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william Willis
« on: Thursday 22 May 14 10:51 BST (UK) »
Trying to locate details of the parents of William Henry Willis , born Tavistock 1856 . came to Australia 1883. Have run into a brick wall about any details of his life in Britain..
Researching , Carter , Roxbroughshire and Gilhome ,Northumberland ,Goslet in Wiltshire, Weston in Surrey,McNamara in Tipperary

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Re: william Willis
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 May 14 11:46 BST (UK) »
This is the only William Henry Willis birth in Devon around that time

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Apr/May/Jun 1855
Plymouth Registration District
5b  235
William Henry Willis

His birth cert would give you his parents, plus mothers maiden name.

But , have you found him on 1861/71/81 censuses? Hopefully with his parents then.
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: william Willis
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 May 14 11:55 BST (UK) »
Looking at 1861, there are lots of William Willises around - so you are going to have to be extra careful you get the right one.

Cant see any that say they were born in Tavistock, but this one is living in Tavistock -

1861
Brook Street, Tavistock
Richard Willis 29 Vinter bn Tavistock
Betsy wife 37 bn Bodmin Cornwall
Son (name unclear, something like Horace) 9 bn Beer Devon
William H 7 bn Beer
Richard 5 bn Tavistock
Katy 2 bn Tav.
Elizabeth 1 mth bn Tav.
Tamsin? Willis (female, so probably not Samson, as itis indexed!) 19 visitor, general servant bn Beer


He is still with parents Richard and Betsy in 1871, tthough they have moved to Cornwall.


Does "your" William Henry marry? If so, who does he name as father on his marriage cert?
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk


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Re: william Willis
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 May 14 12:04 BST (UK) »
1881 is free to search
Is this "your" William, now up north?

1881
Lower Water Street, Habergham Eves, Lancashire
William Willis 25 carter bn Tavistock
Caroline J 23 wife bn St Ives Cornwall
William A 4 bn Lancashire
Richard 2 bn Lanc.
Myria 5 weeks bn Lancashire
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: william Willis
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 22 May 14 12:22 BST (UK) »
A tree has his parent's as Richard Stankham Willis 1830-1905 Betsy Harris 1824- 1876 did he marry Caroline Jane Stevens ?
Birth Index in Australia for Francis Henry Willis 13/11/1883 father William Henry Willis mother Caroline Jane Stevens ?

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Re: william Willis
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 22 May 14 23:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that folks. He was married to Caroline Stevens so it looks like this is my man, great, one more step completed :)
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Re: william Willis
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 23 February 21 01:50 GMT (UK) »
LOANDY can you contact me please. I have a gentleman looking for same family, he is descendant of both Willis and Robertson family here in Australia. Can't give you further details till I get his consent.

I do free consult service at local library and i found a tree on Ancestry that seems to fit information he has got.
Found other stuff but you have been doing it a bit longer than me going by date of your Rootschat posting.
Removed or if Rootschat allows privately I have temporarily added you to my Buddies list.
Thanks
Suzanne

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