Author Topic: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales  (Read 1018 times)

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Re: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales
« Reply #9 on: Friday 13 November 20 16:17 GMT (UK) »
I haven't bought any of the birth certificates of her children. The registers I find online list her as Jane Dawson or Mary Dawson.
That would be a great next step I think, to find the birth certificates
Slack - Aberystwyth/Wrexham
Brodigan - Aberystwyth/Germany
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James - Aberystwyth
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Re: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales
« Reply #10 on: Friday 13 November 20 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Census ages have has as

1881 - 37

1891 - 50

1901 - 76

Do you have her age in 1871 census? 
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales
« Reply #11 on: Friday 13 November 20 16:23 GMT (UK) »
You can look up the birth registrations on the General Registry Office website.  You have to register to search the indexes but it's free to register.

I can find registrations confirming mothers name as Drake.

One of the boys has a middle name Kendrick, don't know if that is significant.
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Re: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales
« Reply #12 on: Friday 13 November 20 16:36 GMT (UK) »
No for some reason I'm unable to find the 1871 census. I'll spend some time looking tonight.

Kendrick and Kenrick seems to be a name used a few times in her descendents. Definitely something to look into.

I'll register with the website now as I was searching BMD and it wasn't showing!
Slack - Aberystwyth/Wrexham
Brodigan - Aberystwyth/Germany
Dawson - Aberystwyth/North Wales
James - Aberystwyth
Day - Aberystwyth/London

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Re: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales
« Reply #13 on: Friday 13 November 20 16:54 GMT (UK) »
Census ages have has as

1881 - 37

1891 - 50

1901 - 76

Do you have her age in 1871 census?

She aged at twice the normal rate! She may not have known her correct age.
She might also have been mistaken about where she was born if her parents were dead or if they moved around when she was young.
The railway line to Aberystwith was constructed 1855-69. It's possible that Michael was employed in building it. Navvies were mobile and some lived in camps near their worksite. Some had their families with them.
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Re: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales
« Reply #14 on: Friday 13 November 20 16:57 GMT (UK) »
The 1871 census states that she was born in Mold, Montgomeryshire. They are in Carmarthen.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V553-LWZ

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Re: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales
« Reply #15 on: Friday 13 November 20 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Daughter, Ema, born 1870, Aberystwith, MMN Drake (GRO)

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Re: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales
« Reply #16 on: Friday 13 November 20 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Well Mold makes everything even more complex!!

Sorry I cant upload files properly, but this is what makes me think she at least sounded like she was from Ireland rather than Wales.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bYZCRllr-gA4i2u5RQPQTKJ2xD88WEz_/view?usp=sharing

Slack - Aberystwyth/Wrexham
Brodigan - Aberystwyth/Germany
Dawson - Aberystwyth/North Wales
James - Aberystwyth
Day - Aberystwyth/London

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Re: Mary Jane Drake 1848 doesn't exist before move to Wales
« Reply #17 on: Friday 13 November 20 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Albert also keeps moving the goal posts. In 1871, he was born in Chester & he is a plasterer. In 1891, he was born in Wrexham & he is a coal dealer.