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Ernest Brown bn 2/12/1898

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Elsie Joyce

Elsie Joyce Report 22 Jan 2013 15:51

Ernest was my father, he was born at 13 Nelson Road Chatham UD to Alice Woolnough (no father's name) and never adopted. I am trying to trace Alice's ancesters. Help please.


Dea Report 22 Jan 2013 16:00

Does the birth cert give an address or occupation please?

What else do you know about either of them ?

Dea x


Dea Report 22 Jan 2013 16:02

The address was a 'workman's club' in 1901 - I will look on 1891.

Dea x


Dea Report 22 Jan 2013 16:04

No clues on 1891 but it seems to have been an ordinary dwelling.

Dea x


ErikaH Report 22 Jan 2013 16:08

Legal adoption didn't come into force until the mid-1920's

When did Ernest's surname change?

What are the exact details on the birth cert for both the child and his mother?


ErikaH Report 22 Jan 2013 16:14

I can't see a birth on freebmd to match the info given

This is the ONLY Woolnough birth in the district and time-scale

Births Mar 1899 (>99%)
Woolnough Thomas Medway 2a 629


Gins Report 22 Jan 2013 16:17

Is this the one?

Births Dec 1898 (>99%)

Brown Ernest Henry Strood 2a 569


Choccy Report 22 Jan 2013 16:21


Marriages Dec 1900 (>99%)

Izaby Esther Anne Strood 2a 1114
>>>>Munn Thomas Henry Strood 2a 1114
Ottaway Walter Strood 2a 1114
>>>>Woolnough Alice Strood 2a 1114


RG number: RG13
Piece: 721
Folio: 74
Page: 5
Reg. District: Strood
Sub District: Strood
Parish: Strood Intra
Enum. District: 19
Ecclesiastical District: Strood St Nicholas
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 37, Wykeham Street, Strood Intra, Strood
County: Kent

DRY, William Head Married M 56 1845 Boiler Maker
Cliffe, Kent
DRY, Eliza Wife Married F 56 1845
Frindsbury, Kent
MUNN, Thos Hy Visitor Married M 20 1881 Bricklayers Labourer
Strood, Kent
>>>>MUNN, Alice Visitor Married F 20 1881
Frindsbury, Kent


Gins Report 22 Jan 2013 16:21

Wondering about this one?

Marriages Mar 1900 (>99%)
Brown Ernest Alfred Chelmsford 4a 529
WOOLNOUGH Alice Mary Chelmsford 4a 529


Choccy Report 22 Jan 2013 16:22


RG14PN3873 RG78PN147 RD45 SD2 ED18 SN452
Reg. District: Strood
Sub District: Strood
Parish: Strood Intra
Enum. District: 18
Address: 29 Stanhope Road Strood Rochester
County: Kent

MUNN, Thomas Henry Head Married M 30 1881 Greengrocer Kent Strood
MUNN, Alice Wife Married
10 years F 30 1881 Assisting In Business Kent Frindsbury
MUNN, Charles Henry Son Single M 9 1902 Kent Strood
MUNN, Alfred Boarder Widower M 68 1843 Platelayer Railway P W Dept Kent Frindsbury


Choccy Report 22 Jan 2013 16:24


RG number: RG12
Piece: 1323
Folio: 24
Page: 41
Reg. District: West Ham
Sub District: West Ham
Parish: West Ham
Enum. District: 27
Ecclesiastical District: St Andrews
City/Municipal Borough: West Ham
Address: 1, Albert Terrace, West Ham
County: Essex

WOOLNOUGH, Walter Head Married M 36 1855 Gas Stoker
Halesworth, Suffolk
WOOLNOUGH, Anne Wife Married F 34 1857
Rochester, Kent
WOOLNOUGH, Walter Son M 11 1880
Rochester, Kent
>>>>>WOOLNOUGH, Alice Daughter F 10 1881
Rochester, Kent
WOOLNOUGH, Charles Son M 7 1884
Rochester, Kent
WOOLNOUGH, William Son M 5 1886
Rochester, Kent
WOOLNOUGH, Beatrice Daughter F 3 1888
Rochester, Kent
WOOLNOUGH, Lilian Daughter F 1 1890
Plaistow, Essex
WOOLNOUGH, Thomas Son M 0 (2M) 1891
Plaistow, Essex


Choccy Report 22 Jan 2013 16:32

possible census for the marriage posted by Gins


RG number: RG13
Piece: 1672
Folio: 78
Page: 26
Reg. District: Chelmsford
Sub District: Chelmsford
Parish: Chelmsford
Enum. District: 17
Ecclesiastical District: Moulsham St John
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 1, Hall Street, Chelmsford
County: Essex

BROWN, Ernest Head Married M 28 1873 Carpenter & Joiner
Leiston, Suffolk
>>>>BROWN, Alice Mary Wife Married F 23 1878
Chelmsford, Essex
BROWN, Clifford Ernest Son M 0 (3 MOS) 1901
Chelmsford, Essex