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Offline Blackwood22

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Saunders Dighton
« on: Tuesday 12 February 19 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

This is my first post on the site. I have recently started my family tree and am very keen to find out more about my Great Grandmothers side, Lily Dighton. I am led to believe her father was Saunders Dighton who was son to another Saunders Dighton.

If anyone has any further information, access to photos etc, I would be very keen to find out more.

Many Thanks


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Re: Saunders Dighton
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 23:31 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

Can you give some info re her birth year and birthplace?

This is the only birth reg I can find

Lily Ellen Dighton June qtr 1910 Ipswich   4a   1058

Mothers maiden name was Burgess

Parents marriage

Marriages March qtr 1903   
Burgess    Rose Anna  Ipswich    4a   1183      
Deighton    James     Ipswich    4a   1183
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Re: Saunders Dighton
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 23:48 GMT (UK) »
There is a 1901 entry for a Saunders and Rose Dighton who have a 2yr old Lily born Plumstead but no apparent birth reg

Marriages June qtr 1892   
DIGHTON    Saunders     Steyning    2b   571      
 HILTON    Rose Steyning    2b   571

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Re: Saunders Dighton
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 February 19 06:49 GMT (UK) »
"Saunders Dighton, 73, labourer, Wyman's Field, Abbey Wood"
Woolwich Gazette  1899

So this Saunders Dighton was born about 1826

Peter Martin, aged 36, a sweep from Bexley Health, and Saunders Dighton, travelling  gipsy in Kent 1862.
Kentish Mercury

Benjamin Doekerill and Saunders Dighton, gipsies, encamped on a common in Essex in 1882 stealing potatoes.
Essex Herald

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?retrievecountrycounts=false&sortorder=dayearly
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing/Blyth (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Saunders Dighton
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 February 19 07:10 GMT (UK) »
Another one

1891, In tents in field, Timber Croft Lane, Plumstead.

Saunders Dighton  Head  1857  Kent - Hawker
Rose Dighton  Wife  1867  Kent

So is this the first ones son?


Other relatives ecamped with them?
"1891, In tents in field, Timber Croft Lane, Plumstead.

Elizabeth Dighton  Widowed  1842  Oxfordshire - Hawker
Richalda Dighton  Daug  1867  Epsom, Surrey
Levi Dighton  Son  1972  Plumstead
Alice Dighton  Daug  1874  Nuttley, Sussex

+

Andrew Dighton  Head  1869  Croydon, Surrey - Hawker
Caroline Dighton  Wife  1871  Brighton, Sussex
Andrew Dighton  Son  1890  Plumstead

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Saunders Dighton  Head  1857  Kent - Hawker
Rose Dighton  Wife  1867  Kent"

Wemyss/Crombie/Laing/Blyth (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Saunders Dighton
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 February 19 19:50 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all, this is very interesting.

From what I have found on Ancestry I have the below

Saunders Dighton - Abt 1832
Saunders Dighton - Abt 1853  + Rose Hilton - Abt 1865
Lily Dighton - Abt 1899 + Henry Blackwood - 1901

Thanks again


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Re: Saunders Dighton
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 February 19 23:23 GMT (UK) »
From www.freebmd.org.uk

Marriages September qtr 1919   
Blackwood    Henry F   West Ham    4a   488      
Dighton    Lily   

Deaths
Henry Francis Blackwood aged 81 born 27 Nov 1901 Death reg December 1982 Thurrock
Volume 9  Page    3257

Lily Blackwood  91  born 21 Oct 1899 Death registered May 1991 Thurrock  Volume 9 Page 3232

Note the difference in birth month and date compared to 1939 entry

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I am led to believe her father was Saunders Dighton who was son to another Saunders Dighton.

Do you have a copy of the 1919 marriage cert to confirm her fathers name?
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