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« on: Monday 21 July 14 14:31 BST (UK) »
I have been trying to trace the parents of Mark Viggers, a great grandfather, born 1871 in Banbury, Oxfordshire and who died in 1953 in Thanet, Kent.  It seems that at the age of 11 months he may have been in Banbury Union Workhouse and possibly his brother Charles aged 3.  Looking at the 1881 census they are both registered as sons to Alfred and Mary Turner.  This couple also had a young girl registered as being 'In Care'.  I presume they may have been adopted by the couple.  However, is there any way of researching the workhouse records to find out more information on Mark? 

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 July 14 15:11 BST (UK) »
Could they be related to the Viggers family living next door?
This appears to be his birth:
Viggers  Mark  Jun 1870   Banbury  3a 728
In 1871 Mark's mother is listed as a charwoman.Further down the list is a Mary Viggers aged 32 widow charwoman.
Also on the list are these children:
Jemima Viggers  11
Sarah Ann Viggers  9
Owen Viggers  6
Eliza Viggers  5
Charles Viggers  3
Also on the same page are an Amelia & Sarah Mascord aged 14 & 11 resp.
Amelia Mascord "in care" could be the illegitimate daughter of one of them.
In 1881 Eliza & Sarah Ann are in service together.

In 1861 Mary's married to James Viggers aged 20 a sawyer.
This looks like their marriage:
Sep 1858
Viggers  James  Banbury  3a 1045. On the same page is Mary Tasker.

In 1877 Mary marries Alfred Turner. The children should have been listed as step-sons or sons-in-law in 1881.
This is their marriage:
Sep 1877
Viggers  Mary    Banbury  3a 1074. On the same page is Alfred Turner. 

In 1891 there's this family:
Alfred Turner  60
Mary Turner  52
Anne Tasker  80 visitor
Charles Viggers  23 son-in-law
Frederick Turner  12

In 1841:
Neithrop
Ann Tasker  30
Thomas Tasker  9
Peter Tasker  5
Mary Tasker  2
Father William mother's maiden name possibly Moore.

In 1841 there's this family which looks like James' family:
Warkworth Northants.
James Viggars  45
Esther Viggars  40
John Viggars  20
William Viggars  15
Jamima Viggars  15
Henry Viggars  15
Thomas Viggars  8 (living next door to Mary in 1881)
James Viggars  10 Mo

If the children are right James would have to have died 1868-70.
The only appropriate one with the right age I can see is this one:
Deaths Dec 1868
Viggers  James  28  Peterbro'  3b 127


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Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 July 14 15:16 BST (UK) »
It does not look as though Banbury workhouse records survived for that time
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Banbury/

see 'Records' at bottom of page

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 October 14 16:39 BST (UK) »
Hi my name is Arthur I am also trying to trace a Charles Viggers who lived in Plymouth in 1800 s , he may have been the partner of Amelia Higgman, they had a daughter named Ethel who ended up in care, The name Libretto comes up as being connected somehow, Charles Viggers was convicted of assault,Amelia was my great  great great grandmother, the story in my family is that Charles killed Amelia, but as yet i have found no proof. Anyone out there with any info would be greatly appreciated.Thanks


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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 October 14 17:02 BST (UK) »
Hello & welcome
I'm afraid Flossie1 has lost interest in this.She hasn't replied to any of these.
After you've made 3 posts you can try sending her a personal message by clicking on the page icon below her name... but don't hold your breath.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 October 14 17:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Arthur

Welcome to rootschat  :)

It might be a good idea if you post your request as a new topic on the beginners or Devon Boards, that way we can look for your Viggers family separately.

Rosie
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