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Karen Wilkins

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Karen

Karen Report 17 Jan 2012 21:35

Hello. I am trying to find out why my great grandmother changed her christian name from Christina to Amy.It may be because she was born illegitamly.I have her birth cert stating she was called Christina and her mother was Sarah Ann Broadhurst but there is no fathers name.I checked birth records and they confirmed that a child called Christina was born on 10/10/1868.However,my nans[her daughter],birth cert shows that her mother was Amy Anderson[formerly Hayward].I do remember my nan saying her mothers name was really Christina but she did't say why it was changed.Before confirming any further details i need to find out this information.Have you any idea how i can find this out.Relatives that are still alive can't help me answer this.Thanks

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Jan 2012 21:55

Cant see how you would find out You can call yourself any name as long as its not to defraud. Maybe she preferred the name name Amy so became known as that .

My MIL was reg as Patricia but was always known as Ellie. I thought her name was Ellen! It was only when she died and we got a copy of her death cert that I found she was really a Patricia, which the informant had known.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Jan 2012 21:58

Where does the names Hayward fit in if her mum was Broadhurst and Amy/Christina was illegitimate

Kay????

Kay???? Report 17 Jan 2012 21:59

Surely her former /formally name would have been Broadhurst,,,,,,,

Hayward???where did this come from?

what did she marry as? Amy or Christina?

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Jan 2012 22:02

Firstly, are you sure you are following the right line? If on your Nan's BC she is named Anderson formerly Hayward, she must have been married to a Mr Hayward or living with him to gain that name. So have you found a Hayward/Broadhurst marriage? Or did she take a stepfather's name?

As to Christina to Amy. Perhaps she didn't like the name? Or if she was in Service, may be the Mistress thought that Amy was more suitable for a servant.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Jan 2012 22:02

when did she marry Mr Anderson . What year was gran born ?

Seems you may have the wrong birth cert . Remember before 1875 lots of births weren't registered

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 17 Jan 2012 22:14

Well there is a Christina Broadhurst b reg. Dec 1868 in Dudley also a Sarah Ann Broadburst marr. possibly Edward Hale in Dudley reg Dec 1871

Have tried the Parish Records? You cannot change the names you are baptised with.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Jan 2012 22:15

you haven't given any dates or area other than the birth date for a Christina

Wonder if this is her mum who married and she took her step fathers name.

Marriages Dec 1875
BROADHURST Sarah Ann Dudley 6c 190 >>>
DOWNES Joseph Dudley 6c 190
HAYWARD George Dudley 6c 190 >>>>
WHITEHOUSE Sarah Jane Dudley 6c 190

mind you they may not have been the right couple marrying !

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Jan 2012 22:18

who does she give as her father on the marriage cert to Mr Anderson?

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 17 Jan 2012 22:19

As Shirley says there is the marriage in 1875 to a Hayward - looks as if from then or she is known by her stepfather's name.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Jan 2012 22:44

PM recd from Karen I have advised she should reply on the thread so other helpers see any info


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The surname Hayward was written in brackets under Sarah Broadhurst, mother of Christina"


So would seem her mum married Mr Hayward and she took his surname.

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 17 Jan 2012 22:53

Perhaps this is the marriage of Sarah Ann?

Marriages Dec 1875 (>99%)
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BROADHURST Sarah Ann Dudley 6c 190
DOWNES Joseph Dudley 6c 190
HAYWARD George Dudley 6c 190
WHITEHOUSE Sarah Jane Dudley 6c 190

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 17 Jan 2012 22:55

Snap, Shirley!!

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Jan 2012 22:58

:-D :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 17 Jan 2012 23:05

So Christina was born in the Dudley reg district which makes that marriage for her mum look like the right one

Name: BROADHURST, Christina
Registration District: Dudley
County: Staffordshire
Year of Registration: 1868
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's Maiden Name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume No: Help 6C
Page No: Help 71

Kay????

Kay???? Report 18 Jan 2012 00:08

Have you found Christina in census following her birth ?

jax

jax Report 18 Jan 2012 00:13

1881??

Name: Christiana Broadhurst
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Relation: Granddaughter
Gender: Female
Where born: Sedgley, Staffordshire, England

Civil parish: Sedgley
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England

Street Address: 15 Fountain Lane
Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Dudley
Sub-registration district: Sedgley
ED, institution, or vessel: 22
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2870
Folio: 69
Page Number: 10
Household Members: Name Age
Mary Broadhurst 71
Fanny Broadhurst 26
Christiana Broadhurst 12

1871

Name: Crestana Broadhurst
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Relation: Granddaughter
Gender: Female
Where born: Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Civil parish: Sedgley
Ecclesiastical parish: Coseley
Town: Coseley
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England
Registration district: Dudley
Sub-registration district: Sedgley
ED, institution, or vessel: 22
Household schedule number: 88a
Piece: 3006
Folio: 36
Page Number: 18
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Broadhurst 72
Mary Broadhurst 60
Haney Broadhurst 16
John Broadhurst 20
Edward Broadhurst 14
Crestana Broadhurst 2
George Watts 27


1861
Name: Sarah Broadhurst
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Joseph Broadhurst
Mother's Name: Mary Broadhurst
Gender: Female
Where born: Sedgly, Staffordshire, England

Civil parish: Sedgley
Ecclesiastical parish: Coseley
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Dudley
Sub-registration district: Sedgley
ED, institution, or vessel: 27
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 96
Piece: 2049
Folio: 99
Page Number: 18
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Broadhurst 60
Mary Broadhurst 49
Sarah Broadhurst 13
John Broadhurst 11
Frances Broadhurst 6
Edward Broadhurst 4

Kay????

Kay???? Report 18 Jan 2012 07:57

what did Amy/Christina/marry as,,,,where is the marriage?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 18 Jan 2012 10:11

So Christiana lived with her grandparents after her mum married, Still wonder who she gave as her dad when she married Mr Anderson.

Your grans birth cert will give her dads name which will help look for the marriage if you haven't already got it .

Some more info from you .on here please, would help :-D