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Lewis and Close family connection

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Quinsgran Report 21 Jan 2013 18:22

Im trying to find out how these families are connected

1901 John Lewis 60 Bridgenorth Shrops
Jane Lewis 1837 Tipton Staffs
Phoebe A Lewis 1870 West Bromwich
Violet Lewis 5 months
Jane Close visitor 1896 Ryhope

1901 Francis Close 1860 Helmsley coal miner
Edwin 1887
Sarah L Wicks widow ( Sarah was Sarah Louisa Lewis )

1891 census
Francis Close
Dorothy wife Brompton
Edwin 1887 Charlton Stanhow
Burrell Jane 1868 Brompton visitor

Dorothy was a Burrell

Jane Close 1821 Helmsley
George 1853 Helmsley
Francis 1860 Helmsley

There must be a family connection between the Lewis and Close family dont you think

Any help to find out how please



PricklyHolly Report 21 Jan 2013 18:54

So........Jane Close is the Daughter of Francis...and Francis has remarried by the time of the 1911 census..

1911 England Census
about Jane Close
Name: Jane Close
Age in 1911: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Ryhope, Durham, England
Civil parish: Ryhope
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Street Address: 10 Queen St Ryhope
Registration district: Sunderland
Registration District Number: 555
Sub-registration district: Ryhope
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Piece: 30252
Household Members: Name Age
Francis Close 52
Parrlina Close 30 (Paulina on the image)
Francis Close 17
Jane Close 14
Lauisa Close 8
Mary Hannah Close 6
Dorothy Close 4
George Close 2

(Married 9 years)


PricklyHolly Report 21 Jan 2013 19:10

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
about Francis Close
Name: Francis Close
Spouse Name: Paulina Dickinson
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1902
Registration district: Sunderland
Inferred County: Durham
Volume Number: 10a
Page Number: 1070


Amanda Report 21 Jan 2013 19:20

Unfortunately I cannot help only to say I was born a Lewis in 1971 to father Mervyn Lewis who I am trying to find on here.
Best wishes


MarieCeleste Report 21 Jan 2013 20:34

Amanda you need to post a request for help on the Living Relatives board.


Reggie Report 21 Jan 2013 22:33

You'll need to do the research using we would


If you can't help, it's better not to post on a person's thread...........if you're looking for help, do as MC suggests.


Quinsgran Report 22 Jan 2013 04:11

Hi Reggie
Looked on freebmds cant find anything obvious
I subscribed to Ancestry for 4 years but couldnt justify the cost anymore

This info is for my bro in law or I would have bought all the certs as I have for my own family

Amanda any idea how old your father is. You could get the electoral Roll on