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kimberly Report 20 Aug 2011 12:13

Thank you sappho, I have got all the names of my grandfathers siblings now, I just didnt know how to find out if they were married ( who to) and children they may of had. As I said Ive spoken to someone now who seems to have more info than me so will ask her anything she might know.
Thanks again


Sappho Report 20 Aug 2011 12:07

Hello Kimberley,

Just a little tip. If you are looking to come forward in searching for your grandfathers siblings, then I find it great to start with 'Search all Records" using your grandfather's information as your starter and then you can trace siblings from the Census if they are pre or in 1911. That will at least give you (possibly) the family; then you can use the Search Trees, etc.

I find if I start with All Records, then it gives me the lead to find the names of people. One does need some information, but it also gives you a lead in without.

We all start off as novices and learn as we go.

best of luck,




kimberly Report 20 Aug 2011 11:45

Why the angry face rambling rose? I have just explained above what i had done and didnt realise this was wrong as I was asking two different questions....I am very grateful for everyones help but i didnt realise by asking a question that people would start looking it up for me, I never asked this to be done!!
I joined this page to find out about my family, not to argue with people!!


kimberly Report 20 Aug 2011 11:36

Hi Flick, I posted one comment in find ancestors as I was trying to find the names of my grandfathers siblings! which i have now got...I posted another in 'find living relatives' asking how I find out about living relatives that have come from that family.....I didnt ask anyone to do it for me, I just asked how to go about it other than that freebmd. Sorry if this was wrong! I have now had a response from a woman who does share the same family as me, so I have access to her tree to get more information about living relatives.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Aug 2011 10:38



Flick Report 20 Aug 2011 09:47


It is totally contrary to site rules to post more than one request per topic.

I know you say you find it hard to use freebmd, but if you persevere, you will find out eventually how easy it really is...............

You can't expect to get all the answers instantly - it takes time, and patience.


patchem Report 19 Aug 2011 21:41

I must have been half asleep:

I was about to look up the 1911, again.


kimberly Report 19 Aug 2011 19:03

Thanks for all the info,Patchem, Im finding this very confusing so some details maybe incorrect although most birth dates etc have come from here..I thought it was a long gap but there were girls in between this,I have Lillian speller 1906, charlotte mary speller 1911 and emily elizabeth speller 1916, Ive also come accross a Dorothy speller born in 1904 but not sure who's child she is..Emily married robert boakes, she died in 1996..
percival phillip speller married maisie davey in 1948, he died in 1989thats all the info i have.
Liz, I have written to a few people but had no response as of yet, theres a lady called Barbara Speller who has added quite a few of the same speller names to her tree, I am waiting for a reply. Thanks all.

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 19 Aug 2011 18:39

Have you tried a search on this site to see if anyone else is looking for the family,
Good luck,

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 19 Aug 2011 17:50

Births Dec 1912 (>99%)

Speller Henry D Darton Kensington 1a 294

Births Dec 1913 (>99%)

Speller James F Darton Kensington 1a 267

Births Sep 1916 (>99%)

Speller Emily E Darton Kensington 1a 236

Births Dec 1921 (>99%)

Speller Percival P Darton Kensington 1a 183
( I have PMd a possible child for Percival)


patchem Report 19 Aug 2011 17:47

Is it Sydney Christopher or Sydney Charles?

Births Sep 1888
SPELLER Sydney Charles Paddington 1a 10

You have put the parents marrying in 1896?

Added, 10 years out:
Sidney Christopher Speller
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: abt 1898
Baptism Date: 2 Sep 1898
Father's name: Charles Speller
Mother's name: Elizabeth Charlotte Speller
Parish or Poor Law Union: Old Brentford St George
Borough: Hounslow

Sidney C Speller
Birth Date: abt 1898
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1955
Age at Death: 57
Registration district: Falmouth
Inferred County: Cornwall
Volume: 7a
Page: 34


patchem Report 19 Aug 2011 17:38

Percival Philip Speller
Birth Date: 24 Aug 1921
Date of Registration: Sep 1989
Age at Death: 68
Registration district: Bury St Edmunds
Inferred County: Suffolk
Volume: 10
Page: 2156

Charles Stephen Speller
Birth Date: 2 Jan 1908
Date of Registration: Oct 1990
Age at Death: 82
Registration district: Wandsworth
Inferred County: London
Volume: 15
Page: 1162

Henry Darton Speller
Birth Date: 11 Oct 1912
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1983
Age at Death: 70
Registration district: Brentwood
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 9
Page: 1343


patchem Report 19 Aug 2011 17:36

If you get their exact date of births, we can find their deaths with more certainty. The names of the informants on the death certificate, and the location of the deaths, can give vital clues as to any marriages or children.

Are they all siblings born from 1889 to 1921, quite a long time?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 19 Aug 2011 16:28

Marriages Dec 1948 (>99%)

Speller Percival P Davey E. Ham 5a 90

pmd a poss birth


kimberly Report 19 Aug 2011 15:28

Hi Kath, these are some of my granchas brothers, my granchas name is James frederick speller born 1913.....they were from KENSIGNTON LONDON.....the brothers are ...Sidney Christopher Speller born around 1889,... william james speller born around 1902,....charles stevens speller born around 1908.... henry d speller born around 1912,... percival phillip speller born around 1921, Their parents were Charles speller and elizabeth darton, they were married in1896. These people wouldnt be living but were probably married and had children who have probably now got children and grandchildren themeselves...who could possibly be living...Thanks.


KathleenBell Report 19 Aug 2011 13:34

If you want to give your grandfather's name and date of birth and the names of his brothers and sisters and where they came from someone will try to help. If these people are likely to be still living you can send the information in a private message.

Kath. x


kimberly Report 19 Aug 2011 13:08

How do I find out of any living relatives? I have the names of my grandfathers brothers and sisters but cant find out if they were married, and had any children who then went on to have children of their own, some of these at least should be living? Im not very good at this, Ive been on Freebmd and I cant do it, theres so many coming up and I dont know how to get up possible births for these people.