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faerykingdom
12-03-09, 20:44
Hi,

I'm looking for Selina Lewis on the 1911 census.

She was born in St Peter's Hertfordshire in 1846 and was a Straw Hat Maker (Brazilian hat maker on some census'). She never married and had 5illegitimate children between 1870-1886 in St Albans. I didn't know who the father was until recently - he was a William Hale who died in 1899.

I have accounted for all of the children on the 1911 census - by now they are all married.

In 1901 the only likely Selina I can find is a Selina Fillo born 1852 - St albans

She died in 1924.

These are the people I've looked at already on the off chance, but I don't think these are her:

, SELINA SERVANT SINGLE F 44 COOK HERTS WATFORD
LOUIS, ANN HEAD WIDOW F 75 OLD AGE PENSIONER KENT BEXLEY HERTS
LEWIN, SELINA WIFE MARRIED F 52 GADDESDEN ROW HERTS
LINE, SELINA HEAD SINGLE F 56 DRESSMAKER ST PETERS ESSEX LONDON
RHODES, SELINA WIDOW F 68 STRAW HAR MAKER LONDON
LINES, SELINA WIFE MARRIED F 66 HERTFORDSHIRE KEMPSTON
LEWIS, SELINA HEAD WIDOW F 66 TOROWELL NOTTS
LAWRENCE, ANN HEAD MARRIED F 56 ST ALBANS HERTS
LEWIS, MARY ANN WIFE MARRIED F 67 WARE HERTS
LOWIS, SELINA CAROLINE WIFE MARRIED F 65 INDIA GWALIOR RESIDENT
LEWIS, SELINA WIFE MARRIED F 47 HITCHIN HERTS

I know somw of these are reaching a bit, but you never know! If you want more info on the above let me know as I have bought the transcripts (and some of the original pages) for them all.

If anybody can see something I can't I would be very grateful.

Thanks

Vicky X

Elaine ..Spain
12-03-09, 20:47
Gosh, you have been spending! :)

When and where was the last time you found Selina on the census?

Val wish Id never started
12-03-09, 20:51
LEWIS MARIA S

F 1850 61 St Albans Hertfordshire what about this one

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 20:54
A definite sighting in 1891 with 4 of her children and her mother living with her. Here it says born 1850 in St Albans.

Her childre were:

Eliza Lewis b1870
William Lewis b1872
David Lewis b1876 - My great grandfather who just so happens to also be missing in 1901!
Horace Lewis - 1882
Florance Lewis - 1886

Thanks for any help/advice,

Vicky X

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 20:57
Hi Val

Where did you find her? I can't find that entry in 1911!

Vicky X

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 21:02
Oooohhh.......sorry. Foe some reason it didn't bring her up when I typed her name, but when I just put 1850 St Albans in.

Vicky X

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 21:03
No, this isn't her. She's with her husband and family:

LEWIS, MARIA S WIFE MARRIED F 61 HAMMERSMITH

Vicky X

Val wish Id never started
12-03-09, 21:04
I put S for first name then Lewis for surname then 1850 Hertfordshire

Elaine ..Spain
12-03-09, 21:09
In 1901 the only likely Selina I can find is a Selina Fillo born 1852 - St albans



I see that you have submitted a correction to this entry in Ancestry.
Not sure why you think it is Selina Lewis.

I think it is probably Selina Fells who was born in 1852 St Albans, parents George and Susannah -
1861 census ref RG9; Piece: 829; Folio: 54; Page: 15;
- Ancestry.co.uk (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=uki1861%2c&rank=0&gsfn=sel*&gsln=&sx=&gsco=&s0RealGL=UKICen&f1=&f2=&f5=&f18=Female&rg_81004011__date=1850&rs_81004011__date=5&f14=hert*&f15=st+albans&_8000C002=&_80008002=&_80018002=&f7=&f8=&f9=&gskw=&prox=1&ti=5538&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&pcat=UKICEN&fh=2&h=11121426&recoff=1)

Val wish Id never started
12-03-09, 21:12
LEWIS SARAH F 1845 66 Hitchin Hertfordshire
LEWIS SARAH F 1847 64 Watford Hertfordshire
maybe shes mistranscribed ??

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 21:13
I can't find anybody who she might be.......also I thought it might be her as her children are living not far from where she's living.

Vicky X

Elaine ..Spain
12-03-09, 21:16
Selina Fells is on the 1911
FELLS SLINA born 1850 living in St Albans Hertfordshire

- but I cannot see the connection between her and Selina Lewis.

I can see Selina Fells in 1861 - have you found Selina Lewis in 1861?

Elaine ..Spain
12-03-09, 21:19
Selina Fells is on the 1891 census
- Ancestry.co.uk (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=uki1891%2c&rank=0&gsfn=&gsln=fells&sx=&gsco=&s0RealGL=UKICen&f1=&f2=&f5=&f18=&rg_81004011__date=1852&rs_81004011__date=5&f14=hert*&f15=&_8000C002=&_80008002=&_80018002=&f7=&f8=&f9=&gskw=&prox=1&ti=5538&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&pcat=UKICEN&fh=7&h=25046114&recoff=2)

You have found your Selina Lewis also in 1891 -so they must be two different people.

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 21:20
Hi,

These are the ones mentioned:

LEWIS, SARAH SERVANT SINGLE F 66 GENERAL SERVANT DOMESTIC ICKLEFORD HERTS
LEWIS, SARAH HEAD WIDOW F 64 WEST INDIA JAMAICA RESIDENT

I don't think these can be her. This family is so elusive! In 1901 her daughter Florence is 15 and is mistranscribed as 75! Luckily she's a servant in the house next door to where her brother's live. I still haven't managed to find my gt grandad David Lewis in 1901.

Vicky X

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 21:27
I have found her on every census except the 1901 and 1911 census. I don't know where she is as she didn't die until 1924!

Vicky X

Elaine ..Spain
12-03-09, 21:29
She is hiding somewhere - I´m still looking!

Elaine ..Spain
12-03-09, 21:34
Is this her in 1881 using the name Eliza Lewis?

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tessie31082
12-03-09, 21:41
when and to who did your grandfather marry?

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 21:42
Sorry, my computer keeps crashing.

Yes, I believe that is her with her 3 eldest children and her mother Ann. She did have a sister called Eliza who died in 1872.

Vicky X

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 21:47
My great grandad David Henry Lewis married Louisa Frances Linkins in 1913 in Leicester where they are in 1911. By this time they already had 2 children together and had been living as husband and wife from sometime between 1901 - 1909 when their 1st child was born in Leicester.

He married under the name of Henry D Lewis and said he was 33 when in fact he was 37!

Vicky X

Elaine ..Spain
12-03-09, 22:04
Sorry, have tried all sorts of combinations but cannot see her in 1901 or 1911.

faerykingdom
12-03-09, 22:14
Thanks for trying anyway!

Vicky X

tessie31082
12-03-09, 22:16
I think I have found Horace in 1901 but he is a lodger,so no help in finding your grandfather or selina i'm afraid!

tessie31082
12-03-09, 22:20
scrap that- I have william with wife and children and brother horace!
Class: RG13; Piece: 1311; Folio: 70