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Joseph

Joseph Report 5 Jan 2013 22:12

Will a kind member please find details of this couple living in Bolton?

Address, children etc.

1911
SPENCER THOMAS M 1880 31 Bolton Lancashire Born in PRESTON
SPENCER ADA F 1879 32 Bolton Lancashire

Thank you, Joseph

Flip

Flip Report 5 Jan 2013 22:17

Thomas Spencer
Age in 1911: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Preston, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: Bolton
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 31 Woodfield St Bolton, Lancs
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Cotton Spinner
Registration district: Bolton
Registration District Number: 461
Sub-registration district: Great Bolton and Lever
ED, institution, or vessel: 25
Piece: 23434
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Spencer 31
Ada Spencer 32
Robert Spencer 9
Mary Spencer 7

They had been married 10 years, 2 children both still living, wife & children born Bolton

Joseph

Joseph Report 5 Jan 2013 22:28

Thank you Flip.

He’s not in my tree, but a gent in the local paper is searching for relatives of a T. Spencer born 1880 in Preston.

T. later moved to Bolton but was killed at Gallipoli in 1915.

His Army No was 19519.

This MAY be him.

Regards,
Joseph

Flip

Flip Report 5 Jan 2013 22:30

Have you checked out the commonwealth war graves site or his service record?

alviegal

alviegal Report 5 Jan 2013 22:32

So this has details of his parents.


SPENCER, T

Rank:
Private
Service No:
19519
Date of Death:
12/11/1915
Age:
35
Regiment/Service:
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

6th Bn.
Grave Reference
I. C. 8.
Cemetery
GREEN HILL CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of Henry and Mary Spencer, of Bolton; husband of Ada Spencer, of 28, Meredith St., Bolton.

GREEN HILL CEMETERY
Casualty Record Detail

Country:
Turkey (including Gallipoli)

alviegal

alviegal Report 5 Jan 2013 22:36


1901 census transcription details for: 35, Channing Street, Bolton
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 3624
Folio: 144
Page: 24
Reg. District: Bolton
Sub District: Great Bolton
Parish: Bolton
Enum. District: 6
Ecclesiastical District: Bolton Le Moors St Mark's
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 35, Channing Street, Bolton
County: Lancashire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
SPENCER, Thomas Head Married M 21 1880 Cotton Spinner
Preston, Lancashire
SPENCER, Ada Wife Married F 22 1879 Cotton Card Room Hand
Bolton, Lancashire
CLAYTON, Violet Sister-In-Law Single F 11 1890
Bolton, Lancashire
FARRON, Elizth A Sister-In-Law Single F 6 1895
Bolton, Lancashire



1891 census transcription details for: 78, Brook Street, Preston
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG12
Piece: 3435
Folio: 5
Page: 4
Reg. District: Preston
Sub District: St Peter
Parish: Preston
Enum. District: 4
Ecclesiastical District: Emmanuel
City/Municipal Borough: Preston
Address: 78, Brook Street, Preston
County: Lancashire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
SPENEER, Henry Head Married M 44 1847 Cotton Spinner
Preston, Lancashire
SPENEER, Mary Wife Married F 43 1848
Preston, Lancashire
SPENEER, Betsy Daughter Single F 17 1874 Cotton Weaver
Preston, Lancashire
SPENEER, Jessie Daughter Single F 15 1876 Cotton Weaver
Preston, Lancashire
SPENEER, Mary Daughter F 13 1878 Cotton Weaver
Preston, Lancashire
SPENEER, Thomas Son M 11 1880 Scholar
Preston, Lancashire
SPENEER, Robert Son M 8 1883 Scholar
Preston, Lancashire

Flip

Flip Report 5 Jan 2013 22:38

SPENCER, T
Rank:PrivateService No:19519Date of Death:12/11/1915Age:35Regiment/Service:The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 6th Bn. Grave ReferenceI. C. 8.CemeteryGREEN HILL CEMETERY (Gallipoli)
Additional Information:

Son of Henry and Mary Spencer, of Bolton; husband of Ada Spencer, of 28, Meredith St., Bolton

Joseph

Joseph Report 5 Jan 2013 22:41

Thanks Alviegal and Flip,

The gent had the war graves details.

He had visited the cemetery in Turkey, and noticed T. Spencer's grave.

Apart from the 1911 census details I don't think there is much I can help him with.

Thanks again I will pass this on to him,
Good Night,
Joseph.

P.S. I'm closing down now.

Flip

Flip Report 5 Jan 2013 22:42

His marriage?:

Marriages Dec 1900 (>99%)
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Clayton Ada Bolton 8c 500 <<<
Fletcher Margaret Bolton 8c 500
Harrison Richard Bolton 8c 500
Spencer Thomas Bolton 8c 500 <<<

Flip

Flip Report 5 Jan 2013 22:47

I'll PM you a copy of the 1911 census image - it's something to give him.

Flip

Flip Report 5 Jan 2013 23:15

There is also his medal card which can be purchased to download from the national archies site:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/s/res?_q=thomas+spencer+19519&x=39&y=29

Cost to download is £3.36, I'll leave it up to you whether it is worth passing on this info.