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Parr family missing from 1911 census

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KeithG

KeithG Report 19 Jan 2014 23:38

I've found my grandfather Thomas William Parr 1867 in the 1901 census:

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Household Information
Street LONDON ROAD
Parish ISLEWORTH
Town
City
County Middlesex
Country ENGLAND
Ecclesiastical District ALL SAINTS
Enumeration District 14
Municipal Ward ISLEWORTH
Parliamentary Borough BRENTFORD
Registration District BRENTFORD
Category Census, Land & Surveys
Record set 1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Collections from Great Britain
Person 1
First Name ELLEN
Last Name PARR
Birth Year 1898
Age 3
Birth Town HOXTON
Birth County LONDON
Birth Place
Relationship To Head of Household DAUGHTER
Gender Female
Occupation
Condition SINGLE
Archive Reference RG13
Folio 152
Page 3
Piece Number 1184
Person 2
First Name DICK
Last Name PARR
Birth Year 1899
Age 2
Birth Town HOXTON
Birth County LONDON
Birth Place
Relationship To Head of Household SON
Gender Male
Occupation
Condition SINGLE
Archive Reference RG13
Folio 152
Page 3
Piece Number 1184
Person 3
First Name THOS WM
Last Name PARR
Birth Year 1876
Age 25
Birth Town
Birth County CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Birth Place
Relationship To Head of Household HEAD
Gender Male
Occupation HORSE KEEPER
Condition MARRIED
Archive Reference RG13
Folio 152
Page 3
Piece Number 1184
Person 4
First Name EDITH
Last Name PARR
Birth Year 1873
Age 28
Birth Town WOOLWICK <<<<<<<< Woolwich

so I must be missing a trick to find them. Can someone help me locate them please? (The Batts are an interesting sideline and if I can find out more that would be a bonus, Betsy is actually Alice Emma Tidy, married name Batt)

Margee

Margee Report 19 Jan 2014 23:59

I find this easier to read:

1901 England Census
about Thos Wm Parr Name: Thos Wm Parr
[Thomas William Parr]
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Spouse: Edith Parr
Birth Place: Cambridgeshire, England
Civil Parish: Isleworth
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Employment status: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Thos Wm Parr 25
Edith Parr 28
Arthur Parr 5
Ellen Parr 3
Dick Parr 2
Betsey Ball 30
Florie Ball 5
Sophie Ball 3

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 20 Jan 2014 00:00

So Ellen is actually Ellen Jane Parr born 9 Apr 1897

Is Dick really John Henry Thomas Parr ? John born 30 Oct 1898
John is registered as Jack henry T Parr on indexes

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 20 Jan 2014 00:02

There was also Arthur William baptised 1895 born 2 Aug 1895

KeithG

KeithG Report 20 Jan 2014 00:10

Hi GlitterBaby
Yes, Ellen is Ellen Jane Parr
Dick is not JHT Parr 1898, but Dick 1899 - I think (smile), but then he disappears with the rest of the brood! That's one of the reasons I'd like to see the 1911 census.
JHT is known as Jack or John apparently, JHT's baptism shows him as John, his birth record as Jack. I've found a death for JHT in 1960 in Holborn but I can't be positive that it's the same person.
Arthur William is my father.

The "Balls" in Margee's post are actually Batts.

KeithG

KeithG Report 20 Jan 2014 07:11

Having slept on it, it actually makes a lot of sense to consider Dick & JHT as one and the same. I listed both because I have records for both, but the only record I have for Dick is the 1901 in which JHT doesn't appear. I've not so far spent any time digging for Dick but there doesn't seem to be a believable birth record.

And the family has form when it comes to nicknames. Betsy Batt is in fact Alice Emma Batt, married sister of Edith Louise Tidy. If you call Alice Betsy, why not call John Dick?

So thank you again, GlitterBaby!