Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Gift subscriptions

Genes Reunited gift subscription

Do you know someone interested in discovering their family history?

You can now buy a gift subscription to Genes Reunited so they can research their family tree.

Buy gift or redeem gift

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Thomas Bassett b.1845 Marylebone

Page 1 + 1 of 2

  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Moonbeam

Moonbeam Report 29 Apr 2013 23:27

Thanks for looking MarieCeleste. I must say the two signatures do look very similar but if she did not sign herself I wonder why they wouldn't have put 'the mark of etc."

Marie.

Edit:
Have to go out now. Will be back in a few hours.
M.

ChristinaS

ChristinaS Report 30 Apr 2013 09:57

Re the Thomas Bassett and Emma Elsley marriage certificate, I have to agree that it looks as though the signatures for Emma Elsley and witness James George Elsley were signed by the same person :-S The registrar must have been looking the other way at that point!

I think the Thomas Bassett death posted by Chris Ho, above, may well have been in the Workhouse Hospital, not the workhouse itself. Going back a few pages, a list of people who died in the workhouse is given, in date order. Thomas Bassett isn't on that list.

Can't see a likely death for Emma Bassett, except the one you have already sent off for. 1885 in Chelsea. Is it definitely not her?

Moonbeam

Moonbeam Report 30 Apr 2013 13:40

Hi Christina - thanks for replying.

I agree the two signatures for Elsley do look similar. I'd looked at that burial before for Thomas Bassett but was unable to find a matching death record. The only one at that time is given as aged 42, but he was about 46 according to birth and burial records. I know the ages are not always correct. The registration district is given as Kensington which included Paddington so could include the area of the workhouse. I need to check this a bit more - the location of the workhouse - and maybe order the cert.

The cert I have for Emma Bassett is definitely the wrong one - it is for an Emma the wife of William Bassett a florist.

It's 8.30 am here and I have to get ready to go out but will check in later.

Marie.