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Sir Ernest Wraighte born 1897 Edmonton, Middlesex

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jane Report 18 Aug 2013 01:31

Anyone know why he was a 'Sir'??? I cant find out anywhere! Thanks, Jane

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Aug 2013 01:48

He had a middle initial
and that was his name not his title

Births Jun 1897
Wraighte Sir Ernest L - Edmonton 3a 481

parents obviously had a sense of humour

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Aug 2013 01:55


Ernest Wraighte

Age in 1911:

Estimated Birth Year:abt 1897
Relation to Head:Son
Birth Place:Enfield Highway
Civil Parish:Cliffe
Street Address:Green Lane, Cliffe At Hoo
Registration District:Strood

Ellen Wraighte 41 -widow
Harry Wraighte 17
Ernest Wraighte 14 - Enfield Middlesex
Victor Wraighte 12


Harry Wraighte 32 - Clerk ( looks like Metal Stores) R.T.A.F
born : Waltham Abbey, Essex
Ellen Wraighte 31
Harry Wraighte 6
Ernest Wraighte 3
Victor Wraighte 1
William Taylor 33
Rebecca Taylor 28
William Taylor 4
Alexander Taylor 2

Waltham Abbey is a market town in the south west of the county of Essex

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Aug 2013 02:01


Ernest Leonard Wraighte

Birth Date:16 May 1897
Date of Registration:Jun 1969
Age at Death:72
Registration District:Dartford
Inferred County:Kent

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Aug 2013 02:06

1891 - WRAIGHTE on original

George Wrnighte 58 - retired Gun powder maker -Waltham Abbey, Essex
Rebecca Wrnighte 55 - Waltham Abbey, Essex
Harry A Wrnighte 22 - labourer Gun factory - Waltham Abbey, Essex
William T Wrnighte 20
Rebecca Wrnighte 18
Arthur J Wrnighte 16
Ellen H Wrnighte 7


Cynthia Report 18 Aug 2013 17:31

Hello Jane and welcome to the Community boards :-)

As Jane is a new poster, I'll send a friendly message on how to return to her thread. :-)


jane Report 18 Aug 2013 18:27

Thanks very much for your help, so he was not a 'sir' then, just a name his parents gave him on his birth. Is there any census after 1911 to see who he married and if he had children and occupation etc, or was 1911 the last available to access? Im just trying to tie up some lose ends on our family tree
Thanks again


Maddie Report 18 Aug 2013 18:55

could this be him ?????
Civil registration event: Marriage
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MarriageFinderâ„¢: Sir E L Wraighte married Florence E Richards [?]


Registration district: [?] Strood

County: Kent

Year of registration: 1918

Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep

Spouse's last name Richards

Volume no: [?] 2A

Page no: [?] 1682
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Name: RICHARDS, Florence E

Registration district: Strood

County: Kent

Year of registration: 1918

Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep

Spouse's last name: Wraighte

Volume no: 2A

Page no: 1682


Maddie Report 18 Aug 2013 19:00

ivil registration event: Death
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Name: WRAIGHTE, Florence Eliza

Registration district: [?] Dartford

County: Kent

Year of registration: 1977

Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep

Date of Birth:9 November 1894

Volume no: 16

Page no: 0694

Birth record transcript
Name: RICHARDS, Florence Eliza
Registration district: [?] Strood
County: Kent
Year of registration: 1894
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no:[?]2A
Page no:[?]544


Maddie Report 18 Aug 2013 20:04

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Name: WRAIGHT, Victor E

Registration district: [?] Strood

County: Kent

Year of registration: 1919

Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep

Mother's maiden name: Richards

Volume no:[?]2A

Page no:[?]1113

Name: WRAIGHT, Joyce F

Registration district: [?] Strood

County: Kent

Year of registration: 1927

Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar

Mother's maiden name: Richards

Volume no:[?]2A

Page no:[?]1131


jane Report 18 Aug 2013 20:23

you know I think it is them. Ernest had a brother called Victor Wraight 1900, so he could have named his son after his brother, and I did question if he married Florence Richards. Thank you very much!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Aug 2013 20:27


County Kent
Place Cliffe at Hoo
Church St Helen's
RegisterNumber 133
MarriageDate 19 Sep 1918
GroomForename Sir Ernest Leonard
GroomSurname WRAIGHTE
GroomAge 21
GroomCondition Bachelor
GroomOccupation Printer
GroomAbode Cliffe
BrideForename Florence Eliza
BrideSurname RICHARDS
BrideAge 23
BrideCondition Spinster
BrideAbode Cliffe
GroomFatherForename Henry Arthur
GroomFatherSurname WRAIGHTE
GroomFatherOccupation Labourer (deceased)
BrideFatherForename James
BrideFatherSurname RICHARDS
BrideFatherOccupation Munition worker
WitnessOneForename William James
WitnessOneSurname RICHARDS
WitnessTwoForename Wm Geo
WitnessTwoSurname TAYLOR
FileNumber 13409


jane Report 18 Aug 2013 20:37

Thank you - this confirms it! its going on tree! Thanks again.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Aug 2013 20:40

No problem - A number of the PR books for Cliffe-at-Hoo are on Medway City Ark, but the above which has been transcribed isn't amongst them!


Penny Report 13 Sep 2013 15:16



Ruth Report 14 Sep 2013 12:08

Sir Ernest Leonard Wraighte was my grandfather his son Victor Ernest Wraighte was my father and Joyce Florence Wraighte is my aunt. My father was taken in 2010 but my aunt is still alive............Ruth :-)


Ruth Report 14 Sep 2013 12:13

Jane if you want any more details please email me it would be nice to find out which part of the family you are from :-)..........Ruth


Penny Report 14 Sep 2013 12:32

Jane is also a Wraight, Ruth.

Click on her name , send her a message


Ruth Report 15 Sep 2013 12:59

Hi Penny thanks for the info it would be interesting to find out as in my grandfathers family there was only my father who would pass the wraighte name down and my grandfather's brother Victor wraighte's son Dennis died and was not married and he had two daughters. No one seems to know what happened to my grandfathers other brother Harry my father was told he had gone abroad.........Ruth :-)


jane Report 17 Sep 2013 15:12

Hi Ruth
My family tree is on, called wraighte and Cooper tree with 369 people on it so far. I have your father Victor E Wraighte 1919, his father Ernest L Wraighte 1897, his father Harry A Wraighte 1868, his father George Wraighte 1833, his father John Wraighte 1801, his father John Wraighte 1778, and his father Robert Wraighte 1746. I have most of the siblings along these lines also. They originated in Kent Faversham area, Then John 1801 moved to Waltham Abbey, Edmonton. I have scanned in some photos on there too, some date back to early 1800s. My line stems down from George 1833 who was my GGG grandfather, his son Cyril John 1862, his son Cyril James 1893, his son - my grandfather Cyril Ernest 1914, his son - my father Patrick Wraighte 1945, and then me - Jane Wraighte (now Dursley) 1982. If you are a member on ancestry I can email you the link to my tree which will also show living relatives - feel free to use any of the info and photos. I am currently looking into Robert Wraighte 1746 parents but it gets trickier the further back you go. I hope you don't mind but I have added your family details on the tree also. Let me know if you want any more details, Thanks, Jane