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Searching for an address on the census's!?!?!

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Elliot Report 13 Feb 2013 14:28

Thanks Choccy,

Yes, youre right Matilda is in the Hospital and George in the Childrens home round the corner. I wonder if James (Matilda husband) had perhaps died and Matilda become ill she was left with no choice but to put little George in the childrens home?
As for the William Grant mentioned, as far as Im told, Georges brother is referred to as 'Jimmy' and this together with the father being named James leads me to think that he was James rather than William. However, this could be always be wrong :-/
I have just ordered a copy of James Grant and Matilda Robertsons marriage certificate today, so hopefully this should give me more info about James (Snr).
As for James (Jnr) so Im told, both he and George were in a childrens home together and George always said that 'Jimmy' moved to Australia and George tried all sorts of things to find him later in life, even placing adverts in Australian newspapers apparently without success.


Choccy Report 13 Feb 2013 15:05

keep us posted when you get the marriage certificate :-)


Elliot Report 13 Feb 2013 18:09

I certainly will! Thank you all so much!


Elliot Report 15 Mar 2013 13:10

Ok, so, I have now got James Grants marriage cert! It states that. He was 25 yrs old at the time of marriage (7th May 1906), he was a 'Brass Finisher' residing at 279 Tooley Street, Bermondsey and his father was a 'Commercial Traveller' (whatever that is :-/ lol) named George Grant.
I wonder if someone could kindly search the address in 1901 and 1911 to see if he's there?


GlitterBaby Report 15 Mar 2013 13:45

Is the father shown as deceased?

Any witness that might be related ?


Elliot Report 15 Mar 2013 13:52

No, her father is 'deceased' but not his.
Witnesses are S.W. Smith and Rosetta Martha Cox. Hard to say if there's any relation :-/


MarieCeleste Report 15 Mar 2013 19:42

New thread:


Choccy Report 16 Mar 2013 07:04

Rosetta Martha Cox (one of the witnesses at the wedding of James Grant and Matilda Robertson) married Matilda's brother William -

Marriages Dec 1907 (>99%)

COX Rosetta Martha Bethnal G. 1c 435
ROBERTSON William Bethnal G. 1c 435


RG14PN1441 RG78PN50 RD17 SD2 ED24 SN162
Reg. District: Bethnal Green
Sub District: Bethnal Green South West
Parish: Bethnal Green
Enum. District: 24
Address: 26 Church Row Bethnal Green
County: London

ROBERTSON, William Head Married M 42 1869 Cigar Box Making Bethnal Green London
ROBERTSON, Rosetta Wife Married
4 years F 43 1868 Box Paperer Bethnal Green London
COX, Ben Stepson Single M 15 1896 Bethnal Green London
ROBERTSON, Rosetta Daughter F 2 1909 Bethnal Green London
ROBERTSON, William Son M 1 1910 Bethnal Green London