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How do I find more children?

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Pauline Report 19 Sep 2013 17:56

How can I find if more children born , not knowing there name, born after 1911 census, I believe there was two more , .
Born to Ernest Rensch/Sarah Crossley

Lynne From Up North !!

Lynne From Up North !! Report 19 Sep 2013 18:11

Could these be them - 4 in total:

Births Sep 1912 (>99%)
Rensch Christopher J Crossley Islington 1b 564

Births Jun 1915 (>99%)
Rensch Leonard J Crossley Islington 1b 562

Births Dec 1919 (>99%)
Rensch George A Crossley Islington 1b 557

Births Jun 1921 (>99%)
Rensch Ronald Crossley Islington 1b 520

I serched on freebmd using both surnames


Pauline Report 19 Sep 2013 18:21

Thank you very much.
I did sus out how to do it, by putting ? in first name , and came up with the same as you.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 19 Sep 2013 18:30

Deaths Jun 1920 (>99%)
RENSCH George A 0 Islington 1b 171

Rensch George Albert Burial date 23 Apr 1920 London Borough of Islington

(above from below link)

Chris :)


Pauline Report 19 Sep 2013 18:40

Thank you for that Chris
I will check it out. I am surprised how many there are considering the name!

My future job will be to find out why the name change/spelling, and where they came from. I guess it is a bit Germanic , maybe?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Sep 2013 19:00

he said he was born in Islington
1911 England Census about Ernest Rensch
Name: Ernest Rensch
Age in 1911: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Shoreditch
Civil Parish: Islington
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 66 Canonbury Road, Canonbury, Islington N
Marital Status: Married
Registration District: Islington
Registration District Number: 10
Sub-registration District: Islington South East
ED, institution, or vessel: 18
Piece: 920
Household Members:
Name Age
Ernest Rensch 27
Sarah Rensch 27
Henry Rensch 4
Edith Rensch 2
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 920.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Sep 2013 19:09

Civil Registration event: Birth

Name: RENSCH, Ernest Arthur
Registration district: Shoreditch
County: London
Year of registration: 1884
Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 1C
Page no: 57

no parents listed

1901 census transcription details for: 86, Block D Guinness Buildings, St Luke

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 258
Folio: 64
Page: 10
Reg. District: Holborn
Sub District: City Road
Parish: St Luke
Enum. District: 15
Ecclesiastical District: St Clement City Road
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 86, Block D Guinness Buildings, St Luke
County: London
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
RENSCH, Ernest Son Single M 17 1884 Sundries Shop Assist
RENSCH, James Son M 10 1891
St Lukes
RENSCH, Henry Son M 3 1898
St Lukes


MarieCeleste Report 19 Sep 2013 20:04

Just for completeness, this is the rest of the family in 1901. A note on the original image said that the one family was occupying two tenements:

RENSCH, John F Head Married M 45 1856 Jun Type Founder Hoxton
RENSCH, Ellen Wife Married F 43 1858 Bethnal Green
RENSCH, George Son Single M 1 (18 MOS) 1900 St Lukes
RENSCH, Ellen Daughter Single F 19 1882 Fancy Box Maker Hackney
RENSCH, Mary Daughter Single F 15 1886 Leather Sticker Shoreditch
RENSCH, Lily Daughter F 6 1895 St Lukes

Piece: 258 Folio: 64 Page: 10
Registration District: Holborn
Civil Parish: St Luke

Address: 88, Block D Guinness Buildings, St Luke
County: London

These are on a separate thread from some time ago:


GlitterBaby Report 19 Sep 2013 20:27

Name: Ernest Arthur Rensch
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Age: 23
Spouse Name: Sarah Ann Crossby
Spouse Age: 23
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 23 Sep 1906
Parish: Hackney St Peter
Borough: Hackney
Father Name: John Frederick Rensch
Spouse Father Name: Joseph Crossby
Register Type: Parish Register

Name: Ernest Arthur Rensch
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 2 Feb 1892
Father's Name: John Frederick Rensch
Mother's Name: Ellen Rensch
Parish or Poor Law Union: St Clement, City Road
Borough: Islington
Register Type: Parish Registers

He also served in the Army during WW1


Flip Report 20 Sep 2013 05:51

His parents marriage, just in case you don't already have it:

John Frederick Rensch (type founder)
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Age: 22
Spouse Name: Ellen Hanrahan
Spouse Age: 20
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 16 Dec 1877
Parish: Bethnal Green St Thomas
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: John James Rensch (painter)
Spouse Father Name: James Lawson Hanrahan
Register Type: Parish Register


Penny Report 20 Sep 2013 06:18

in answer to your question

you put Rensch in the surname box. and Crossley in the maiden name box.


Reggie Report 20 Sep 2013 09:11


Name: RENSCH, Christopher John
Registration district: Milton Keynes
County: Buckinghamshire
Year of registration: 1994
Month of registration: January
Date of Birth:29 June 1913
District no: 3261A
Reg no: A13B
Ent no: 185
DOR: 194

Name: RENSCH, Leonard James
Registration district: Waltham Forest
County: London
Year of registration: 2000
Month of registration: January
Date of Birth:22 April 1915
District no: 2551B
Reg no: B58
Ent no: 200
DOR: 100

Name: RENSCH, Ronald
Registration district: Enfield
County: London
Year of registration: 2000
Month of registration: September
Date of Birth:13 February 1921
District no: 2271C
Reg no: C47D
Ent no: 179
DOR: 900

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


Pauline Report 20 Sep 2013 10:11

Thank you all for your imput. I now have all I need for moment