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Offline Rebecca Totten

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Help finding the FATHER of my Great grandfather?
« on: Thursday 16 February 17 16:16 GMT (UK) »
Wondering if anyone could help me on how i would go about finding any information on my Great Grandfathers (Henry Leonard Squires) Father (William Henry Squires)

The only information i have of William is what his occupation was in 1935 which states him as being a Ship Builder. This is stated on Henrys marriage certificate. I have nothing else to go on except that. I know that Henrys mums maiden name was Hill and have tried searching for marriage records, a few came up but i am worried that they might be the wrong people. Its also hard as Henry was born in 1914 so that rules out the 1911 census. I could really do with finding an occupation record if there would be one. If anyone could help me?
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Re: Help finding the FATHER of my Great grandfather?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 February 17 16:18 GMT (UK) »
where ??  an area of the country might help us to help you.

so Henry was born in portsmouth
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: Help finding the FATHER of my Great grandfather?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 February 17 16:27 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps a good starting point might be the 1909 marriage between William Henry Squires and Ann Hill in Oxford.  You could have a look and see if you could identify them on the 1911 census to have a look at the profession of William.

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Re: Help finding the FATHER of my Great grandfather?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 February 17 16:28 GMT (UK) »
Henry Leonard born in Portsmouth.


There's this possibilty?

Births, March qtr 1879
Portsea Registration District     vol 2b, page 442

Squires, William Henry J


This William Henry dies in 1937. June 1tr, Portsmouth Reg. District
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)


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Re: Help finding the FATHER of my Great grandfather?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 February 17 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps a good starting point might be the 1909 marriage between William Henry Squires and Ann Hill in Oxford.  You could have a look and see if you could identify them on the 1911 census to have a look at the profession of William.

This marriage took place at Holy Trinity, Oxford on 31 May 1909.

William Henry Squires, 25, bach, labourer, of 6 Cambridge Terrace.  Father: George Henry Squires, furniture dealer.

Ann Hill, 23, was a spinster. Father: John Hill, farm labourer.

Witnesses: Charles Owen Smith, Emma Constable.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Help finding the FATHER of my Great grandfather?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 16 February 17 16:50 GMT (UK) »
FWIT there's a tree on ancestry with this
William Henry Squires
Birth:  April 1883 (Apr 1883) - Warwickshire
Death:  12 Mar 1936 - Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Marriage:  1910  - Headington, Oxfordshire
Spouse:  Jane A Hill


Have you got Henry Leonard's birth certificate? That will tell you William Henry's occupation in 1914 [he may not have reached the heights of ship building then] as well as his mother's full name.  You can get it from the GRO for 9.25.
Births Mar 1914   
SQUIRES    Henry L    MMN Hill    Portsmouth    2b   927
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Help finding the FATHER of my Great grandfather?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 16 February 17 17:00 GMT (UK) »
FWIT there's a tree on ancestry with this
William Henry Squires
Birth:  April 1883 (Apr 1883) - Warwickshire
Death:  12 Mar 1936 - Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Marriage:  1910  - Headington, Oxfordshire
Spouse:  Jane A Hill


Yes that would probably be mine. With me only having that piece of information on the marriage certificate i am very sceptical on getting the wrong information on just hints. That is why i have not gone back any further on the tree as i want to make sure i have the correct people. The Jane A Hill is probably inconrrect and could be now Ann Hill.
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Re: Help finding the FATHER of my Great grandfather?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 16 February 17 17:00 GMT (UK) »
Thank you to everyone who has added information to help me. I will try them and see if i can find anything.
Tuzio, Verrechia, Quaglieri, Squires, Matthews, Totten, Cooke, Hill

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Re: Help finding the FATHER of my Great grandfather?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 16 February 17 17:01 GMT (UK) »
There is an army service enlistment  record for him, though I don t think he served much time.
William Henry Squires 10006 General Service(infantry)
Occupation labourer
States he was born Birmingham and was 31 yrs 8 days on 29 Aug 1914
Definitely him, as mentions wife A Squires(address Portsmouth) and sons William 3yrs and Henry 6months.

Cathy
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