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My fathers lost? years

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William Report 24 Oct 2013 22:24

Thank you Jax. Obvious answer which I overlooked.......having only just discovered Susan married and also date of death, certs have been ordered


jax Report 24 Oct 2013 19:51

Hi William welcome to the boards

As this post is a few months old Ronald may not be checking for more replies.

Click on his name and send a private message

Susan was Ronalds fathers 1st wife and if you do not have it the marriage cert may mention where they lived or death cert will give her address when she died


William Report 24 Oct 2013 19:20

Very interested in your posting. I presume that Susan is not related to you. I am the grandson of Susan Allen nee Brown. My father (William) was born out of wedlock and raised by Susan's sister. I do know that Ernest was not his father. Susan died in 1922.

I'm trying to fill in Susan's years between 1915 to 1922. Do you have any information on where they lived?


Ronald Report 22 Aug 2013 17:58

Thanks to everyone for your ideas, have just made arrangements to visit the Ipswich Archives in the very near future.



Potty Report 22 Aug 2013 14:37

Maybe a different system here in Scotland. A local resident found lots of old school registers, etc in the attic when he moved into what had been the local boys school. He passed them onto the village historian, who has since died. I would expect that he would have included them in his will.


Kuros Report 22 Aug 2013 12:42

School log books had to be kept and, when full, were returned to the local authority where they were archived. As Reggie said, your father would probably have attended the school nearest his home, although children sometimes had to travel further to, say, Roman Catholic schools as they weren't as numerous.

It may be worth you finding what the nearest schools were and contacting the local education authority who should still have the log books and, possibly, the school registers.

When the school in which I was teaching attained its centenary, we borrowed, from the local authority, all the log books dating back to its opening and they made very interesting reading. Similarly, when I was headteacher of two schools which were amalgamating I found, in the attic, several log books and old registers which were never returned to the local authority. If the schools still exist it may be worth you approaching them in case they still have some records.



Reggie Report 21 Aug 2013 23:24

Presumably, he attended school in Ipswich.............and probably the one nearest to his home address.


jax Report 21 Aug 2013 21:11

His full name was Ernest Walter C

Household transcription
1901 census

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Person: ALLEN, Ernest C
Address: 69, Regent Street, Ipswich St Helen
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refine search back to 1901 census search results 1901 address search Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation
Disability Where born Image
ALLEN, Ernest F Head Married M 22 1879 Boot & Shoe Finisher
Ipswich, Suffolk VIEW
ALLEN, Kate Wife Married F 21 1880
Ipswich, Suffolk VIEW
ALLEN, Florence K Daughter F 3 1898
Ipswich, Suffolk VIEW
ALLEN, Ernest C Son M 1 1900
Ipswich, Suffolk VIEW
ALLEN, Victor H Son M 0 (1 MOS) 1901
Ipswich, Suffolk VIEW


jax Report 21 Aug 2013 21:08

This is him with his his middle name wrong

Household transcription
1911 census

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Person: ALLEN, Earnest F
Address: 71 Rope Walk
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where born Image
ALLEN, George Head Married M 72 1839 Boot Repairer Norfolk Salhouse VIEW
ALLEN, Harriet Wife Married49 years F 73 1838 Norfolk Shottisham VIEW
ALLEN, Earnest F Grandchild M 11 1900 School Suffolk Ipswich VIEW
ALLEN, Beatrice M Grandchild F 6 1905 School Suffolk Ipswich VIEW


jax Report 21 Aug 2013 20:52

His marriage cert will have his occupation on


Marriages Sep 1917 (>99%)

Allen Ernest W C Brown Ipswich 4a 1883

Brown Susan E Allen Ipswich 4a 1883


Ronald Report 21 Aug 2013 20:33

Can anyone help, or point me in the right direction, to find out what my father, Ernest Walter Allen, born in Ipswich, Suffolk in the year 1899. I am trying to fill in gaps between 1901 and 1911 census, so where was he going to school? He married for the first time in 1917 so what did he do, perhaps for work, I believe he may have worked at Paul's Flour mill before moving to Kent around 1925ish.

Hers hoping for information however small Ron Allen