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PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 30 Sep 2012 00:37

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about William Henry Friend
Name: William Henry Friend
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1887
Registration district: Epsom
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 145

Reggie

Reggie Report 29 Sep 2012 22:55

You can't look for their births until you have an idea of when they were born

Their ages will be on the marriage cert.........as will the names of each of their fathers (if they knew them)

Reggie

Reggie Report 29 Sep 2012 22:54

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: William H Friend
Birth Date: abt 1887
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1949
Age at Death: 62
Registration district: Surrey Mid Eastern
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 5g
Page: 196

alviegal

alviegal Report 29 Sep 2012 22:08

??? I notice from your? tree on ancestry that your father died in this area.


1911 census transcription details for: 111 Avenue Road Upper Wallington
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National Archive Reference:

RG14PN2925 RG78PN101 RD31 SD1 ED3 SN89
Reg. District: Epsom
Sub District: Carshalton
Parish: Carshalton
Enum. District: 3
Address: 111 Avenue Road Upper Wallington
County: Surrey
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
FRIEND, Martha Head Widow F 59 1852 Laundry Work Carshalton Surry
FRIEND, William Son M 23 1888 Work On Farm Carshalton Surry
ROOD, Henry Lodger M 49 1862 General Labourer Carshalton Meare Somersetshire


1901 census transcription details for: 1, Brickfield Cottages, Carshalton
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 579
Folio: 114
Page: 1
Reg. District: Epsom
Sub District: Carshalton
Parish: Carshalton
Enum. District: 7
Ecclesiastical District: All Saints
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 1, Brickfield Cottages, Carshalton
County: Surrey
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FRIEND, Martha J Head Widow F 49 1852 Charwoman
Carshalton, Surrey
FRIEND, Alfred J Son Single M 20 1881 Ord Agricultural Labourer
Carshalton, Surrey
FRIEND, William H Son M 13 1888
Carshalton, Surrey

alviegal

alviegal Report 29 Sep 2012 21:27

Marriage for the parents? Same area as the birth. Your father's birth certificate will name his parents.


England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005 about William H Friend
Name: William H Friend
Spouse Surname: Wells
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1918
Registration district: Epsom
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 16
Find Spouse: Elsie E A Wells



There are another 7 possible births of children for this couple. Have checked trees on ancestry but no-one connects these parents to the names.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 29 Sep 2012 21:22

Hi Louise - I guess you mean you can't find their births in the index?

Do you know when and where they were born? Do you know your grandparents' first names?

Have you found a marriage on FreeBMD for a Friend to a Wells?

Do you know when and where his parents died? - Death records should give us an age to work from.

Louise

Louise Report 29 Sep 2012 21:14

my father was born in 1924 frederick john friend, his mother was wells but i cannot find her birth certificate, or his fathers birth certificate, can anyone help. i would be gratefull