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June Report 24 Aug 2007 21:31

it sounds like him he was born in bolton but moved to nottingham he married my mother ivy pinder in nottingham 1932 if this links with him its the right one but i dont think he died in the war


maryann Report 24 Aug 2007 21:37

nudge regarding Private Ralph Hartley

Thanks Ian


David Report 24 Aug 2007 22:07

could you please find the parents of my great great grandparents john ranson 1791 and sarah mudd 1786 -1844 suffolk
also the father and mother of charlotte gowing 1823/4 her fathers name was david gowing a silver smith
thank you
david rnson


Kym Report 24 Aug 2007 23:04

Hi Ian
Re Thelma Ward birth record 1914/5-1920 , thankyou for looking , Thelma was the second daughter of Henry Ward and Alice White , I know her sister Gwenoline WArd was born jul-sept 1913 in Nuneaton .
Thankyou Kym


Judy Report 25 Aug 2007 07:14

Thanks Ceri/Ian for your information on the Bullard family.



Sarah Report 25 Aug 2007 10:07

hi ian i am looking for my father named robert michael rich whitton born 22 june 1942 sleaford. the register shows him as whitton i guess cus his mother died. this leaves me blank the only other relative i know of is charles frederick whitton 1918. i was trying to do my family tree in order to maybe finding my dad before its to late. i know that he lives abroad but wondered would his death still be on our records?


Pauline Report 25 Aug 2007 10:09

Hi Ian

I may be searching for a needle in a haystack but I am trying to trace the relatives of my husband Gil. He was born in North London on 9/3/1944 with the name of Geoffrey King. I believe his mother was possibly called Doris and she had two sons, Barry and Brian. He was given up for adoption when he was a baby through Barnados and his adoptive name became William Geoffrey Philpott. His half sister believes that the birth certificate was changed at some stage to remove the name of his father, who I believe was an American GI.

Can you give any pointers?

Many thanks

Kind regards



Colin Report 25 Aug 2007 11:39

hi Ceri/Ian,
Just wondering if you have been able to do the census look up i requested for.
1861 - 1901 for William White and Mary White formerly Taylor.
In 1862 they had a a son Charles Henry and were living at 27 Margaret Street Clerkenwell London.
Sorry to be a pain and thank you for the info on WW1 death cert.


ceri Report 25 Aug 2007 16:17

Hi David
the birth records i have access to are only dated from 1837, there i wont find any that you request.

I have looked for Sarah Death record and there two matches.
Sarah Ranson 1844 Jan-Feb-Mar Blything Suffolk
Sarah Ranson 1844 Jul-Aug-Sep Ipswich Suffolk

I looked for John's death but there are many John ransons in suffolk, so without an approximate year or area i wouldnt like to say which one it is.

This is possibly Charlotte on 1841 Census
1841 census - household transcription
Person: GOWING, Charlotte
Address: Street, Shotesham All Saints
LOVE, Elizabeth F 50 Norfolk
GOWING, Charlotte F 15 Norfolk
SMITH, John M 20 Norfolk
RG number:HO107 Piece:776 Folio:11 Page:16
Registration District:Henstead
Sub District:Henstead

I tried to look up Charlottes marriage but im guessing that she was married Norfolk. The results are the following:
Charlotte Gowing 1848 Oct-Nov-Dec Norwich Norfolk
Charlotte Gowing 1855 Jul-Aug-Sep Norwich Norfolk

The actual certificates might confirm this is her or not.



David Report 25 Aug 2007 16:50

hi thank you
charlotte was married to john ranson in ipswich 1845


David Report 25 Aug 2007 16:52

charlottes husband john died in ipswich in 1867


ceri Report 25 Aug 2007 17:00

Hi Sarah

I have found the following for Charles:
Charles F Whitton - 3rd Qtr 1918 - born Sleaford - Mothers maiden name = Bowcock, vol 7a page 611
(if you obtain the actual certificate it would provide full details of his parents inc their occupations)

Charles F Whitton to Winifred A Day - 2nd Qtr 1936 - in Sleaford vol 7a page 1327
(The marriage cert would provide details of themselves and their fathers and their fathers occupations)

This is possibly his death but im not 100% (is possible that he is still alive)!!
Charles Frederick Whitton, DOB shown as 22 October 1902, died in Boston 1987 February Volume No 7 Page No 1440 Reg No 287
(in fact after looking again the birth date on death record is quite a bit out, this is possible sometimes, but i would definately check)

As for Robert i searched 1942 birth records for Robert Whitton and found nothing!!
I have also not found anything concrete for his marriage.


ceri Report 25 Aug 2007 17:03

Hi colin
sorry for the delay i have been trying different search options for you and still am unable to find anything concrete.


ceri Report 25 Aug 2007 17:18

Hi David
Im guessing that this is Sarahs death record then.
Name: Sarah Ranson
Year of Registration: 1844
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
District: Ipswich
County: Suffolk
Volume: 12
Page: 238

This is Charlottes marriage
Name: Charlotte Gowing
Year of Registration: 1845
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Ipswich
County: Suffolk
Volume: 12
Page: 737

This Charlottes husband John's death
Name: John Ranson
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822
Year of Registration: 1867
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
Age at Death: 45
District: Ipswich
County: Suffolk
Volume: 4a
Page: 361

By obtaining the actual certificates, they would provide further details of the parents etc for you.


ceri Report 25 Aug 2007 17:23

This is Charlotte in 1861
1861 census - household transcription
Person: RANSON, Charlotte
Address: 2, Harland Street, St Peter, Ipswich
RANSON, John Head Married M 39 Sawyer
Ipswich, Suffolk
RANSON, Charlotte Wife Married F 37
Ipswich, Suffolk
RANSON, Emma Daughter F 4
Ipswich, Suffolk
RANSON, John Son M 0 (9M)
Ipswich, Suffolk
RG number:RG09 Piece:1162 Folio:48 Page:25
Registration District:Ipswich
Sub District:1 St Matthew
Ecclesiastical Parish:Norwich



ceri Report 25 Aug 2007 17:27

This is Sarah in 1841

1841 census - household transcription
Person: RANSON, Sarah
Address: Whip Street, Great, St Peter, Ipswich
RANSON, John M 45 Suffolk
RANSON, Sarah F 55 Suffolk
RANSON, Eliza F 20 Suffolk
RANSON, Joshua M 13 Suffolk
RANSON, Thomas M 3 Suffolk
BIGGS, James M 20 Suffolk
BIGGS, Susannah F 20 Suffolk
CLARK, David M 20
RG number:HO107 Piece:1043 Folio:42 Page:7
Registration District:Ipswich
Sub District:St Matthew



ceri Report 25 Aug 2007 17:35

I notice you want marriage and death records for your relatives. This is fine i shall have a look for you but do you know estimated years of the events for each of them and places where they took place, only otherwise i have to go through every record (thousands) which is obviously very time consuming.



June Report 25 Aug 2007 18:28

hi ian
would you be able to find out the baptism of william hooton born 1663 sneinton nottingham also his parents william was married to mary benbridge born 1670 sneinton
it would be a great help


June Report 25 Aug 2007 18:39

hi ian
did you find out about stanley rothwell born 1910 in the grenadier guards
the birth you gave me is the right one but i dont think he died in the war
he was born in bolton but moved to nottingham
any help appreciated


cane Report 25 Aug 2007 19:38

hi ceri.
thank-you for looking up my soldier ARTHUR SHAW.
his lonely head stone stands beside my nanas grave at weaste cemetery in salford nana always pointed his grave out to me when i was a little girl and we visited to lay flowers on her mums grave. now i visit the the same grave to lay flowers in respect of my nana with my own children.i planted two small rose bushes last week for my nana and one on the soldiers grave.
any more info would be great.
most kind regards.