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Can't find Grandfather on 1911 census

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Jennifer

Jennifer Report 26 Jul 2020 22:04

Am having real trouble locating my Grandfather on the 1911 census.

He was born in September 1903 and I can see records of him in Births, Deaths and Marriages but nowhere else.
I think he had a brother called Frank (Francis) maybe but nothing for him either.

Any advice please on where I go from here. The only thing I can see is I buy a copy of his birth certificate and try searching for his parents names.

Thanks

greyghost

greyghost Report 26 Jul 2020 22:45

Welcome to the boards Jennifer.

Please give his full name, the birth records reference and ANY other information you have about him that might help us to look for him. Where did he live, what are his death registration references, who/where did he marry etc. all might help us to help you.

Do you know his actual DOB?

In the meantimes, have a look under the Search heading, top right of this page. Then Search all members trees. Input details and see if there are any other trees which show up with him in them. You can then try to contact the other tree holders - hope for replies but don't expect them. If folks haven't updated email addresses then GR won't be able to notify they have a message for them, people loose interest or can't reply etc.

Jennifer

Jennifer Report 27 Jul 2020 00:50

Thank you for replying.

His full name is John Henry Dowden. He was born at 3 Norfolk terrace, Shepherds Bush. Although that has since been renamed.
He was born 3rd September 1903. He married Gladys May Tobutt (13/05/1900) on 6/6/1925 and they lived at 5 Providence Place, since named Shepherds Bush place.
He passed away in Hammersmith Hospital 11/11/1980

I'm afraid I don't have any references other than what is shown here on this site.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 Jul 2020 06:29

Use the GRO site to check the birth reg which will show mmn


Soooo

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
DOWDEN, JOHN HENRY LONG
GRO Reference: 1903 D Quarter in FULHAM Volume 01A Page 254


Then use freebmd with the surnames for marriage


Marriages Jun 1903
Dowden John Fulham 1a 528
Long Emma Fulham 1a 528

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 Jul 2020 06:38

Looks like he wasn’t with the family in 1911


1911 Census For England & Wales
44 Holyport Road Fulham, Fulham, London & Middlesex, England
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
John Dowden Head Married Male 37 1874 Contractor Carman Not Known
Emma Dowden Wife - Female 29 1882 - Tewsley Middx
Lily Dowden Daughter - Female 5 1906 School London Fulham
Alfred Dowden Son - Male 2 1909 - London Fulham
Frank Dowden Son - Male 0 1911 - -

Married 8 years 4 children born .all still living

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
DOWDEN, ALFRED JAMES WILLIAM LONG
GRO Reference: 1909 M Quarter in FULHAM Volume 01A Page 247
DOWDEN, FRANK LONG
GRO Reference: 1911 J Quarter in FULHAM Volume 01A Page 240

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
DOWDEN, LILY ROSE LONG
GRO Reference: 1906 J Quarter in FULHAM Volume 01A Page 254



John Henry doesn’t appear to be listed anywhere.maybe he was visiting somewhere but not listed

That’s his family though

Edit ahh his 1911 record had wrong age .!

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 27 Jul 2020 09:42

Here he is in 1911 with his grandmother and step-grandfather:

John Dowden
in the 1911 England Census
Name: John Dowden
Age in 1911: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Relation to Head: Grand Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Hammersmith, Middlesex, England
Civil Parish: Yiewsley
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England
Street address: No 7 Wooden Row, Starvhall, Yiewsley, Middx
Occupation: School
Registration district: Uxbridge
Registration District Number: 127
Sub-registration district: Hillingdon
ED, institution, or vessel: 07
Piece: 6764
Household Members:
Name Age
Frederick Payne 47
Sarah Payne 52
Henry Payne 18
Joseph Payne 16
Walter Payne 13
Ellen Payne 11
John Dowden 6
George Millers 29 - boarder



His mother Emma in 1901, with her mother and stepfather:

Emma Long
in the 1901 England Census
Name: Emma Long
[Emma Payne]
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1882
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Father: Frederick Payne
Mother: Sarah A Payne
Birth Place: Yiewsley, Middlesex, England
Civil Parish: Yiewsley
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England
Registration district: Uxbridge
Sub-registration district: Hillingdon
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Neighbors:
Piece: 1176
Folio: 160
Page Number: 30
Household schedule number: 162
Household Members:
Name Age
Frederick Payne 37
Sarah A Payne 42
Frederick W Payne 10
Henry J Payne 8
Joseph E Payne 6
Walter C Payne 3
Ellen R Payne 1
Emma Long 19 - daughter, single
George J Boot 2 - grandson [ age 2 months on image ]
George Miller 20 - boarder


Sarah and Frederick's marriage (Sarah's second marriage):

Marriages Jun 1885 (>99%)
LONG Sarah Ann Uxbridge 3a 66
Payne Frederick Uxbridge 3a 66


Sarah's first marriage:

Marriages Jun 1874 (>99%)
Long James Uxbridge 3a 51
Perryman Sarah Uxbridge 3a 51


Possibly James Long's death ??

Deaths Sep 1883 (>99%)
LONG James George 32 Uxbridge 3a 13



Emma's birth:

LONG, EMMA mms PERRYMAN
GRO Reference: 1882 M Quarter in UXBRIDGE Volume 03A Page 21




PAINE, HENRY JOHN mms PERRYMAN
GRO Reference: 1892 S Quarter in UXBRIDGE Volume 03A Page 26

PAYNE, JOSEPH EDWARD mms PERRYMAN
GRO Reference: 1895 M Quarter in UXBRIDGE Volume 03A Page 26

P AYNE, WALTER CHARLES mms PERRYMAN
GRO Reference: 1897 J Quarter in UXBRIDGE Volume 03A Page 32

PAYNE, ELLEN ROSE mms PERRYMAN
GRO Reference: 1899 S Quarter in UXBRIDGE Volume 03A Page 31

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 27 Jul 2020 10:09

The grandson George Boot from 1901 census:

BOOT, GEORGE JAMES RUSHBROOK mms LONG
GRO Reference: 1901 M Quarter in UXBRIDGE Volume 03A Page 36


His parents' marriage:

Marriages Sep 1897 (>99%)
Boot Harry Joseph Uxbridge 3a 79
LONG Eliza Uxbridge 3a 79

Henry Joseph Boot
in the London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932
Name: Henry Joseph Boot, feltmonger
[Harry Joseph Boot]
Gender: Male
Marriage Age: 19
Record Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1878
Marriage Date: 1 Aug 1897
Marriage Place: Yiewsley, Hillingdon, England
Father: George Boot
Spouse: Eliza Long
Register Type: Parish Register


Eliza's burial:

Eliza Boot
in the London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003
Name: Eliza Boot
Age: 21
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1879
Death Date: abt 1900
Burial Date: 17 Mar 1900 [ mistranscribed - 1901 on image ]
Burial Place: Uxbridge Moor, Hillingdon, England
Register Type: Parish Register


BOOT, ELIZA 21
GRO Reference: 1901 M Quarter in UXBRIDGE Volume 03A Page 21



His father's second marriage:

Harry Joseph Boot
in the London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932
Name: Harry Joseph Boot, feltmonger
Gender: Male
Marriage Age: 30
Record Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1880
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1910
Marriage Place: Uxbridge Moor, Hillingdon, England
Father: George Boot
Spouse: Jane Eliza Dean
Register Type: Parish Register

greyghost

greyghost Report 27 Jul 2020 13:13

Do you have the 1939 Register entry for him?

John Dowden's life in 1939
5 Shepherd's Bush Place, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith And Fulham, Hammersmith, London, England

(2 people)
First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
John Dowden 03 Sep 1903 Male Attendant Sports Gorund Married 109 1
Gladys Dowden 13 May 1900 Female Ladies Room Attenda Married 109 2
Ref: RG101/0218B/010/9 Letter Code: AJBY
© Findmypast Ltd
Where they lived

greyghost

greyghost Report 27 Jul 2020 13:15

and his parents and (some) siblings


The National Archives logo
John H Dowden's life in 1939
55 William Morris House, Barons Court, Hammersmith And Fulham, Fulham, London, England
And his parents and siblings
Dowden household
(5 people)
First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
John H Dowden 10 Mar 1875 Male Groundsman Married 157 1
Emma Dowden 09 Dec 1881 Female Unpaid Domestic Married 157 2
The record for this person is officially closed.
Florence (M) Wakley (Dowden) 12 May 1923 Female Tobacco Passer Single 157 4
Frank Dowden 25 Mar 1911 Male ??? Married 157 5

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Maddie

Maddie Report 27 Jul 2020 14:58

FRANK
Last name DOWDEN
Marriage quarter 3
Marriage year 1931
Registration month -
Beatrice M Brrown
Fulham

child born 1936

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 27 Jul 2020 17:21

Beatrice's death:

Deaths Dec 1967 (>99%)
DOWDEN BEATRICE M 57 POOLE 7C 68


Second marriage:

Frank Dowden
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: Frank Dowden
Registration Date: Oct 1968
[Nov 1968]
[Dec 1968]
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district: Poole
Inferred County: Dorset
Spouse: Jessie K Sutton
Volume Number: 7c
Page Number: 207


Jessie's death in 2008:

DOWDEN, JESSIE KATHLEEN YOB: 1920
GRO Reference: DOR Q4/2008 in Poole (4311A) Reg 1A006 Entry Number 501383086



Frank Dowden
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Frank Dowden
Death Age: 75
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1911
Registration Date: Jun 1986
Registration district: Poole
Inferred County: Dorset
Volume: 23
Page: 865