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Offline Norfolk Nan

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Re: Workhouse Record Question
« Reply #9 on: Monday 11 March 19 17:32 GMT (UK) »
Wow!  Thank you everyone - I'm impressed.  How did you find the admission stuff about Charlotte?  She was the only one on my register of deaths list that looked likely.  I found a Charlotte Lee on the 1871 census, a servant in her employer's house, but obviously not the right one.

As was pointed out, he stated his dob was 18 April 1864 (1939 Registration document when he was in his 70s).  At other points (earlier) of his life he said he was an age that made his year of birth either 1862 or 1863. 

In the 1901 and 1911 census he says he was born in Isleworth - does that come under Brentford?

And, on his marriage certificate (1899) he says father: John Lee, platelayer.  Well, that may be true or it may be a fib. 

I'm going to check for John Thomas on later census...my John never uses a middle name, not even on his will so I've always ignored anyone with one.  Is that a mistake?

And thank you once again.

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« Reply #10 on: Monday 11 March 19 17:50 GMT (UK) »
FWIW...

Fathers name often made up if illegitimate.

Yes, Isleworth will come under Brentford

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 11 March 19 17:55 GMT (UK) »
Thanks ReadyDale.

I've checked the later census and found John Thomas Lee on census and I can say for certain he isn't mine.  I also found his marriage certificate from 1894 when he uses the full John Thomas and names Christopher Charles Lee, deceased, as his father. 

So, I can cross that one off my list of possibilities and will continue the search.

Thank you so much.  I appreciate the help.

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« Reply #12 on: Monday 11 March 19 18:05 GMT (UK) »
How did you find the admission stuff about Charlotte? 

Went into the London Workhouse records, and searched it for Lee, admitted 1876, and put Westminster into the Keyword search. Less is often more!

Then looked for someone born in the 1840's, who could have been John's mother.
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« Reply #13 on: Monday 11 March 19 18:09 GMT (UK) »
How weird, exactly what I tried to do but either my info was incomplete or I missed her  :o ;D  My link kept throwing me out yesterday, telling me I was on the .com site then crashing.  Anyway, thank you for looking and the help. 

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« Reply #14 on: Monday 11 March 19 18:42 GMT (UK) »
Charlotte gave all the info on her settlement examination in Westminster
So I knew who they were in Reply #1
It doesn't look like she made any of it up, and I certainly didn't.
The father of JT presumably was Christopher Deighton, since his birth was registered as Deighton.

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« Reply #15 on: Monday 11 March 19 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Yes, it all fits Jonw65 but heís not my John. I must have missed the settlement statement but I appreciate you finding it.  Thank you again.

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« Reply #16 on: Monday 11 March 19 18:53 GMT (UK) »
You might be able to see it here, if the link to ancestry works
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ni1/

I didn't think it was your John to be honest - the different birth date, and it looked like the man was around elsewhere.
Good luck in your quest for John Lee, which I have followed with great interest.
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« Reply #17 on: Monday 11 March 19 19:00 GMT (UK) »
It worked, thanks again.  Sad little family. 

Iím due a bit of luck with this chap, I know so much about him and yet I know nothing about his beginnings.  So many clues and yet Iím not sure which bits can be believed...all the fun of family history I suppose!