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Can anyone help me with this brickwall please?

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Trudy Report 6 Jan 2006 02:50

Am trying to trace my great grandfather John Mills, born c 1869 in either Warwicks or Suffolk. He married Anne Scurr in Warwickshire in 1899 and marriage cert stated he was a dairyman, and father was John or James, a nurseryman. At the time of the marriage Anne and John lived in Leamington with Anne's parents. They had four children between 1900 and 1904 and after that John disappeared. I am trying to trace his place of birth and hence his parents and siblings. He was not with Anne at the parents' house in the 1901 census. Where do I go from here?


Suzanne Report 6 Jan 2006 03:25

Hi Do you know when and where Ann was born please? And can not get onto the official 1901 website at moment but you can do an advanced search on there giving an occupation with name, you might want to try that. Suzanne For reference: Anne Mills abt 1866 Barford, Warwickshire, Daughter Leamington Priors Warwickshire John R S Mills abt 1900 Leamington, Warwickshire, Grandson Leamington Priors Warwickshire Mary Ann Scurr abt 1837 Spennythorn, Yorkshire, Wife Leamington Priors Warwickshire Robert Scurr abt 1834 Middleton Scres, Yorkshire, Head Leamington Priors Warwickshire Anne is down as married.


Trudy Report 6 Jan 2006 04:01

Suzanne Ann was born March 18, 1865 in Barford, Warwickshire, Trudy


Suzanne Report 6 Jan 2006 06:51

Have searched hi and low for him but the closest I got was the following: John Mills abt 1872 Kendal, Westmorland, England Prisoner Warwick St Mary Warwickshire He is down as married. Suzanne


Trudy Report 6 Jan 2006 07:15

Suzanne Thanks so much for your help - that could be him although I think he was born 1869 or 70 - it doesn't help that I'm unsure as to his place of birth and that his name is such a common one. Will keep searching. Trudy


Trudy Report 6 Jan 2006 08:30

Suzanne Was the entry you found from the 1901 census? Trudy


Suzanne Report 6 Jan 2006 08:35

Yes 1901


Trudy Report 6 Jan 2006 08:38

Is there anyway I can find him through his occupation as 'dairyman'?

☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy

☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 6 Jan 2006 09:22

The 1901 site, linked to on here, shows occupations... John Mills 16 Hants Eling Southampton Copythorne Dairy Man John Mills 38 Dudley Staffs Birmingham Aston Dairyman John Mills 17 Bristol Hotwells Bristol Bristol Milk Carrier I'll cross-reference with Ancestry. The Dudley one is married with 4 kids! The others are too young. Oh, btw - the Kendal one lied about where he was from. There isn't another one in any other census.


Trudy Report 6 Jan 2006 17:31

Orangeblossom Many thanks for trying - I'm stuck now!