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Caroline Street
« on: Monday 21 November 11 02:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

I'm looking for information regarding Caroline Street, married to Alexander Howison Vesey in Exeter 26/12/1870.  They then moved to Scotland.   She is my great grandmother.  I have only been able to find a Caroline Street, born 1853 at Ottery St Mary, Devon but no details regarding her parents.  Not much progress since then.  Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Caroline Street
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 November 11 02:35 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat banksiapat.
Not sure if this is the same Caroline Street b Ottery St Mary that you have but there is one who appears in the 1871 1861 census, living in Ottery St Mary, with parents Thomas and Elizabeth and siblings. But age does not tally with an 1853 birth. Doing a few sums tells me that the Caroline Street in the 1871 1861 census was born in 1863 as she was aged 8. Can you clarify that the Caroline you have born in 1853 is correct? The Caroline in the 1871 1861 is obviously not yours if she married in 1870. :-\

Do you have Caroline's marriage certificate? This will give her father's name and occupation, hopefully her age, and confirm that you are following the correct Caroline.

Where did you get the information about Caroline Street b 1853?


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Re: Caroline Street
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 November 11 03:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruskie

Thank you for such a prompt response.  I found 1853 Caroline on Genes Reunited but since I'm not a paid subscriber I was unable to view the certificate.  I thought she may have been a possibility for an 1870 marriage.  This is my father's side of the family, I have no paperwork concerning them at all and I don't believe my cousins have kept any old papers.

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Re: Caroline Street
« Reply #3 on: Monday 21 November 11 03:21 GMT (UK) »
If you definitely know for a fact that Caroline Street is your great grandmother, and that she married Alexander Vesey In Exeter in 1870, then you should really purchase the marriage certificate.

Marriages Dec 1870
STREET  Caroline     
VESEY  Alexander     
District:Exeter 
Volume:5b
Page: 213

Using the above details you can purchase this certificate here:
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

The cost is 9.25 and it's quick and easy to order online using a credit card. Are you in Australia? If so the exchange rate at the moment makes purchasing certificates quite reasonable.

It's easy to follow the wrong people if research isn't backed up by some certificates.


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Re: Caroline Street
« Reply #4 on: Monday 21 November 11 03:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi I cannot locate on FindMyPast the Caroline b 1863 in Otterey St Mary, could it be a bad transcription for 18, as their is a Caroline b 1853 with Father Thomas and Mother Elizabeth in Ottery St Mary on the 1861 Census Ref RG09/1378/14/23 on the 1881 Scotland census, Caroline states b c 1853 Exeter.

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Re: Caroline Street
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 November 11 03:39 GMT (UK) »
No the 1871 1861 quite clearly reads 8. There is an 11 year old sibling above her and a 5 year old below ... :-\

I've just been looking at births for Caroline Streets, and there are quite a few of them. This looks to be the one the OP is referring to:

Births Jun 1853
Street Caroline
Honiton
5b
33
(Honiton coveres Ottery St Mary)
 ADDED: Aahhh!!! I mean 1861! She was married by 1871 .... :-[ I have amended my errors.

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Re: Caroline Street
« Reply #6 on: Monday 21 November 11 03:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruskie, in 1871 Caroline is a Vesey b 1853 with parents Thomas and Elizabeth also her daughter Jessie Vesey aged 3 months, residing at Taleford, Ottery St Mary Census Ref RG10/2041/0/13

In case Banksiapat cannot locate via reference, here is 1871:-

Thomas Street 59
Elizabeth 53
Eliza 21
John 11
Caroline Vesey 18 Daughter/Married occ Soldiers Wife
Jessie Vesey 3 months Grandaughter
James Black 1 Grandson b Middlesex, London.
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Re: Caroline Street
« Reply #7 on: Monday 21 November 11 03:53 GMT (UK) »
Well that must be her. My messing up the census, messed up my calculations. Sorry everyone. :-[

So the correct family has been found on the 1861 and 1871 censuses.  :P And the marriage and birth in 1853 in Honiton seem to fit. Phew.

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Re: Caroline Street
« Reply #8 on: Monday 21 November 11 03:59 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if this might be Caroline's parent's marriage?

Marriages Dec 1837

Hall  Peter    Honiton  10 171   
HAYMAN  Elizabeth     Honiton  10 171    
Jeffery  Bridget     Honiton  10 171   
Lang  Jane     Honiton  10 171   
Lee  John     Honiton  10 171   
SALTER  Sarah     Honiton  10 171   
STREET  John     Honiton  10 171   
STREET  Thomas     Honiton  10 171