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Thomas Lidstone 1873

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Ann-Marie

Ann-Marie Report 27 Sep 2012 14:46

I'm looking for the parent's of Thomas Lidstone (Husband of Mabel Emily Bray and father of Norman John & Albert Lidstone) born in 1873.

In the 1911 census it shows that he was born in Galmpton, Devon but in the birth records there are 2 Thomas Lidstones.


Name Thomas Henry Lidstone
Year of Registration 1873
Quarter of Registration Apr-May-Jun
Registration District Plymouth
Registration County Devon
Mother's maiden name
Volume Number 5B
Volume Page 240




Name Thomas Richter Lidstone
Year of Registration 1875
Quarter of Registration Apr-May-Jun
Registration District Kingsbridge
Registration County Devon
Mother's maiden name
Volume Number 5B
Volume Page 207



I have been looking through the census but all i can see is Thomas Lidstone born and living in Kingsbridge or Plymouth but as mentioned before Thomas Lidstone was in Brixham, Devon in 1911 and married his wife in Totnes, Devon and as far as i know they are all from that area.

Can anyone with more knowledge on tracing family histories help??

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 27 Sep 2012 14:52

According to the marriage record his name was Thomas George Lidstone:-


Name: BRAY, Mabel Emily
Registration district: Newton Abbot
County: Devon
Year of registration: 1905
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
Volume no: 5B
Page no: 237

MarriageFinder: Mabel Emily Bray married one of the following people:

LIDSTONE, Thomas George<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
SWEETLAND, Harry
MILLS, Georgina Olga

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 27 Sep 2012 14:55

This is the only birth around there that I can see (later than you expected):-

Name: LIDSTONE, Thomas George
Registration district: Newton Abbot
County: Devon
Year of registration: 1884
Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 5B
Page no: 162

This one seems to have married someone else though.

Kath. x

Ann-Marie

Ann-Marie Report 27 Sep 2012 15:00

Yeah i saw that one but it doesn't match the Thomas Lidstone i'm looking for as his census says he was born in (or around) 1873.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 27 Sep 2012 15:02

I think you need to buy the marriage certificate which would hopefully give his father's name and occupation. The marriage record definitely has his middle name as George.

Kath. x

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 27 Sep 2012 23:43

Have you looked at the image to check it says 1873?

Rose

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 28 Sep 2012 11:27

According to a tree on Ancestry Mabel Emily Bray married Harry Sweetland.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 28 Sep 2012 11:39

The 1911 census says they have been married for 8 years so could this be thier marriage and he had dropped his first name??

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915
about John Thomas Lidstone
Name: John Thomas Lidstone
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1903
Registration district: Totnes
Inferred County: Devon
Volume Number: 5b
Page Number: 365


Edward Caunter Jul-Aug-Sep 1903 Totnes Devon

***** Mabel Emma Friend Jul-Aug-Sep 1903 Totnes Devon

Elizabeth Emily H Hill Jul-Aug-Sep 1903 Totnes Devon

***** John Thomas Lidstone Jul-Aug-Sep 1903 Totnes Devon

There is an Edward Caunter with wife Elizabeth on the census.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 28 Sep 2012 11:51

1891 England Census
about John T Lidstone
Name: John T Lidstone
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Relation: Servant
Gender: Male
Where born: Galinpton Th, Devon, England ***********This reads Glampton on the form.

Civil parish: West Alvington
Ecclesiastical parish: West Alvington
Town: Woolston
County/Island: Devon
Country: England

Street Address:Cholwell

Occupation: Farm Servant

Registration district: Kingsbridge
Sub-registration district: West Alvington
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1717
Folio: 93
Page Number: 9
Household Members: Name Age
Richard Rogers 41
Elizabeth J W Rogers 37
Alice M Hosking 20
Rosa E Clarke 13
Thomas Steer 14
John T Lidstone 14




Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 28 Sep 2012 12:15

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Norman John Lidstone
Name: Norman John Lidstone
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1904
Registration district: Totnes
Inferred County: Devon
Volume: 5b
Page: 138

If you buy the birth cert it will tell you his mothers maiden name then you can be sure who Thomas married.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 28 Sep 2012 12:38

Another interesting thing is that on the 1911 census it says Thomas had 4 children and 4 children still living so he must have been married before?

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 28 Sep 2012 12:39

Thanks Thelma I know that. I am in Devon.