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Reginald Harvey 1928 Thomas Harvey (bet 18571861)

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Fredk Report 9 May 2013 07:57

Looks like I have hit a brick wall that may never be knocked down


MarieCeleste Report 8 May 2013 19:17

Sadly Fredk, it may well be that the birth wasn't registered what with there being no penalty for not doing so prior to 1874.


Fredk Report 8 May 2013 18:39

Still have not solved Thomas Harvey born (bet1857-1860) birth place and Gro reference. Need this information to get his birth certificate


Fredk Report 7 May 2013 16:04



Fredk Report 7 May 2013 14:24

I now have the marriage certificate for Thomas Harvey and Wilhelmine Alice Cross
on 3/10/1896.Her Age 27 residence Wivenhoe Father Charles James Cross Mariner
His Age 39 Fireman Residence Wivenhoe Father James Harvey (Deceased) Engine Driver.

Do not know if it will help with the place of birth for Thomas that the 1911 census said was Bristol. Notice it makes his birth1857 not 1860 as in the1911 Census

Have found a posibble death fof James 1893 June Qtr Lexden 4a 300 Age 69 which gives a birth date of 1824


Fredk Report 27 Apr 2013 19:21

Have sent for several Marriage Certificates. Will post again when I recieve and check them.


Fredk Report 21 Apr 2013 15:24


Thanks for your efforts


Flip Report 21 Apr 2013 14:53

So I guess you are looking for his parentage, and yes it looks like you have the right parents, but Thomas Snr does not appear to have been born where he says in 1911. He is not with his wife in 1901 so no other census to check details with. Like I said, you may need the marriage cert to see if he gives any better details.


Fredk Report 21 Apr 2013 14:42


Thomas Harvey b 1897 married May Elizabeth Whittle in 1919. They had five sons James Milban b 1922, Edward Thomas b 1924, Reginald b 1928, Thomas Charles b 1929, Alan Ivan b 1930.he married my wifes sister


Flip Report 21 Apr 2013 14:17

Yes, don't think you'll get much further without the marriage cert. Pretty sure Thomas was not born in Bristol, but without his father's name it's difficult to find his origin. That is assuming he knew his father, so the marriage cert may not be of any help.

How have you connected to this family? Are there any other clues in the lineage?


Fredk Report 21 Apr 2013 14:08


Yes I have marriage reference
In the Parish records I was given for the birth of Thomas Harvey born 1897 gives Father Thomas Mother Wliheminine
Looks like I am having to buy some certificates


Flip Report 21 Apr 2013 13:40

Not sure how you have connected to this family - Thomas not born where stated in 1911 and was not with wife in 1901 for a cross reference. You may need the marriage certificate to get anything further. I'm assuming you already have the reference?


Fredk Report 21 Apr 2013 13:38


Thanks for the death reference. Wonder why I could not find it. The only thing I had for his birth date was the 1811 Census which says Bristol


Flip Report 21 Apr 2013 13:11

No Thomas Harvey birth reg Bristol 1855-65, so maybe he just lived there?


Flip Report 21 Apr 2013 12:52


Wilhelmina A Harvey
Birth Date: abt 1871
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1942
Age at Death: 71
Registration district: Colchester
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 1135

But no probate record to confirm I'm afraid, and the parish records do not appear to have been transcribed on freereg.

1911 for reference:

Thomas Harvey
Age in 1911: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Bristol, Somerset
Civil parish: Wivenhoe
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street Address: Quay Street, Wivenhoe, Essex
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Driller shipyard
Registration district: Lexden
Registration District Number: 199
Sub-registration district: Wivenhoe
ED, institution, or vessel: 11
Household schedule number: 239
Piece: 10333
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Harvey 50
Wilhelmina Harvey 40
William Cross 18
Thomas Harvey 13
Charles Harvey 10
Charles Cross 72 (father, a widower)

I would assume the census was filled in by Wilhelmina as it states 3 children although 1 obviously born before their marriage and Charles as father, rather than f-i-l.


Fredk Report 21 Apr 2013 11:37



Fredk Report 21 Apr 2013 10:24

Now looking for ancestorsand deaths of Thomas Harvey b 1861 in Bristol and Wilhelmine Alice Harvey nee Cross b 1870 Rowhedge Essex.
They were married in 1896 in Wivenhoe Essex. GRO Index 1896 Dec Qtr Lexden 4a 1067 I have not got the marriage certificate,
His birth dates came from the 1911 Census. Her birth date came from the 1881,1901,1911 Cencuses and GRO Index 1870 June Qtr Lexden 4a 325
I have searched GR, Free BMD and Family Search but cannot find anything more.
Thanks in advance for any information


Fredk Report 20 Apr 2013 21:15

Thanks Shirley

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 20 Apr 2013 21:06

Will PM the address


Fredk Report 20 Apr 2013 20:50

Thanks Flip. Unfortunatly only have GR