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pauline Report 19 Nov 2012 16:47

Thank you all for your help its given me lots to think about.
regards pauline xx


mgnv Report 17 Nov 2012 23:25

I'm with Reggie on "Mrs" - check out the enumerator's M in Martyr.


Reggie Report 17 Nov 2012 22:46

1871 England Census

Name: Brad Wells
[Philadelpia Wells]
[Philadelphia Wells]
Age: 64
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
Relation: Head
Where born: Brenchley
Civil parish: Tudeley
Ecclesiastical parish: Tudeley cum Capel
County/Island: Kent
Country: England
Registration district: Tunbridge
Sub-registration district: Tunbridge
ED, institution, or vessel: 17
Household schedule number: 6
Piece: 934
Folio: 77
Page Number: 2
Household Members:
Name Age
Brad Wells 64
William Wells 30
Frd Wells 25
Steven Wells 18
William Walker 16 Grandson, b. Peckham
Henry Walter Walls 10 Grandson, b. Peckham


Reggie Report 17 Nov 2012 22:45

1841 England Census

Name: Phillidelpha Wells
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Gender: Female
Where born: Kent, England
Civil parish: Tudeley
Hundred: Washlingstone
County/Island: Kent
Country: England

Registration district: Tonbridge
Sub-registration district: Tonbridge
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 463
Book: 12
Folio: 18
Page Number: 7
Household Members:
Name Age
George Wells 31
Phillidelpha Wells 30
Sarah Wells 11
Caroline Wells 9
Ellizabeth Wells 7
Ellinor Wells 5
George Wells 2
Daniel Ford 20


Reggie Report 17 Nov 2012 22:40

I think the 1861 image actually says 'Mrs' for his wife


Reggie Report 17 Nov 2012 22:36

Those Christening records can be found on Ancestry.

Hardly anyone uses GR for research......this site's real value is the help given by its paying members

If you want to cross-refer census info about a wife's name.............try looking at freebmd for the marriage.................providing it took place after July 1837

Do you know about the FREE sites to which you can gain access?

The two main ones are.................

...........for civil registration of BMD's from 1837 to approx 1950

...........for limited parish info re baptisms, marriages and burials


pauline Report 17 Nov 2012 20:22

Im sorry im a little bit thick,but i am new to this......the England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Is that on this site because im going into the parish records and to be honest i havent been able to find any christenings for anyone in my tree.


Andrew Report 17 Nov 2012 20:04

Deaths Jun 1887 (>99%)

Wells Philadelphia 81 Tunbridge 2a 362



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Nov 2012 20:02

They seem to have made a bit of a hash of the 1861 transcription, haven't they?

Unless you/we have picked up the wrong family, something fishy is going on as by 1881, Philadelphia is described as a widow

Philadelphia Wells
Age: 74
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
Relation: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Brenchley, Kent, England

Civil parish: Tudeley
County/Island: Kent
Country: England

Street Address: Tudely Brook
Condition as to marriage: Windower

Philadelphia Wells 74
William Wells 40
Stephen H. Wells 20


pauline Report 17 Nov 2012 19:57

Thank you both for your help, yes thats the one.i also found 1851 Philladelphia Wells but i think something didnt match up there but i will go back in there and have another look..
im not very good at read old writing :-(


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Nov 2012 19:51

Trying to work it through

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906

Martyr Wells
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 13 Jun 1852
Christening Place: Nettlestead, Kent, England
Father's Name: George Wells
Mother's Name: Philadelphia

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915
Philadelphia Wells
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1806
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1887
Age at Death: 81
Registration district: Tonbridge
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 2a
Page: 362

George Wells
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1882
Age at Death: 73
Registration district: Tonbridge
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 2a
Page: 369


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Nov 2012 19:41

this one?

George Wells
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Wm Wells
Gender: Male
Where born: Tudely, Kent, England

Civil parish: Tudely
County/Island: Kent
Country: England
George Wells 53
Wm Wells
Ellen Wells 26
William Wells 19
Frederick Wells 14
Horace Wells 11
Rosse Wells 11
Martyr Wells 9
Patient Wells 8
Stephen Wells 7
Isabella Wells 4
Egness Wells 9 Months

Might be Ann??

1851 gives his wife as Philladelphia Wells!


pauline Report 17 Nov 2012 19:28

Please could someone check and see if they can read a spelling in 1861 census i cant read the name of george wells born 1808 in tudeley. its his wife i cant read any suggestions please
regards pauline