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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:41 GMT (UK) »
1871 he is indexed on ancestry as Bullitt Villet
Canít find it on Familysearch at the moment
Is with Uncle John HULL

Added - found it

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBXS-Q72

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:43 GMT (UK) »

Excellent. This is what I had seen before. Interesting, his father's name has gone from Polete to Pullet haha

Please don't get hung up on spelling, many old records were just the best shot that whoever wrote them could make at what they heard. Either the person giving the info was not literate (so no point in asking about spelling) or the writer was just too busy to ask. Add in different accents etc and you'll see many variations.

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:47 GMT (UK) »
1861 census gives his birthplace as London, Middlesex.

Suggest you google the following "Princess Street, Haymarket, London" Princess Street would appear to have been in the Wardour Street area."  Wardour Street,with Princess Street, opens up a direct line of communication between Oxford Street and Leicester Square". ( Quote from British History Online).

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:48 GMT (UK) »

Excellent. This is what I had seen before. Interesting, his father's name has gone from Polete to Pullet haha

Please don't get hung up on spelling, many old records were just the best shot that whoever wrote them could make at what they heard. Either the person giving the info was not literate (so no point in asking about spelling) or the writer was just too busy to ask. Add in different accents etc and you'll see many variations.

Boo

This is so interesting - and not something I'd considered before :)


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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:49 GMT (UK) »
1861 census gives his birthplace as London, Middlesex.

Suggest you google the following "Princess Street, Haymarket, London" Princess Street would appear to have been in the Wardour Street area."  Wardour Street,with Princess Street, opens up a direct line of communication between Oxford Street and Leicester Square". ( Quote from British History Online).

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So the street no longer seems to exist?

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:52 GMT (UK) »
A sister

VILLETTE, REBECCA       HULL 
GRO Reference: 1866  S Quarter in MARYLEBONE  Volume 01A  Page 446


Mother and baby are ill and in Workhouse August.  Baby died 11th August
Address 3 North Street
Sep record says 7 Homer Row.


Baptism was 12 July 1866. Parents Pullette and Rebecca Villette. Abode York House
Pullette is a Tailor.

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:57 GMT (UK) »
A sister

VILLETTE, REBECCA       HULL 
GRO Reference: 1866  S Quarter in MARYLEBONE  Volume 01A  Page 446


Mother and baby are ill and in Workhouse August.  Baby died 11th August
Address 3 North Street


Hi there, could you provide a link to this please? Thanks. This sounds awful. This is Pullet/Polete's sister?


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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 23 January 20 19:06 GMT (UK) »
Damn. I'm unable to view this, due to having an ancestry subscription account. Thanks very much, though. Is this Polete Villette's sister? It seems they were living in Marylebone(?). I was just reading that the area used to have a lot of French immigrants - which could explain the French-sounding "Villette" as well as "Polete/Pullete".