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Brenda's Dad

brenda.w

New Member
:)Hi I am new at this forum and would like some help tracing my family on my Father's side as he passed away when I was a baby. My grandfather was DAVID LYALL CLIFTON b.1818 and married an EMILY CHANDLER (she was born in 1883), my Father's name was WILLIAM JOSEPH (or could be Joshua) his date of birth was 11th Oct.1911 and he married my mother MARY SADLER on23rd Mar. 1940, the witnesses who were named were a DORIS JONES and a HENRY CLIFTON could he be my Father's brother, if any body knows anything would you please get in touch.

Yours Brenda West
 

smtr

master brummie
Hi Brenda and welcome to the forum. I think your father quite possibly may have been William Joshua Clifton as per the electoral rolls. He is living with a Henry Clifton and family. This could be the Henry on the marriage certificate as witness. Also, Henry quite likely is David Lyall Clifton's brother. If you have access to the census records you may find your answers there. Here is the info from the electoral rolls.
32 Gough Street
1935 - William Joshua Clifton, Roland Clifton, Florence Maud (the younger) Clifton, Violet Winifred Clifton, Henry Clifton, Florence Maud (the elder) Clifton.

Suzanne
 

ladylinda

master brummie
Hi, will the following help?

1918 Absent Voters List
At 1 back of 45 Barker Street
David Lyall Clifton 22436, RE, 11th Berks
1919 Absent Voters List
At 1 back of 45 Barker Street
David Lyall Clifton 208427 Pte., 20th Middlesex Regiment
1920 - 1925 At 1 back of 45 Barker Street
David Lyall Clifton and Emily Clifton
1927 At 1 back of 45 Barker Street
David Lyall Clifton
Deaths Jun 1925
Emily Clifton aged 42 Birmingham S. 6d 319
1901
Joshua Clifton, Head aged 27 born 1874 B'ham,Carter (Coal)
Emily Clifton,Wife aged 25 born 1876 B'ham
David A Clifton,Son aged 2 born 1899 B'ham
David Lyall Clifton Brother Single aged 19 born 1882 B'ham,Carter (Coal)
Address: 3, Court House, Blucher Street, Birmingham
1891
William Clifton, Head aged 44 born 1847 Tewkesbury, Labourer
Elizabeth Wife aged 39 born 1852 Stourbridge *
Joshua Son aged 16 born 1875 Birmingham, Tube Maker
Emily Daughter aged 15 born 1876 Birmingham
Frederick Son aged 12 born 1879 Birmingham
Jane Daughter aged 8 born 1883 Birmingham
David Son aged 10 born 1881 Birmingham
Susan Daughter aged 8 born 1883 Birmingham
Harry Son aged 6 born 1885 Birmingham
Fanny Daughter aged 2 born 1889 Birmingham
Address: 1, Holland Street, Birmingham
1881
William Clifton, Head aged 35 born 1846 Tewkesbury,Labourer
Elizabeth Clifton,Wife aged 39 born 1842 Stourbridge
Ada Clifton,Daughter aged 8 born 1873 Birmingham
Joshua Clifton,Son aged 6 born 1875 Birmingham
Ann E Clifton,Daughter aged 5 born 1876 Birmingham
Frederick Clifton,Son aged 3 born 1878 Birmingham
Elizabeth Clifton,Daughter aged 2 born 1879 Birmingham
David L Clifton,Son aged 3 months born 1881 Birmingham
Address: 6, Bk 69, Ruston St North, Birmingham

* I think the year of birth here, may be an enumerators mistake or a fib?!
 
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rowan

Born a Brummie
Hi Brenda and welcome.

Taken from FreeBMD the following:

DAVID CLIFTON m EMILY CHANDLER. Dec 1906

WILLIAM J. b. Dec 1911 Mother CHANDLER

JOSEPH H. b. Sep 1913 Mother CHANDLER

IRENE A. b. Dec 1924. Mother CHANDLER
 

brenda.w

New Member
Thanks a lot most helpful will be in touch soon.
Brenda.W
Hi Brenda and welcome to the forum. I think your father quite possibly may have been William Joshua Clifton as per the electoral rolls. He is living with a Henry Clifton and family. This could be the Henry on the marriage certificate as witness. Also, Henry quite likely is David Lyall Clifton's brother. If you have access to the census records you may find your answers there. Here is the info from the electoral rolls.
32 Gough Street
1935 - William Joshua Clifton, Roland Clifton, Florence Maud (the younger) Clifton, Violet Winifred Clifton, Henry Clifton, Florence Maud (the elder) Clifton.

Suzanne
 

brenda.w

New Member
Thanks a lot those addresses are some of the same ones that I have got but you have given me some new ones.
Thanks Brenda.W
Hi, will the following help?

1918 Absent Voters List
At 1 back of 45 Barker Street
David Lyall Clifton 22436, RE, 11th Berks
1919 Absent Voters List
At 1 back of 45 Barker Street
David Lyall Clifton 208427 Pte., 20th Middlesex Regiment
1920 - 1925 At 1 back of 45 Barker Street
David Lyall Clifton and Emily Clifton
1927 At 1 back of 45 Barker Street
David Lyall Clifton
Deaths Jun 1925
Emily Clifton aged 42 Birmingham S. 6d 319
1901
Joshua Clifton, Head aged 27 born 1874 B'ham,Carter (Coal)
Emily Clifton,Wife aged 25 born 1876 B'ham
David A Clifton,Son aged 2 born 1899 B'ham
David Lyall Clifton Brother Single aged 19 born 1882 B'ham,Carter (Coal)
Address: 3, Court House, Blucher Street, Birmingham
1891
William Clifton, Head aged 44 born 1847 Tewkesbury, Labourer
Elizabeth Wife aged 39 born 1852 Stourbridge *
Joshua Son aged 16 born 1875 Birmingham, Tube Maker
Emily Daughter aged 15 born 1876 Birmingham
Frederick Son aged 12 born 1879 Birmingham
Jane Daughter aged 8 born 1883 Birmingham
David Son aged 10 born 1881 Birmingham
Susan Daughter aged 8 born 1883 Birmingham
Harry Son aged 6 born 1885 Birmingham
Fanny Daughter aged 2 born 1889 Birmingham
Address: 1, Holland Street, Birmingham
1881
William Clifton, Head aged 35 born 1846 Tewkesbury,Labourer
Elizabeth Clifton,Wife aged 39 born 1842 Stourbridge
Ada Clifton,Daughter aged 8 born 1873 Birmingham
Joshua Clifton,Son aged 6 born 1875 Birmingham
Ann E Clifton,Daughter aged 5 born 1876 Birmingham
Frederick Clifton,Son aged 3 born 1878 Birmingham
Elizabeth Clifton,Daughter aged 2 born 1879 Birmingham
David L Clifton,Son aged 3 months born 1881 Birmingham
Address: 6, Bk 69, Ruston St North, Birmingham

* I think the year of birth here, may be an enumerators mistake or a fib?!
 

brenda.w

New Member
Thanks Rowan, The names you have sent sound like my Grandad and Grandmother be interested to find out as much as possible.
Many thanks
Brenda w
Hi Brenda and welcome.

Taken from FreeBMD the following:

DAVID CLIFTON m EMILY CHANDLER. Dec 1906

WILLIAM J. b. Dec 1911 Mother CHANDLER

JOSEPH H. b. Sep 1913 Mother CHANDLER

IRENE A. b. Dec 1924. Mother CHANDLER
 
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