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West Bromwich Parish Records Look Up Help.

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Ruth

Ruth Report 26 Mar 2013 04:02

Hi,

I'm looking for help finding out about my Great Grandparents, and am particularly interested in details that may be listed on marriage records, hoping that will lead me back to birth records for them and then details of their parents.

Louisa Porter. (She is apparently transcribed as Elegeen or Lugene on some of the census records) Born circa 1839, Died 1902. Parents William Porter and Hannah. I have no surname for her mother at present.

Married on 7/11/1859 at St James Church, West Bromwich. (Information from a cousin on this, but she didn't go much further as not her side of the family) I would like to know what records there are on this... IF there are any...

to: William Blewer. 1835-1885. Surname transcribed in some census records as Olewer. I have no other information on him or his parents.

Any help on this very much appreciated! Thanks!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 04:11

Hello Ruth, welcome to the boards

Name: Louisa Blewer
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: West Bromwich
Sub-District: West Bromwich, South-West
Parish: West Bromwich
County: Staffordshire
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self William Blewer M 36 West Bromwich, Staffordshire
Wife Louisa Blewer F 30 West Bromwich, Staffordshire
Son John Blewer M 7 Birmingham, Warwickshire
Daughter Hannah Blewer F 5 Birmingham, Warwickshire
Daughter Louisa Blewer F 2 Birmingham, Warwickshire

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 26 Mar 2013 04:18

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Name: Louisa Porter
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 29 Dec 1841
Christening Place: RUGELEY, STAFFORD, ENGLAND
Father's Name: John Porter
Mother's Name: Alice
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01021-5
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1040785
Reference ID: item 7 p 123

Ruth

Ruth Report 26 Mar 2013 05:41

It is the first one you found. Thanks! I'm trying to find out about the parentage of both.

I've found some more information on his parents now. They were William Blewer (no dates yet) and Elizabeth Perry (circa 1796).

I'm very interested in discovering who her mother was.

Gins

Gins Report 26 Mar 2013 07:47

Ruth

On the censuses her father is named as Charles Porter, not William

A tree at Ancestry has her mother as Hannah Gilbert but there is nothing to verify this

You could by a childs birth certificate to check the mothers name, there were children born after registration (1837)


Births Jun 1848
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PORTER Martha Elizabeth W Bromwich 18 643

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 26 Mar 2013 08:06

Hello Ruth, not all parish records are on-line so you have to be careful not to assume that because a record is found that seems to fit that it is yours. Never rely on information on someone else's tree unless it is substantiated by certificates, etc. (We've all fell into that trap at some point and followed the wrong branch!)

If you know that the marriage to William Blewer is definitely the correct one then the best way to be sure of her father is to order the marriage certificate. You can get it from GRO, costs £9.25 and will give you father's details (names, occupations) if they knew their fathers. http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp

Look the records up to get the references on FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

Ruth

Ruth Report 27 Mar 2013 22:20

Do you know what information I might be able to find out if I went to look in the archives at Birmingham Library? Since most of the children seem to have been born in Birmingham, not West Brom (according to the census info)... is a bit easier to call in on my way through, than going out to West Brom. If you can offer any help on how best to get the most out of a visit there, if I'm able to go, I'd be very grateful. I might only have a couple of hours, and need to target my time. I've had trouble trying to search the archive on their website. Is there any way I can get references for files or information I might want to look at before I go?

alviegal

alviegal Report 27 Mar 2013 22:33


1841 census transcription details for: John Street, West Bromwich
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107
Piece: 978
Book/Folio: 7/18
Page: 30
Reg. District: West Bromwich
Sub District: West Bromwich South West
Parish: West Bromwich
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: John Street, West Bromwich
County: Staffordshire
Name Relation Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
BLEWER, Elizth F 45 1796 Staffordshire
BLEWER, Sarah F 27 1814 Staffordshire
BLEWER, Mary Ann F 25 1816 Staffordshire
BLEWER, Hannah F 11 1830 Staffordshire
BLEWER, Ellen F 7 1834 Staffordshire
BLEWER, Willaim M 5 1836 Staffordshire
BLEWER, Charlote F 4 1837 Staffordshire
BLEWER, Richard M 4 1837 Staffordshire
BLEWER, John M 4 1837 Staffordshire
BLEWER, Elizth F 0 (9 months) 1841 Staffordshire



1851 census transcription details for: Chapel Street, West Bromwich
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107
Piece: 2026
Folio: 62
Page: 27
Reg. District: West Bromwich
Sub District: West Bromwich North East
Parish: West Bromwich
Enum. District: 1D
Ecclesiastical District: All Saints
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Chapel Street, West Bromwich
County: Staffordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
PERRY, Elizabeth Head Widow F 55 1796 Annuitant
Dudley, Worcestershire
BLUER, Ellen Daughter Unmarried F 19 1832 House Servant
W Bromwich, Staffordshire
BLUER, William Son Unmarried M 17 1834 Stock Taker
W Bromwich, Staffordshire
BLUER, Charlotte Daughter Unmarried F 16 1835 Nurse Maid
W Bromwich, Staffordshire
BLUER, John Son M 12 1839 Scholar
W Bromwich, Staffordshire
BLUER, Ann Maria Daughter F 9 1842 Scholar
W Bromwich, Staffordshire
BLUER, Eliza Daughter F 5 1846 Scholar
W Bromwich, Staffordshire

alviegal

alviegal Report 27 Mar 2013 22:41

Civil Registration event: Marriage
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Name: PORTER, Louisa
Registration district: West Bromwich
County: Staffordshire
Year of registration: 1859
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
Volume no: 6B
Page no: 1001

MarriageFinder: Louisa Porter married one of the following people:

BLUER, William

WHITEHOUSE, Samuel

HARRIS, Martha

alviegal

alviegal Report 27 Mar 2013 22:58

1861 census transcription details for: 17, Chapel Street, West Bromwich
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG09
Piece: 2028
Folio: 39
Page: 22
Reg. District: West Bromwich
Sub District: 4 West Bromwich North-East
Parish: West Bromwich
Enum. District: 2
Ecclesiastical District: All Saints
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 17, Chapel Street, West Bromwich
County: Staffordshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
BLEWER, William Head Married M 20 1841 Iron Puddler
West Bromwich, Staffordshire
BLEWER, Louis Wife Married F 21 1840
West Bromwich, Staffordshire
BLEWER, Arthur J Son M 0 (3M) 1861
West Bromwich, Staffordshire
PARTER, Mary J Niece F 7 1854
West Bromwich, Staffordshire