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amanda louise

amanda louise Report 7 Feb 2013 19:08

Can anyone tell me is it normal for someone who was born in a workhouse to not show up on any census?

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 6 Feb 2013 12:05

Can someone PLEASE HELP I need to findout how you gain access to workhouse records

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 2 Feb 2013 20:34

Still not getting anywhere with this. I need to find out if Harriet was Sarah Ann's sister or if indeed George was Sarah Ann's brother. Or infact if George Long actualy existed. frustrating! :-|

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 1 Feb 2013 18:29

Ok now I am seriously confused! :-S
Had Ruth's birth cert back today and there's no father registerd and it states her mother was Harriet Long of Barton Regis Workhouse Stapleton. Harriet was a cotton worker. Ruth was born 6/5/1882.
Does anyone know how on earth you gain accesss to Workhouse records. I really need some help with this :-(

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 27 Jan 2013 17:46

Oh my you seem to have discoverd far more than . The employment seems to match, I should have Ruthe's birth cert back just after the first of feb. If these people are infact Ruthes family that would be fantastic.
Thank you Rootgatherer


rootgatherer Report 27 Jan 2013 12:10


Name: George Long
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Long
Gender: Male
Where born: Bristol
Civil parish: Bristol St Philip and Jacob Out
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Street Address: 25 Lewis St
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status:

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Occupation: Labourer
Registration district: Barton Regis
Sub-registration district: St Philip & St Jacob
ED, institution, or vessel: 52
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2501
Folio: 146
Page Number: 15
Household Members:
Name Age
George Long 38
Elizabeth Long 32
George Joseph Long 9
Robert Thomas Long 7
John Richard Long 5
William Ernest Long 1

Not picking those people up on later census yet. Have to go out but will try to look back later.

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 26 Jan 2013 16:27

Not having much luck tracing George Long on any of the census lists :-S
And the frree bdm wont go back as far as 1812

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 26 Jan 2013 12:38

Right that's Ruth Long's certificate applied for just wait for it to arrive and the search will continue :-)

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 24 Jan 2013 22:48

I can not make out the names on the certificate. one of the names looks like Harriet Brain but can't make the other out the registrar was Robert Oliver


MarieCeleste Report 24 Jan 2013 20:36

I don't think you'll get anyone different answering! :-)

Who were the witnesses on the marriage?

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 24 Jan 2013 16:30

Ok guy's I'm back and Ireally need you'r help here trying to trace Mr George Long. I seem to bit hitting a blank which is quite frustrating

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 24 Jan 2013 13:42

Ihave to go for a little while but I shall be back later :-)

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 24 Jan 2013 13:41

Great news recived certificate today. The details are as follows:

23rd October 1903 William Henry Herbert 25yrs of age, batchelor seaman merchant services, 1 Dean Terrace Bristol, Father's name Henry Herbert I think it states his profession was shoe or shot manufacturer writing is a little flamboyant.

Ruth Long 22yrs of age, spinster, 3 Dean Terrace Bristol, father's name George Long Labourer

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 15 Jan 2013 20:12

Oh he better be I know where he lives ;-)
Yes I was just waiting for pay check to clear which it did today so as soon as I got home from work I orderd it :-)
Sorry for the late reply


rootgatherer Report 15 Jan 2013 18:16

Thank you Amanda. That's great as I didn't think you were ready to order it just yet. Looking forward to the outcome and hope your postie is more reliable than mine!

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 15 Jan 2013 18:09

Hi just thought I'd let you know dispatch date is 22/1/13 :-(

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 13 Jan 2013 17:44

That is interesting to hear twins and triplets hmmmm...........can't wait to get certificate back :-D


PricklyHolly Report 13 Jan 2013 16:37

Hmmm, long twins eh?

:-D :-D


rootgatherer Report 13 Jan 2013 15:41

Yes, me too Prickles. Don't we just love a wee mystery?

Just in the passing, when scouring the census and FreeBMD records the seem to be a few Long twins about (think there may even have been triplets although two may have died?). Wonder if twins ran in Ruth's family?

amanda louise

amanda louise Report 13 Jan 2013 15:39

Thank you and I will let you all know soon as I get it back. I now have to go try catch my damn rabbit as she has excaped :-(