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Daphne Report 7 Jan 2010 12:42

Trying to find info. This was my maternal grandmother, born approx 1881,could have married an Albert Grant. Had daughter Ellen, and Maud.


Lindsey* Report 1 Dec 2010 11:29

Daphne please read how to ask at the top of the page, you need dates places and her name to get any help.


Daphne Report 18 Jan 2013 15:25

Louise Grant born aprox 1883/4; Ellen Grant born 1906 in Chelsea; Louise obviously not married as they were living with her mother , Mary Grant in 1911 census. May have married Albert Woodcraft as Maud born in 1914,[ my mother] was given Woodcraft as her name.Thanks for any information if anyone has any


KathleenBell Report 18 Jan 2013 16:38

The occupation on the 1911 census for Mary Grant should read "Private Means".

Kath. x


brummiejan Report 18 Jan 2013 16:41

I can't see a marriage. Have you found Albert 1911? Maybe he was already married?


brummiejan Report 18 Jan 2013 16:44

This is he only Albert Woodcraft I can see in London. Will delete if proves to be irrelevant.

1911 England Census
Name: Albert Woodcraft
Age in 1911: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: CAMBERWELL, London, England
Civil parish: Islington
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 6 Clarence Terrace, York Rd, Islington N
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: HOTEL PORTER
Registration district: Islington
Registration District Number: 10
Sub-registration district: Barnsbury

Albert Woodcraft 23
Sophia Woodcraft 22
Albert Woodcraft 0


Daphne Report 20 Jan 2013 16:32

Thanks Kath and brummijan.Was aware Mary Grant had private means. Strange re Albert as a hotel porter in 1911,as Louise Grant was listed as a hotel chambermaid, and I remember my mother telling me that Nan had worked in The Cumberland Hotel .On Mauds birth certificate, Oct 1914, parents were Louise Woodcraft[ formerly Grant] and Abert Woodcraft deceased, and I have found an Albert Woodcraft that was killed in 1915 in the war.I have always had a suspician that maybe Nan wasnt married at all. She died in 1947 in Hackney where she had lived with us for a while.Registered as Louise Celia Grant.
Just hope that someone else was related to someone in my searches that sees these notes.Cant seem to get any further with searching at the moment.
Cheers for the help Daphne


rootgatherer Report 20 Jan 2013 16:44

No marriage given for that Albert who died in 1915 and as he died in 1915, he wouldn't be noted as deceased on a birth certificate issued in 1914. I would doubt that he is "your" Albert.

Service No:2928
Date of Death:17/08/1915
Regiment/Service:Bedfordshire Regiment
5th Bn.
Panel Reference Panel 54 and 218.
Additional Information:
Son of Walter and Alice Woodcraft, of The Ridgway, Flitwick, Beds.


brummiejan Report 20 Jan 2013 16:45

Well, the Albert above might be yours so I'll leave him there! Looking at census image is place of employment is 'railway ---?' so not the Cumberland hotel- a shame as that would clinch it!
Louise in 1911 is indeed a hotel chambermaid.
Maybe it might be an idea to check out distances for their addresses both from each other and from the Hotel you mention on Google Map? People generally didn't work too far from home back then so might offer a clue - or not!


brummiejan Report 20 Jan 2013 16:53

Just to add, the Albert I found is Albert Victor. He is on an Ancestry tree, and died 1972.
Doesn't look overly likely does it?