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    READING John b1864 or maybe 1869

    Is anyone able to help me with this, please? I feel like I am trapped in a very cleverly designed maze. The 1891 census return shows John Reading aged 27 with wife Louisa aged 25, mother-in-law Matilda Francis aged 64, sons William aged 5 and Charles aged 1. In 1897 Louisa Reading married...
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    Byron BIDDULPH

    Does anyone know of Byron Biddulph, who I believe died in 1943, in Birmingham, aged 57? I have details of him on census returns and his marriage to Florence in 1918, in Buckinghamshire. He seems to have returned to Birmingham, where he was born, at some stage of his life. I have been told that...
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    HEATH James- a boatman

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to find details of a boatman from around 1790/1800? I have the name James Heath and little else to go on. His daughter, Mary Ann Heath was born 23rd April 1820.
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    BIDDULPH jigsaw pieces

    I now know that Marion Biddulph (b1892) was the youngest of 11 children and that her two children were adopted in 1924, when she died. Marion's father John (1845-1899) married Harriet Adcock (1848-1901) 3rd July 1871. John's father John Biddulph (b1814) and mother Mary Ann nee Heath...
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    Warr family

    Looking for family of Charles H Warr, married Florence Perry in Birmingham in 1916. Is anyone else researching this branch?
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    child marriages in Birmingham?

    Can anyone explain why on the 1861 census three girls are recorded as daughter-in-law? Their ages are 18 (ok I cna buy that one) 12 and 6! They share the same surname, different from the head and wife of the household. Could they be stpdaughters, rather than daughters-in-law? I don't think...
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    The Inn, Fillongley

    Does anyone know anything about this place? From the 1901 census returns it looks like some kind of boys' school. All the 'inmates' are boys aged between 9 and 15. Some are listed as scholars, others with a trade. There are adult farmworkers and skilled workers there. It looks as if they may...
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    Tolkien's Birmingham

    I joined this site - only a few days ago - to pursue research in family history and found, as I suspect many others have done, that I was drawn in by all the other fascinating aspects of the site and the history of Birmingham and the area. However, I'm a little surprised not to have seen...
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    POUNTNEY, BIDDULPH connection?

    Many thanks to Alberta, I now have the name John Biddulph (b1845/6) in the tree and am on his trail. I already had Pountney name and was delighted when I found John Biddulph staying with the Pountneys in 1861 census, as a boarder. Address looks like 36 Fordrough (?) St, St Thomas dist...
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    BIDDULPH, POUNTNEY connection?

    Many thanks to Alberta, I now have the name John Biddulph (b1845/6) in the tree and am on his trail. I already had Pountney name and was delighted when I found John Biddulph staying with the Pountneys in 1861 census, as a boarder. Address looks like 36 Fordrough (?) St, St Thomas dist...
  11. smallheathexplorer

    READING in Yardley Cemetery

    PLEASE SEE ALSO MY MESSAGES RE ADAMS AND BRADLEY FAMILIES I have a funeral card for Marion Reading, buried in Yardley Cemetery in 1924. She was in her early thirties when she died. I have reason to believe she may have been related to either William Edward Adams or Ada Rebecca Adams (nee...
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    BRADLEY in Bordsley

    I'm looking for relatives of Ada Rebecca Bradley (1887-1982) b Birmingham, lived for many years in Cattel Rd, Bordesley. Her parents were Thomas Bradley and Mary Jane (nee Pountney), married 1880 in Aston district. Thomas was a bedstead stock fitter at the time of the marriage. Living at 6...
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    ADAMS in Bordesley

    I have a marriage certificate for William Edward Adams (b1888) and Ada Rebecca Bradley (b1887), married 30/01/1915. He was lodging at her parents' house in Bordesley at the time of the marriage, I have no idea where he was born. His father is recorded as Charles Frederick Adams, a miller...
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