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Charles Pledger, b. 2Q 1894 Littlebury, Essex

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Sue Report 27 Jan 2013 15:30

Am having trouble finding marriage of above. He was born Littlebury in Essex, but moved to Wyddial, Herts., 1911 c.
His wifes name is Sadie/ or Sarah Ann, and surname Haggarty. Born Scotland, i dont know where.
The first child, Catherine Mary Theresa, born 1921 4Q Kensington. (mothers maiden name Haggarty.)
second child, Sadie, Margaret Naomi, born 1925 Kensington.

Would be grateful if someone could help with this. Thank you.


Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 16:05

Is this him in 1911 ?

Charles Pledger
Age in 1911: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Littlebury, Essex, England
Civil parish: Wyddial
County/Island: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Street Address: Wyddial, Buntingford, Herts
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Nursery Gardner
Registration district: Royston

Henry Pledger 46
Mary Pledger 43
John Pledger 19
Charles Pledger 16
Thomas Pledger 14
Emily Pledger 12
Harry Pledger 9
Muriel Pledger 7
Stanley Edward Pledger 5
Ernest Royal Pledger 3
Lilly Irene Pledger 4

If so, then this is from a tree ...

Name: Charles Pledger
Birth: 1894 - Essex, England
Marriage: 1928 - London, England
Parents: Henry Pledger, Mary Reed
Spouse: Sarah A Gray

Marriages Sep 1928

Gray Sarah A - Pledger- Edmonton 3a 1910
Pledger Charles - Gray- Edmonton 3a 1910

Maybe Sarah was married previously


Sue Report 27 Jan 2013 16:27

Hi Mike,
Yes, that is Charles in 1911 census.

I have seen that entry from tree, and dismissed it, as under both childrens birth, mums maiden name Haggarty.
So if her surname was Haggarty in 1925, and Gray in 1928, then Pledger, i dont quite understand. Surely she would not have married someone else, between having children and 1928.
I think the entry taken from a tree, was from a book the pledger family archives, and not sure corrrect, as other facts in book not correct.
Thanks Mike, tho am quite puzzled now.!!!!!!


MarieCeleste Report 27 Jan 2013 16:37

Sue, perhaps the children were born before the marriage?

As regards mmn on the births, if her maiden name was Haggarty then it would always be Haggarty, irrespective of when the child was born.

Due you know where and when she died? (It can be useful to work back from a death record)


Londonbelle Report 27 Jan 2013 16:48

There are two Charles Pledger births in 1894 as follows

Births Mar 1894
Pledger Charles Edmonton 3a 475
Births Jun 1894
Pledger Charles Saffron W. 4a 673

The Charles born Saffron Walden is likely to be the one born in Littlebury as Littlebury is in that Registration District.

I would think that the Charles born in Edmonton is the one likely to have married Sarah A Gray in Edmonton


Londonbelle Report 27 Jan 2013 16:55

If Sarah/Sadie was born in Scotland perhaps that is where they married.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 27 Jan 2013 17:19

Was wondering about below Death, for other one Lb, not sure...

Deaths Dec 1901 (>99%)
Pledger Charles 8 Edmonton 3a 294

Chris :)

PLEDGER, Thomas Head Married M 44 1857 Range Marker
Havam, Hertfordshire
PLEDGER, Lizzie Wife Married F 37 1864
Shefford, Bedfordshire
PLEDGER, Arthur Son Single M 14 1887
Waltham X, Hertfordshire
PLEDGER, Walter Son Single M 13 1888
Waltham X, Hertfordshire
PLEDGER, Jane Daughter Single F 9 1892
Waltham X, Hertfordshire
PLEDGER, Charles Son Single M 7 1894
Waltham X, Hertfordshire
Piece: 1274
Folio: 101
Page: 8
Registration District: Edmonton
Civil Parish: Enfield
Municipal Borough:
Address: 25, Government Row, Enfield
County: Middlesex


Londonbelle Report 27 Jan 2013 17:28

Could be Chris....

Charles is listed as being with Sadie Theresa Pledger from 1925 on Electoral Roll


MarieCeleste Report 27 Jan 2013 17:38

Don't mind sparing one credit as not doing much myself on Scotland's People at the moment:

No Year Surname (M) Forename (M) Surname (F) Forename (F) District City/
County/ MR GROS


Londonbelle Report 27 Jan 2013 17:47

One credit well spent MC......well done!


Alemap Report 27 Jan 2013 18:02

1891 census

PLEDGER, Henry Head Married M 26 1865 Agricultural Labourer Strethall, Essex
PLEDGER, Mary Wife Married F 23 1868 Clavering, Essex
1.PLEDGER, Kate Daughter Single F 5 1886 Scholar Littlebury Green, Essex
2.PLEDGER, Ethel Daughter Single F 3 1888 Scholar Littlebury Green, Essex
3.PLEDGER, Mabel Daughter Single F 1 1890 Littlebury Green, Essex

Piece: 1432 Folio: 70 Page: 20 Registration District: Saffron Walden Civil Parish: Littlebury Municipal Borough: Saffron Walden Address: Main Road, Littlebury, Littlebury Green, Saffron Walden County: Essex

1901 census

PLEDGER, Henry Head Married M 36 1865 Stockman On Farm Strethall, Essex
PLEDGER, Mary Wife Married F 33 1868 Clavering, Essex
2. PLEDGER, Ethel Daughter F 13 1888 Littlebury, Essex
3. PLEDGER, Mabel Daughter F 11 1890 Littlebury, Essex
4. PLEDGER, John Son M 9 1892 Littlebury, Essex
5. PLEDGER, Charles Son M 6 1895 Littlebury, Essex
6. PLEDGER, Thomas Son M 4 1897 Littlebury, Essex
7. PLEDGER, Emily Daughter F 2 1899 Wyddial, Hertfordshire

Piece: 1291 Folio: 131 Page: 9 Registration District: Royston Civil Parish: Wyddial Municipal Borough:
Address: Wyddial, Wyddial County: Hertfordshire

1911 census

PLEDGER, Henry Head Married M 46 1865 Shepherd Strethall Essex
PLEDGER, Mary Wife Married25 years F 43 1868 Clavering Essex (Children:11/11living)
PLEDGER, John Son Single M 19 1892 Cowman On Farm Littlebury Essex
PLEDGER, Charles Son Single M 16 1895 Nursery Gardner Littlebury Essex
PLEDGER, Thomas Son M 14 1897 Nursery Gardner Littlebury Essex
7. PLEDGER, Emily Daughter M 12 1899 School Wyddial Herts
8. PLEDGER, Harry Son M 9 1902 School Wyddial Herts
9. PLEDGER, Muriel Daughter F 7 1904 School Wyddial Herts
10. PLEDGER, Stanley Edward Son M 5 1906 School Wyddial Herts
11. PLEDGER, Ernest Royal Son M 3 1908 Wyddial Herts
PLEDGER, Lilley Irene Granddaughter F 4 1907 Wyddial Herts

RG number: RG14 Piece: 7533 Reference: RG14PN7533 RG78PN368 RD135 SD1 ED10 SN2
Registration District: Royston Sub District: Buntingford Enumeration District: 10 Parish: Wyddial Address: Wyddial Buntingford County: Hertfordshire


Sue Report 27 Jan 2013 19:53

London Belle, Marie Celeste, Chris, Pam and all

Thank you so much. It looks as though there were 2 Charles Pledgers then, the Saffron Walden one being mine. Hence others with wrong info. on ancestry trees. getting them muddled.
The marriage in Dunoon, 1920, tallies with first child born 1921. Also the family being in London 1925, also tallies .
I cant tell you how gratefull i am, have been along time looking for this, i thought the book had this wrong, and you have proved it. Thank you for using the credit.

What a brilliant lot you are, Sue
:-) :-) :-)


MarieCeleste Report 27 Jan 2013 19:56

No problem Sue - just put 5p in a charity box next time you're passing one! ;-)