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Wilsher blood line, Nottingham, Joseph Wilsher
« on: Monday 30 July 18 16:18 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
        I have just started researching my family tree. My Granfather Joseph Henry Wilsher was born 1929 in Nottingham. His father was meant to be also called Joseph Wilsher, who lived and died in Nottingham. The story told to my dad by Joseph Wilsher(Joseph Henry Wilsher dad), was my family were hawkers and before that we were gypsies. My dad on a visit to Nottingham was shown a photo of a group of my ancestors next to a wooding horse drawn carriage when he was a kid.

The problem I have is my granddad left Nottingham in his teens because he joined the army, he then settled southwest UK. Other then this small bit of information, I have extremely little to go on, has any one come a cross much information with this family in Nottingham, or what is the best way to look in to this subject?

I have ordered my Grandads birth certificate and waiting for that at the moment.

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Re: Wilsher blood line, Nottingham, Joseph Wilsher
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 July 18 16:39 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat, I can see a Joseph Wilsher b c 1866 Sheffield occ Hardware Hawker in Nottingham 1911 married to a Lizzie b c 1866?
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Re: Wilsher blood line, Nottingham, Joseph Wilsher
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 July 18 16:46 BST (UK) »
I've come across a number of Wilsher family's in Nottingham around 1800s, but I need my great granfathers information to confirm any thing or link family's. I was interested if there was gypsies around that area with the same name, I would think 1700s-1800s... I don't really know where to start with researching this subject matter?

I have tried looking up records of a Joseph Wilsher that could be my granddads dad but I draw blanks. I would believe if my granddad was born 1929 the father would be born around 1890-1910, the record I found for my granddad named the mothers name as Waddingham.

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Re: Wilsher blood line, Nottingham, Joseph Wilsher
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 July 18 16:56 BST (UK) »
Hi the same Joseph in 1901 b Sheffield is a Hawker living in Smiths Field, living in Caravan he has a son Joseph aged 18
Census ref RG13/3168/27/45
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Re: Wilsher blood line, Nottingham, Joseph Wilsher
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 July 18 17:05 BST (UK) »
What are you using to find this, I have just joined ancestry and seem to not find any thing, am I doing some thing wrong?

My granddad would say there was a tradition of calling the first born boy Joseph.

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Re: Wilsher blood line, Nottingham, Joseph Wilsher
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 July 18 17:14 BST (UK) »
Hi again, in 1901, search for Joseph Wilshire b 1864 Sheffield living in Nottinghamshire, address on original with Ancestry.
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Re: Wilsher blood line, Nottingham, Joseph Wilsher
« Reply #6 on: Monday 30 July 18 17:22 BST (UK) »
Do you know if the Wilsher name changes a lot?? since I've been looking I seem to find many different spellings...

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Re: Wilsher blood line, Nottingham, Joseph Wilsher
« Reply #7 on: Monday 30 July 18 17:34 BST (UK) »
Hi yes I do I think our Joseph b c 1866 Sheffield is a Willshaw in 1881 Sheffield
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Re: Wilsher blood line, Nottingham, Joseph Wilsher
« Reply #8 on: Monday 30 July 18 17:53 BST (UK) »
Hi in 1871 we have him with:-

Joseph Wilshaw 25
Maria 30
Joseph 6 b Yorkshire
Thomas 4
Fred 1
Residing in Brook End, Burrow Lane, Longdon, Staffordshire slept in Caravan or Tent along with others.
Census ref RG10/2918/84/12
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