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The mystery of Lillie-no longer-now seeking Fursey

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Christine

Christine Report 25 Sep 2012 10:52

Morning Mel

And thank you for the copy documents you kindly sent me by PM (copy of Lillie's marriage cert and a baptism record for Lilian May, daughter of Thomas and Jane Weller 1895).

I looked at William and Jane too and I agree its just a coincidence. The more I look at this, the more confused I am becoming.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 25 Sep 2012 10:38

Morning I was wondering if Jane was a married lady too and thats why she did'nt marry Thomas till 1918.

It seems a bit strange to me that Thomas was living with a Jane Foster and her husband William but I think the ages are wrong but I did look for a William Foster and Jane but I don't think I found them on the 1911.

Christine

Christine Report 25 Sep 2012 10:25

Gosh you have all been busy whilst I've been sleeping! Thank you. Lily V Fussey does look interesting (especially as she had a sister called Daisy - to throw another red herring in, Lillie was known as Daisy when I knew her............).

Back to practicalities though, if there had been a divorce, there wouldn't have been any need for Thomas and Jane to wait until 1918 to marry.

She does seem to have been positively Lillie Jane and her mother was married as Jane. I think I am looking for a child produced by the first of 3 relationships.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 25 Sep 2012 07:41

BUT ...............


you are looking for Lillie Jane Fursey



and I fear Lily V Fussey has taken us off on to a wild goose chase!!!!

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 25 Sep 2012 07:39

According to a Public Family Tree on ancestry, Arthur and Hettiar were divorced in 1898 ....... decree absolute. Pretty unusual for that time!!


1898 24 Oct
Age: 33
Divorce from Hettiar Perry Victoria Talfourd
London England
Decree Absolute



this could explain why the children were in the orphanage.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 25 Sep 2012 07:35

1891 Census

Name: Daisy M E Fussey
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Arthur Fussey
Mother's Name: Hattiar P Fussey
Gender: Female
Where born: Hampstead, London, England

Civil parish: Hampstead
Ecclesiastical parish: St Cuthberts
County/Island: London
Country: England

Registration district: Hampstead
Sub-registration district: Hampstead

Arthur Fussey 26 b.ca 1865, Marylebone, London, Tailor
Hattiar P Fussey 23 b.ca 1868, Hampstead, London
William A Fussey 3 b.ca 1888, Marylebone
Daisy M E Fussey 1

Address:- 48 Maygrove Road




London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 about Lilly Victoria Fussey

Name: Lilly Victoria Fussey
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 8 Jul 1896
Father's Name: Arthur Fussey
Mother's Name: Hattier Fussey
Parish or Poor Law Union: Paddington St Augustine
Borough: Westminster
Register Type: Parish Registers

from image:-

Address:- 102 Kilburn Park Road
Father occupation:- Tailor


London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906

Name: Maria Louise Fussey
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 8 Jul 1896
Father's Name: Arthur Fussey
Mother's Name: Hattier Fussey
Parish or Poor Law Union: Paddington St Augustine
Borough: Westminster
Register Type: Parish Registers





Marriages Jun 1887 (>99%)

FUSSEY Arthur Marylebone 1a 970
TALFOURD Hettiar Perry Violet Marylebone 1a 970





sylvia

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 25 Sep 2012 07:27

just so we can see her birth date and place, according to this census!1901 Census

1901 Census

Name: Lily V Fussey
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Relation: Inmate
Gender: Female
Where born: London, England

Civil parish: Tupsley
Ecclesiastical parish: Tupsley
County/Island: Herefordshire
Country: England

Registration district: Hereford
Sub-registration district: Hereford City


also there are:-

Daisy M E Fussey 11 b.ca 1890, London
Marie L Fussey 6 b.ca 1895, London




The name is definitely Fussey on the image

jansmith

jansmith Report 24 Sep 2012 23:33

1901 she is here
FUSSEY, Lily V

RG number: RG13
Piece: 2482
Folio: 42
Page: 28
Reg. District: Hereford
Sub District: Hereford City
Parish: Tupsley
Enum. District: 16
Ecclesiastical District: Tupsley
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: (Tupsley Orphanage), Ledbury Road, Tupsley
County: Herefordshire

Christine

Christine Report 24 Sep 2012 23:33

I am so grateful for all this help!

jansmith

jansmith Report 24 Sep 2012 23:31

??????? (could middle name have been changed-will look for this one on census tomorrow)
Births Jun 1892
Fussey Lily Victoria Hampstead 1a 665

jansmith

jansmith Report 24 Sep 2012 23:20

I am wondering about this one but i cannot find Ida in census after marriage

Name: RANKIN, Ida Jane
Registration district: Brentford
County: Middlesex
Year of registration: 1887
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
Volume no: 3A
Page no: 103
MarriageFinder: Ida Jane Rankin married one of the following people:

FURZE, Harry ***perhaps this one
KING, Thomas Arthur
WALSH, Constance Greville
BURGESS, Annie Susan E

Christine

Christine Report 24 Sep 2012 23:15

Yes it does, doesn't it. I had assumed she meant to Thomas, but all the previous census records show him living without her, so that can't be right, can it?

If Fursey was a previous married name, that would explain why I couldn't find a birth for Jane, but if Lillie was a product of that marriage I should have been able to find her. I wonder if she was perhaps born before Jane's first marriage? My head is whirling now - she could be anybody!

A previous marriage would also explain why Thomas and Jane didn't marry until 1918.

jansmith

jansmith Report 24 Sep 2012 22:58

See in 1911 census it says married 24 years so i wonder if Jane was married and then not "free" to marry until perhaps husband had died?

Christine

Christine Report 24 Sep 2012 17:45

Cranford, Hounslow, Harlington, Heston are very close to each other - these days you can't tell where one stops and the other starts so it could well be him - if it is, he doesn't seem to have hooked up with Jane and a ten-year old Lillie does he? In that case I'm starting to think that he wasn't actually her father.

Maybe calling himself Thomas Kneller Fursey on her marriage cert was a kindness to protect her legal status?

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Sep 2012 17:32

?????????????????

This one is single and born Cranford Middx but the age is a bit out.

1901 England Census
about Thomas Neller
Name: Thomas Neller
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Relation: Boarder
Gender: Male
Where born: Denford, Middlesex, England
[Cranford, Middlesex, England]

Civil parish: Heston
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Brentford
Sub-registration district: Isleworth
ED, institution, or vessel: 17
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 129
Piece: 1185
Folio: 71
Page Number: 19
Household Members: Name Age
William Foster 28
Jane Foster 28
Thomas Neller 32


Christine

Christine Report 24 Sep 2012 17:32

Yes that's him too. Question is, was Lillie his child or did he take her on when he moved in with Jane? According to the 1911, Jane was born in Hounslow Heath (now Heathrow Airport!) around 1863 and I can't find a birth for her either.

I don't want to follow Thomas any further back without some indication that she was his. My ex-inlaw has almost concluded that Lillie was unregistered. I met Lillie back in the 1970's and she wouldn't go anywhere near a doctors or a hospital. It occurred to me that she may not have had a birth certificate?

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Sep 2012 17:17

1881 England Census
about Thomas Neller
Name: Thomas Neller
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation: Son
Father's Name: James Neller
Mother's Name: Mary A. Neller
Gender: Male
Where born: Harlington, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Harlington
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Street Address: 7 Barn Row
Education:

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Carter

Registration district: Staines
Sub-registration district: Staines
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1328
Folio: 71
Page Number: 28
Household Members: Name Age
James Neller 41
Mary A. Neller 43
James Neller 20
Thomas Neller 16
Mary A. Neller 11
George Neller 7
Sarah Neller 4
Mariah Neller 3
Julia Neller

1891 England Census
about Thos Neller
Name: Thos Neller
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Relation: Son
Father's Name: James Neller
Mother's Name: Ann Neller
Gender: Male
Where born: Harlington, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Cranford
Ecclesiastical parish: St Dunstan
Town: Cranford
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Staines
Sub-registration district: Staines
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1016
Folio: 53
Page Number: 17
Household Members: Name Age
James Neller 53
Ann Neller 50
Thos Neller 27 *************single
Geo Neller 18
Sarah Neller 16
Maria Neller 12
Julia Neller 9





Christine

Christine Report 24 Sep 2012 17:10

Hello Jansmith. Yes that's definitely them in 1911. I think Doncaster is a bit out of the way though, Thomas was born in Harlington, near Hounslow and his marriage was in the same area (although I don't have a certificate for that one - another family member has it)

I should just mention that I am researching this family for my grandchildren, but it's my ex-husbands family and another family member has already done some work, so I don't want to tread on anyone's toes by asking for copies of everything they have. I do have the family's blessing though!

Christine

Christine Report 24 Sep 2012 17:03

Hello Mel

Yes I have:
24 Dec 1911
Lillie Jane Fursey
age 20 Spinster
29 Holloway Street
Father: Thomas Neller Fursey, salesman

Thanks to Andrew, I now know that Thomas and Jane were living together as man and wife in 1911 ( I think it's definitely Neller not Heller), but haven't managed to find them in 1901 or 1891 yet. In 1881 he was 16 and still living with his parents. According to the family, Lillie's birthday was in September, so the 1891 probably won't show her.

jansmith

jansmith Report 24 Sep 2012 16:56

for info same family 1911 on FMP but Neller!

Reg. District: Brentford
Sub District: Isleworth
Parish: Heston
Enum. District: 23
Address: 29 Holloway St Hounslow
County: Middlesex
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
NELLER, Thomas Head Married M 48 1863 Laborer Harlington Middx
NELLER, Jane Wife Married
24 years F 48 1863 Hounslow Heath Middx
NELLER, Lily Daughter Single F 19 1892 Hounslow Heath Middx