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Re: Matthews family
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 10:50 GMT (UK) »
Looka like there were 6 boys - I will write their names as they were registered - ie - James was registered as Jimmy
Tom 1st born -
Walter
Jimmy
John
Frederick
Albert
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Tom born in Swindon - the other 5 in Dover - the boys were born over a 12 year period
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Might sound morbid - but the first 3 born of those  sons may have served in WW2....to make sure none died in the war - check them all out on https://www.cwgc.org/ ...and when the details come up - look for Son of Thomas and Maria ...  hopefully you won't find any ....good luck
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Re: Matthews family
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 14:41 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that is there any info on who Tomís parent were? Have no idea who the mother is but have the marriage certificate for Tom and Maria saying that Tomís father was walter matthews occupation horse dealer would love to find out more about his dad and especially his mother but just keep hitting a brick wall
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Re: Matthews family
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 14:48 GMT (UK) »
How old was Maria on the marriage certificate and who was her father?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Matthews family
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Maria was 21
Her father was James ransley


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Re: Matthews family
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 15:30 GMT (UK) »
Maria seems to be hard to find on the 1911 census record.  I can't find any birth record for her around 1901.

I can find a Maria born in 1895

RANSLEY, MARIA       WHITINGTON 
GRO Reference: 1895  S Quarter in BRIGHTON  Volume 02B  Page 246

However the 1901 census shows this Maria's father to be George, Foreman in bakehouse.

Who were the witnesses on the marriage certificate and what occupation is given for her father James?  What address is given for James and Maria?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Matthews family
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 16:38 GMT (UK) »
Maria seems to be hard to find on the 1911 census record.  I can't find any birth record for her around 1901.

I can find a Maria born in 1895

RANSLEY, MARIA       WHITINGTON 
GRO Reference: 1895  S Quarter in BRIGHTON  Volume 02B  Page 246

However the 1901 census shows this Maria's father to be George, Foreman in bakehouse.

Who were the witnesses on the marriage certificate and what occupation is given for her father James?  What address is given for James and Maria?
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well this is a bit of a turn up
my sister in law is a Whitington and her dad was born Brighton 1926 - George Ransley married Elizabeth Whitington 1887 in Brighton - ...possible connection to my sister in laws family - doesn't look like your Maria - but if it is ,let me know - I will delve further in to Elizabeth Whitingtons line - cheers
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Re: Matthews family
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 18:18 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone but I have managed to trace Mariaís family back to 1700,s her father was John ransley and mother was patience hughes/ransley and even further back the famous smugglers the aldignton gang George ransley head of, born in ruckinge very interesting that was, but my main concentration is trying to find my matthews side but just keep hitting a brick wall, it has been said that my great grandfather had a showmanís guild card so could be some connection to fairground
Many thanks for all your help so far
Shane

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Re: Matthews family
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 18:26 GMT (UK) »
I don't know if you wish to try contacting the Showmen's Guild to see if they can point you in the direction of any member records.

https://showmensguild.co.uk/

There is an email address at the top of the page or alternatively a Newsletter/Contact us button.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire