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WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN COVENTRY

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Searching

Searching Report 14 Sep 2007 18:48

Thought it would be a good idea to see who's researching in Coventry.

Also add what resources are out there to help us

I am mainly reseaching
Smith
Milner
Sidwell
Bilson
Warden

with a whole heap of other names

I have London Road burial registers 1847 to 1900 if any one needs a lookup.

Coventry Workhouse registers = Births 1854 - 1930 and deaths 1845 to 1943

Coventry Midwifes registers - 1847 to 1875

1841/1861/1871 Census Discs for Coventry

Spennels Annual Directory of Coventry, 1912 to 1913

There are also lots of Coventry info for parish registers on theWarwickshire Ancestors project........
http://www.hunimex.com/warwick/index.html

I also have a smallish website with lots of Coventry baptisms and marriages on............
http://warwickshire-info.rootschat.net/


Kal
xxxx

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 14 Sep 2007 18:54

hi hun
im researching
roberts
foster
ward
farndon

ooh ekk,the list goes on lol
a great thrread hun

susie

Searching

Searching Report 14 Sep 2007 18:55

Ohh susie hun

so does mine, but you never know one day we may be related hun, lol lol

Julie

Julie Report 14 Sep 2007 18:59

hi
i am mainly researching
spicer
harris

cox (from1911)
devey
charley
reeves
gardner (stoneleigh)
goode
parsons - maybe a marriage to a sidwell
falconbridge
fitchett

thats just for starters!

julie

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 14 Sep 2007 19:06

hi julie
ive got charleys lol

also ive got
knibbs
taylor
cavanagh
manning
lack

loads more aswell lol

susie

Julie

Julie Report 14 Sep 2007 19:13

hi Kal
you couldn't look up a burial for me could you. its for a George Harris c1826, he's on 1851with wife Martha and children, son charles was born c1853, Martha is widow on the 1861. They lived around the west orchards area.

what info does the midwives register hold?

thanks

julie

covlass

covlass Report 14 Sep 2007 19:15

Kal
What a great idea !!
Ok heres my main names

FOXON
LUCAS
MALIN
GUTTERIDGE
HALEY
NEALE

Plus lots more but they are my main interest
I also have
Coventry's Criminal past CD
Apprentice enrolments 1781 - 1882
Foleshill Union Punishment book
Spon street A family history viewpoint ( excellent maps info on courts and utilisation of buildings)

Sharon

covlass

covlass Report 14 Sep 2007 19:17

Julie
Midwifes reg is 1847-1875 mainly for the spon end area of coventry and gives details on children born arounf that area
It also includeds Cholera in Coventry 1849 and passive rate resisters in coventry 1904

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 14 Sep 2007 19:25

Hi all
Have my Wards moving to Coventry after 1896 and 1901 Census has them living at 93 Godiva Street, Coventry, Warwick. Know nothing more!
Elaine

covlass

covlass Report 14 Sep 2007 19:48

Elain can you give us some names & year of birth I will have aquick look for you
Sharon

MaryfromItaly

MaryfromItaly Report 14 Sep 2007 20:22

Mallet(t)

Spark(e)s

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 14 Sep 2007 21:13

Hi Covlass
My Wards are originally from Leicester (have all Leicester history), have this and then drawn a blank once they move to Coventry, it's William's second marriage

1901 Census
Living at 93 Godiva Street, Coventry, Warwick
William Ward Head Age 55 Occupation Bicycle Fitter Born Leicester
Charlotte Ward Wife Age 53 Born Leicester
Florence E. Dau Age 10 Born Leicester
Mary J. Marvin Niece Age 8 Born Leicester
James Elliott Boarder S Age 76 Occupation Silk Weaver Born Coventry, Warwick
Alfred Harper Boarder Wid Age 53 Occupation Factory Labourer Born Coventry, Warwick
Albert Parish Boarder S Age 48 Occupation Coachman Born Coventry, Warwick

Mary Marvin is Charlotte's sister's daughter and I have no idea whether these Wards come back to Leicester
Thanks
Elaine

Frances in Norwich

Frances in Norwich Report 14 Sep 2007 21:36

HUGHES family in Foleshill in the 1950's.

Searching

Searching Report 14 Sep 2007 22:11

Hi Julie,

sorry for thedelay, had visitors.

Could this be your family...........All buried together

Ref - 1-2272 Date - 12/3/1851 Name - Elizabeth Harris - age 9m - Address - West Orchard - County War - Consecrated - Parish - Holy Trinity - Type - P Class 4/2 - Square - 127 - Grave 15 - Book - 1/215 - Purchaser - Geo Harris.

Ref - 2-0897 - Date - 11/7/1852 - Name - John Harris - age 5 m - Address - West Orchard - County War - Consecrated - Parish - Holy Trinity - Type - P Class 4/2 - Square - 127 - Grave 15 - Opened - Book - 1/215 - Purchaser - Geo Harris.

Ref - 2-1559 - Date - 15/5/1853 - Name - George Harris - age 28 - Address - West Orchard - County War - Consecrated - Parish - Holy Trinity - Type - P Class 4/2 - Square - 127 - Grave 15 - Opened - Book - 1/215 - Purchaser - Geo Harris.

Ref 2-2126 - Date - 28/2/1854 - Name - Charles Harris - age 9 m - Address - West Orchard - County War - Consecrated - Parish - Holy Trinity - Type - P Class 4/2 - Square - 127 - Grave 15 - Opened - Book - 1/215 - Purchaser - Geo Harris.

Ref - 3-0723 - Date - 10/6/1855 - Name - Charles Harris- age 9 weeks - Address - West Orchard - County War - Consecrated - Parish - Holy Trinity - Type - P Class 4/2 - Square - 127 - Grave 15 - Opened - Book - 1/215 - Purchaser - Geo Harris.

Ref 8-0293 - date 14/9/1870 - Name - Martha Harris - age 49 - Address - Bond Street - - County War - Consecrated - Parish - Holy Trinity - Type - P Class 4/2 - Square - 127 - Grave 15 - Opened - Book - 1/215 - Purchaser - Geo Harris.

Julie

Julie Report 14 Sep 2007 22:35

hi Kal
yes thats them, thank you so much, now i know why i can't find some of them! Quess where i will be going this weekend.

time to track down some certificates i think.

I wonder who charles' s (10/6/1855) parents were as george had died 2 years before - in 1861 there was a lodger with the family ???

I assume that the grave is in square 127 number 15, do you know what P class4/2 means?

thanks again, you've been a great help.

julie

Searching

Searching Report 14 Sep 2007 22:41

Hi Julie,
This may help, telling you what each bit means
REFERENCE -The first number is the Burial register volume containing the entry. The second is the entry number in that volume.

DATE -Date given for the burial.

SURNAME/
FIRST NAME -of the deceased.

AGE -of the deceased (m,w,d,h,min - months, weeks, days, hours, minutes).

ADDRESS -of the deceased as given.

PARISH -Parish given. In the case of hospital or workhouse deaths this is usually the parish of the building rather than the person.

COUNTY -Chapman county codes to aid searches.

C/U -Whether buried in Consecrated ground (Anglicans) or Unconsecrated ground (all other faiths).

TYPE -Type of grave, Purchased, Single or communal, Brick lined, Vault.

CLASS -Class of ground; 1st, 2nd ,3rd, 4th , 4/1 , 4/2.

GRAVE -Grave number within a square.

SQUARE -Together with the grave number, makes the plot reference. (e.g. Grave No. 76 in Square No. 298).

OPENED -An existing grave opened for this interment.

MI -A record of a monumental inscription for the plot is held in a society database. These were issued on microfiche.

BOOK -'Book of Reference' (Grave Register) identity. The first number is the volume containing the entry. The second number is the folio reference. There are three plots to a folio.

PURCHASER -Original purchaser of the plot as stated in the 'Book of Reference'.

NOTES -Any marginal or other notes against the entry in the burial registers.

Julie

Julie Report 14 Sep 2007 22:48

Kal

i couldn't have got so far without your help, you originally found this family for me quite a while ago

thanks again
julie

Thanks to Covlass as well for her pm and advice.

Searching

Searching Report 14 Sep 2007 22:52

Julie hun

My pleasure, if you need any more just shout.

Kal xxxxxxxx

Searching

Searching Report 15 Sep 2007 17:38

nudge

covlass

covlass Report 16 Sep 2007 09:54

nudge