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william roberts born 1878

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betty Report 28 Feb 2013 10:52

does anyone have information on william roberts born in godstone surrey 1878 he was my grandfather


ArgyllGran Report 28 Feb 2013 10:57

Do you have any other information which might help us?
There's more than one William Roberts born Surrey c.1878 listed on Ancestry. None specifically Godstone.

What was your grandmother's name? Or any other info.


Mark Report 28 Feb 2013 10:58

Hello Betty

Have you put your grandfathers name into the search trees at the top of this page to see if anyone else is researching the same man. Good Luck


ArgyllGran Report 28 Feb 2013 11:20

The only Roberts births between 1865 and 1885, specifically in Godstone, and listed on Ancestry, are:
Arthur Roberts 1865
Percy James Roberts 1867
Evelyn Emilie Roberts 1873
Frederick William Roberts 1864.

Are any of these related to William?


ArgyllGran Report 28 Feb 2013 11:26

Here's a William Roberts, born c1878, living in Godstone, but not born there.

1911 England Census about William Roberts
Name: William Roberts
Age in 1911: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Sussex, England
Civil parish: Godstone
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address: Malt House Cottages, Godstone Green, Surrey
Marital Status: Married
Registration district: Godstone
Registration District Number: 38
Sub-registration district: Godstone
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Household schedule number: 31
Piece: 3252
Household Members:
Name Age
William Roberts 33
Leotine Charlotte Roberts 42
Osbert Miles Roberts 7
Doris Bessie Roberts 4
Leoline May Roberts 1


Reggie Report 28 Feb 2013 11:29

What info do you have in mind?

If you wish to know who his father was, buy the cert of his marriage to your grandmother


Reggie Report 28 Feb 2013 11:32

LIVING in Godstone......NOT born there

Is this your man?

1911 census

Person: ROBERTS, William Address: Malt House Cottages

ROBERTS, William Head Married M 33 1878 Quarryman Sussex VIEW
ROBERTS, Leotine Charlotte Wife Married7 years F 42 1869 Kent VIEW
ROBERTS, Osbert Miles Son M 7 1904 Kent VIEW
ROBERTS, Doris Bessie Daughter F 4 1907 Surrey Godstone VIEW
ROBERTS, Leotine May Daughter F 1 1910 Surrey Godstone

Oops.........didn't see earlier post

but confirmation doesn't hurt!


Reggie Report 28 Feb 2013 11:34

Marriages Sep 1903 (>99%)
Everest Leotine Charlotte Sevenoaks 2a 1537
Roberts William Sevenoaks 2a 1537


Reggie Report 28 Feb 2013 11:35

The above IS the right family.......Leotine is in betty's GR tree


ArgyllGran Report 28 Feb 2013 11:46

There are no Roberts living in Godstone, at least at the time of the census, in 1861, 1881, 1891, or 1901.

In 1871 there's a Mary Roberts born c1842, Rivington, Shropshire, servant to the Finlinson family.
There's also a Mrs W Roberts, born c1815 London, servant to the Hazeldine family.

In 1851, there's Nester Roberts (female), born c1832, Limpsfield, Surrey, servant to Jane Friend - according to Ancestry.

Is any of this any help??!


Reggie Report 28 Feb 2013 11:51

William was born in Sussex, and his wife in Kent


ArgyllGran Report 28 Feb 2013 11:53

Of course he was - sorry!


Reggie Report 28 Feb 2013 11:59

No probs................we all see things wrongly at times. I know I do!


Reggie Report 28 Feb 2013 12:01


head John Everest M 50 Cowden, Kent, England
wife Elizabeth Everest F 38 Cowden, Kent, England
son Alfred J Everest M 18 Eden Bridge, Kent, England
son Louis H Everest M 14 Eden Bridge, Kent, England
daughter Leotine C Everest F 12 Eden Bridge, Kent, England
son Oswald M Everest M 8 Eden Bridge, Kent, England
daughter Elsie H Everest F 4 Eden Bridge, Kent, England
daughter Evelyn M Everest F 2 Eden Bridge, Kent, England


betty Report 1 Mar 2013 15:58

thanks for all the replies regarding william roberts & leotine roberts this gives me some new info to work on. i shall no doubt be asking for more help in the future. betty


Reggie Report 2 Mar 2013 22:43

If you want to get accurate info about him, buy the marriage cert. It will give you his father's details.......assuming he knew him, of course.