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Chris Report 10 Apr 2015 17:34

Hi Elizabeth
I have an Edith Annie Marsh age 18 marrying Gerge Fletcher on 5 Aug 1907 at St Saviour, Birmingham. Her father WalterThomas Marsh was described as a traveller. Would you have any information on this family in your archives? Many thanks in advance. Christine


ANGELA Report 23 May 2015 14:50

Hello Elizabeth i wondered if you could help me please i'm trying to find out the siblings of Rosetta Smith born 1808 Wymondham parents William Smith and Charlotte Allen and any info about her husband Francis Brown born 1804 Laxton notts . Many thanks Angela


Elizabeth Report 7 Oct 2015 09:15

Hi Karen have sent you a pm with regards to your Stanley connection :-)


Elizabeth Report 7 Oct 2015 09:16

Hi Jackie
Have sent you a pm with regards to your Verney connection :-)


Mavis Report 9 Oct 2015 11:01

Hello Elizabeth you helped me before but are you able to help me again
on the parents of Harriet Smith born Canterbury about 1859

have not been able to find any family apart from the 1881 when she is
with Jem/James Lee and daughter Louisa -- Louisa appears as a Rumsey 1911

It is thought that there may be a connection to Emmetts/Emett of Kent
some where

thank you Mavis :-) :-)


Elizabeth Report 10 Oct 2015 08:43

Hi Chris
So sorry that it has taken so long for me to reply-
the only Marsh /Fletcher that I have in the database
is a different christian name for ? Fletcher
here is what I have
Edith Anne Marsh baptised 28/10/1888 @ St Mary ,Watford,parents listed has Walter Thomas Marsh and Louisa
Edith Anne Marsh married 5/8/1907 aged 18 @ St Saviours,Birmingham ===but she is listed has marrying ISAIH FLETCHER
I have checked this marriage with the England and Wales Marriages and the details are correct==volume 6d page 209
in 1911
Isaih and Edith and daughter Edith Anne are resident at Wheeler Street ,Birmingham,and although this census says that Edith Anne was born Birmingham (there is no proof of birth for Birmingham)
in the 1891
it lists Isaih with siblings and parents Alexander and Sarah Eliza :-)


Mavis Report 29 Dec 2015 18:59

Hi Elizabeth , I have the birth cert for Louisa Lee it ties in with the birthday date
for Louisa Rumsey on the 1939 index

On the index she has her Dob as 29th Nov 1879 the birth cert I have is as follows

29th Nov 1878 Homershall ?? Doddington Kent -- Louisa - parents - James Lee
and Harriet Lee -maiden name Webb- James a Skewer and Peg maker signed with X of Fairlight Sussex

Hope you may be able to help on either Lee - Webb-- Smith thank you

Mavis :-) :-)


Jennifer Report 2 Feb 2016 00:31

This morning I stumbled on a link for Romany and Travellers and out of curiosity went looking for names. Lo and behold they had "Lee"!! I looked a bit more and also found the surname "Rose" and then a Christian name of Eunice, surname Lee, born to a Henry back in the 1800's. How on earth do I search for connections.
The background to all of this is that my Great Grandfather went off from his wife and 5 sons about 1896, never to be found again. I gave up on him and went looking for what records I could find from his marriage cert. No where can I find a birth for him, no records for his parents either. His name was Henry Arthur Lee who said he was born in Newcastle NSW Australia in 1856. There are no records in Australia for either him or his parents that I and others can find. He came to NZ and married in 1882 and had 5 sons and then disappeared. He said his parents were a Henry Arthur Lee and Elizabeth Rose. Rose is the surname.
The reason I am curious about a Romany connection is that my grandfather named one of his daughters Eunice, she was my mother's sister.
Now if you are still reading this I thank you and hope you can point me in the direction of where to start my searching to see if there is any connection.


malyon Report 2 Feb 2016 18:50

Henry Arthur Lee
England Births and Christenings
Name Henry Arthur Lee
Gender Male
Christening Date 1856
Mother's Name Elizabeth Lee


Jennifer Report 3 Feb 2016 19:43

Thank you malyon......will do some more research.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 4 Feb 2016 06:27

(below for more from Jennifer. Reference)

Chris :)


Elizabeth Report 4 Feb 2016 21:56

Thank you to Maryland and to Chris for helping Jennifer


oldbones Report 14 Mar 2016 05:13

I am looking for information on Faith Street b c 1872, possibly at Bell Common Loughton. Mother called Hope b Hainault Forest c 1845, Father Thomas bc 1844. Faith was one of 11, married Harry Shrimpton, lived Cherry Island, Canning town gypsy encampment when first married. Any information would be great. I do not know names of Faiths siblings of any details about her parents..



Elizabeth Report 14 Mar 2016 06:59

DOROTHY__found them..Faith Street's registration,birth 1872 @ Loughton ,Essex,in 1881 @ Theydon Bois,Essex,father Thomas Street,b, Loughton,1842,mother Hope b Barking Essex 1841
Siblings George b Chigwell ,Essex ,aged 15
Walter b Chigwell,Essex,aged 15
James b Loughton,Essex b1871
Leonard b Loughton,Essex ,aged 6
Gently b Loughton,Essex(female),aged 5
Thomas b Theydon Bois,Essex.aged 2 Bell Common......
:-) :-) :-


Elizabeth Report 14 Mar 2016 07:24

DOROTHY...Marriage registration for Faith Street to Harry Shrimpton @ West Ham,Essex,July quarter 1888,volume 4A page 82.....


Elizabeth Report 14 Mar 2016 07:24

DOROTHY...Marriage registration for Faith Street to Harry Shrimpton @ West Ham,Essex,July quarter 1888,volume 4A page 82.....


Elizabeth Report 14 Mar 2016 15:08

Marriage of Thomas Street and Hope Smith,January quarter 1865 @West Ham,Essex ,volume 4a page 31

Hope Smith born Hainult Forest c 1845
Thomas Street b 1841 Loughton,Essex,died October quarter 1897,West Ham,Essex ,volume 4a page 19
Parents of Thomas are Thomas Street and Rachel Bacon grandparents of Thomas b 1841 William Street and Mary Dye :-)


David Report 1 Apr 2016 12:42

Hi Elizabeth,
I'm looking for information on my paternal grandmother Rebecca Bunce born about 1886, father is Alma Boswell born about 1855, mother is Sarah or possibly Sarah Ann Bunce. Would like to find out where she was born and which Sarah is her mother. I don't believe Alma and Sarah ever married.


Elizabeth Report 3 Apr 2016 07:59

?? Hello David,
The only reference I have is Sarah Boswell,(mother of Alma)in the 1901 census,for Starrhill,Blackpool(South shore)where she turns up as head of the family a widow aged 96.she is there with ,children,and grandchildren,and her son Alma born 1857.
But then this Alma Boswell then in 1911 is at Horncliffe Rd,South Shore,Blackpool,where he his with the Batty family again there being no reference to a Sarah or Rebecca Bunce


Elizabeth Report 3 Apr 2016 08:01

?? David if this is your Alma do you have a photograph of him as I have one on the database and am willing to copy for you