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death of beatrice emily purdy

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MarieCeleste Report 29 Apr 2013 17:57

Hello Sally, it's a very very common occurrence for first names to be transposed - it happens all the time. Don't be too quick to dismiss a record because the names are the other way around.

On the 1891 census the father George was born Derbyshire and worked on the railways, the mother Elizabeth was born Ardley. On the 1901 census, where her names are the other way round, the father George was born Derbyshire and worked on the railways, her mother is Elizabeth born Ardleigh.

It definitely IS the same family, and it IS her and that IS her marriage!

As at the 1911 census, Elizabeth had given birth to 11 children and 2 had died leaving 9 alive. 8 of those children are accounted for on the 1911 census - the other one not there is Emily Beatrice (Beatrice Emily) who was by that time married.


Sally Report 29 Apr 2013 18:50

thankyou jax

I know how to do it I have magnification and speech soft ware as I have sight probs and it will not let me

glitter baby sorry if I upset you I did not mean to

I think I may have got it wrong

I was waiting for replys and nothing was showing so went on another board and when I came back 5 mins later it was all there but when I clicked the submit it did not work

there was all those children



GlitterBaby Report 29 Apr 2013 20:34


If you have sight problems then you are doing very well with your research and using this site.

You just have to ignore me at times as I sometimes feel I am wasting my time asking questions and not getting any answer.

Good luck,



DazedConfused Report 30 Apr 2013 10:37

You must never discount either a transposition of names or a slightly different name

I spent years looking for a birth for my g/g/gaunt Ellen - she was Ellen on all census returns and even on her marriage she is shown as Ellen. It only when I finally decided to order the only possible birth certificate for the right area/age etc. that I finally found out she was in fact named Eleanor. Even on her death certificate she was shown as Ellen.

And I have more than one instance of a child being named ie Mary Jane and then shown as Jane Mary for the rest of her life. So commonplace a situation in many families.


Sally Report 30 Apr 2013 22:11

I would like to thanh every body that posted and tried to help me

I realize now that it is the same person

the boundry between notts and derby moved over the years that is why George was sometimes in either

their was thirteen children
I hope I have got it right now who gave me 23 first cosouns :-0

Beatrice Emily 1890-
Martha ellen 1892-1901
Lillian maud 1893-1942
George william1897-1976
Herbert henrey1900
john phillip1902
Arthur francis1906-1968
rose ellen1908-1981
poor woman and they all lived in a two up and two down

unforteatly I can not alter my tree on gr as my software will not work on there since the new tree gr knows about this :-(

thans to you all

sally w <3 <3


GlitterBaby Report 30 Apr 2013 22:17

Do you have your tree on a programme on your computer such as Family Tree Maker ?

Do you usually put your tree on GR using a GEDCOM?


Sally Report 30 Apr 2013 22:29

yes I do and on ancestry

thanks glitter baby

sally w <3