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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 02 May 19 16:22 BST (UK) »
You could write to the Registry Office in the Registration district and give them the name of the person and the name and occupation details of the father and anything else that could help. You could stipulate that you only want a certificate that matches details provided. I've even phoned one office recently to try and identify one birth before purchasing a certificate from a few possibles due to another common Welsh surname for that area. On this occasion, they were very helpful and although they took a few days, they did look ups and did get back to me as promised, leading to a successful purchase. They are not not always so helpful and nice though. If it's Jones with a father with an equaly common name and surname with an equally common occupation, such as coal miner or something,  then that might be a bit more problematic without an address and more specific date of birth. Depending on when he was born - might he be on a school register, which often gives date if birth and an address and guardian's name (though usually the father's).

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 02 May 19 22:04 BST (UK) »
are you able to give us his name and district where and when he was he was born?

as a Welshman (not a Jones tho'!) I may be able to help.

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #11 on: Friday 03 May 19 16:19 BST (UK) »
Yes, his name was Thomas Jones and was apparently born around 1852 in Nant (?) in Holywell, Flintshire. His father was also called Thomas Jones and he was a farmer. From the 1871 census, his mother was Sarah Jones, born in Llasannan in Denbighshire.
It seems that there were two couples named Thomas and Sarah Jones around this area at the same time. The other couple was Thomas Jones and Sarah Oldfield but I've managed to rule these out as the parents of my Thomas.


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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #12 on: Friday 03 May 19 16:28 BST (UK) »
Could you please give us the 1871 census reference for him with mother Sarah Jones
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #13 on: Friday 03 May 19 16:32 BST (UK) »
Could you please give us the 1871 census reference for him with mother Sarah Jones

Thomas Jones, Head, 59, Farmer 9 acres, born Holywell, Flints.
Sarah Jones, Wife, 53, Farmer's wife, born Llansannan, Denbigh.
Thomas Jones, Son, 19, Labourer, born Holywell, Flints.

Family was living in Bagillt  :)

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #14 on: Friday 03 May 19 16:56 BST (UK) »
Sorry it took me a while, parish of Holywell  ;D  Unfortunately FindMyPast does not have birth place just birth county on the 1871 search which is why the reference number helps us to find it.
RG10/5641 f130 p6

Have you looked at any possible connection to the Edward Jones living next door.
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 07 November 21 10:25 GMT (UK) »
I am on the verge of ordering the Birth Cert. of

Ethel Elizabeth Green
B:7 Dec 1890 Stoke Poges, (Slough) Buckinghamshire, England
D:25 11 1968 Winkfield Row, Berkshire, England
I want to do so in the most economical manor.
The main information that I am trying to find is the Stoke Poges address of her ‘Trainer’ father and any other info that may be on it.

Has anybody got any advice please?
Kirtland (Oxfordshire Windsor, Berkshire)
Lipscombe (Longwick Berkshire 1825- 1960)
Marsh (Co Durham+Berks  Bucks post 1935, Wokingham 1990)
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Green, Stoke Poges
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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 07 November 21 11:02 GMT (UK) »
I am on the verge of ordering the Birth Cert. of

Ethel Elizabeth Green
B:7 Dec 1890 Stoke Poges, (Slough) Buckinghamshire, England
D:25 11 1968 Winkfield Row, Berkshire, England
I want to do so in the most economical manor.
The main information that I am trying to find is the Stoke Poges address of her ‘Trainer’ father and any other info that may be on it.

Has anybody got any advice please?

The cheapest birth certificate is the .pdf version from GRO at £7.50.  BUT I cannot see an entry for Ethel Elizabeth Green to coincide with a birth date of 7 December 1890.  GRO have two instances in March quarter 1889 (Warwick and Headington), one in June quarter 1889 (Aston) and one in December quarter 1891 (Chipping Sodbury).

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Re: Ordering birth certificate for common surname
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 07 November 21 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Isn't it Elizabeth Ethel rather than Ethel Elizabeth?  There is only one registration in the right district, but not the right quarter.  Father Henry was a horse keeper, mother Mary Ethel formerly RUSSELL

GREEN, ELIZABETH  ETHEL
Mother's maiden surname: RUSSELL     
GRO Reference: 1890  M Quarter in ETON BUCKS  Volume 03A  Page 682

If this is the right one then you can just order it from the GRO.

Debra  :)