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Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 21 May 2013 16:45

County Staffordshire
Place Sedgley Staffs
Church Holy Trinity (Ettingshall)
DateOfBirth 29 Mar 1879
BaptismDate 20 Apr 1879
Forename William
Sex M
FatherForename Richard
MotherForename Hannah
FatherSurname BEACH
Abode Parkfield
FatherOccupation Wheelwright

(not sure if any good!)

Chris :)

(from above)


lancashireAnn Report 21 May 2013 16:17

I would definitely be tempted to go for this one as stated earlier

Births Jun 1879 (>99%)
Beach William Dudley 6c 82

from family search -

William Beach

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

birth: 29 Mar 1879
christening: 20 Apr 1879 Ettingshall, Stafford, England
residence: 1879 Ettingshall, Stafford, England

parents:Richard Beach, Hannah

with a birth date of the end of March he probably would not have been registered until the June qtr but would have been age 2 etc when the census was taken in April

Ettingshall comes under Sedgley

1871 & 1881 posted above Golding (marriage of Golden spelt as heard by registrar???) family living Ettingshall

Note - marriage certificates do not state date of birth, only age, nor place of birth, only where living at the time of the marriage


Anne Report 21 May 2013 15:47

BTW I have found a marriage for Richard Beech and Hannah Golden and I am now trying to confirm whether or not these are William's parents. :-S :-S :-S :-S


Anne Report 21 May 2013 15:11

I am still trying to find a birth registration for William Beech. His marriage certifcate states he was born in 1878 in Pelsall Staffordshire. His father was Richard Beech.
Can anyone help please.


Anne Report 12 May 2013 16:01

William Beech married Mary Poyner in 1899 in Wolverhampton. I have a copy of their marriage certificate and his father is Richard Beech. Unfortunately though the marriage certifcate states father as Richard but deceased.


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 May 2013 16:11

Same GOLDING family as posted by lancashireAnn

Name: William Golding
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Martha Golding
Gender: Male
Where born: Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Civil parish: Sedgley
Ecclesiastical parish: Ettingshall
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England
Registration district: Dudley
Sub-registration district: Sedgley
ED, institution, or vessel: 43
Household schedule number: 95
Piece: 3008
Folio: 46
Page Number: 21
Household Members: Name Age
William Golding 45
Martha Golding 45
William Golding 17
Hannah Golding 15
Mary Golding 13
Elijah Golding 11
Noah Golding 9
Sarah Golding 5
Charles Beech 22 <<<<<<<<
Frances Beech 20 <<<<<<<<<<
Martha Beech 2 Months

Marriages Sep 1870

BEECH Charles ..Dudley 6c 166

Golding Fanny .. Dudley 6c 166


lancashireAnn Report 11 May 2013 16:07

Marriages Jun 1899 (>99%)
Alcock Thomas Wolverhampton 6b 985
>>>>Beech William Wolverhampton 6b 985
Blackwell Harriet Ann Wolverhampton 6b 985
>>>>Poyner Mary Wolverhampton 6b 985


lancashireAnn Report 11 May 2013 16:04

if the 1881 & 1891 census where William is grandson to the Golding family then this is the likely parents

West Midlands Marriage indexes for the years: 1870
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
BEECH Charles GOLDING Fanny Sedgley, All Saints Dudley Register Office 216/014/122

Do you have William's father's name from his marriage certificate Anne?


Thelma Report 11 May 2013 15:52

!881 is free most sites.
1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription

First Name:WILLIAM
Last Name:BEICH
Birth Year:1879
Birth Place:
Birth Town:SEDGLEY
Relationship:GRAND SON
Registration District:DUDLEY
Category:Census, Land & Substitutes
Record set:1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Collections from:United Kingdom
Archive Reference:RG11
Piece Number:2872


mgnv Report 11 May 2013 15:47

If you follow GB's link, you'll see the answer is that any part of 1901 Sedgeley was in 1879 Sedgeley (but not vice versa), so should be in 1879 Dudley RD.

One possibility is that he's taken his step-father's name, or that his parents were unwed when he was born, and his birth is rego'ed under another surname, namely his mother's surname of the time.


lancashireAnn Report 11 May 2013 15:37


West Midlands Birth indexes for the years: 1879
Surname Forename(s) Sub-District Registers At Reference
BEACH William Sedgley Dudley Register Office SEG/126/467

reg district for Sedgley is Dudley

so from freebmd

Births Jun 1879 (>99%)
Beach William Dudley 6c 82


Anne Report 11 May 2013 15:28


His name is William Beech. In the 1901 census he is living as a boarder with Mary but a couple called Richard & Sarah A Poyner in Woverhampton. Richard & Sarah had a daughter called Mary whose husband was William. Seems strange they are down as boarders but I am pretty sure it is the right family. It is showing William is 22 and as I said born in Sedgely, Staffordshire.



GlitterBaby Report 11 May 2013 15:17

Always worth look at this site - Registration Districts for England and Wales


lancashireAnn Report 11 May 2013 15:12

Hi Anne

would you like to give us his name and perhaps we can help you find his birth. Did you look for it under both 1878 and 1879?


Anne Report 11 May 2013 15:10


In the 1901 census an ancestor of mine says he was born in Sedgley Staffordshire and he is aged 22. I can not find a birth record for this time in this area but there are some in other areas of Staffordshire. Does anyone know if Sedgley could be any other registration district.