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John Marks Orpwood.London, Poplar

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Hayley

Hayley Report 11 Mar 2013 11:55

Hi Everyone.

I wonder if anyone can help me. I am looking for the parents of John Marks Orpwood who was born 19/5/1905 in London, Poplar, he married Ellen May Bull in 1927.

I have been given some information that his parents could be Albert Orpwood and Alice Orpwood (I cannot find her maiden name) but I am really struggling to find any documents. I am new to this and all websites I try to use all want money and it is begining to cost me a small fortune.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks.

Hayley.

Reggie

Reggie Report 11 Mar 2013 11:59

1911 census

Person: ORPWOOD, John Address: 28 Palace Road S Hackney N E

ORPWOOD, Mr Albert Head Married M 33 1878 Labourer Out Of Work Bow London VIEW
ORPWOOD, Alice Wife Married13 years F 32 1879 Hackney London VIEW
ORPWOOD, Albert Son M 13 1898 Bow London VIEW
ORPWOOD, Alice Daughter F 11 1900 Bow London VIEW
ORPWOOD, Matthew Son M 8 1903 Bow London VIEW
ORPWOOD, John Son M 5 1906 Bow London VIEW
ORPWOOD, Jones Son M 4 1907 Hackney London VIEW
ORPWOOD, Charlotte Daughter F 4 1907 Hackney London VIEW
ORPWOOD, George Son M 0 (10 MONTHS) 1911 Hackney London

To find Alice's maiden name...go to

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

It is, as the name suggests, completely FREE.

Put in his names, and her first name..............click 'find'.

Use the info about how long they have been married to be sure you pick the right marriage

Always use freebmd for BMD searches between 1837 and approx 1955

Potty

Potty Report 11 Mar 2013 12:00

Hi Hayley and welcome to the boards.

Your first step should be to get his marriage cert - this will name his father. If you use the freebmd site:
http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

your should be able to find the index entry for it and you can order the cert from this site:

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

Potty

Potty Report 11 Mar 2013 12:03

This looks like his baptism - will save you the cost of a marriage and birth cert:

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
about John Marks Orpwood
Name: John Marks Orpwood
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 1 Jun 1905
Father's Name: Albert Orpwood
Mother's name: Alice Orpwood
Parish or Poor Law Union: Victoria Park St Mark
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Registers

Alfred is a labourer and they are living at 26 Appian Road

Reggie

Reggie Report 11 Mar 2013 12:04

1881 census

Person: ORPWOOD, Albert Address: 19, Beale Place, Bow Aka St Mary Stratford-Le-Bow

ORPWOOD, James Head Married M 43 1838 Segar Sorter (Tobac Manuf)
Shoreditch, Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Charlotte Wife Married F 39 1842
Shoreditch, Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Ernest Son Single M 17 1864 Printers Lifter
Dalston, Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Madeline Daughter Single F 13 1868 Fancy Box Maker
Mile End, Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Alice Daughter Single F 10 1871 Scholar
Shoreditch, Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, James Son Single M 8 1873 Scholar
Shoreditch, Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Charlotte Daughter Single F 6 1875 Scholar
Bow, Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Albert Son Single M 3 1878
Bow, Middlesex VIEW
DARBY, Eleanor Mother Widow F 63 1818
Newcastle, Northumberland

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 Mar 2013 12:07

Baptism image shows his birthdate as May 16th 1905, .... but that may have been copied wrongly, of course.

Maddie

Maddie Report 11 Mar 2013 12:09

???????
Civil registration event: Marriage
View the original image

Name: ORPWOOD, Albert Edward

Registration district: [?] Poplar

County: London

Year of registration: 1902

Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun

Spouse's last name Not available before 1912

Volume no: [?] 1C

Page no: [?] 819
MarriageFinderâ„¢: [?] Albert Edward Orpwood married one of the following people Transcript
COOPER, Alice Maude VIEW
MARSH, Annie

Hayley

Hayley Report 11 Mar 2013 12:10

Wow you all make it seam so easy to find this information!

Thank you so much for all your help! Hopefully I will now get somewhere :o)

Thank you everyone!

Hayley.

Maddie

Maddie Report 11 Mar 2013 12:11


London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 about Albert Edward Orpwood
Name: Albert Edward Orpwood
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Age: 24
Spouse Name: Alice Maude Cooper
Spouse Age: 23
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 18 May 1902
Parish: Old Ford St Paul
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: James Orpwood
Spouse Father Name: Matthew Cooper
Register Type: Parish Register

Potty

Potty Report 11 Mar 2013 12:14

A possible for Albert and Alice's marriage - but doesn' tie in with the 13 years married for the 1911 :

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Albert Edward Orpwood
Name: Albert Edward Orpwood
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Age: 24
Spouse Name: Alice Maude Cooper
Spouse Age: 23
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 18 May 1902
Parish: Old Ford St Paul
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: James Orpwood
Spouse Father Name: Matthew Cooper
Register Type: Parish Register

Reggie

Reggie Report 11 Mar 2013 12:14

1871 census


Person: ORPWOOD, Alice Address: Milton Road, Bow

ORPWOOD, James Head M 33 1838 Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Charlotte Wife F 27 1844 Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Ernest Son M 7 1864 Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Madaline Daughter F 3 1868 Middlesex VIEW
ORPWOOD, Alice Daughter F 0 1871 Middlesex

Potty

Potty Report 11 Mar 2013 12:21

Albert's WW1 Service record is on Ancestry - if you PM me your email address, I will send you the images. To send me a PM, click on my name in this post.

Reggie

Reggie Report 11 Mar 2013 12:24

1871 census


Person: DARBY, Eleanor Address: White, Great, Ramsey

DARBY, George Head M 64 1807 Huntingdonshire VIEW
DARBY, Eleanor Wife F 53 1818 Northumberland VIEW
DARBY, Arthur Son M 16 1855 Huntingdonshire

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 Mar 2013 12:27

They were referring to themselves as a couple when son Albert was baptised....

Name: Albert John Orpwood
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 20 Mar 1898
Father's Name: Albert Orpwood
Mother's name: Alice Orpwood
Parish or Poor Law Union: Bethnal Green St John
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Registers

Potty

Potty Report 11 Mar 2013 12:28

Hayley, having looked at the 1911 census, I am wondering if we have got the right family. Although the WW1 record ties up with some of the children in the 1911, the marriage in 1902 doesn't agree with the census and on the image of the 1911, he looks like W Albert, not Mr Albert. I think we need to do some more searching.

Reggie

Reggie Report 11 Mar 2013 12:31

George with first wife

1861 census
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Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation
Disability Where born Image
DARBY, George Head Married M 54 1807 Cordwainer
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire VIEW
DARBY, Ruth Wife Married F 51 1810
Colne, Huntingdonshire VIEW
DARBY, Emma Daughter Unmarried F 21 1840 Milliner And Dressmaker
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire VIEW
DARBY, Mary A Daughter Unmarried F 18 1843 Sempstress
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire VIEW
DARBY, Fred Son M 12 1849 Scholar
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire VIEW
DARBY, Amos Son M 9 1852 Scholar
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire VIEW
DARBY, Arthur Son M 6 1855 Scholar
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire VIEW
DARBY, Charlotte M Granddaughter F 0 (5M) 1861
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 11 Mar 2013 12:44

Looks the the son George on the 1911 census died?

Births Sep 1910 ORPWOOD George E Hackney 1b 485
Deaths Mar 1912 Orpwood George E 1 Poplar 1c 527



Births Mar 1913 Orpwood George L Cooper Hackney 1b 828

Births Jun 1916 Orpwood Lilian Cooper Hackney 1b 804

Births Dec 1919 Orpwood Harry E Cooper Hackney 1b 866

Potty

Potty Report 11 Mar 2013 12:44

Just checked the Army record, and Alice (Lilian) was born in February 1900 - so before the marriage and Albert has served in the Army before.

Think we have the correct family - just wish we could find them in 1901! Perhaps Albert was in the Army then. Could somebody with FMP see if there is an Army record on ther for him? He served in the 3rd Royal Fusiliers.

Maddie

Maddie Report 11 Mar 2013 13:19

?????????????????

First name(s): Albert

Last name: ORPWOOD

Calculated year of birth: 1878

Parish of birth: Oldford

Town of birth:

County of birth: London

Age at attestation: 18 years 3 months

Attestation date: 24 January 1896

Attestation corps: 7TH BATTALION THE RIFLE BRIGADE REGIMENT

Attestation soldier number: 4891

Discharge rank:

Discharge corps: Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)

Discharge soldier number:

The National Archives reference: WO96 / 1268 / 80

There are 3 images available for this soldier


lived at 39 Allamouth Road Hackney Wick
he was a printer and single
discharged 10/4/1906

Potty

Potty Report 11 Mar 2013 13:30

Not sure if that is him, Maddie. He is shown as a labourer on son's baptism in 1905.

Have sent Hayley the WW1 images.