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Shot in the dark - Francis family Grimsby
« on: Friday 30 November 18 16:38 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to help a family friend with some family history research? All I have been given is : James N Francis DOB: Jan 1913 married May E Betney Mar 1935 Grimsby.  James Francisís motherís surname was Buxton. I cannot find James fathers name and of course I canít search any census records as James was born in 1913. My friend states her g great grandfather died at sea and James was orphaned so I can only assume James father died at sea sometime 1913-1918.  Any help or information will be of great help.
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Re: Shot in the dark - Francis family Grimsby
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 November 18 16:44 GMT (UK) »
Starting with
FRANCIS, JAMES  NOEL     BUXTON     1913  M Quarter in GRIMSBY  Volume 07A  Page 1128
FRANCIS, MARY  AMANDA     BUXTON     1911  J Quarter in GRIMSBY  Volume 07A  Page 598
FRANCIS, WINIFRED  MAY     BUXTON     1908  J Quarter in GRIMSBY  Volume 07A  Page 637
FRANCIS, AGATHA  GEORGINA     BUXTON  1906  S Quarter in GRIMSBY  Volume 07A  Page 601

I favour this couple: 1904 Dec 1/4
Buxton    Maria        Grimsby    7a   1417    
Francis    James William        Grimsby    7a   1417    
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Re: Shot in the dark - Francis family Grimsby
« Reply #2 on: Friday 30 November 18 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Just tried looking for 1911 on familysearch, and it says the record (dataset?) has been removed.
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Re: Shot in the dark - Francis family Grimsby
« Reply #3 on: Friday 30 November 18 17:16 GMT (UK) »
You could order his birth certificate

Details from free BDM site:

Births Mar 1913   
Surname     First name(s)     Mother     District     Vol     Page   
Francis    James N          Buxton   Grimsby    7a   1128


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Possible marriage details from free BDM site: (also mentioned above)

Marriages Dec 1904
Surname     First name(s)                                          District     Vol     Page   
Buxton    Maria   Francis    James William        Grimsby    7a   1417    
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Re: Shot in the dark - Francis family Grimsby
« Reply #4 on: Friday 30 November 18 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi another possible birth, William Bennett Francis March qtr 1904 Grimsby mmn BURTON?
Maria on 1911.
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Looks to have died Dec 1963 Grimsby aged 58
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Re: Shot in the dark - Francis family Grimsby
« Reply #5 on: Friday 30 November 18 18:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi again, I would not be surprised if the Maria Francis on 1911 was this baptism, and appears in 1901 as a Servant in Grimsby:-
Maria Buxton born 18th August 1884 baptism 24th September 1884 Bolsterstone Father Bennett occ Goods Worker? Mother Hannah address Deepcar
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PS Bennett Buxton 21 occ Goods Porter Father Thomas Buxton married Hannah Brooke 21 Father James Brooke
Both of Stafford Street, 2nd March 1884 Sheffield, Cathederal Church of St Peter & Paul.
Maria Francis is a widowed Mental Patient from what I can locate, in North Kesteven, Lincolnshire in later years, it was the now defunct Rauceby Hospital, Sleaford,  formerly the Kesteven County Asylum.
Possible death Dec qtr 1955 Dartford 5b 424 aged 71


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Re: Shot in the dark - Francis family Grimsby
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 06 December 18 20:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi again, I would not be surprised if the Maria Francis on 1911 was this baptism, and appears in 1901 as a Servant in Grimsby:-
Maria Buxton born 18th August 1884 baptism 24th September 1884 Bolsterstone Father Bennett occ Goods Worker? Mother Hannah address Deepcar
Keyboard86

PS Bennett Buxton 21 occ Goods Porter Father Thomas Buxton married Hannah Brooke 21 Father James Brooke
Both of Stafford Street, 2nd March 1884 Sheffield, Cathederal Church of St Peter & Paul.
Maria Francis is a widowed Mental Patient from what I can locate, in North Kesteven, Lincolnshire in later years, it was the now defunct Rauceby Hospital, Sleaford,  formerly the Kesteven County Asylum.
Possible death Dec qtr 1955 Dartford 5b 424 aged 71

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Thank you for the invaluable information.


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Tierney - Liverpool
Hearn - Suffolk, London, Midlands, West Lancashire. Liverpool.
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