Author Topic: Parents of Robert Herd  (Read 968 times)

Offline Del 80

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 523
  • my favourite jumper about 1976
    • View Profile
Parents of Robert Herd
« on: Wednesday 18 July 18 17:24 BST (UK) »
Forgive me if I have asked before....but trying to find the parents for one Robert Herd....he was born about 1854 possibly at Grantham, he married there in 1875, to Elizabeth Hunt, and died there the following year (1876).on the marriage certificate his father is given as George Herd, I can't find a marriage for a George Herd in the right time frame, so have no idea who Robert's mother was....any help appreciated....
Clarke , Calvert , McCreadie,
 McDowell, Paton & Scott families,  Scotland
& Ireland, Ayto/Hayto/Eato/Eatough families, Lincolnshire.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Milliepede

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,101
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Parents of Robert Herd
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 18:59 BST (UK) »
Can you find a birth registration for him - if so that should give the name of his mother even if he was illegitimate.

He could have made up a father.  What occupation does he give for his father on the marriage?

Can you find any possible Robert on census as a child? 
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Comberton

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 220
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Parents of Robert Herd
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 19:06 BST (UK) »
Marriage
3rd July 1853
Grantham St Wulfram
George Heard
Elizabeth Towers

George's father James, a blacksmith

Offline Milliepede

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,101
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Parents of Robert Herd
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 19:07 BST (UK) »
Could be Robert Edward Hird born Mar 1855 Lincoln mothers name Drinkle

Herd can be written in so many different ways  :-\


Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

Offline Milliepede

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,101
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Parents of Robert Herd
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 19:09 BST (UK) »
Ah going by the marriage found above in 1853 one to consider

Robert Herd Sep 1855 Portsea Island mothers name Towers
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

Offline Del 80

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 523
  • my favourite jumper about 1976
    • View Profile
Re: Parents of Robert Herd
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 19:44 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the replies....the George Heard / Elizabeth Towers marriage looks jolly interesting.....trying to see if I can find them
 in Grantham anytime after the marriage......Robert Herd would only show up on two census returns, as he died aged only 22 years in 1876..... there are a couple of possibilities for him, but nothing concrete....yet......
Clarke , Calvert , McCreadie,
 McDowell, Paton & Scott families,  Scotland
& Ireland, Ayto/Hayto/Eato/Eatough families, Lincolnshire.

Offline Mabel Bagshawe

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 4,949
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Parents of Robert Herd
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 20:20 BST (UK) »
the best option with a Grantham connection is Robert Hourd [1861] or Hurd [1871] - in the first he appears to be in he workhouse and the second he's an apprentice shoemaker

Offline Comberton

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 220
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Parents of Robert Herd
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 20:24 BST (UK) »
Possible brother
George William Heard
January 1859
Grantham
mmn Towers
and his death
George William Herd
April 1859
Grantham
aged 0
buried 13th May 1859 in Grantham Cemetery

Offline Mabel Bagshawe

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 4,949
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Parents of Robert Herd
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 18 July 18 20:27 BST (UK) »
Could be Robert Edward Hird born Mar 1855 Lincoln mothers name Drinkle

Herd can be written in so many different ways  :-\

Possibly not, if this is his baptism
https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/5818a45be93790ec8be038d2?search_id=5b4f93e54325a69beceb661b&ucf=false