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Reggie

Reggie Report 23 May 2013 16:18

As Hazel last posted in October, she may not be looking for further messages on here

Click on her name, and send a PM

Hazel

Hazel Report 30 Oct 2012 16:50

Looks as if she didnt marry have been looking on the Tring web site and there is a garage there called Sears Motors wonder if that is a long lost relative !!! Annie was still living in the same house 12 Albert Street.

Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 16:35

OK I tell lies, looks like Ann(ie) stayed in Tring, she is there in 1911 with a lodger:

Anne Sears
Age in 1911: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Tring, Hertfordshire, England
Civil parish: Tring Rural
County/Island: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Street Address: 12 Albert Street, Tring, Hertfordshire
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Dressmaker
Registration district: Berkhampstead
Registration District Number: 142
Sub-registration district: Tring
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Household schedule number: 326
Piece: 7783
Household Members: Name Age
Anne Sears 55
Elizabeth Emma Large 26


Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 16:12

You can't be sure, without Thomas's marriage certificate but it does look likely. However, I can't see a marriage for George and Eleanor.

Hazel

Hazel Report 30 Oct 2012 16:01

Yes that all fits George must have been Thomas"s father and obviously outlived him.

Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 15:46

George is still in Tring in 1881 and married, but by 1891 he is also in Harrow and a widow, living with his children and sister in law. occupation carpenter.

By 1911 Frederick was in Wendover Bucks, a grocer with his family so it looks like most of them moved away from Tring.

added, John Sears is also a carpenter and in Harrow in 1901 with his family!

Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 15:37

Think this is them in 1871, but George snr is a sawmill worker, but birth place matches other census records

George Seares
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
Relation: Son
Father's Name: George Seares
Mother's name: Ellen Seares
Gender: Male
Where born: Tring, Hertfordshire, England
Civil parish: Tring
Ecclesiastical parish: Rochester
Town: Tring
County/Island: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Registration district: Berkhampstead
Sub-registration district: Tring
ED, institution, or vessel: 8b
Household schedule number: 95
Piece: 1391
Folio: 13
Page Number: 17
Household Members: Name Age
George Seares 46
Ellen Seares 52
John Seares 11
George Seares 11
Frederick Seares 9

Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 15:32

It would look likely, George was on the 1861 census so I assume Frederick was born later, haven't looked for them in 1871 as there was no backup to this being the right family before getting the location of George's death.

Hazel

Hazel Report 30 Oct 2012 15:29

Yes they did live in Abert Street Georgina was born there George and Frederick must have been her uncles?

Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 15:23

It looks like George is a likely candidate for Thomas's father - he died in 1906, his probate record states

George Sears of 12 Albert Street, Tring died 1/4/1906, probate granted 20/2/1907 to George Sears, carpenter and Frederick Sears, grocer.

Think Thomas lived Albert Street from earlier postings?

Hazel

Hazel Report 30 Oct 2012 15:03

Yes Georgina and the butlers daughter was my Aunt Edna who was brought up by my grandfather as his own. She was born in 1906/07 as Edna Kracher but was known later as Edna Lester. In 1911 she was living in Diseworth with Georgina and my grandfather Richard Lester.This was a family secret until after Grandma and Grandad died then Aunt Edna needed a copy of her birth certificate and it all came to light. Never been able to find out anything about her father.

Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 14:28

You're welcome, well, if George was his father (you'd need marriage cert to check) then he was still in Tring in 1901, a retired lawyer:

George Sears
Age: 75
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Eleanor Sears
Gender: Male
Where born: Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England

Civil parish: Tring
Ecclesiastical parish: St Peter and St Paul
Town: Tring
County/Island: Hertfordshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Berkhampstead
Sub-registration district: Tring
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 80
Piece: 1331
Folio: 86
Page Number: 13
Household Members: Name Age
George Sears 75
Eleanor Sears 82 << this time states born Tring
Ann Sears 45

Hazel

Hazel Report 30 Oct 2012 14:27

Yes Georgina and the butlers child was my aunt Edna her real name was Edna kracher but she was known as Edna Lester and she lived with georgina and my grandfather Richard Lester he brought her up as his own.In 1911 she lived with them in Diseworth she was born in 1906/07.This was a big family secret until after Georgina and Richard died Aunt Edna had to apply for a copy of birth certificate and the secret was out.Never could find out anything about her father.

Hazel

Hazel Report 30 Oct 2012 14:20

Thanks a lot Flip loads of information for me to look through I really appreciate it

Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 14:19

a possibility for Thomas, but only that:

Thomas Sears
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Relation: Son
Father's Name: George Sears
Mother's name: Eleanor Sears
Gender: Male
Where born: Tring

Civil parish: Tring
Ecclesiastical parish: Rochester
Town: Tring
County/Island: Hertfordshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Berkhampstead
Sub-registration district: Tring
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 55
Piece: 843
Folio: 31
Page Number: 11
Household Members: Name Age
George Sears 35 <<lawyer, born Kings Langley Herts
Eleanor Sears 42 << born Wingrove Bucks
Thomas Sears 9
Ann Sears 5
John Sears 1
George Sears 1

Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 14:12

So where was Georgina & the butler's child in 1911 - do you have a name for the child or year of birth?

Reggie

Reggie Report 30 Oct 2012 14:05

My results were on the back of Flip's postings.....couldn't have found the info without her input

BUT.....you need to re-think...........none of Georgina's immediate family remained in Tring. Her father didn't even die there.

Hazel

Hazel Report 30 Oct 2012 13:56

Thanks Reggie for all your hard work am looking forward to going through it all think my grandma Georgina was sent to live with relatives in Peterborough when she was young according to my mother trouble is never took a lot of notice when Mum talked about it now I am interested nobody to ask !!! Just been looking on Tring website and there is a garage in Tring called Sears Motors think I might get in touch see if it is a long lost relation.

Hazel

Hazel Report 30 Oct 2012 13:56

Thanks Reggie for all your hard work am looking forward to going through it all think my grandma Georgina was sent to live with relatives in Peterborough when she was young according to my mother trouble is never took a lot of notice when Mum talked about it now I am interested nobody to ask !!! Just been looking on Tring website and there is a garage in Tring called Sears Motors think I might get in touch see if it is a long lost relation.

Flip

Flip Report 30 Oct 2012 13:51

Looks like you're on the right track Reggie! I missed that marriage even though I was using the phonetic search.

Incidently looks like Lydia didn't re-marry, but died in 1921 -she was living at 65 Norholt Road, Harrow with daughter Emily Alice Smith on the ERs. No probate record though.