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Can't find birth reg on GRO index
« on: Monday 18 May 20 21:17 BST (UK) »
FreeBMD has John WIGGINS registered Q3 1853 in Wantage RD, Vol 2c p 248
I can't find him on the GRO birth index though. 

I've tried a few variations but someone else may have better ideas.

Unusually for this period the scans are typewritten, so no help there.
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Re: Can't find birth reg on GRO index
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 May 20 21:26 BST (UK) »
HIGGINS, JOHN       
Mother's Maiden Surname: HOLLICK 
GRO Reference: 1853  S Quarter in WANTAGE  Volume 02C  Page 248

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Re: Can't find birth reg on GRO index
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 May 20 21:29 BST (UK) »
Brilliant, thanks!  I knew somebody would think of something I didnt.
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Re: Can't find birth reg on GRO index
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 May 20 21:36 BST (UK) »
It's often that first letter of the name that causes the problem.
Thank goodness we've still got the old index!


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Re: Can't find birth reg on GRO index
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 May 20 22:00 BST (UK) »
Indeed.  That typescript is a curve ball though, because that could be the mistranscription and Higgins may be the correct name.  It's not that important this time though, it was for elimination purposes and the mum's maiden name was what we were after.
Thanks again!
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Re: Can't find birth reg on GRO index
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 May 20 15:23 BST (UK) »
I too cannot find a birth on the GRO or Free BMD. Eliza Ann Baildham born 1861 Horncastle Lincolnshire. I have her marriage certificate (1883) aged 22. She was married at Horncastle and resided there, the 1881 census has her at Horncastle and her place of birth there too. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Can't find birth reg on GRO index
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 May 20 18:11 BST (UK) »
Hi...

Freebmd has Eliza Ann Baildam.
Gro has mothers maiden name as Odlin.
June quarter 1861 Horncastle.
Is that her?

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Re: Can't find birth reg on GRO index
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 May 20 19:17 BST (UK) »
Yes, thanks for that. I forgot to use the similar sounding variations.

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Re: Can't find birth reg on GRO index
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 23 May 20 08:32 BST (UK) »

Freebmd has Eliza Ann Baildam.
Gro has mothers maiden name as Odlin.
June quarter 1861 Horncastle.


For info .....possible marriage of Eliza’s parents (Mother Mary Ann on 1861c)

Thomas BAILDHAM Age 20, labourer
Father Thomas, cordwainer

Marriage 19 Oct 1854 Horncastle

Spouse Ann ODLING age 20
father John, labourer

Witnesses Robert Odling & Mary Ann Baildham
Thomas & Mary Ann Baildham made their mark (x) others signed

1861 Census Mill Stone Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire
Thomas   Baildham   Head   1835   Horncastle, Lincolnshire, hawker
Mary Ann   Baildham   Wife   1835   Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire
George   Baildham   Son   1858   Horncastle, Lincolnshire
Eliza Ann   Baildham   Daug 1861 Horncastle, Lincolnshire

George Thomas BAILDAM mmn ODLING
1858  J Quarter in HORNCASTLE UNION  Volume 07A  Page 457   

Edit to add possible death of Mary Ann and remarriage Thomas

Mary Ann Baildham Age   26
Burial date   12 May 1861
Church   St Mary
Denomination   Anglican
Place   Horncastle

No image to view for full details of marriage

Thomas Baildham
father Thomas

Marriage 27 Aug 1861 Lincoln

Spouse Elizabeth Carter
Father Thomas