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Trying to find grandfathers birth parents

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PricklyHolly Report 21 Aug 2012 16:03 him then.

1871 England Census
about Henry Pettaway
Name: Henry Pettaway
[Henry Pittaway]
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Gender: Male
Where born: Drortwick, Worcestershire, England
Civil parish: Portsmouth
Ecclesiastical parish: St Thomas
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Registration district: Portsea Island
Sub-registration district: Portsmouth Town
ED, institution, or vessel: Cambridge Barracks

Henry Pittaway .....unmarried 21 Private.


Janice Report 21 Aug 2012 15:57

Droitwich but it keeps getting mistranscribed.


PricklyHolly Report 21 Aug 2012 15:49

Where was Henry born?


Janice Report 21 Aug 2012 15:46

This website might be useful

If Henry was in the army, then he could have been doing a spell of duty on Jersey, and met his wife/partner over there.


MarieCeleste Report 21 Aug 2012 15:41

Hello Rita - there is a lady called JerseyLily who helps on here and, as her name suggests, she specialises in Jersey records. If you go to your first post and click "edit" you can amend your heading to include "Jersey" and she may spot it.


Janice Report 21 Aug 2012 15:29

For Ref:

Name: William J F Pittaway
Birth Date: abt 1880
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1967
Age at Death: 87
Registration district: Walsall
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume: 9b
Page: 760


safc Report 21 Aug 2012 15:13


Groom's Name: William Herbert Pittaway
Groom's Birth Date: 1874
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 29
Bride's Name: Selina Robinson
Bride's Birth Date: 1876
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 27
Marriage Date: 15 Mar 1903
Marriage Place: Sedgley, Stafford, England
Groom's Father's Name: Henry Pittaway
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name: William Guest
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M16763-6
System Origin: England-VR
Source Film Number: 1526109
Reference Number: 2:1SMCJH1


Maddie Report 21 Aug 2012 15:07

1911 ???????????

1911 England Census about William Pittaway
Name: William Pittaway
Age in 1911: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Jersey
Civil parish: Willenhall
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England
Street Address: 15 Riley Street, Willenhall
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Brickmaker
Registration district: Wolverhampton
Registration District Number: 369
Sub-registration district: Willenhall
ED, institution, or vessel: 27
Household schedule number: 10
Piece: 17109
Household Members:
Name Age
William Pittaway 32
Emma Pittaway 26
James Pittaway 4
Louisa Pittaway 3
Mary Ann Constable 70


Maddie Report 21 Aug 2012 15:05

is this him 1901 census

Name: William H Pittaway
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Relation: Adopted Son
Gender: Male
Where born: Jersey, Channel Islands

Civil parish: Willenhall
Ecclesiastical parish: Willenhall St Anne
Town: Willenhall
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status:

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Registration district: Wolverhampton
Sub-registration district: Willenhall
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 140
Piece: 2686
Folio: 105
Page Number: 25
Household Members:
Name Age
James Ferger 55
Louisa Ferger 56
Francis Ferger 24
Arthur Ferger 21
Clara Ferger 15
Silas Ferger 16
William H Pittaway 21
Samuel J Veal


neil Report 21 Aug 2012 14:56

Hi my name is Rita and i am helping my husband Neil to trace his family tree.
We know that his grandfather was William Pittaway born 1880 and died 1967.
William was adopted from Jersey by his aunt Louisa Fryer nee Pittaway we think he was between 4 and 10. We also know that his father was Henry Pittaway born 1849 and that he was in Cambridge Barracks in the 1871 census. We really need help to find out when and why Henry went to Jersey, did he get married if so to whom, then what happened to William's mother and Henry that meant William had to be adopted.
Hope someone can help.. Hope you read this and can help Jerseylily.

Thanks Rita :-)