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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:11 GMT (UK) »
It may be an earlier one correct because that would be his parents given info. He may have put the earliest place he remembered or presumed that's where he was born because that's all he knew. That's if its the same person on the census.

I don't know, the whole thing just seems so weird. 1901 and 1891 showing place of birth as Gretton, I haven't checked the 1891 Census, it was the other poster who kindly provided that info - but on the 1901 Census he is showing as the "Head" of the household , so the info on place of birth wouldn't have come from his parents.

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:13 GMT (UK) »
See my earlier reply
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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:14 GMT (UK) »
He may have been an infant when the family moved to Northants and may have only discovered his real birthplace after his mother died.  Mother was buried at Gretton and died 29.5.1901

You know, I've think you may have hit the nail on the head. Because I had found (on one of the many family history websites out there, I can't remember which, I've lost it and cannot find it) info which said my great-great grandfather had been baptised/christened at a church in Westminster or Piccadilly (sorry, I don't remember which). Perhaps the family moved to Northamptonshire when he was just a baby and, as you say, he didn't find out his real place of birth until his mother died. 

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:18 GMT (UK) »
Also, no info on his father Polete (is this a French first name?) exists out there, other than on the link you have provided, @CaroleW (and which I had seen before). So, this also makes me wonder if his father Polete Villette was an immigrant from France (though this seems unusual, especially for the time period - no reason for French to migrate to UK?).

@CaroleW , have you been able to make out that awful handwriting on the 1911 Census? "Princes" or "Princess", what do you think?


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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:19 GMT (UK) »
If his Mum was Rebecca, then this baptism looks like a good 'possible'
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J36K-21M

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:24 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:25 GMT (UK) »
If his Mum was Rebecca, then this baptism looks like a good 'possible'
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J36K-21M

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

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:33 GMT (UK) »
I'm thinking if baptism was at St Anne's in Soho, then the place of birth on 1911 Census must say "Princes" Street - being in Mayfair. This seems to fit? I mean, with Soho and Mayfar being neighbouring areas.

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Re: Great-great grandfather's birth place
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:41 GMT (UK) »
I think the birthplace in 1911 is Princess Street Haymarket.