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Battenburg Report 14 Apr 2019 10:37

Rose did you check the image on the1901 census. If the writing isn’t clear the transcriber may have put the wrong ages


Rose Report 14 Apr 2019 11:19

Dear Quinsgran, Thanks for your trouble and your tip. I had checked the image and the writing is easy to read, the transcription is correct. It is now a waiting game to see what the copy of the marriage certificate I have ordered from the GRO brings to lite. Have a good day. Rose


Rose Report 3 May 2019 12:59

My last posting is quite some time ago, but it took ages for the certificate I ordered from the GRO to arrive. What with their posting policy and public holidays on both sides of the Channel I only got the long awaited certificate yesterday and I feel that I owe it to all of you, who so kindly went to so much trouble to help me, to bring you up to date. I am no further than I was to finding-out where my grandmother was born, but I do have confirmation that Maggie Cressey and Maggie Foster are one and the same person, so the record-breaking cyclist is indeed my grandmother. The certificate states "Margaret Ann Veronica Cecilia Cressey otherwise Margaret Ann Veronica Cecilia Foster". How Magie Cressey came to be known as Maggie Foster will probably remain a secret forever. I have my suspicions. Her father's name does not help either. His name is listed quite a few times in the various categories available for searching, but none of the given dates fit. I am now (more or less) convinced that Maggie Cressey was not born in the UK and my tip is, she was born in Ireland, but that is pure speculation on my part. Once again thank you all for your help. If I do manage to unearth any more information, I will, of course, let you know. Rose


mgnv Report 5 May 2019 05:02

Rose, on the m.cert, who did Maggie and Eberhart list as their fathers and what were their occupations?

As a point of interest, pre-WW1, the relationship sister-in-law included the modern meaning, but it also included the relationship we now call step-sister (sim for bother/ son/ daughter/ mother/ father).


ArgyllGran Report 5 May 2019 14:37

Also, after much hunting and trying all sorts of alternatives, I can't find any other sign of the "nephew" George Morphew, who is with the Fosters and Margaret Cressey in 1891.
Born 1875 in Lincolnshire, according to the census.


Rose Report 6 May 2019 18:30

Dear mgnv, Eberhart's father is named as John (I think probably Anglicised from the German Johan or Johannes) and his profession as Restaurant Manager, which is what we know. Maggie's father is given as William Daniel Cressey (deceased) and profession as Master Ship's Carpenter.. Thanks for the information about the use of the word sister-in-law. I have learnt something new.


Rose Report 6 May 2019 18:34

Dear ArgyllGran, Like you I could not find any information about a George Morphew. There were plenty of Morphew but no George that fitted the bill. I will have to leave the family history with blank spaces and question marks.


safc Report 6 May 2019 19:38

Marriages Mar 1876 (>99%)

BATTY John Hull 9d 430
Campbell Kate Hull 9d 430 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cressey William Daniel Hull 9d 430 xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Shepherdson Sarah Ann Hull 9d 430

Yorkshire Marriage indexes for the years: 1876
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
CRESSEY William Daniel CAMPBELL Kate Hull Register Offices or Registrar Attended Hull HRO/19/78


Rose Report 6 May 2019 20:21

Thanks safc, I had also found the marriage report that you mentioned. Maggie was born in 1876, but no matter how hard I (and others) search, a record of Maggie's birth can't be found.


ArgyllGran Report 6 May 2019 21:55

Death of Kate ???

Deaths Dec 1894 (>99%)
Cressey Catherine 37 Sculcoates 9d 124


Rose Report 9 May 2019 10:45

Dear ArgyllGran, This researching business is really fascinating, but it can be so frustrating. No record of Maggie Cressey's birth has, to date, been found. I wonder if it ever will. Probably not and we grandchildren will regret not being more interested in our family history whilst family members were still around who knew more and could enlighten us. Thanks all the same for your trouble.