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Robert John Pearce

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Dawn

Dawn Report 12 Feb 2011 19:41

Hi I have come to a dead end can anyone help. My great grandfather Robert John Pearce appears on the 1911 census record and gives his birth as 1857 born in Berks Windsor. I cannot find any records of this birth. Has anyone any ideas.

Thanks

Dawn

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 12 Feb 2011 19:56

Hi Dawn,

Have you found him on previous census? We would need the info of his wife and children to trace him back and try to find a subsequent birth for him.

Do you have his marriage certificate??


Dee x

 Lindsey*

Lindsey* Report 12 Feb 2011 20:03

you can see why hes not on any census !



PEARCE, Robert Head Married M 54 1857 Quartermaster Rl Royal Sussex Ry Retired Army Officer Berks Windsor VIEW
PEARCE, Alice Mary Wife Married
32 years F 49 1862 None Hampshire Gosport VIEW
HEDINGHAM, Maude Alice Daughter Married
3 years F 29 1882 None Cork Puttevant VIEW
PEARCE, Lucy Syndonia Daughter Single F 20 1891 None India Ferozepore VIEW
PEARCE, May Daughter Single F 18 1893 None India Ferozepore VIEW
PEARCE, Archie Hobbins Son Single M 16 1895 None Hampshire Gosport VIEW
PEARCE, Dorothy Hazel Ammanda Daughter F 14 1897 School Sussex Brighton VIEW
PEARCE, Doris Maida Daughter F 12 1899 School Hampshire Aldershot VIEW
HEDINGHAM, George Reginald Grandson M 2 1909 Mauritius VIEW
HEDINGHAM, Francis Robert Grandson M 1 1910 Mauritius VIEW
RG number:
RG14 Piece:
5537 Reference:
RG14PN5537 RG78PN252 RD90 SD2 ED16 SN279

Registration District:
Portsmouth Sub District:
Kingston and East Southsea Enumeration District:
16 Parish:
Portsmouth

Address:
63 Francis Avenue Southsea County:
Hampshire

Dawn

Dawn Report 12 Feb 2011 20:06

Hi Dee

In 1901 his wife Alice Mary Pearce (Nee Hobbins) is down as Head of the house. I guess he was away in the Army at that time. I have his marriage cert he was married in Alverstoke on 7th Jan 1879 he gives his age as 22 and he was stationed in Aldershot at that time. I have just come up blank trying to find his birth. His children were Bertha, Robert, Doris, Dorothy, May Maude and Lucy any help in finding his birth reg would be greatly appreciated.

Dawn

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 12 Feb 2011 20:08

Hi Dawn,

did he name his father on his marriage certificate and who were the witnesses?


Dee x

patchem

patchem Report 12 Feb 2011 20:09

Presumably:
Marriages Mar 1879
xxx HOBBINS Alice Mary Alverstoke 2b 663
PALMER Louisa Jane Alverstoke 2b 663
xxx PEARCE Robert John Alverstoke 2b 663
Simmons Robert Alverstoke 2b 663
SMITH John Alverstoke 2b 663

patchem

patchem Report 12 Feb 2011 20:13

Some of his children definitely born here:
Births Jun 1899
Pearce Doris Maida Farnham 2a 127

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 12 Feb 2011 20:15

I wonder???

1861 England Census
about John T Pearce
Name: John T Pearce
Age: 5
Estimated birth year: abt 1856
Relation: Adopted Son
Gender: Male
Where born: Windsor, Berkshire, England

Civil Parish: New Windsor
Ecclesiastical parish: Windsor St John
County/Island: Berkshire
Country: England

Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Windsor
Sub-registration district: Windsor
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 71
Household Members: Name Age
Philip Spry 29
Sarah Spry 31
George Henry Spry 1
John T Pearce 5


BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 12 Feb 2011 20:20

1871 England Census
about John S Pearce
Name: John S Pearce
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1856
Relation: Adopted Son
Gender: Male
Where born: Windsor, Buckinghamshire, England
Civil Parish: New Windsor
Ecclesiastical parish: St John
Town: New Windsor
County/Island: Berkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Windsor
Sub-registration district: Windsor
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Household schedule number: 105
Household Members: Name Age
Phillip Spry 40
Sarah Spry 41
George H Spry 11
William Spry 7
Samuel Spry 4
Eliza M Spry 1
John S Pearce 15 >> errand boy.

The intial should be T for Thomas;


Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Births Mar 1856 (>99%)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PEARCE John Thomas Windsor 2c 389

Now whether he switched his name is ????



Dawn

Dawn Report 12 Feb 2011 20:26

Hi Thanks every one. I have his marriage cert. Gives his father as Robert (surprise) Pearce. His occupation soldier again (surprise) The witness at their marriage was Lucretia who was Alice's sister. I really don't think he would have changed his name as the name Robert seems to run in the family. So I dont think he would have been adopted.

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 12 Feb 2011 20:31

Just came across this

1871 England Census
about Robert Pearce
Name: Robert Pearce
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1856
Relation: Soldier
Gender: Male
Where born: St Luke, Middlesex, England
Civil Parish: Farnborough
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Registration district: Hartley Wintney
Sub-registration district: Farnborough
ED, institution, or vessel: Highlanders 91
Household schedule number: 1

He's unmarried............ so maybe keep him in mind?

Dee x

Dawn

Dawn Report 12 Feb 2011 20:44

mmm could be but why wuld he put Windsor on the census I suppose its not too far from Middlesex. Thanks Dee

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 12 Feb 2011 20:50

It's interesting that on these baptisms mother has both first names, yet the father just has his first name only!!


Mary Pearce

India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
birth: 31 May 1892
residence: Bengal, India
parents: Robert Pearce, Alice Mary



Mary Pearce

India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
birth: 31 May 1892
residence: Indr, India
parents: Robert Pearce, Alice Mary



Lucy Lyndonia Pearce

India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
birth: 14 Nov 1890
residence: Bengal, India
parents: Robert Pearce, Alice Mary



Lucy Lyndonia Pearce

India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
birth: 14 Nov 1890
residence: Indr, India
parents: Robert Pearce, Alice Mary



Lilian Adelaide Pearce

India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
birth: 25 Feb 1888
residence: Bengal, India
parents: Robert Pearce, Alice Mary



Lilian Adelaide Pearce

India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
birth: 25 Feb 1888
residence: Indr, India
parents: Robert Pearce, Alice Mary



Bertha Eveline Pearce

India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
birth: 20 Apr 1886
residence: Bengal, India
parents: Robert Pearce, Alice Mary



Bertha Eveline Pearce

India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
residence: Indr, India
parents: Robert Pearce, Alice Mary


Dawn

Dawn Report 12 Feb 2011 21:23

I agree, but on the marriage cert it definitely has his name as Robert John he certainly got around though no wonder I am having problems. If I could find his birth cert then I could get details of his father an mother.

Dawn

Dawn Report 25 Dec 2012 16:56

n I just thank everyone who helped me with this. I finally found him. Born in Old Windsor just outside Salford Lancashire As his father died when he was 5 years old he probably thought he was born in Windsor Berkshire, just goes to show don't give up. His father is now posing a problem,

Robert Pierce born 1831 don't know where my aunt thinks Ireland. Joined the 36th Regt of foot on 1846 enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne. Married Mary Clews in the Isle of Man in 1854 had 3 children Robert, William Thomas and Elizabeth Caroline posted to \India in 1863 and died 1864 from smallpox. His wife Mary remarried a few months later in India. His children hated their stepfather and both Robert AND William joined the Army as soon as they were old enough to get away from him. Elizabeth married a man twice her age in India when she was only 14. Any ideas on tracing his birth, Kew tell me records were not kept for soldiers who died in service. Hope I have not hit a brick wall after all this.