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birth certificate( new info 3-4-14)

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martynsue Report 13 May 2010 20:40

looking through cemetery records not sure if there is a connection,
florence edwards age 82 died 1973.failsworth
florence edwards no age died 2002.failsworth.
address 93 mather st failsworth


martynsue Report 13 May 2010 19:49

jan i also looked in the trees no luck are the ones you found.
william 1924.
florence 1926.
mavis 1929,
all born royton mmn jones


martynsue Report 13 May 2010 18:00

hi julie
thanks for jogging my memory i will contact gene at the weekend she should be home then.
have a nice few day's.

ann the vicar told me the fees were set by the government,and quite right he said you would think that they would set the price to reflect cert prices at gro


lancashireAnn Report 13 May 2010 17:39

I've heard that some churches charge about that for information. Wonder if it is a standard policy?


Jooleh Report 13 May 2010 17:36

Hi all -won't be around for the next few days. It just occurred to me that a crucial piece of info could be John Edward Jones' occupation given on his marriage to Elizabeth Hannah Cropper. You probably won't even have to buy the certificate Martyn because the info you posted on pg 26 suggests 2 people may already have it? Can you ask them about John's occupation or look back through the notes you made and see if you wrote it down?



martynsue Report 13 May 2010 14:24

well what a shock that was.
phoned and spoke to the vicar,only thing i could get that i did not tell him was fathers occupation.
i declined his offer as they want £19 for it


lancashireAnn Report 13 May 2010 14:01

Longsight where Flo married might be worth a phone call as you know the yr & qtr she married.

Royton, St Anne, Longsight
Archdeaconry: Rochdale
Deanery: Oldham West
Benefice: Royton, St Anne Longsight
Parish: Royton, St Anne, Longsight
Contact Details
The Revd J A Read (James)

Tel: H: 0161 624 2249, W: 0161 652 3090

St Anne's Vicarage
St Anne's Avenue
Oldham OL2 5AD.

Email: Send Email


martynsue Report 13 May 2010 13:54

hi jan,
you didn't think it would be that easy,knowing this family.

i did messages to all with florence jones 1900 born cheshire,no matches,


jansmith Report 13 May 2010 13:50

just seen 3 possible children for Florence but cannot get a match on "search trees" which is a shame


martynsue Report 13 May 2010 13:44

ann i gave her the grave number etc,she looked on computer &then said she would ring me back as she needed to look in the archive books,she phoned back within a hour with the details,she was very pleasant and helpful.hope you have the same luck


jansmith Report 13 May 2010 13:26

Maybe Gene will have some answers when she is back!
I suppose Florence's marriage cert would mention father pity they are not on line as some counties have done


lancashireAnn Report 13 May 2010 13:14

a) John died later and was cremated
b) they were separated
c) she was a widow & Florence was just asked ' husband's name' when registering death

wonder if Elizabeth left a will

I have some grave papers which state the grave belongs to my gt grandmother not her husband. Not followed that route in my tree yet (adopted line) but might do as Royton cem seem helpful so maybe hollingwood cem (Oldham) will be as good.


martynsue Report 13 May 2010 11:12

have spoken to royton cem,elizabeth is on her own the grave was purchased by william edwards of 10 croft head son in law i presume,
looking at certs,john edward registered by widow,
elizabeth registered by daughter florence,
her cert say's wife of john edward jones,so where was he?
why did he not buy the grave?
if he was still alive when did he die?
why is he not with her?


martynsue Report 12 May 2010 22:45

thank's for explaining ann,tomorrow i will phone royton cem to see if they can offer any help


lancashireAnn Report 12 May 2010 22:43

The word 'journeyman' comes from the French word journee, meaning the period of one day; this refers to their right to charge a fee for each day's work. They would normally be employed by a master craftsman, but would live apart and might have a family of their own. A journeyman could not employ others. In contrast, an apprentice would be bound to a master, usually for a fixed term of seven years, and lived with the master as a member of the household, receiving most or all of their compensation in terms of food and lodging.

I have several people in my tree who were carpenters and each census shows them moving from 'apprentice carpenter' to journeyman to master.


lancashireAnn Report 12 May 2010 22:39

I like your suggestion that John Edward was running 2 families Julie but I think in practice he would have kept the same occupation description.

It would have been nice if that theory fitted.

Maybe back to basics is the first step with a summary so that something may hit one of us that we missed first time round. I know relatives can give info that they THINK they remember correctly but which is wrong but there is too much which tallies in this case.


martynsue Report 12 May 2010 22:39

hi ann,
i alway's wondered what journeyman meant,strange description if you don't move around in your job ,still alot of thing's were strange in them day's


Jooleh Report 12 May 2010 22:38

Thanks Ann - should have checked what it meant - so that blows one theory then!

Martyn here's the contact details for Oldham Cemeteries:


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Phone: 0161 681 1312




lancashireAnn Report 12 May 2010 22:31

MI's for Royton St Paul are at Lancs RO.


lancashireAnn Report 12 May 2010 22:29

description 'journeyman electrical engineer' means he had served his apprenticeship as an electrical engineer but had not yet qualified as a master engineer. Nothing to do with travelling, just stating the exact level of his qualification.