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GlitterBaby Report 22 Feb 2013 23:23

Good spot for 1901 does look like Beesley on image


patchem Report 22 Feb 2013 22:53

Do you know if this is his mother in 1901?
1901 England Census
Bertha Beeslen Age: 16 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Relation: Servant Gender: Female
Where born: Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
Civil parish: Coventry Ecclesiastical parish: Foleshill St Paul
County/Island: Warwickshire Country: England
Registration district: Coventry Sub-registration district: Holy Trinity
ED, institution, or vessel: 35 Household schedule number: 5 Piece: 2913 Folio: 155 Page Number: 2
Charles Christopher Chassley 35
Sarah Mary Helena Chassley 25
Lucy Chassley 60
Bertha Beeslen 16


Reggie Report 22 Feb 2013 22:09

Have you looked for the adoptive parents?

He was probably taken in by them soon after his birth.......certainly before he was 9, I would have thought

Did the mother register the child's birth?


patchem Report 22 Feb 2013 22:00

Names of adopted parents\?


Porkie_Pie Report 22 Feb 2013 20:46

From freebmd

Births Dec 1902
BEESELEY Albert Edward Aston 6d 282

surname spelling different

checked the image and it's not a transcription error



mark Report 22 Feb 2013 20:25

thank you Karen in the desert and reggie and also porkie pie all suggestions taken with thanks. My grandfather on his birth cert was given the name albert Edward Beesley, his mother was bertha Beesley and he was born on the 16 September 1902.his address was 66 St James street , Duddeston , Aston Warwickshire. We didn't know until he died that he had been adopted we knew him as Albert Edward Aldridge :-D

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 22 Feb 2013 10:30

Hi Mark,

If you'd like to put some info on here I am sure it won't be long before one of us takes it up and does some searching for you.
Sometimes you can look for something for so long that in the end you can't see the wood for the trees!! A fresh pair of eyes is maybe all that's needed :-D


DazedConfused Report 22 Feb 2013 09:42

And never forget the dreaded mis-transcription!!!

Example - family name Sell - found under the following and other variations = Sell, Sall, Sale. Fell, Fall, Loll it was a nightmare :-D

But I got there in the end - perseverance.


Reggie Report 22 Feb 2013 00:09


Parents' names?


Birth year?

Which site are you using when searching?


I see you mention only the presumably he was illegitimate.

Check for a marriage for the mother..................and try looking under her married name if you find one


Porkie_Pie Report 21 Feb 2013 21:32

It depends on which site your using but here are a couple of tips

If your having problems then try searching using less don't be to specific with your info, often less is more


John Smith born 1898 york

just enter John smith born 1898+/- 5 years Yorkshire

or swap the search criteria around, even leave year of birth or forename out on occasions and don't forget the name spelling may be different and they could also be mistranscribed


Edit, if that doesn't work then come back with who your looking for and i'm sure someone will have a look for you


mark Report 21 Feb 2013 21:22

I have copy of my grandfathers birth cert but can'nt find him or his mother in the 1911 census. any idea's as to where to look now as I have been looking most of this week.