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« on: Friday 07 February 14 12:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi are there any records that may show a persons ethnic background?my great grandmother Lilian May TIlls was of mixed race(she looks to be from african descent). My grandfather who also resembled his mother was told that research was done by the famiy doctor at one stage who was intrigued to findoutthe origin of the family and he told them that their striking looks were down to a lady from mexico who was descended  from a runaway slave who ha :)d married into the family.Needless to say I can find no trace of this research.I do know that lilisans siblings resembled  her but both her parents Charles Tills and Roseanna Durrant were born locallyas were her grandparents CharlesTills and Louisa Lee and Daniel Durrant and Elizabeth Holmes.All from Kessingland,lowestoft,barnby areas of Suffolk.Any suggestions of where i might find info would be great.

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Re: any records that might show persons ethnic background?.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 February 14 12:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

Can you give some idea of a timescale please and also which country were the Tills born in
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« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 February 14 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Sometimes family stories get a bit twisted- a cousin's mother told people her daughter's striking features were the result of an Eskimo ancestor on her father's side which is certainly a surprise since we have no Eskimo connections or even ancestors who lived in that part of the world  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 February 14 12:48 GMT (UK) »
I assume this is the family?

1891 census: Class: RG12; Piece: 1492; Folio: 40; Page: 29
38 Bevan Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Tills, Charles  Head  M  36  Painter  b Barnby, Suffolk
Tills, Rose  Wife  F  33  b Kessingland
Tills, William  Son  M  13  Scholar  b Kessingland
Tills, Fenella  Daughter  F  12 b Kessingland
Tills, Percy Daniel  Son  M  10  b Kessingland
Tills, Rosa  Daughter  F  9  b Kessingland
Tills, Lilian May  Daughter  F  7  b Kessingland


My family story was that we had French blood?!

Closest I have found is GG Grandfather who was born in Jersey?
His family were only in Jersey for 5 years! ;D
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 February 14 12:52 GMT (UK) »
Yes this is the right family

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 February 14 13:02 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou for your welcomeand your replies.the tills family so far syeem to originate from worlingham suffolk. charles ti tills who married louisa lee was the son of william tills and mary ann green . william was the son of william tills marriedmary ann warnes.

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 February 14 13:02 GMT (UK) »
the marriage and Charles / Rose ages and fathers names
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NXN7-S6J
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 February 14 13:07 GMT (UK) »
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 07 February 14 13:09 GMT (UK) »
Mary ann green is the only one i have not yet found family for. she married a 2nd time after thedeath of wiliam tills to a benjamin andrews.william died1835 north cove.