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Joseph and Kate Emma Biggs (formerly Thompson)

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Georgina

Georgina Report 27 Jan 2013 15:33

That's absolutely brilliant, thank you all so much!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 25 Jan 2013 19:39

I think the maritime death that Chris posted is correct. Looking at the original image he was listed as a passenger, newspaper reports from the time have him listed as a naval passenger so it seems to tie in with the other info.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 16:10

Well spotted Choccy.

I guess Joseph missed the census as he was at sea.

Kath. x

Choccy

Choccy Report 25 Jan 2013 15:41



1891

RG number: RG12
Piece: 866
Folio: 130
Page: 17
Reg. District: Portsea Island
Sub District: Landport
Parish: Portsea
Enum. District: 6
Ecclesiastical District: St Mary Kingston
City/Municipal Borough: Portsmouth
Address: 54, Charles Street, Portsea, Portsmouth
County: Hampshire


BEGGS, Kate Wife Married F 31 1860 Corset Maker Wife Of Seaman R N
Portsmouth, Hampshire
BEGGS, Harry Son M 5 1886 Scholar
Portsmouth, Hampshire
BEGGS, Sidney Son M 2 1889
Portsmouth, Hampshire

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 25 Jan 2013 15:37

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:1m5Vm09d43gJ:http://issuu.com/wiltshirefhs/docs/63_-_october_1996%2Bjoseph+biggs+ship+drummond+castle+1896&hl=en-GB&gbv=2&gs_l=heirloom-hp.12...1792.18426.0.20439.31.31.0.0.0.0.301.4256.3j16j7j1.27.0...0.0...1c.1.Pmz5i3LncI4&ct=clnk

(not sure if above will work, but seems to relate)

Chris :)

(look down page a bit!)

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 25 Jan 2013 15:24

Maritime deaths (Find My Past website)
1794-1964

Name:BIGGS, Joseph
Date of death:16 June 1896
Age:
Place of death:Off Ushant
Place of birth:
Belonging to service:
Ship's name:Drummond Castle
Series:BT334 - Registers and Indexes of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Passengers and Seamen at Sea
Box:0014

(not sure of above)

Chris :)

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 15:20

The address for the web page that Chris posted:-

http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/users/f/o/x/Alison-J-Foxley/index.html

Kath. x

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 15:15

1881 census:-

1881 census transcription details for: 15, Central St, Portsea

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG11
Piece: 1153
Folio: 53
Page: 2
Reg. District: Portsea Island
Sub District: Landport
Parish: Portsea
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:

Address: 15, Central St, Portsea
County: Hampshire

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born

THOMPSON, Henry Head Married M 46 1835 Stay Maker
Landport, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Catherine Wife Married F 45 1836
Landport, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Kate Daughter Single F 22 1859 Corset Maker
Landport, Hampshire<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
THOMPSON, William Son Single M 19 1862 Shipwright Apprentice
Landport, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Alice Daughter Single F 17 1864 Dressmaker
Landport, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Mary Daughter Single F 13 1868 Dressmaker Apprentice (13)
Landport, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Laura Daughter Single F 7 1874 Scholar
Landport, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Eva Daughter Single F 5 1876 Scholar
Landport, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Herbert Son Single M 2 1879
Landport, Hampshire

Kath. x

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 25 Jan 2013 15:15

Joseph Biggs had son Benjamin born 1821 Beckington, Somerset, and daughter Sarah (married name Benger). Ben married Caroline Hill in Dilton, Wiltshire in 1841. They had daughters Mary, Elizabeth (died young), Matilda and Jane and sons Jesse, George, Frederick, Frank,Sidney, Edwin,Jude and Joseph Henry (MY G Grandfather). Joseph Henry married Kate Emma Thompson in Hampshire and they had children Violet Mabel, Henry Joseph (Harry) and Sidney Benjamin (my grandfather).


(above from somebody, old 2004 query, google)

Chris :)

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 15:13

The 1871 census:-

1871 census transcription details for: Central Street, Portsea, Portsmouth

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG10
Piece: 1139
Folio: 56
Page: 2
Reg. District: Portsea Island
Sub District: Landport
Parish: Portsea
Enum. District: 9
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough: Portsmouth

Address: Central Street, Portsea, Portsmouth
County: Hampshire

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born

THOMPSON, Henry J Head M 36 1835 Hampshire
THOMPSON, Catherine Wife F 34 1837 Hampshire
THOMPSON, Henry E Son M 15 1856 Hampshire
THOMPSON, Kate E Daughter F 12 1859 Hampshire<<<<<<<<<<<
THOMPSON, William T Son M 9 1862 Hampshire
THOMPSON, Alice E Daughter F 7 1864 Hampshire
THOMPSON, Charles E Son M 4 1867 Hampshire
THOMPSON, Mary Daughter F 2 1869 Hampshire
THOMPSON, Edith Daughter F 0 1871 Hampshire

Kath. x

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 15:11

This could be Kate with her parents and siblings in the 1861 census:-

1861 census transcription details for: 27, Cumberland Road, Portsea, Portsmouth


National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG09
Piece: 644
Folio: 49
Page: 13
Reg. District: Portsea Island
Sub District: 4 Landport
Parish: Portsea
Enum. District: ...
Ecclesiastical District: St Pauls
City/Municipal Borough: Portsmouth

Address: 27, Cumberland Road, Portsea, Portsmouth
County: Hampshire

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born

THOMPSON, Henry Head Married M 26 1835 Stay Maker
Portsea, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Catherine Wife Married F 25 1836 Stay Maker
Portsea, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Henry E Son M 5 1856 Scholar
Portsea, Hampshire
THOMPSON, Kate E Daughter F 2 1859
Portsea, Hampshire<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Her marriage certificate would confirm if her father's name was Henry as in this census record.

Kath. x

Georgina

Georgina Report 25 Jan 2013 15:09

Thank you very much, that gives me more to go on. Know nothing about Joseph, but will order the marriage certificate and hope that gives me a little more info about him.

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 25 Jan 2013 15:08

For ref........

1901 England Census
about Sidney Biggs
Name: Sidney Biggs
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Relation: Son
Mother's Name: Kate Biggs
Gender: Male
Where born: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Civil parish: Portsmouth
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Portsmouth
Sub-registration district: North End and Buckland
ED, institution, or vessel: 34
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 48
Piece: 983
Folio: 45
Page Number: 7
Household Members: Name Age
Kate Biggs 42
Henry Biggs 15
Sidney Biggs 12
Violet Biggs 7

All born Portsmouth.

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 25 Jan 2013 15:06

I can't find the 1891..........i was going to check if Joseph was on there to find out when and where he was born.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 25 Jan 2013 15:01

This looks like the marriage record (although Kate's husband's name seems to be missing) but you could still order the certificate and get his father's name if he knew it:-


Name: THOMPSON, Kate Emma
Registration district: Portsea Island
County: Hampshire
Year of registration: 1884
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
Volume no: 2B
Page no: 722

MarriageFinder: Kate Emma Thompson married one of the following people:

BONE, Alfred
MILES, Eliza

I can't find them in earlier census though.

Kath. x

Mike *

Mike * Report 25 Jan 2013 14:57

Marriages Sep 1884 (>99%)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Biggs Joseph Portsea I. 2b 722
Bone Alfred Portsea 2b 722
Bones Alfred Portsea 2b 722
Miles Eliza Portsea I. 2b 722
Thompson Kate Emma Portsea I. 2b 722

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 25 Jan 2013 14:56

When and where was Joseph born?



Mike *

Mike * Report 25 Jan 2013 14:55

1911
Kate Emma Biggs 52
Henry Joseph Biggs 25
Sidney Ben Biggs 22
Violet Mabel Biggs 17
Percy Leonard Sims 29




Births Dec 1858

Thompson Kate Emma - Portsea Island 2b 395

Georgina

Georgina Report 25 Jan 2013 14:39

Researching great grandparents, all I can find is Kate's death record in 1927, and 1901 and 1911 censuses, in both of which Kate is already widowed. She and her children born in Portsmouth, husband Joseph was an engine room artificier in R.N. Youngest child Violet born February 1894, so presumably Joseph was still alive early 1893. Can you help please?