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Trying to locate the parents of JAMES ESHERWOOD...
« on: Sunday 27 May 18 16:48 BST (UK) »
Good Evening,

I am trying to locate the parents of my Great Great Grandfather James Esherwood. James was born in Westminster on 7 Feb 1866.

On the 1881 census (aged 14) he was located living at an Industrial School in Essex, joining the army shortly afterwards.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/7572/ESSRG11_1756_1760-0315/5006765?backurl=https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/150781421/person/332001138256/facts/citation/962001351583/edit/record

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1219/gbrmil1914r4pt2_138500-00727/645592?backurl=https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/150781421/person/332001138256/facts/citation/962001351989/edit/record

I cannot locate any birth records for James, but I know his father was called Benjamin Esherwood from James' marriages certificates (he was married twice). Benjamin was a sailor.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1623/31280_196301-00220/2693433?backurl=https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/150781421/person/332001138256/facts/citation/962001247125/edit/record

James had two brothers called Bennett and John, and possibly a sister called Ellen (Not 100% on the sister, I found her name as a next of kin on one of the brothers army service records but she is not named on James' like his two brothers were).

I'm after any help that could point me in the right direction of James' mother, and more information about his father. I just can't seem to find anything at all.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Trying to locate the parents of JAMES ESHERWOOD...
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 May 18 16:56 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Have you found the birth's of Bennett or John, which can then be used on the GRO website for the mother's maiden name.

Wonder if James was born at sea?

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Re: Trying to locate the parents of JAMES ESHERWOOD...
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 May 18 17:02 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Have you found the birth's of Bennett or John, which can then be used on the GRO website for the mother's maiden name.

Wonder if James was born at sea?

JJ

At the moment I only have information about Bennett, he was located at the same Industrial School as James.

Edited: They were all at the Industrial School. John joined the army aged 14 like James did but died approx. aged 30 in a workhouse after being released due to ill health. I think he died of TB.

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Re: Trying to locate the parents of JAMES ESHERWOOD...
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 27 May 18 17:03 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Have you found the birth's of Bennett or John, which can then be used on the GRO website for the mother's maiden name.

Wonder if James was born at sea?

JJ

At the moment I only have information about Bennett, he was located at the same Industrial School as James.

Where and when was Bennett born  :-\
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Re: Trying to locate the parents of JAMES ESHERWOOD...
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 27 May 18 17:05 BST (UK) »
There is this family in Westminster in the 1871, siblings match but not a lot else :)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBF6-VZ3

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Re: Trying to locate the parents of JAMES ESHERWOOD...
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 27 May 18 17:11 BST (UK) »

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Where and when was Bennett born  :-\
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I don't know. The only information I have about Bennett so far is that he is located at the same industrial school in Essex as James.

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Re: Trying to locate the parents of JAMES ESHERWOOD...
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 27 May 18 17:12 BST (UK) »
There is this family in Westminster in the 1871, siblings match but not a lot else :)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBF6-VZ3

Mike

Oh that could be them. I'll do some further digging with that information. Thank you!

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Re: Trying to locate the parents of JAMES ESHERWOOD...
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 27 May 18 17:12 BST (UK) »
There is this family in Westminster in the 1871, siblings match but not a lot else :)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBF6-VZ3

Mike

The original gives place of birth for Bennett, James & John as Westr.  ie Westminster no mention of Westmorland.  Shropshire is not mentioned either
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Re: Trying to locate the parents of JAMES ESHERWOOD...
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 27 May 18 17:14 BST (UK) »
1871 transcribed on Anc****y as Sherwood -

RG10 Piece 120 Folio 36 Page 65

Father's occupation - Hawker

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