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Michael

Michael Report 4 May 2013 12:15

Hi

I am trying to trace the family of Charles Thomas Ward. He was born around 1886. According to his marriage (to Hilda May Gibson in 1926) certificate his father's name was George Ward - but that is as far as I can go with any certainty. He was also previously married to Edith Maud Valentine. The Ward family were from the Luton area. Any help would be much appreciated.

Mike

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 4 May 2013 12:25

Do you have the marriage cert to Valentine?

When and where did it take place.

What was his occuption on both certs?

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 4 May 2013 12:28

Okay so 1909 in Hertfordshire

Have you found them in 1911 ?

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 4 May 2013 12:32

Welcome to the boards Michael.


Is this your Charles......

??

Household transcription
1911 census

Person: WARD, Edith Lilian
Address: Church Street Hatfield Hertfordshire

WARD, Charles T Head Married M 26 1885 Tailor Dullwell Notts VIEW
WARD, Edith Maud Wife Married2 years F 22 1889 Hatfield Herts VIEW
WARD, Edith Lilian Daughter F 1 1910 Hatfield Herts VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 7646
Reference: RG14PN7646 RG78PN375 RD138 SD1 ED9 SN32
Registration District: Hatfield
Sub District: Hatfield
Enumeration District: 9
Parish: Bishops Hatfield
Address: Church Street Hatfield Hertfordshire
County: Hertfordshire

Mike *

Mike * Report 4 May 2013 12:42

Not seeing a birth for him on freebmd.

Nor a place called Dullwell in Notts
Maybe it's Bulwell

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 4 May 2013 12:44

Marriages Sep 1909 (>99%)

VALENTINE Edith Maud Hatfield 3a 1549
WARD Charles Thomas Hatfield 3a 1549

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 4 May 2013 12:51

Witnesses on both marriage certs - are they named Ward

Mike *

Mike * Report 4 May 2013 12:53

What was his fatherr's occupation ?


1901 ????

Name: Charley Ward
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Relation: Son
Father's Name: George Ward
Mother's Name: Gertrude Ward
Gender: Male
Where born: Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: Nottingham
Ecclesiastical parish: Brewhouse Yard and Standard Hill
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Condition as to marriage:
Registration district: Nottingham
Sub-registration district: Nottingham South West


George Ward 59 - Tavern Pub - Sheffield
Gertrude Ward 43
Samuel Ward 28
Charley Ward 15
Alice M Ward 13
Nelly Norton 21



EDIT
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No.. Found this Charley in 1911 still at home witth parents.

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 4 May 2013 12:57

I would be inclined to purchase a copy of the marriage cert to Edith Maud Valentine to see what information that gives you.

What is George's occupation on the marriage cert and who were the witnesses?

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 4 May 2013 13:13

Not that this helps.......


Births Mar 1889 (>99%)
Valentine Edith Maud Hatfield 3a 531


1901 England Census
about Edith Valentine
Name: Edith Valentine
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: George Valentine
Mother's Name: Lizzie Valentine
Gender: Female
Where born: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England

Civil parish: Hatfield
Ecclesiastical parish: Bishops Hatfield St Etheldreda
Town: Mill Green
County/Island: Hertfordshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Hatfield
Sub-registration district: Hatfield
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 8
Piece: 1307
Folio: 101
Page Number: 2
Household Members: Name Age
George Valentine 42 (Gardener)
Lizzie Valentine 42
George Valentine 15
Bertha Valentine 14
Edith Valentine 12
Mable Valentine 9
Albert Valentine 2
William Lyles 27 (Boarder)


1891 England Census
about Edith Valentine
Name: Edith Valentine
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Geo Valentine
Mother's Name: Lizzie Valentine
Gender: Female
Where born: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England

Civil parish: Hatfield
Ecclesiastical parish: St Etheldreada
Town: Mill Green Hatfield
County/Island: Hertfordshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Hatfield
Sub-registration district: Hatfield
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1112
Folio: 32
Page Number: 2
Household Members: Name Age
Geo Valentine 33 (Gardener)
Lizzie Valentine 33
George Valentine 5
Bertha Valentine 4
Edith Valentine 2





GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 4 May 2013 13:16

Back to questions

Do you have both marriage certs to confirm it is the same Charles?

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 4 May 2013 13:22

Something is not right

??

Name: Edith M Ward
Birth Date: abt 1889
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1932
Age at Death: 43
Registration district: Hatfield
Inferred County: Hertfordshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 1223

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 4 May 2013 13:24

On the marriage cert - either of them - is he shown as single, divorced or widower

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 4 May 2013 13:31

I just found that too GB.

So if that is Edith's death.........Charles remarried before Edith died!

Flip

Flip Report 4 May 2013 13:36

They were divorced according to National Archives:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C8027535

1920, wife's petition for divorce. Edith Maud Ward and Charles Thomas Ward

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 4 May 2013 13:47

Ah, thanks Flip..........that would explain it then.

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 4 May 2013 14:21

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Edith Lilian Ward
Name: Edith Lilian Ward
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1909
Registration district: Hatfield
Inferred County: Hertfordshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 776



England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
about Edith L Ward
Name: Edith L Ward
Spouse Name: Anthony J Wilson
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1933
Registration district: Hatfield
Inferred County: Hertfordshire
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 2264



England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Edith Lilian Wilson
Name: Edith Lilian Wilson
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1909
Date of Registration: Nov 1998
Age at Death: 89
Registration district: Bedford
Inferred County: Bedfordshire
Register Number: B43C
District and Subdistrict: 3091B
Entry number: 150


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Anthony James Wilson
Name: Anthony James Wilson
Birth Date: 13 Jun 1910
Date of Registration: Dec 1989
Age at Death: 79
Registration district: Bedford
Inferred County: Bedfordshire
Volume: 9
Page: 95





Flip

Flip Report 4 May 2013 15:21

Hi Mike

Maybe we need a few more details from that marriage to Hilda. What age was she, what was her maritial status and her father's name/occupation. What was his father's occupation?

That divorce link I posted is not available on-line, but you can order via NA websitie - it may give you more.

If the 1911 census posted by PH is right, then it looks like he returned to Notts, after his divorce. How have you linked back to him - it sometimes help to trace if there are some other relatives.

You say the Ward family were from the Luton area, but his second marriage looks to have been in Worksop, Notts. Do you have his first marriage cert to cross-check the details?

Sorry, I'm not trying to interrogate you, just looking for clues! :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 5 May 2013 15:27

As Mike is a new poster, I have sent a friendly message on how to return to his thread. :-)

Flip

Flip Report 5 May 2013 16:18

Hi Cynthia, I had a PM from Mike earlier, he is obviously looking at the thread as he has seen my post re the divorce. I asked him to come back and try to answer some of the questions so we can try to go further.

Sorry, didn't post this as I was waiting for him, but judging by what Mike said I wonder if the divorce was not finalised. Shame Ancestry divorces don't go up to this date.