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Offline friesland

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Brick wall
« on: Friday 12 April 19 17:48 BST (UK) »
I am not exactly new to family history but have recently started looking at my father's maternal line with the name of Hickey.

I immediately hit a brick wall.  According to marriage certificate and census's my grandmother Agnes Bridget Hickey was born around 1882 in Westminster. Her father was John her mother may have been Mary.

However I can find no birth in Westminster around that date. And no record of Agnes with father John in 1881 or 1871 census.

Could the family have come from Ireland i wonder?

Can anyone suggest any areas I can search which may move me on?

Regards

 

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 April 19 18:16 BST (UK) »
Hi friesland

Can you say which census and at what address your grandmother appears to indicate her birth as around 1882 and in Wesminster?

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 April 19 18:21 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Roots Chat  ;D

Presumably Hickey was her maiden name - When and who did she marry  and  what was her father's occupation??

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 April 19 18:34 BST (UK) »
Welcome from me too.

Do you really mean she was born 1882, or perhaps itís a typo for 1862?  If the former I wonder why you are looking for her in the 1871 and 1881 censuses?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 April 19 18:58 BST (UK) »
Marriage was in Sep qtr 1901, Croydon, 2a 560
Robert John Siggery + Agnes Hickey

Agnes Siggery in Wimbledon, free index to 1911
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW8Y-JXD

Death
Dec 1947 Surrey Mid Eastern 5g 185
Siggery,  Agnes Bridget
age 65   

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #5 on: Friday 12 April 19 19:04 BST (UK) »
Marriage was at Merton
Father John Hickey a Builder? :-\

EDIT - add in that Agnes Hickey gives age as 23. Marriage 3 August 1901

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 April 19 19:08 BST (UK) »
Agnes Hickey, 22, born Westmister, in Merton in 1901 with widowed mother Ellen Hickey, 53, born Birmingham.
Address as per marriage cert
piece 656 folio 49 page 11

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 April 19 19:14 BST (UK) »
There is a 3 year old Bridget Hickey in Lambeth in 1881. Parents John and Ellen. Mother born Birmingham
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27Q-FL8B

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Re: Brick wall
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 April 19 19:14 BST (UK) »
1939 for birth date?