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NEW BRICKWALL THREAD FOR 'Hard to find rellies'

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The Ego

The Ego Report 22 Aug 2005 09:57

DAVID HANNAY>>>>>>>>>>> Theres a good chance that that is her,I did notice that entry,and put it on the back burner. She probably declared herself as 21 for marriage.?? Also ages were sometimes rounded up or down to the nearest 5 on censi.


Patience Report 22 Aug 2005 13:21

My brickwall name is Kay – specifically John Kay, my 2Great grandfather, born around 1831-1833 in Leeds, Yorkshire. I would like to find his birth/christening/mother's name/any brothers or sisters or any other family. Facts 1. First marriage to Jane Gray (nee Wall) 26th December 1866 age 35 address Hills Yard. Occupation Hair dresser no father’s name. Parish Church, Leeds. Leeds Registration District 2. 1871 census address 43 Sweet Street, Holbeck, age 39 occupation Hair dresser other members of household -step children John William Gray and Ellen Gray (down as Kay – but Ellen definitely appears later as Gray) one visitor and three lodgers (professional theatricals) 3. Second marriage to Maria Robinson (nee Swales) 26th February 1872 age 39 address Holbeck occupation Hair dresser at Holbeck Church, Parish of Leeds, Hunslet Registration District no father’s name. 4. Birth of daughter Emily 23rd April 1872 address 47 Sweet St, Holbeck occupation Machine Smith (that threw me – I had to try and find more details before I was sure it was the correct certificate) 5. 1881 census address 56 Sweet Street, Holbeck age 48 occupation Hair dresser Other members of household - wife Maria, step daughter Ellen Gray, step son Walter Robinson and children Fred Kay, John W Kay and Mary Kay (Emily living on next street, as a lodger with Mary Swales - her grandmother) 6. Death 23rd September 1884 age 52 address 56 Sweet Street, Holbeck I haven’t found him on earlier census returns, but I have assumed he was probably in Holbeck or Leeds. The 1851 census for Holbeck that I have seen is extremely faint, - hardly readable. I have been trying to find out more about John Kay for the last two and a half years – since I found his name and occupation on my great grandmother’s marriage certificate. Other people including GR members have tried to find him on the 1851 census for me, but had no success due to the faint writing, plus the fact that John Kay is not an unusual name. Janet


Star Report 27 Aug 2005 18:29

nudge to see if anyone can help any of us with brickwalls Star


Michael Report 27 Aug 2005 19:15

I have one brick wall which is about 20ft high with barbed wire on top, armed sentries and Rottweilers on patrol: Sarah Crouchman, my ggg-grandmother. Married March 1851, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, to Thomas Protheroe. Eight children born between 1851-1860, moved to Swansea where she was recorded on the 1871 census and where she died in 1875. Tracing her after her marriage is not a problem - tracing her before it is. She was born in Chipping Ongar, Essex, sometime between 1826-1833 - hard to tell exactly because she kept changing her mind about it between censuses. I've contacted several other people who are researching Crouchmans in Essex, and no-one has any record of her. A GR member who did a look-up at the Essex RO for me failed to find any record of her baptism. The only clue I have is this, from the 1841 census: HO107/336/15 schedule 12, page 18 Tan Yard House, Chipping Ongar William Burrill, 41, labourer Rebecca Burrill, 47 Emma Burrill, 9 George Burrill, 7 Jane Burrill, 5 Elizabeth Crouchman, 19 William Crouchman, 15 Sarah Crouchman, 15 My best guess is that Sarah's parents had died and she and her brother and sister were living with their aunt and uncle. If anyone can help me with this I will be eternally grateful. Thanks, Michael


Charlene Report 11 Feb 2008 14:24

I'm looking for Emily Corner (Nee Crump) born 11 Mar 1859 in Eaton Bishop, Madley, Herefordshire, ENGLAND. Emily is my great-grandmother. She and my great-grandfather James Corner married 03 Dec 1883 in Hastings, Sussex. They had two children Daisy Louise (my grandmother) born 13 Jan 1886 and Cissie Emily born in 1887. They divorced in 1897 (I have the divorce papers). She appears in the 1891 census living with James and their two daughters but disappears after that. The divorce papers states that she committed adultery with a William Allistone (a shoe salesmen). I searched for William and he seems to have married someone else.


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°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o° Report 11 Feb 2008 14:56


This thread has not been used for the last 3 years



Dea Report 11 Feb 2008 15:33


I was just about to say that !!

I have noticed over the past week or so, there have been MANY threads brought up from 2004 or thereabouts !!

The queries on this threar may well have been answered over the past 3 years and it is a waste of our time researching them over again.

Could we please ask people to start a new thread, or if there is someone in the old thread who they can connect to - to send a PM - These people may no longer be members and therefore would not see a reply on such an old thread anyway !!

Dea x

Perhaps GR could put an automatic 'lock' on threads which have not been answered for e.g. 12 months. - That way, surely it would be possible for someone to PM but NOT to bring to life something which is well out of date ??

Dea x