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William Earls, born Co.Galway living in Durham

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AnnCardiff Report 3 Jan 2013 22:02

am helping a friend with this man - we're trying to find his father who's name is John, apparently deceased when William got married [according to the marrige cert] No way can I find a place called Woodham in Co.Galway but there is a Woodlawn

Any help much appreciated

William Earls
England and Wales Census, 1911 birth: Woodham Ireland,? County Galway
census: 1911 Coxhoe,? Coxhoe,? Durham,? England

name: William Earls
event: Census
event date: 1911
gender: Male
age: 56
birthplace: Woodham Ireland, County Galway
record type: Household
registration district: Durham
sub-district: Durham
parish: Coxhoe
county: Durham


Gins Report 3 Jan 2013 22:10

Ey Up Ann

Just posting the full census for ref

When and where did he marry, any witnesess/occ on the marriage?

1911 England Census
about Mr William Earls
Name: Mr William Earls
Age in 1911: 56
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Woodlawn, County Galway, Ireland
Civil parish: Coxhoe
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Marital Status: Married
Registration district: Durham
Registration District Number: 551
Sub-registration district: Durham
ED, institution, or vessel: 27
Piece: 29988
Household Members: Name Age
William Earls 56
Ann Jane Earls 41
John James Earls 22
William Earls 21
Mary Earls 19
Margarate Lillian Earls 15
Norman Earls 9

Someone has a tree with his full DOB

William Earls
Earls Family Tree
Birth: 5 July 1855 (5 Jul 1855) - Galway, Ireland
Death: 29 March 1915 (29 Mar 1915) - Darlington, Durham, England
Spouse: Ann Jane Pearson


Gins Report 3 Jan 2013 22:27

Using the DOB from that tree above, there is only one record for a birth on the site below

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AnnCardiff Report 3 Jan 2013 22:30

thank you Gins - you are a sweetheart!!!!!! <3


Gins Report 3 Jan 2013 22:36

Aww, shucks!

Just searched again and added the fathers name 'John' and nothing comes up, but.........John might have been a middle name for his father?

Or, he might not have known his father and made a name up?


AnnCardiff Report 3 Jan 2013 22:42

you're not saying he was - er - um - a bar steward ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


Gins Report 3 Jan 2013 22:44

How very dare you.... ;-)