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Reginald James Wendt
« on: Tuesday 07 February 17 00:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I am looking for Reginald James Wendt, son of Theodore Ferdinand Wendt and Elizabeth Fairhurst. He first shows up in the 1911 census living at 10 Enfield Road, Ellesmere Port, aged 2.
He is on the passenger list when the family came to Australia in 1919 - mother and younger children.
I have searched freebmd, Cheshire BMD for full name, any Wendt, (and News), Reginald's or James born about the same year (1908 - 1910) but can't find any suitable candidate. The census says he was born in Ellsemere Port but the family did travel - other children born in Yorkshire and Glamorgan.

Does anyone know if any records are missing? Is there any where else I can look?

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Re: Reginald James Wendt
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 February 17 01:09 GMT (UK) »
Can't help with the birth, but do you have his death cert? I'm assuming it is  (from NSW BDM) 35410/1962, Reginald James WENDT, parents Theodore and Elizabeth, registered at Hamilton. It may contain birthplace (although it may just say "England" or something similar depending on what the informant knew).

Added: can you account for all the children registered to Theodore and Elizabeth? Maybe there was a complete change of name involved?


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Re: Reginald James Wendt
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 February 17 10:33 GMT (UK) »
I found some reports in the newspapers which appear to refer to your Theodore Wendt.

From Cheshire Observer 12 Oct 1895 :

Cardiff Bankruptcy Court

Thomas New, late of Ellesmere Port , came up for public examination. The debtor , a clothier , was formerly in business at Cadoxton when he went by the name of Theodore Wendt. He admitted owing 150 , since repaid, and moved to Ellesmere Port where he went by the name Thomas New. He was in partnership with his father and came to Barry in April 1894 where the business failed.

(I noticed that Robert Wendt was born 1894 in Barry Dock which seems to fit with the above.)

A further notice confirming the Receiving Order states :
Theodore Wendt , lately trading as New & Co, Holton Road , Barry Dock , lately trading at Dockland Street , Ellesmere Port, Cheshire , clothier and outfitter.

I've found 2 baptisms for siblings of Reginald James :

Wilhelm Henry Wendt 8 May 1895 son of Theodore Wendt , clothier , and Elizabeth of 126 Holton Road at Cadoxton Juxta Barry
also Theodore Ferdinand Wendt junior baptised at the same time.

This hasn't led to my finding Reginald James unfortunately !
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Re: Reginald James Wendt
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 February 17 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Births from the GRO index

WENDT, JOHN  ROBERT CAMPBELL    FAIRHURST 
GRO Reference: 1896  D Quarter in CARDIFF  Volume 11A  Page 462   

WENDT, THEODORE  FERDINAND     FAIRHURST     
GRO Reference: 1893  S Quarter in HUDDERSFIELD  Volume 09A  Page 271

WENDT, WILHELM  HENRY     FAIRHURST     
GRO Reference: 1895  M Quarter in WIRRAL  Volume 08A  Page 475

WENDT, CHARLES  ARTHUR     FAIRHURST     
GRO Reference: 1899  M Quarter in WIRRAL  Volume 08A  Page 428

WENDT, SAMUEL  ERNEST     FAIRHURST 
GRO Reference: 1899  M Quarter in WIRRAL  Volume 08A  Page 428   

WENDT, EDWARD  LESLIE     FAIRHURST     
GRO Reference: 1903  D Quarter in WIRRAL  Volume 08A  Page 438

WENDT, AMELIA  ELIZABETH     FAIRHURST     
GRO Reference: 1900  D Quarter in WIRRAL  Volume 08A  Page 418

WENDT, DOROTHY       FAIRHURST 
GRO Reference: 1905  S Quarter in WIRRAL  Volume 08A  Page 438

WENDT, MARY       FAIRHURST     
GRO Reference: 1907  M Quarter in WIRRAL  Volume 08A  Page 414

None for Reginald so somehow he got missed for some reason.   
 
 
 
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire


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Re: Reginald James Wendt
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 February 17 22:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

The family does have the death certificate but I haven't seen it (not directly related - husbands cousin related to the Wendt's through marriage). Apparently death certificate does not contain enough information about birth.

1911 census says they had 12 children but I have only found 10 plus Reginald.

Thank you for the information from the newspapers - Theodore's granddaughters will be pleased - they think he was a bit of a character.

Jackie