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James Report 16 Apr 2013 16:08

Hi I have been trying on and off for 4 years to find my grandmothers Unmarried name I believe she married Henry Roberts, her christian name being Emily, I have aquired a death certificate of her, I think 1st borne Gertrude who would be born in about 1892 Jan-March qtr.
Difficult but is there someone out there that can help PLEASE



Reggie Report 16 Apr 2013 16:16

You mean her maiden name, I guess........

The easy answer is to buy the child's birth cert............

If you want us to help you, we need more info............location for a start.

You say she was your grandmother........... so you must be descended from one of her children...which one?

Where and when was he/she born?

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 16 Apr 2013 16:17

Which is the correct Gertrude... Is it one of these?

Births Mar 1892

Roberts Gertrude .. Birmingham 6d 167
Roberts Gertrude Emily ..Chipping N. 3a 898
Roberts Gertrude Mary A ..St. Saviour 1d 105
Roberts Gertrude May ..Chester 8a 425


Reggie Report 16 Apr 2013 16:17

Take a look at for a marriage between Henry Roberts and Emily............


Reggie Report 16 Apr 2013 16:19

???????????? The only Gertrude of right age, with parents Henry and Emily

1901 census

Person: ROBERTS, Gertrude Address: 23, Jakeman Walk, Balsall Heath

ROBERTS, Henry J Head Married M 40 1861 Bricklayer
Catshill, Staffordshire VIEW
ROBERTS, Emily Wife Married F 29 1872
Birmingham VIEW
ROBERTS, Gertrude Daughter Single F 9 1892
Birmingham VIEW
ROBERTS, Maud Daughter Single F 4 1897
Birmingham VIEW
RICHARDS, Mary A Boarder Married F 32 1869 Laundress
Icombe, Gloucestershire VIEW
RICHARDS, Mabel J Boarder Single F 42 1859
Birmingham, Worcestershire


Reggie Report 16 Apr 2013 16:26

It may be, of course, that they didn't actually the child's birth cert is your best bet

It will cost you £9.25, including postage, ordered online from the GRO.

You'd have the answer you seek in around a week............


Reggie Report 17 Apr 2013 08:52

Name: GADNEY, Edith May
Registration district: Birmingham
County: Warwickshire
Year of registration: 1997
Month of registration: August
Date of Birth:19 April 1900
District no: 0611C
Reg no: C7B
Ent no: 264
DOR: 897

Marriages Dec 1922 (>99%)
GADNEY James W Roberts King's N. 6d 25
ROBERTS Edith M Gadney Kings N 6d 25

The birth year on Edith's death reg'n is incorrect

Births Jun 1901 (>99%)

Roberts Edith May King's N. 6c 446


1911 census

Person: ROBERTS, Edith May Address: 1 Back 27 Cox St West Balsall Heath

ROBERTS, Henry Head M 49 1862 Plasters Labourer Codsall Staffs VIEW
ROBERTS, Emily Wife F 39 1872 Domestic Duties At Home Birmingham VIEW
ROBERTS, Gertrude Daughter Single F 19 1892 Learning Tailoring Birmingham VIEW
ROBERTS, Maud Daughter F 14 1897 L Lace Spinning Birmingham VIEW
ROBERTS, Edith May Daughter F 9 1902 Birmingham Balsall Heath VIEW
ROBERTS, Walter Raymond Son M 4 1907 Birmingham Balsall Heath VIEW

The couple claim to have been married for 22 years.

12 children born in marriage, of whom 8 have died


Cynthia Report 17 Apr 2013 13:59

Newish poster - friendly message on how to return to thread sent. :-)