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Selina Jane Burston (c1853)

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Wendy

Wendy Report 15 May 2013 19:15

Hi, hope someone can help me as I have hit the wall with this one!

Selina Jane Burston was my Great Great Grandmother, born in Martley in 1853. Her name appears on my Great Grandfathers birth certificate, but no father is recorded. At some point she changed her surname to Singleton. Her son Charles Thomas also changed his name. What I don't know is when the name changed, or why, or how to find out! Without this info, she has disappeared for me - if you have this lady in your tree and can help me with any information, I would be really grateful.

Thanks in advance
Wendy

safc

safc Report 15 May 2013 19:32

????

Marriages Jun 1879 (>99%)
BURSTON Selina Jane Birmingham 6d 233 xxxxx
Burstone Selina Jane Birmingham 6d 233
GILES Esther Birmingham 6d 233
Hastilow William Henry Birmingham 6d 233 xxxxx
KEEN William Birmingham 6d 233


Selina J Hastilow in household of William H Hastilow, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
Name: Selina J Hastilow
Age (Original): 25
Gender: Female
Birth Year: 1856
Birthplace: Malvern L-N, Worcestershire, England
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Milk Dealer
Address: King St Shop 19
Event Place: Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England
Disability:
Record Type: Household
GS Film number: 1341684
Affiliate Publication Number: RG11
Piece/Folio: 2856 / 10
Page Number: 14
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head William H Hastilow M 22 Sutton, Warwickshire, England
Wife Selina J Hastilow F 25 Malvern L-N, Worcestershire, England
Son George H Hastilow M 1 Wednesby, Staffordshire, England
Son Joseph W Hastilow M 0 Wednesby, Staffordshire, England
Father Joseph Hastilow M 51 Hopwas, Staffordshire, England
Mother Emma Hastilow F 48 Shustoke, Warwickshire, England
Sister Emma Hastilow F 19 Sutton, Warwickshire, England
Brother Joseph Hastilow M 15 Sutton, Warwickshire, England
Sister Harriet F Hastilow F 13 Sutton, Warwickshire, England
Brother Edwin Tho Hastilow M 11 Sutton, Warwickshire, England
Sister May Hastilow F 9 Wbuy, Staffordshire, England
Sister Fanny Hastilow F 6 Wbuy, Staffordshire, England
Brother Alfred Thy Hastilow M 4 Wbuy, Staffordshire, England
Visitor Rose Hodgetts F 17 Bham, Warwickshire, England
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"England and Wales Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3VX-H87 : accessed 15 May 2013), Selina J Hastilow in entry for William H Hastilow, 1881.

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 15 May 2013 19:33

have you got the census for these people

ie 1861 ...1871 ect??

also wwhich area of the country

And welcome to GR

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 15 May 2013 19:52

Hi Wendy and welcome to the boards.

To find out if any members have your family in their tree.........you need to click on "Search Trees" above and then "Search All Trees" from the drop down menu.

If you find any connections, you can then send a message to the tree owner/owners.

Prickles.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 15 May 2013 19:57

Quote Wikipedia

Martley is in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 15 May 2013 20:01

Hello Wendy - what record do you have her as Singleton?

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 15 May 2013 20:06

Is this her son Charles??

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Charles Thomas Burston
Name: Charles Thomas Burston
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1874
Registration district: Martley
Inferred County: Worcestershire
Volume: 6c
Page: 324





MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 15 May 2013 20:10

There are numerous trees on Ancestry that have his birth as 08 Mar 1874, that was actually his baptism:

Charles Thomas Burston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
Name: Charles Thomas Burston
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 08 Mar 1874
Christening Place: Malvern Link, Worcester, England
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Selina Jane Burston
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04492-3
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 350647
Reference ID: item 2 p 36

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 15 May 2013 20:13

Just working through the family:

Selina Jane Burston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
Name: Selina Jane Burston
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 30 May 1853
Christening Place: Malvern Link, Worcester, England
Father's Name: Thomas Burston
Mother's Name: Emma Burston

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04492-3
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 350647
Reference ID: item 2 p 31

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 15 May 2013 20:15

I'm curious about this family in 1881:

BURSTON, Tom Head Married M 62 1819 Farm Labourer Leigh, Worcestershire
BURSTON, Emma Wife Married F 36 1845 Domestic (Parish Nk), Herefordshire
BURSTON, Charles Son Single M 7 1874 Scholar Leigh, Worcestershire
BURSTON, George Son Single M 7 1874 Scholar Leigh, Worcestershire

Piece: 2911 Folio: 37 Page: 14
Registration District: Martley
Civil Parish: Leigh

Address: Lower Howsell, Leigh County: Worcestershire

Is Tom really his grandfather? Wife Emma seems too young to be the mother named Emma on Selina's baptism ......

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 15 May 2013 20:16

Selina is not with William in the 1891 census but it does say he's married.........

1891 England Census
about William Hashlow
Name: William Hashlow
[William Hastilow]
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Joseph Hashlow
Mother's Name: Emma Hashlow
Gender: Male
Where born: Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England

Civil parish: Aston
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
Town: Bordesley
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Aston
Sub-registration district: Duddeston
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2416
Folio: 151
Page Number: 18
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Hashlow 61
Emma Hashlow 58
William Hashlow 32 (Married) Porter
Joseph Hashlow 25
Edward Hashlow 21
Fanny Hashlow 15
Alfred Hashlow 14
George Hashlow 11 (Grandson)
Robert Hashlow 6 (Grandson)
Thomas Hall 22



MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 15 May 2013 20:23

I'm not convinced that George and Charles are actually brothers as stated in 1881 above and this 1891:

BURSTON, Emma Head Widow F 46 1845 Laundress Ludlow, Herefordshire
BURSTON, Charles Son Single M 16 1875 Agricultural Labourer Leigh, Worcestershire
BURSTON, George Son Single M 16 1875 Agricultural Labourer Leigh, Worcestershire

Piece: 2323 Folio: 126 Page: 7
Registration District: Martley
Civil Parish: Leigh

Address: 1, Buckmans Cottages, Shern Acre, Leigh, Malvern Link
County: Worcestershire
.................................................................................................................

ADDED:

George Thomas Burston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
Name: George Thomas Burston
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 10 Feb 1874
Christening Place: Malvern Link, Worcester, England
Father's Name: Thomas Burston
Mother's Name: Emma Burston

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04492-3
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 350647
Reference ID: item 2 p 36

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 15 May 2013 20:28

Perhaps Charles Thomas was fostered out to a "Singleton" family??

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 15 May 2013 20:30

I think this may be the death of the Charles Thomas Burston shown above, but he died as Burston - not Singleton:

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006

Name: Charles T Burston
Birth Date: abt 1874
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1954
Age at Death: 80
Registration district: Rowley Regis
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume: 9b
Page: 365

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 15 May 2013 20:34

Just posting this 1911 to eliminate this lady (wrong birthplace):

SINGLETON, William Poole Head Married M 55 1856 Engineers Forman Bow London
SINGLETON, Selina Jane Wife Married 22 years F 54 1857 Paddington London
SINGLETON, Edith Mary Daughter Single F 21 1890 School Teacher L C C Fulham London
SINGLETON, Amy Agnes Daughter Single F 20 1891 Drapers Assistant Fulham London
SINGLETON, Gladys Louisa Daughter Single F 18 1893 At Home Fulham London
SINGLETON, Georgina Ada Daughter Single F 10 1901 School Fulham London

RG number: RG14 Piece: 357
Reference: RG14PN357 RG78PN11 RD3 SD5 ED20 SN97
Registration District: Fulham
Sub District: South Fulham
Enumeration District: 20
Parish: Fulham

Address: 9 Acfold Road Fulham SW County: London
................................................................................................................

ADDED:
Plus, she was a spinster Bunn at marriage -

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921

Name: William Poole Singleton
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Age: 33
Spouse Name: Selena James Bunn
Spouse Age: 32
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 19 May 1888
Parish: Chelsea Christ Church
Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Father Name: William Singleton
Spouse Father Name: David Bunn
Register Type: Parish Register

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 15 May 2013 20:57

Give up trying to find Selina Jane and Charles Thomas as Singleton until we get further input from Wendy.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 15 May 2013 21:04

Selina in 1871 she was a scullery maid.


Search criteria used FMP

Person: BURSTON, Selina J Address: Water Cure Establishment, Great Malvern, Malvern, Great
Cost


MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 15 May 2013 21:30

TS - just to avoid confusion I meant the OP

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 15 May 2013 21:43

I couldn't find anything on either of them as Singleton Just looking for anything at all really whilst watching telly.

Christine

Christine Report 15 May 2013 21:48

?? Perhaps they were twins after all!


Births Mar 1874
Burston Charles Thomas Martley 6c 324
Burston George Thomas Martley 6c 324