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Selina Jane Burston (c1853)

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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 ......


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 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


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 Report 15 May 2013 20:01

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

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 15 May 2013 19:57

Quote Wikipedia

Martley is in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire.


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 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.



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


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
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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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