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Re: Edwin PITT (born 1859 - Somerset). Looking for further information on parents
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:02 BST (UK) »
Yes, that was what I was meaning.

I am beginning to wonder whether the Somerset part is correct at all.  I also wonder whether Edwin may be listed as Edward?  There are lots of relatives with the name Edward.  I have also seen Pitt recorded as "Pitts" (for other family members).  Argh!


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Re: Edwin PITT (born 1859 - Somerset). Looking for further information on parents
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:09 BST (UK) »
Ancestry shows 2 records for Edwin Pitt b 1859 - passage to Queensland in 1883.
One links to here https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/heritage/archives but I canít open the relevant section
Immigration - Assisted Immigration 1848- 1912

Alternatively, there is an Ancestry record which I do not have access to
Queensland, Australia Passenger Lists 1848-1912

It might not be your man but I was hoping there could be an occupation which might link him to 1881 census.
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Re: Edwin PITT (born 1859 - Somerset). Looking for further information on parents
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:21 BST (UK) »
Did he and Sarah marry in Australia?  I donít see a marriage in NZ.
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.


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Re: Edwin PITT (born 1859 - Somerset). Looking for further information on parents
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:33 BST (UK) »
Ancestry shows 2 records for Edwin Pitt b 1859 - passage to Queensland in 1883.
One links to here https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/heritage/archives but I canít open the relevant section
Immigration - Assisted Immigration 1848- 1912

Alternatively, there is an Ancestry record which I do not have access to
Queensland, Australia Passenger Lists 1848-1912

It might not be your man but I was hoping there could be an occupation which might link him to 1881 census.

That one is 24, he has what seems to be a wife, Phebe Eliza 25, and two daughters Leonora and  Linda Annie.  No occupation or addresses.
They are Bounty Immigrants,

I think itís a son, Leonard, and the daughter  Linda Annie

They do seem to be accounted for in Australia
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Edwin PITT (born 1859 - Somerset). Looking for further information on parents
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 26 April 20 13:25 BST (UK) »
I am looking records for Edwin Pitt (born 1859). 

Why do you think he was born in 1859?  The only death for an Edwin PITT in NZ has his age at 71 in 1922.

https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19230413.2.6

Debra  :)

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Re: Edwin PITT (born 1859 - Somerset). Looking for further information on parents
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 26 April 20 14:14 BST (UK) »
As Edwin does not seem to have married you will have to get a printout of the birth registration of one of his children which will give Edwin's age and birthplace.  His death certificate should have his parents' names if known by the informant, perhaps this is where the Edwin and Phoebe has come from.  You really need to see these documents for yourself.

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Re: Edwin PITT (born 1859 - Somerset). Looking for further information on parents
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 26 April 20 14:17 BST (UK) »

That one is 24, he has what seems to be a wife, Phebe Eliza 25, and two daughters Leonora and  Linda Annie.  No occupation or addresses.
They are Bounty Immigrants,

I think itís a son, Leonard, and the daughter  Linda Annie

They do seem to be accounted for in Australia

I had seen that couple in 1881 census and wondered if it was him, that might be where the Phoebe came into the story. However, if they settled in Australia, not your man. :(
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Re: Edwin PITT (born 1859 - Somerset). Looking for further information on parents
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 26 April 20 14:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you Debra. Gosh, yes! I think that is him.  That is definitely the date of his death - 13th of April 1922 - and it does make him 71 when he died!  That original post on the Ancestry page I was looking at must to be incorrect.  He must have been born in 1851.  Thanks also for the heads up re: the printout.  Will look into this.

And thank you "Mckha489"  and "heywood"  - That Australian/Queensland connection would make a lot of sense! That's probably why I have been having trouble finding them. The confusing part has also come as a result of Edwin (Phebe's husband) having gone by both 'Edwin' and 'Edward' at different times.  I just need to somehow confirm that they had Leonard, Linda Annie .. and Edwin (among others perhaps), and figure out how Edwin junior ended up in New Zealand.  I don't believe his parents ever settled in New Zealand - the assumption was made that they were still based in the UK.

 I am so grateful to everyone who has taken time to answer my posts! :-)  :D ....

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Re: Edwin PITT (born 1859 - Somerset). Looking for further information on parents
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 26 April 20 14:28 BST (UK) »
With the age of 71 in 1922, this Edwin Pitt may be a possibility:

Birth Jun 1850 Qtr Clifton 11-283
Mmn Smith.

Clifton although in Gloucs, is part of Bristol which straddles Gloucs and Somerset.
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Rodway London 19-20c
Kirk London/Brum/Coventry/London 19c
Blower Warwicks 19c
Syrett/Brewer/Cranwell London 19c
Punter Herts/London 19c
Whitrow/Hutchings/Leeworthy/Goldsworthy/May - Devon 19-20c

Stoodley Dorset/Hants/Wilts 18-20c
Cooper/Clark Broughton, Hants 18c
Moody - East Dean/Sherfield English Hants 18/19c
White  Aspull/Wigan, Lancs 19-20c
West/Angel/Johnson/Clark  S. Wilts 19-20c
Edwards  Wardour/Ansty, Wilts 19c