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May Barcham...Bareham...Burcham...Barham...?
« on: Friday 16 February 18 20:42 GMT (UK) »
Good evening all,

I'm researching a lady named May. She married William New on 7 Jun 1880 and her surname was recorded as BARCHAM though it may be BAREHAM. I'm finding it difficult to tell from the writing on the marriage cert. Her father's name was recorded as George, a labourer and her age is recorded as 22, so if this is correct she'd be born abt 1858.

The 1891-1911 Censuses state her place of birth as Clacton, Essex.

I was struggling to find a birth record for her so thought I'd try and find her birth surname through the FreeBMD and GRO indexes for their children. That's when I got really confused!

I've put together a spreadsheet highlighting their children who were recorded on the 1891-1911 Censuses but the mother's names on the GRO site vary between BARCHAM, BAREHAM, BURCHAM and BARHAM.  ??? https://drive.google.com/open?id=1us1fcHdaOPxs2vUd1Pu_frrGwgvN9rv0

Their daughter Mable/Mabel (b.1889 going by her age on the Censuses) doesn't seem to be recorded on the GRO site at all.

Any help sorting this out is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Re: May Barcham...Bareham...Burcham...Barham...?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 February 18 20:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi

1871 has her surname as Bareham - as Mary Ann, Father George / ag lab

Tendring, Little Clacton RG10/1676/80/11


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Re: May Barcham...Bareham...Burcham...Barham...?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 February 18 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi

1871 has her surname as Bareham - as Mary Ann, Father George / ag lab

Tendring, Little Clacton RG10/1676/80/11


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Re: May Barcham...Bareham...Burcham...Barham...?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 February 18 21:19 GMT (UK) »
This possibly her birth reg:

2 Q, 1858, Tendring, 4a, 195

As Mary Ann Bearham

Mother's first name was Harriet on 1871  - not checked on GRO for surname.

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Re: May Barcham...Bareham...Burcham...Barham...?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 February 18 21:45 GMT (UK) »
BEARHAM, MARY  ANN     ALDERTON     
GRO Reference: 1858  J Quarter in TENDRING  Volume 04A  Page 195
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: May Barcham...Bareham...Burcham...Barham...?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 February 18 21:50 GMT (UK) »
So we're looking for a George <whatever> marrying a Harriet Alderton sometime circa 1855-6 ish. Charles, brother, was 14 on the 1871.

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Re: May Barcham...Bareham...Burcham...Barham...?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 16 February 18 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Marriages Mar 1855   
ALDERTON    Harriet        Samford    4a   673   
Bearham    George        Samford    4a   673
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: May Barcham...Bareham...Burcham...Barham...?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 17 February 18 03:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both for that.

So am I right in thinking that with the variety of spellings similar to hers on my spreadsheet with GRO info, the only way I'm gonna be able to sort out which children are theirs is to order all 21 birth certificates?  :-\

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Re: May Barcham...Bareham...Burcham...Barham...?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 17 February 18 05:28 GMT (UK) »
the only way I'm gonna be able to sort out which children are theirs is to order all 21 birth certificates?  :-\

The 1911 census for the family states they had a total of 17 children, of which only ten were still living.
I think you should turn over every stone (baptisms, burials, etc) before resorting to buying that many birth certificates!