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John Report 13 Jul 2021 11:29

Thank you very much indeed. Thanks. <3 <3


John Report 18 Jan 2020 21:47

Thank you all.


John Report 9 Mar 2019 13:49

That's great, thank you very much, our Ada is a bit of a surprise.


ErikaH Report 9 Mar 2019 10:54

Ada's mother


Name: Emma Bingham
[Emma Ringham]
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: 1853
Relation: Daughter
Father's name: Henry Bingham
Mother's name: Caroline Bingham
Gender: Female
Where born: Bath, Somerset, England
Civil Parish: Lyncombe and Widcombe
Ecclesiastical parish: Lyncombe and Widcombe
Town: Bath
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England

Registration district: Bath
Sub-registration district: Lyncombe
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 110
Piece: 1689
Folio: 85
Page Number: 18
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Bingham 18
Caroline Bingham 40
William Bingham 11
Sarah Bingham 9
Emma Bingham 8
Henry Bingham 5
Alfred Bingham 2
Elizabeth Bingham 1/12


ErikaH Report 9 Mar 2019 10:52

Rose Ringham's tree on Ancestry

15 Mar 1879 • Bristol, Gloucestershire
5 Sources


Birth of Half-Sister Ada Ringham(1883–)
10 Sep 1883 • Bristol, Gloucestershire


11 May 1890 • Eastville, St Thomas, Gloucestershire, England
1 Source


1891 • Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England
Relation to Head: Daughter; Inmate

1 Source


April 1903 • Bristol, Gloucestershire
1 Source


Birth of Son Anthony Gould(1904–1985)
4 Mar 1904 • Weston Super Mare, Somerset


1904 • Bristol, Gloucestershire
Joseph Gould

1 Source


Birth of Daughter Gwendoline Vera Gould(1906–1986)
5 Mar 1906 • Weston super Mare, Somerset, England


Birth of Daughter Clodagh Gould(1911–1998)
16 Jan 1911 • Weston Super Mare, Somerset


02 Apr 1911 • Weston super Mare, Somerset, England
Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife

1 Source


Birth of Daughter Josephine Gould(1914–1985)
21 May 1914 • Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England


1939 • Gloucestershire, England
Marital Status: Married

1 Source


Death of Half-Sister Emma Emily Ringham(1875–1949)
Dec 1949 • Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


Death of Husband Joseph Gould(1874–1950)
7 Feb 1950 • Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


30 Sep 1966 • Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
2 Sources


ErikaH Report 9 Mar 2019 10:34

Birth record shows that Ada was illegitimate

You will probably never be able to identify her father

Why did you think her maiden name was Batchelor?

Surely you checked your mother's birth details?


John Report 8 Mar 2019 23:50

Could be Ringham though couldn't it.


John Report 8 Mar 2019 23:30

ArgyllGran Yes you got her.

Ada Brown, MN Batchelor was my grandmother, married to Wallace Brown [not Wilfred], living at Martin Street, Bristol

Ada had three siblings Emily 1879, Rose 1880 and Alf 1881, all in Bristol , but their parents are a mystery at moment.

I don't think she or they were from Portsmouth, but from Bristol.


ArgyllGran Report 8 Mar 2019 19:22

Ada Brown
in the 1911 England Census
Name: Ada Brown
Age in 1911: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Bristol, Gloucestershire
Civil Parish: Bristol
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Street address: 70 Martin Street, St Pauls, Bristol
Marital status: Married
Years Married: 9
Estimated Marriage Year: 1902
Registration district: Bristol
Registration District Number: 319
Sub-registration district: Bristol Central
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Household schedule number: 391
Piece: 14869
Household Members:
Name Age
Wallace Brown 27
Ada Brown 26
Edith Brown 8
Wallace Brown 6
Willfred Brown 4


Ada Ringham
in the 1891 England Census
Name: Ada Ringham
Gender: Female
Age: 7
Relationship: Daughter; Inmate (Inmate)
Birth Year: 1884
Birth Place: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Civil Parish: Stapleton
Residence Place: Winterbourne, Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England
Sub registration district: Stapleton
ED, Institution or Vessel: Barton Regis Workhouse
Piece: 1993
Folio: 97

Emma Ringham 36
Rose Ringham 12
Ada Ringham 7

Ada Ringham
in the Bristol, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers, 1720-1933
Name: Ada Ringham
Gender: Female
Baptism Date: 10 Sep 1883
Baptism Place: Easton, St Mark, Gloucestershire, England
Mother: Emma Ringham

GRO Reference: 1883 S Quarter in BARTON REGIS Volume 06A Page 182


ArgyllGran Report 8 Mar 2019 18:44

That Edith's birth/christening:

Edith Lydia Brown
in the England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name: Edith Lydia Brown
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 3 Jun
Baptism Date: 22 Jun 1902
Baptism Place: Bristol, Gloucester, England
Father: Wallace Brown
Mother: Ada Brown
FHL Film Number: 1849447

another child:

Reginald Wilfred Brown
in the Bristol, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers, 1720-1933
Name: Reginald Wilfred Brown
Baptism Date: 3 Oct 1906
Baptism Place: Kingsdown, St Matthew, Gloucestershire, England
Father: Wallace Brown
Mother: Ada Brown

BUT mms Ringham:

GRO Reference: 1906 D Quarter in BRISTOL Volume 06A Page 55

Marriages Dec 1901 (>99%)
BROWN Wallace Bristol 6a 113
RINGHAM Edith Ada Bristol 6a 113

Did you perhaps mean Wallace, and not Wilfred, John?

If so, where did you find the surname Bachelor for Ada?

I don't see the birth of an Edith Ada Ringham, not the marriage of an Edith or Ada Bachelor to a Ringham (which could have been a possibility).


ArgyllGran Report 8 Mar 2019 18:37

We need John to come back with more info.

Possibly that couple:

Edith L Wood
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name: Edith L Wood
Gender: Female
Marital status: Married
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1902
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 15
Residence Place: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
Schedule Number: 239
Sub Schedule Number: 2
Enumeration District: OARI
Registration district: 319/6
Inferred Spouse: FrederickJ Wood
Inferred Children: Audrey T Wood
Peggy I Wood
Joan E Wood
Household Members:
Frederick J Wood
Edith L Wood
This record is officially closed.
Audrey T Wood
Peggy I Wood
This record is officially closed.
Joan E Wood


ErikaH Report 8 Mar 2019 18:05


Marriages Sep 1924 (>99%)
Brown Edith L Wood Bristol 6a 363
Wood Frederick J Brown Bristol 6a 363


ErikaH Report 8 Mar 2019 16:58

Do you have your mother's birth cert?

Have you done anything at all yourself to try to find info?


ArgyllGran Report 8 Mar 2019 15:54

I don't see a marriage of Wilfred Brown to Ada Batchelor/Bachelor.

What clue can you give us? Rough ages? Possible place of marriage?
Where have you found their names?

Ah, you mean Ada was your grandmother?

So -
was your mother born 1925 in Portsmouth? [ EDIT: no, forget that ]


John Report 8 Mar 2019 13:45

Thank you for all the work you all have made here, very much appreciated indeed.

The Bachelors are a complete mystery to me, Ada , but her daughter Edith was my mum.


ErikaH Report 8 Mar 2019 13:25

What about them?

Have you tried looking for info yourself?

And it would be polite to acknowledge all the info people have dug out for you


John Report 8 Mar 2019 13:20

What about Wilfred Brown who married Ada Batchelor?

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safc Report 7 Mar 2019 21:39

Record Transcription:
Glamorganshire Marriages And Banns

First name(s) Lydia
Last name Webb
Age Full
Birth year -
Event year 1872
Banns year -
Marriage year 1872
Marriage date 26 May 1872
Marriage place Swansea, St James
Father's first name(s) Charles
Father's last name Webb
Spouse's first name(s) William
Spouse's last name Brown
Spouse's age Full
Spouse's birth year -
Spouse's father's last name Brown
Spouse's father's first name(s) James
County Glamorganshire
Country Wales
Event Marriage
Page 92
Record set Glamorganshire Marriages And Banns
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Marriages
Collections from Wales, Great Britain

william is a baker

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Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1890 S Quarter in BRISTOL Volume 06A Page 41