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Maureen Report 20 Oct 2005 23:18

Hello Tracy Thankyou for trying to find Cornelius Saward and Mary Butler on 1861. Could you list the possible births for the older children for me. Maureen


SueMaid Report 21 Oct 2005 01:43

Just a long shot, Tracy. Could you see if you can find the death of Edwin Beresford born abt. 1835 in Derbyshire. He is still in Derbyshire and alive and well in 1901. Could you have a stab in the dark and see if you can find his death? I appreciate your time. Susan


Lynette Report 21 Oct 2005 04:39

Hi Tracey Thanks for your offer. My Great Grandfather Andrew Teasdale Ranson (Ransome)was born at Morpeth Durham in 1862, he migrated to Australia with his family early 1870's. Can you see if he appears on any of the Census' around the 1860's and if so what were his parents' names? Also, are you able to source their marriage details. Thanks in anticipation Lyne Richardson Sydney Australia


Fraser Report 21 Oct 2005 06:16

I am trying to find out a mystery as to what happened to my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother on my Father's side. I know this much. My Grandfather - Arthur Neville Pollard Moss is listed as a 10 years old in the 1901 Census in Attleborough Nuneaton Warwickshire (he is actually listed as Arthur M. P Moss in the census). He is listed as being adopted by the Hill Family who lived at Lutterworth Road - Cemetary House Attleborough, Nuneaton. The Adopted Family was Henry Hill - age 56 as of 1901 census Occupation- Coal Hewer & Grave Digger Employment status - Worker Betsy Hill- age 58 as of 1901 census born - Warw ... Employment status - Undefined Sons Geo Hill - Age 35 as of 1901 census Occupation-Coal Miner Not At Work Emploment status - Worker Herbert Hill - Age 17 as of 1901 census Profession or Occupation - Colliery Filler Employment Status - Worker born - Warw Attleboro Now I believe Arthur's natural parents were, Edwin Moss and Sarah Pollard for whom I once saw a marriage certificate, but neither of whom are in the 1901 census. They were married in (or near) Daventry, Northants. I cannot remember the year (maybe circa 1880's), but I do remember that Edwin's Father was listed as John Masters Moss, and either Edwin or John's profession was a 'Hay Tosser'. What was strange was that although I cannot remember Sarah Pollard's parents name, I do remember that neither of their surnames was Pollard. The mysteries I'd like solved is 1. Did Edwin and Sarah both die before the turn of the century (resulting in Arthur's adoption) and can a record of them be found alive or dead in Nuneaton/Atherstone/Attleborough, Warwickshire or in Daventry Northants between 1850 and 1901? 2. Who were their parents and when did they live? I'd just like to add that I'm trying to do this from California, so I need help from the homeland to make a breakthrough as I cannot visit these places myself at the moment. Many thanks in advance for any help.

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☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 21 Oct 2005 09:14

Jane O, Found this one... Mary A Absalom abt 1888 Reading, Berkshire, England Boarder St Mary Berkshire I can't see anyone else that might be yours. Looks like a boarding school. Can't see George.

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☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 21 Oct 2005 09:22

Jane S, I'm sorry but I can't find them. They may be some of the missing ones that aren't on the index yet.

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☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 21 Oct 2005 09:36

Jennifer, I can't find William in 1861, but I did find John in 1871. He's at the Infirmary.... John Workman abt 1826 Pershore, Worcestershire, England Patient St Nicholas Worcestershire Are you sure William is their son? Do you have his birth cert?

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☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 21 Oct 2005 09:38

Maureen, they're all on FreeBMD. Just search for Butler instead :)

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☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 21 Oct 2005 09:39

Susan, how about this one? Death Jun 1904 Beresford Edwin 70 Derby 7b 313

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☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 21 Oct 2005 09:41

Lynne, the census was taken in April 1861, so he won't be on it. Here is his birth cert ref... Births Sep 1861 Ranson Andrew Teasdale Chester le S 10a 361 You can order it from the GRO - When you find out his parents names, you can look for their marriage on

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☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 21 Oct 2005 09:56

Fraser, I don't visit anywhere either lol I do it all from the comfort of my PC :) Here's Arthur.... Births Sep 1890 Moss Arthur Nevill P Nuneaton 6d 460 He's with the Hill family in 1891.... Hill, Henry abt 1844 Attleborough, Warwickshire, England Head Nuneaton Warwickshire Hill, Betsy abt 1843 Copston, Warwickshire, England Wife Nuneaton Warwickshire Hill, Harriet abt 1867 Attleborough, Warwickshire, England Daughter Nuneaton Warwickshire Hill, Goerge abt 1876 Attleborough, Warwickshire, England Son Nuneaton Warwickshire Hill, Agnes abt 1878 Attleborough, Warwickshire, England Daughter Nuneaton Warwickshire Hill, Herbert abt 1884 Attleborough, Warwickshire, England Son Nuneaton Warwickshire >> Moss, Arthur abt 1890 Attleborough, Warwickshire, England Adopted Son Nuneaton Warwickshire The marriage you found... Marriages Jun 1888 Moss Edwin Daventry 3b 201 Pollard Sarah Daventry 3b 201 It might be a good idea to buy these certs to check the parents names. There are quite a lot of Edwin Moss' and Sarah Pollards in 1881 who might be this couple. I can't see a likely death for Sarah, but I did find this... Death Sep 1888 Moss Edwin 27 Daventry 3b 58 So, if he died in 1888, he can't be Arthurs father. I wonder if she remarried... can't see anything that looks likely Ahh - I found Edwin! 1871 John Harlow(Masters) Moss abt 1829 Whilton, Northamptonshire, England Head Whilton Northamptonshire (Ag Lab) Mary Ann Moss abt 1824 Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England Wife Whilton Northamptonshire Edwin Moss abt 1862 Whilton, Northamptonshire, England Son Whilton Northamptonshire Ashby Moss abt 1863 Whilton, Northamptonshire, England Son Whilton Northamptonshire 1881 Mary Ann Moss abt 1844 Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England Head Edwin Moss abt 1862 Whilton, Northamptonshire, England Son Ashley Moss abt 1864 Whilton, Northamptonshire, England Son Francis Matilda Moss abt 1877 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Granddaughter Whilton, Whilton, Northamptonshire, England This might be Sarah in 1891 Moss, Sarah abt 1861 Whitton, Northamptonshire, England Servant Luton Bedfordshire She's a Widow.


SueMaid Report 21 Oct 2005 10:10

Tracey, spot on!! Thank you so much. Susan


Lynette Report 23 Oct 2005 22:26

Tracey Re: Andrew Teasdale Ranson Thanks so much for the information. Kind Regards Lyne from Sydney Australia