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Ayres/Louder Croydon, Surrey UK
« on: Sunday 10 March 19 18:23 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to find information on my husbands Gt Grandfather, Walter Louder. What I know so far: Walter was born in Croydon, Surrey in 1904, I have found his birth record and his mother's maiden name is Ayres. I do not know the first names of his mother and father but I believe they were Romany Gypsies. On the 1911 census Walter was living at Batts Farm, Godstone, Surrey with a Andrew Louder previously Stacey and a Mary Ann Gardner but I believe they are not Walter's parents. Walter married Jane Shoebridge in 1930 and had William, Henry, Martha, Jack, Leonard, Charlie and Emily. Any information would be much appreciated.

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Re: Ayres/Louder Croydon, Surrey UK
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 March 19 18:40 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat! ;D

FamilySearch has a baptism:

21 August 1904
East & West Wellow, Southampton, Hampshire
Walter Louder, son of Charles & Jane Louder


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Re: Ayres/Louder Croydon, Surrey UK
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 March 19 18:51 GMT (UK) »
No he is not the Walter I am looking for  :-[ I have tried to find a baptism record but have had no luck

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Re: Ayres/Louder Croydon, Surrey UK
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 March 19 18:51 GMT (UK) »
1911 census (from FamilySearch):

Lowder, Andrew  Head  M  48  Labourer  b Chipstead
Lowder, Mae  Wife  F  30  b Gravesend
Lowder, Emily  Daughter  F  19  b Couldham
Lowder, Lenoad  Son  b Southfields, Middlesex
Lowder, Walter  Son  M  9  b Croydon, Surrey
Lowder, Albert  Son  M  8  b Warlingham, Surrey
Lowder, Mary Ann  F  48  b Kent (No relationship marked)
Lowder, Chawby  Son  M  4 
Lowder, Levy  Daughter  F  2
Lowder, Lanks  Son  M  6
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Re: Ayres/Louder Croydon, Surrey UK
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 March 19 19:29 GMT (UK) »
I know it states on the 1911 Census that Walter is Andrew's son but I believe that he isn't. I have baptism records for Emily b. 1895, Leonard b. 1898 and Albert b. 1906. I have a found birth records for Walter, mother's maiden name Ayres and Lucy, mother's maiden name Smith but no baptism record which makes me think they both could be Andrew's nephew and niece or grandson and granddaughter also I cannot find anything on Charles b. 1907. Andrew and Mary Ann already had a son named Charles b. 1889, Jack/John b. 1886 and William b. 1883 who are listed on the 1901 census.

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Re: Ayres/Louder Croydon, Surrey UK
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 March 19 08:16 GMT (UK) »
The 1911 census should show how many children born to the marriage of Andrew and his wife.
On occasions they have been filled in wrong and list 'dead' children.

Have you accounted for all of the births and deaths

ADDED I do think that you need to purchase your Walters birth certificate to clarify who is named as his parents
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Re: Ayres/Louder Croydon, Surrey UK
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 March 19 09:03 GMT (UK) »
Is this Andrew Louder b1860
1881, Mitcham, Surrey, Registration District    Croydon, Residence Note    Mitcham Common Tent.
William Louder    Head,  Emily Louder    Wife.  11 children.
Page Number    33
Registration Number    RG11
Piece/Folio    826/147

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Re: Ayres/Louder Croydon, Surrey UK
« Reply #7 on: Monday 11 March 19 09:37 GMT (UK) »
Yes I have found him on the 1881 Census. I believe he is not the father of Walter Louder, who is my person of interest.

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Re: Ayres/Louder Croydon, Surrey UK
« Reply #8 on: Monday 11 March 19 15:56 GMT (UK) »
You definitely need that Birth Certificate!
Using the GRO's own website (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates) it will cost 7 for a PDF version.
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