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William Messruther 1911 census search please.

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Kenneth Report 25 Mar 2013 12:56

I am researching for a friend, his greatgreat grandparents were
William and Dinah A Messruther, in 1911 census living Scarborough
with seven children and one granddaughter, full address may help
confirm my belief that they changed their name from Messinger,
Marriage 1893 Scarborough Dinah A Cammish to William Messinger,
1901 census living 90 Quay Street Scarborough, William Messinger 34
Dinah Messinger 30, Thomas Camnish 9,William A Messinger 6,
George Messinger 3, John W Messinger 1, other than Thomas same
names in 1911 census, if same address puzzle solved, if correct all
Messruthers in England originated from this name change.
John W born 1899 Scarborough surname is recorded as Messruther,
Dinah Ann Hammish born 1867 Scarborough, can not find birth for
William Messinger 1865-1870, but William Messruther died 1945 Jan-March
age 79.

Thanks Ken H


GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 13:00


Name: William Messruther
Age in 1911: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Scarbro, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Scarborough
County/Island: Yorkshire-North Riding
Country: England
Street Address: 22 Quay St Scarbro
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Fisherman
Registration district: Scarborough
Registration District Number: 527
Sub-registration district: Scarborough
ED, institution, or vessel: 16
Piece: 28940
Household Members: Name Age
William Messruther 41
Dinah Messruther 42
Esther Ann Messruther 22
George Messruther 13
William Arthur Messruther 16
John Messruther 10
Samuel Messruther 3
Robert Messruther 4
Richard Messruther 1 6/12
Alice Messruther 1 3/12 - shown as grand daughter

Married 20 years
9 children born and 7 still alive


GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 13:06

Have you got the marriage cert ?


GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 13:07


Births Dec 1888 (>99%)

CAMMISH Esther Ann M Scarbro' 9d 371


GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 13:13


Marriages Sep 1893 (>99%)

Cammish Dinah Ann Scarbro' 9d 619
MESSENGER William Scarborough 9d 619


Kenneth Report 25 Mar 2013 13:20

Thanks Glitterbaby , but I will not mark as answered in the hope
other information in relationship to the name change, and the
Messruther`s may be forthcoming, but thanks again for your quick
Ken H


alviegal Report 25 Mar 2013 13:25

1911 census transcription details for: 22 Quay Street Scarborough
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National Archive Reference:

RG14PN28940 RG78PN1666 RD527 SD2 ED16 SN240
Reg. District: Scarborough
Sub District: Scarborough
Parish: Scarborough
Enum. District: 16
Address: 22 Quay Street Scarborough
County: Yorkshire (North riding)
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
MESSRUTHER, William Head Married M 41 1870 Fisherman Yorks Scarbro
MESSRUTHER, Dinah Wife Married
20 years F 42 1869 Yorks Scarbro
MESSRUTHER, Easther Ann Daughter Single F 22 1889 Yorks Scarbro
MESSRUTHER, George Son Single M 13 1898 Yorks Scarbro
MESSRUTHER, William Arthur Son Single M 16 1895 Fisherman Assisting Father Yorks Scarbro
MESSRUTHER, John Son Single M 10 1901 Yorks Scarbro
MESSRUTHER, Samuel Son M 3 1908 Yorks Scarbro
MESSRUTHER, Robert Son M 4 1907 Yorks Scarbro
MESSRUTHER, Richard Son M 1 (18 MONTHS) 1910 Yorks Scarbro
MESSRUTHER, Alice Granddaughter F 1 (15 MONTHS) 1910 Yorks Scarbro

1901 census transcription details for: 90, Quay Street, Scarborough
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 4532
Folio: 37
Page: 20
Reg. District: Scarborough
Sub District: Scarborough
Parish: Scarborough
Enum. District: 17
Ecclesiastical District: St Thomas
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 90, Quay Street, Scarborough
County: Yorkshire (North riding)
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
MESSINGER, William Head Married M 34 1867 Fisherman
Scarborough, Yorkshire
MESSINGER, Dinah A Wife Married F 30 1871
Scarborough, Yorkshire
CAMMISH, Thomas A Son Single M 9 1892
Scarborough, Yorkshire
MESSINGER, William A Son Single M 6 1895
Scarborough, Yorkshire
MESSINGER, George Son Single M 3 1898
Scarborough, Yorkshire
MESSINGER, John W Son Single M 1 1900
Scarborough, Yorkshire

Note surname is Cammish for Thomas. Does appear to be same family.


GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 13:42

You really need the marriage cert to prove this