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FMP Look up please

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Andrew Report 20 Sep 2013 19:51

This is a bit of a long shot. Common name, I know.

Could someone with a sub to FMP see if there is a baptism for William Henry Davis/Davies born 1855-1859. According to census record, he is born either in Brecon(shire), Wales or Herefordshire, England. According to his marriage cert, his father is William, a Tailor.

Also a check of the 1861 census for Brecon or Herefordshire to see if an entry could be found for William Davis/Davies the father as a Tailor. I have no other info.

William jnr married in Birmingham in 1880 to Lucy Morris and I have all subsequent info.

Thank you in advance.



AnnCardiff Report 20 Sep 2013 22:00

every William seems to have a father called William :-S


Name: William Henry Davies
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 12 Oct 1856
Father's Name: William Davies
Mother's Name: Harriet
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: J13854-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 992634


Andrew Report 20 Sep 2013 22:11

Thank you Ann, will follow this one up.



alviegal Report 20 Sep 2013 22:12

The aboves father is a Roadman in 1861.

DAVIES, William Head Married M 49 1812 Road Man
Hereford Ashperton


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 20 Sep 2013 22:13

Hello Andrew

If this is the marriage it states both son and father were tailors

Name: William Henry Davis
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1855
Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1880
Marriage Age: 25
Marriage Place: Birmingham, St Martin, Warwickshire, England
Spouse: Lucy Emma Morris
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Marriage Age: 21
Father: William Davis
Spouse's Father: Nathaniel John Morris



Reggie Report 20 Sep 2013 22:28

As a general rule of thumb.....Davies is Welsh.......Davis is English.

Before anyone shouts me isn't 'carved in stone'


Andrew Report 20 Sep 2013 22:39

Yes that's the coreect marriage. Its the earliest record I have for both Williams.



Flip Report 20 Sep 2013 22:59

Hi Andy,

I'm probably asking the obvious as I know you're well versed in this, but have you tracked him through subsequent census to see if any relatives turned up? What about the witnesses to the wedding -any clues there?


Andrew Report 20 Sep 2013 23:26

Yes, checked all the following census records. Witnesses no help. I think this one will be a dead end with the common name and no definite place or date of birth.

Many thanks to everyone for their assistance. Much appreciated.