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Offline wildwillywright

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George Herod WRIGHT
« on: Tuesday 26 July 05 18:31 BST (UK) »
Anyone out there researching Wrights in Spalding, Withcall, Caistor? I have hit a brick wall with my G-Grandfather George Herod Wright, b. 3 June 1865 in Spalding, m. Sarah Cooper on 30 April 1889 (no father listed on marriage cert) St Mary's Church Ludborough. No record in FreeBMD for 1871, 1881 census, or birth records. In 1891 Census he was Head of Household in Withcall, Blacksmith, with lodger Charles H Kirk, also a smith. In 1901 Census he was living in Withcall with Sarah (wife), Frances Marion (dau), George Donald (son), Arnold (my grandfather) and Constance (twin daughter to Arnold).  I belive the blacksmith business was sold to the Howard family of Louth.
Arnold married Constance Cunnington (b. 1901 d. about 1962) and subsequently married Norah Howard of Louth. He died in the early 1970s.

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Re: George Herod WRIGHT
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 July 05 18:54 BST (UK) »
Have found this for 1881 census


 Joshua WRIGHT   Head   M   Male   36   Wrangle, Lincoln, England   Loco Engine Driver     
 Sarah WRIGHT   Wife   M   Female   37   Coningsay, Lincoln, England       
 George WRIGHT   Son      Male   16   Boston, Lincoln, England   Railway Porter     
 Joshua WRIGHT   Son      Male   13   Boston, Lincoln, England   Scholar     
 Frederick WRIGHT   Son      Male   12   Boston, Lincoln, England   Scholar     


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Source Information:
  Dwelling   17C Hawthorn Bk
  Census Place Spalding, Lincoln, England
  Public Records Office Reference   RG11
  Piece / Folio   3204 / 132
  Page Number   31

Is this a possible? There are 19 George Wright in Lincolnshire for 1881

Best wishes
Pauline


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Re: George Herod WRIGHT
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 July 05 19:18 BST (UK) »
Can't find him in 1881 either but this birth might be him:
Mar 1864 Spalding, Lincs George Wright 7a 336

Tanja  :) 
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Re: George Herod WRIGHT
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 July 05 19:42 BST (UK) »
It's quite possible that he was George WRIGHT for the first few years of his life until his mother married, at which point he was given his stepfather's name, so that he will be in the 1871 and 1881 censuses as George (Something Else), reverting to his "real" name at marriage.  Stepchildren often did that.
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Re: George Herod WRIGHT
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 July 05 19:51 BST (UK) »
Sorry wildwillywright,

I'm just re-reading your post and obviously the birth I found doesn't match what you already know  >:( 
Where do you kbow it from, by the way?

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Re: George Herod WRIGHT
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 July 05 20:03 BST (UK) »
Hi
Like Geoff I think its possible that Wright is his birth name and possibly Herod is his stepfathers name. I will get back to it after i have had my tea ( curry tonight )

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Re: George Herod WRIGHT
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 26 July 05 21:25 BST (UK) »
Ive studied this post for hours now and cant find a dickie bird
However I did find something (maybe nothing) but we do like our " snippetts on here "  ???
Charles H Kirk who is lodging with George H Wright in 1891 is also a boarder in the 1901 and another boarder in the household ( of Smiths ) is none other than a George Wright only this one was b 1878...........mmmmmm

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Re: George Herod WRIGHT
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 27 July 05 09:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone for useful contributions. I also thought the George Wright (  Dwelling   17C Hawthorn Bk,   Census Place Spalding, Lincoln, England) was intriguing as a) Withcall has strong railway connections and b) my father was fascinated by steam railways.

I'm pretty sure of the DOB because all the family's names, dates and places of birth are written in the Family Bible.

It's quite possible that he was George WRIGHT for the first few years of his life until his mother married, at which point he was given his stepfather's name, so that he will be in the 1871 and 1881 censuses as George (Something Else), reverting to his "real" name at marriage. Stepchildren often did that.

This looks like a useful line of enquiry. Maybe if I can find his birth certificate it will shed more light?

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Re: George Herod WRIGHT
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 27 July 05 09:37 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Have invested 3 of my few remaining credits at 1837online for you. There is one (and only one) birth match in Spalding for Jun and Sep quarter 1865:   

Sep quarter 1865
George Wright, Spalding, 7a 311

How does that look?

Tanja  :D   
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