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1911 census look-up please

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MarieCeleste Report 17 Aug 2013 16:55

Sometimes when the site is running slowly there can be a glitch and the post submits even when you think it hasn't so you end up with a duplicate - we all fall prey to the error message!


Findingmypast Report 17 Aug 2013 16:40

Again, not sure how this happened other than when i posted i received an ''error message'' from GR.

Thanks for the extra info. from 1901...everything makes sense...with the two marriages (daughter Winifred Mary died in 1899 - this is the child referred to on 1911 census).


MarieCeleste Report 17 Aug 2013 16:04

I won't deprive you of the satisfaction of finding Arthur John's two wives on FreeBMD.


MarieCeleste Report 17 Aug 2013 16:02

Surname spelled differently on 1901:

EARLE, Arthur J Head Married M 32 1869 Greengrocer Mamade, Devonshire
EARLE, Lizzie Wife Married F 33 1868 Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire
EARLE, Robert J Son M 4 1897 Ryde, Isle of Wight
EARLE, Doris M Daughter F 1 1900 Ryde, Isle of Wight
EARLE, Francis E Sister Single F 24 1877 St Helens, Isle of Wight

Piece: 1024 Folio: 17 Page: 26
Registration District: Isle of Wight
Civil Parish: Ryde

Address: 8, Union Street, Ryde County: Hampshire


MarieCeleste Report 17 Aug 2013 15:56

This looks like the baptism of the eldest son, gives us the mother's first name:

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Name: Robert John Earl
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 28 Jun 1896
Christening Place: Ryde, Hampshire, England
Father's Name: Arthur John Earl
Mother's Name: Lizzie


MarieCeleste Report 17 Aug 2013 15:45

I can!

EARL, Arthur John Head Married M 43 1868 Gardener Domestic Devon N K
EARL, Martha Wife Married 4 years F 45 1866 Newchurch I of W
EARL, Robert John Son M 14 1897 School Ryde I of W
EARL, Doris Mary Daughter F 11 1900 School Ryde I of W
EARL, Arthur James Son M 9 1902 School Richmund Surrey
RICHARDS, Maria Visitor Single F 50 1861 Housekeeper Newchurch I of W

RG number: RG14 Piece: 5731
Reference: RG14PN5731 RD93 SD3 ED16 SN132
Registration District: Isle of Wight
Sub District: Ryde Enumeration
District: 16
Parish: St Helens

Address: St Helen's I W County: Hampshire

On the line for Arthur John it has had 3 children living, 1 died and then that has been crossed out. Next to both Arthur John and Martha it has "none" for children born so I suspect the children are from a first marriage for Arthur John.


AnnCardiff Report 17 Aug 2013 15:34

sorry - can't see him

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


Findingmypast Report 17 Aug 2013 15:28

Arthur James Earl (born Richmond, Surrey, 1902) living on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire.

Many thanks