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MarieCeleste Report 15 Apr 2012 14:07

"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," Annslow Matilda Sharvill (1857)

name: Annslow Matilda Sharvill
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 19 Jul 1857
baptism/christening place: Frant, Sussex, England
birth date:
death date:
name note:
father's name: James Sharvill
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Emily
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I03964-5
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1468866
reference number: p 134


Astra Report 15 Apr 2012 14:13

Nice one Marie.

So now we know who she was which just leaves us with finding out who George was and where he actually came from!


MargaretM Report 15 Apr 2012 14:31

Well I left to go have my breakfast and you guys have it all sorted! Well, almost all.
Should I delete all of those censuses I posted with the wrong family?


Astra Report 15 Apr 2012 14:35

Well I have to leave it now for a while. Hopefully the OP will get the marriage certificate and give us George's fathers name and occupation if he knew it. From the different birth places he gives and dates it may be that he didn't live with his family.


MargaretM Report 15 Apr 2012 14:42

Actually the OP posted it in 2007 then bumped it yesterday. Maybe he'll wait another 5 years before responding?


MarieCeleste Report 15 Apr 2012 16:38

Have sent a pm in case they don't realise that you don't get any notification of responses.


Kevin Report 15 Apr 2012 21:23

Hi everyone, thanks for all the info you have put here. My info came to me by my cousin who lives in Blackpool. I have no idea where he got the info from. Also I heard or found somewhere that George Stevens committed suicide. I don't know if this is true. He may have also been married before marrying Matilda Anslow , this I have no idea. I do know that he was a painter. Matilda Stevens is my Great Great Gran & their daughter, Matilda is my Great Gran. Thanks for all the help Paula


Kevin Report 27 Apr 2012 21:54



Unknown Report 27 Feb 2013 22:33

are you still reviewing Matilda Anslow and relatives ??


ArgyllGran Report 27 Feb 2013 23:20

Two George Stevens born Croydon 1845-50, per FreeBMD:

Births Mar 1849 (>99%)
Stevens George Croydon 4 137
Births Dec 1850 (>99%)
Stevens George Croydon 4 121

No George Stephens.


MarieCeleste Report 28 Feb 2013 07:48

Barbara, to find out if Kevin is still researching click on his name to send him a direc direct message as he appears to sometimes delay returning to his thread.

If you have some info that you think could help the search then you could post it on here and we could see if we can take it further.


Kevin Report 28 Feb 2013 12:38

Hi all, yes I am still searching but at present it's on hold as I've been in touch with a lady that could hold the info I'm looking for as she is looking into something else regarding a distant relative through my gran Doris Fitton(nee Wild). But she has told me that George Stevens has a middle name which is Bates, he may have been born in Brighton, he married Anslow Matilda in Salford 1878 & he died Oct 1938 which makes him about 93 when he died. He is buried at Southern Cemetery. He is buried with Anslow Matilda who died in 1917, Albert George Stevens who died in 1932. Not sure who Albert is at present. When she has finished everything she is doing then she will be sending me a copy of the family tree so I will have all info. Thanks everyone


MarieCeleste Report 28 Feb 2013 17:35

Kevin, that lady is probably on to something.

If you look at the 1911 census I posted on the first page his name was transcribed as George Baker Stevens - I've just had a look at the original image and the middle name is definitely Bates.

The form was completed by a Thurston Bird of 11 East Road.

Do let us know what the outcome is.


MarieCeleste Report 28 Feb 2013 17:39

Sorry, can't resist posting what I find - you can always compare with what the lady has.

This would be worth checking out:

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

Name: George Bates Stevens
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1844
Registration district: Brighton
Inferred County: Sussex
Volume: 7
Page: 262


MarieCeleste Report 28 Feb 2013 17:45

From the British Newspaper Archives:

Manchester Evening News - Saturday 24 February 1917

STEVENS.—On the 22nd inst. (suddenly), at 10 Brook Avenue, Levenshulme, ANSLOW MATILDA, the beloved wife George Bate STEVENS, in her 60th year. Interment Southern Cemetery, Monday, at 3 o'clock.


Kevin Report 28 Feb 2013 19:34

Hi MarieCeleste,
Thanks for this info about Anslow, it seems to tie in with the year of death I have & also being dried at Southern Cemerery.
At the present moment, the lady that has been in touch with me can't give me anymore info until things are sorted. As soon as things have been done then she will be sending a copy of the tree.
If you happen to come across anymore info please feel free to get in touch.


MarieCeleste Report 28 Feb 2013 19:38

KEVIN!! - email addresses aren't allowed. Best edit your post and remove it or it may get reported as it breaches Genes t&c

If I find anything I'll send it by pm like I did the death notice (have you checked your message inbox on here?). Or I'll post on here, happy to scout around ....


Kevin Report 28 Feb 2013 22:06

I have deleted my email address from my post.
Thanks MarieCeleste


MarieCeleste Report 1 Mar 2013 08:50

This fits the birth index posted above:

George Bates Stevens, "England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

name: George Bates Stevens
gender: Male
christening date: 02 Feb 1845
christening place: St. Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England
father's name: George Stevens
mother's name: Georgiana

indexing project (batch) number: C01352-4
system origin: England-EASy
gs film number: 1067109
reference id: item 4 p 253

Citing this Record


Kevin Report 1 Mar 2013 09:12

Thank you, I will take a look at that. The other thing I would like to know is how can I find out if he committed suicide? I can't remember where I got the info from but I have him down as committing suicide. Hope you can help me with this. :)