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Offline aggiebagwash

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Re: Can't find the barker family.
« Reply #9 on: Monday 17 September 18 17:17 BST (UK) »


My genealogists head keeps telling me there would have been a few more children between the birth of Thomas and Catherine.

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Re: Can't find the barker family.
« Reply #10 on: Monday 17 September 18 17:20 BST (UK) »
You mentioned Elizabeth

BARKER, ELIZABETH       mmn BURTON     
GRO Reference: 1874  March Quarter in BRADFORD YORKSHIRE  Volume 09B  Page 68
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Re: Can't find the barker family.
« Reply #11 on: Monday 17 September 18 17:26 BST (UK) »

If William was a hawker it will explain the children's different birthplaces so maybe that's why I can't find them on the earlier censuses they could be anywhere in the country.

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Re: Can't find the barker family.
« Reply #12 on: Monday 17 September 18 17:41 BST (UK) »
Occupation changes though doesn’t it.

1868 marriage Bradford

William Barker 22 yrs Labourer father John Barker Shoemaker
Ann Elizabeth  Burton 22 yrs father John Burton, Printer
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Re: Can't find the barker family.
« Reply #13 on: Monday 17 September 18 17:43 BST (UK) »


Heywood you're a gem thank you so much.

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Re: Can't find the barker family.
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 18:37 BST (UK) »

Wow these families were determined not to be found. I've searched thousands of census pages for the Barker's and the Burton's on all the censuses using a mix of known first names, different surname spellings, no birth places and no birth dates and still not found either families on any census.

It looks like Ann Elizabeth Burton was not  born in Bradford as there's no birth record for her in Bradford but there are a few in other parts of Yorkshire. Argh !!!!!

One family missing off a couple of censuses is understandable but all of them until 1891 is unfathomable.    :(

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Re: Can't find the barker family.
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 20:15 BST (UK) »
1871 4745 /125/29
5 Water Lane York

William Barker 26 yrs French Polisher b Doncaster
Ann Barker 25 yrs b Hull
Thomas Barker 3 yrs b Sheffield
James Barker 1 yr b Nottingham

There is also a John Burton 23 yrs b Hull and James has mmn Burton at GRO

I did find a Burton family in Hull earlier, I think so will have another look now.
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Re: Can't find the barker family.
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 20:18 BST (UK) »
Here they are

1851 2363/260/17

John Burton 35 yrs
Ann Burton 34 yrs
Ann E Burton 5 yrs
John Burton 3 yrs
Thomas Burton 1 yr
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Re: Can't find the barker family.
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 18 September 18 20:35 BST (UK) »


You are an absolute genius Heywood. Thank you so much.

I spotted the William Barker record and as a french polisher it but it would explain the different birth places of their children but I dismissed it for some reason. Doh!

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