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Birth Mystery

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Sheila Report 19 Mar 2013 15:32

On the 1891 census my grandfather has a brother Harry (Henry) age 9 years. I cannot find his birth.

The GRO has done a search for me and cannot find an entry for him.

This is a real mystery!



Potty Report 19 Mar 2013 15:38

Does he appear on any other census? Not all births were registered - my mother's wasn't and that was in 1907.


brummiejan Report 19 Mar 2013 15:42

Have you tried putting details on here for people to have a look?
One idea - is there any chance he was born under a different surname? When women (re-)married children often appeared under the stepfather's name.
Just a thought!


Sheila Report 19 Mar 2013 15:51

The family was missed off the 1901 census. Several people on Genes have already made searches . I cannot find him in 1911 nor a possible death entry between 1891 and 1911. He was the youngest of seven childrenn to the same couple, so there was no problem with surnames.