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Alfred John Nicholson or Draper

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Marian Report 18 Feb 2013 16:23

Looking for Alfred John Nicholson or maybe registered under Draper. Mother Sarah.
Born 1854 in Bethnal Green area or Hertford.

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Feb 2013 16:31

Who was born 1854.. Alfred or Sarah ?


Births Mar 1886
NICHOLSON Alfred John - Bethnal Green 1c 234



lostmeboardname Report 18 Feb 2013 16:35

I cant find either an Alfred John Draper or Nicholson in the census with the year 1854


Reggie Report 18 Feb 2013 16:39

Have you tried looking for info?

And please clarify your date 'info'

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Feb 2013 16:40

From a tree ...

There is this one with a mother Sarah

Birth ABT 1855 in Hertford


Reggie Report 18 Feb 2013 16:44

Is that an Ancestry tree, Mike?

I ask only because they are notoriously unreliable

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Feb 2013 16:50

Sarah was with Alfred Warren Draper when young Alfred was born
also another son


Sarah later married Joseph Diver but in her maiden name so was possibly never married to Alfred Draper

Marriages Dec 1864

****DIVER Joseph Pretty - Lambeth 1d 718
FRENCH Charles Lambeth 1d 718
Nicholson Eliza Lambeth 1d 718
****Nicholson Sarah - Lambeth 1d 718

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Feb 2013 16:52

Yes Reggie, I agree, not always correct.
Just posting what I found, maybe some clues in there.

The boys may not even have been registered if parents weren't married.

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Feb 2013 16:54


Name: Alfred J Nicholson
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relation: Stepson
Mother's Name: Sarah Diver
Gender: Male
Where born: Hertfordshire, England
Civil parish: Mile End Old Town
Ecclesiastical parish: St Dunstan
Town: Mile End Old Town
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration district: Mile End Old Town
Sub-registration district: Mile End Old Town, Eastern

Joseph P Diver 26 - painter - Norwich
Sarah Diver 34 - Hertford
Alfred J Nicholson 16 -step son - printer - Hertford
Warren C Nicholson 13 - step son - Kingsland Middlesex
Harrmann Rahbean 22 - lodger
Esther Rahbean 23
Ellen S M Rahbean 6 Months