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how do i find her christian name?

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zenawarrior Report 10 Oct 2013 17:35

hi all
i have got a certificate today of
girl banister born sept 1841
no father (although there is note in the margin that her mother married her father after this certificate was issued
mother mary banister formally wattis(she married joseph)
please could anyone tell me how i can find her christion name not sure quite were to start
thank you zena


Porkie_Pie Report 10 Oct 2013 17:57

Have you looked for the family in 1851?



zenawarrior Report 10 Oct 2013 18:04

hello porkie
yes but if i have the right family entry there is no girl on it nor on 1861 census


Choccy Report 10 Oct 2013 18:16

could be this one

Deaths Sep 1844 (>99%)

BANNISTER Margaret Bromyard 26 90


RG number: HO107
Piece: 1980
Folio: 91
Page: 8
Reg. District: Bromyard
Sub District: Bromyard
Enum. District: 6A
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Little Farm
County: Herefordshire

BANISTER, John Head Married M 34 1817 Ag Labourer
Cradley, Herefordshire
BANISTER, Mary Wife Married F 30 1821 Ag Labourer
Cradley, Herefordshire
BANISTER, John Son Unmarried M 8 1843
Acton, Worcestershire
BANISTER, James Son M 3 1848
Beauchamp Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire
BANISTER, John Son M 0 (10 MOS) 1851
Winslow, Herefordshire
WATTERS, Jane Sister-In-Law Unmarried F 17 1834
Acton Beauchamp, Worcestershire


Porkie_Pie Report 10 Oct 2013 18:18

There is a death in 1844 but age was not recorded on the index so you would need the cert to clarify if it is the same child/person

Deaths Sep 1844
BANNISTER Margaret Bromyard 26 90



zenawarrior Report 10 Oct 2013 18:22

thanks choccy and porkie
that is the census i thought was them although the john should be joseph
and the sisterinlaw should read wattis
i will try the margaret as there is a margaret futher back in the family


Gins Report 11 Oct 2013 07:28


There is also this, just to confuse matters!

Deaths Dec 1841
WATTIS Female Bromyard 26 107


Potty Report 11 Oct 2013 11:57

Familysearch has a baptism for an Ann Bannister in 1845 in Acton Beauchamp, parents Joseph and Mary. John (1843) and James's baptisms are also there.


zenawarrior Report 11 Oct 2013 16:57

thanks potty i have ann's birth cert so not her
looks like she also dies young
thanks gins
yes you have confused the issue ha ha
zena x