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Gladys Report 8 Jul 2012 20:03

I know this is an almost impossible quest, but here goes. Iam looking for any one who has any knowledge of descendents of Ellen Maud Smith(maiden name Wright) bornc1871 in Brightlingsea Essex, she was married twice and in 1901census she was liveing inAlverstoke Gosport Hampshire, in married quarters,her husband was a Royal Marine, in 1911censusshe and her family were liveing inClacton On Sea Essex. The family were Beatrice Harris 1892 born inDunstable Beds,Henry James Smith 1899 bornin Battersea Beds, Edith Smith 1902 Born in Alverstole Gosport Hampshire,Ellen Maud Smith1904Battersea Surry,William Smith 1906 born in Westerham Kent, my main interest is finding Edith,s life after she lived at Clacton


greyghost Report 8 Jul 2012 20:24

1911 census transcription details for: 3 Levington Terrace St Osyth Road Clacton on Sea

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National Archive Reference:
RG14PN10231 RG78PN538 RD197 SD1 ED10 SN425
Reg. District: Tendring
Sub District: Clacton
Parish: Great Clacton
Enum. District: 10
Address: 3 Levington Terrace St Osyth Road Clacton on Sea
County: Essex
Name Relation Condition/Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
SMITH, Henry James Head Married15 years M 38 1873 Bricklayers Labourer Surrey Lambeth
SMITH, Ellen Maud Wife Married F 40 1871 Essex Brightlingsea
SMITH, Beatrice Harris Daughter Single F 19 1892 Dunstable Beds
SMITH, Henry James Son M 12 1899 School Surrey Battersea
SMITH, Edith Daughter F 8 1903 School Hampshire Gosporth
SMITH, Ellen Maud Daughter F 7 1904 School Surrey Battersea
SMITH, William Ernest Son M 5 1906 School Kent Westerham
LARTER, William Edward Lodger Single M 40 1871 Labourer General Cratfield Suffolk


Reggie Report 8 Jul 2012 22:45

Start by looking for info on the freebmd site

Also, use GR's 'search trees' which is provided for finding links on the site


Gladys Report 8 Jul 2012 23:12

I have all this info from BMD and the 1901and 1911 census but not any luck with marriages. I spent a whole week looking at marriages,and with noluck ,I am hopeing one of the SMITH family members see this post and connect to me


KathleenBell Report 9 Jul 2012 00:07

If you put the name Ellen Wright into the "search trees" option in the dark green bar above there is someone on this site called Bernadette who has Ellen Wright born 1870 in Brightlingsea in her tree. You can click on her name and send her a message direct.

Kath. x


Reggie Report 9 Jul 2012 08:20

You must follow the advice about using 'search trees' should be the first place to go when hoping for contacts. That's why GR provide the facility.


Reggie Report 9 Jul 2012 08:31

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Ellen M Smith
Birth Date: abt 1870
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1916
Age at Death: 46
Registration district: Tendring
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 627


Reggie Report 9 Jul 2012 08:40

Births Sep 1891 (>99%)
Harris Beatrice Maude Luton 3b 397

Possible death............................................

Name: Beatrice Maude Smith
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1891
Date of Registration: Jan 1993
Age at Death: 101
Registration district: Plymouth
Inferred County: Devon
Register Number: D44A
District and Subdistrict: 4161D
Entry number: 210


Reggie Report 9 Jul 2012 09:55

If you are serious about tracing Edith, buy her birth cert to find out exact DOB.............if she lived until at least 1970 , you can look for her death using the DOB


Gladys Report 9 Jul 2012 17:47

Oall of you thank you very much for the help you have given me to Reggie Ihave already got Edith,s birth certificate I got when I got my mother-in law,s one4years ago.And to KathleenBell I found bernadette ,and I have contacted her,and I am keeping my fingers crossed that she can tell me about my husband and children,s relative GLADYS


Reggie Report 9 Jul 2012 18:05

So.....when was Edith born?


Gladys Report 9 Jul 2012 18:59

September 23 rd 1902 Alverstoke Gosport Hampshire


Reggie Report 10 Jul 2012 10:08

I'd been wondering why you asked only for Edith's info - is it , perhaps, because she was your mother in law's mother? (Guessing at that in view of your comments about the birth certs)

If so - when and where was your m-i-l born? Edith must have been there at the time.


Gladys Report 10 Jul 2012 11:25

Florence (my mother -in-law)was born at 0.45 Sept 21st1902 Edith was born at 120am Sept 21st 1902 to Ellen Maud Smith nee Wright in Alverstoke Gosport Hampshire no fathers name on either birth certificates Edith,s certificate noFD262631 Florence,s one isFD161632 that is how I know who I am looking for


Reggie Report 10 Jul 2012 11:27

Sorry, but you've lost me............


Gladys Report 10 Jul 2012 18:18

I have given you the proof about whom I am searching for ,and in the hope that if any of the SMITH family are reading these posts they will know that this is a genuine enquiry


Reggie Report 10 Jul 2012 22:42

No-one doubts that you are genuine.........what put THAT idea into your head?

Re-read your post of 11:25 - and see if you think it makes sense.........I certainly don't

The point I was making - which you have failed to grasp - is that you must know where Edith was when she gave birth...........which was long after the 1911 census in Clacton......although you have her giving birth on the day that she was herself born!