorth who moved to Shirlett?

Need a start so any help gratefully received.

Oblivion.

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Re: FOULKES SHROPSHIRE
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 February 10 19:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Are you hoping to get a response from a distant family members? or do you want help in general?
If you need general info who are you looking for and when ?
cheers cardiff ???
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Re: FOULKES SHROPSHIRE
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 February 10 20:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Oblivion,

1901 census (RG13/2517) -

At Smithies, Morville, Shropshire

William Corbett Age 85 - Widower
Thomas Foulkes - Son in Law Age 57 - Gamekeeper b Broseley
Mary Ann Foulkes - Daughter Age 56 - b Morville
Joseph Foulkes - Grandson Age 22 Gamekeeper -  b Morville
Thomas Foulkes - Grandson Age 20 - Assistant Gamekeeper
Mary Foulkes - Granddaughter Age 15.

You can track Thomas Foulkes back on the 1891 census as a Gamekeeper at Shirlett (RG12/2100) and 1881 at Smithies (RG11/2628) In the 1851 census (age 7) he is living with George Merrick Age 27 and his wife Mary Age 27 and their son Richard Merrick age 1. The census says Thomas is the "son of the wife"

Hope this helps.

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Re: FOULKES SHROPSHIRE
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 February 10 20:19 GMT (UK) »
Hello :)

Thats my lot!

Trying to do a mini(ish) tree for my Dad whose 90 & a bit down at the moment.

His Parents:- Thomas Foulkes & Alice Hayward
Siblings:-Joe,William,Bill,Charles(Dad)DOB  1919,Joyce,Katherine & Ruth.There's only Dad & Ruth left.

His Grandparents were Thomas Foulkes & Mary ?....believed to come from Clee Hill,Shropshire.

Any info gratefully received-desperate to cheer him up.
                                   Regards,
                                     Oblivion

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Re: FOULKES SHROPSHIRE
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 February 10 20:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Oblivion,

Just checked on the marriage for Thomas and Mary Ann.

Her surname was Garbett and they married in Bridgnorth in Jun Qtr 1876 (Ref 6a/1201). You can purchase a copy of the marriage cert for 7.

Ancestry had transcribed the 1901 census as Corbett but on closer inspection I can see its Garbett.

William Garbett came from Ditton Priors Shropshire.

Do you need any more census information?

Alan

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Re: FOULKES Shropshire
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 23 February 10 22:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tall Al,
            Thanks ever so much, any information would be great if you have a spare minute.
                  All the Best,
                    Oblivion.

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Re: FOULKES Shropshire
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 February 10 08:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Oblivion,

1891 Census at Smithies -

William Garbett Widower Age 75 Estate Worker b Hitchwood
Mary Ann Foulkes Daughter Age 46 Housekeeper b Morville
William Foulkes Age 14 b Morville
Joseph Foulkes Age12 ditto
Thomas Foulkes Age 10 ditto
Annie Foulkes Age 8 ditto
Mary Foulkes Age 5 ditto

In 1881 Mary Downes (William Garbett's sister in law) is with the family age 73 - b Culmington.
In 1891 she is with the Rowley family as "Mother in Law" - Head Richard Rowley Age 47; Wife Mary Rowley age 50; Ellen Maria age 14; Mary age 13 and Richard Henry age 9 at Eaton under Haywood, Hungerford.

Willliam Foulkes (b1876) had left home in 1901 and seems to turn up in Norfolk age 24 - Gamekeeper  - single, living with the Sherwood family at Colveston, Swaffham. 

William Garbett seems to have died in 1909 age 93 - his wife was Ann who was born in Culmington and died in 1877 age 73

1871 census has William Garbett age 55
Wife - Ann age 66
Daughter - Mary Ann age 26

Mary Ann seems to be their only child as the same three appear in the 1861 and 1851 censuses.

I think that William Garbet (note spelling) may have been christened 21 May 1815 to John Garbet and Martha (via IGI).

Alan

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Re: FOULKES Shropshire
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 24 February 10 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Oblivion,

Think I found the deaths of Thomas and Mary Ann Foulkes - both at Bridgnorth.

 Thomas - Mar Qtr 1927 - age 83 (Ref 6a/957)
 Mary Ann - Sept Qtr 1928 - also age 83 (Ref 6a/535)

Alan

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Re: FOULKES Shropshire
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 24 February 10 14:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alan,
          This is brilliant,thank you so much.
                          Regards,
                            Oblivion