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Happy
18-08-09, 11:40
I don`t seem to be able to find how many children my grandfather James Clarke b1870 in Manea, Cambridgeshire had. My grandmothers name was Mary Elizabeth Baker b1880 and was from Ramsey, Huntingdonshire.

Happy.

Sherbertrose
18-08-09, 11:49
Hi Happy,

When and where did your grandparents marry?

Sandra

Little Nell
18-08-09, 11:56
I assume this is the marriage

Marriages Mar 1901 N. Witchford (http://javascript%3cb%3e%3c/b%3E:golink%28%22/cgi/districts.pl?r=104662245&d=bmd_1250161919%22%29) 3b729 (http://javascript%3cb%3e%3c/b%3E:gopage%281901,1,2,%273b%27,%27729%27,0%29)

>>Baker Mary Elizabeth
BRIDGE Annie
>>Clarke James
MOSS Percy

Children's births have maiden names included in the birth registration indexes after 1911. You can check births before that by finding Mary and James in 1911 census. This should tell you how long they have been married and also how many children of the marriage were born, how many died and how many are still living. The children living with them would be a start.

Little Nell
18-08-09, 12:05
children surname Clarke, mother's maiden name Baker

1911 Sep 3b p 939 Angus

1912 Dec 3b p 890 Kenneth

1915 Mar 3b p 895 Clarice B.

1917 Jun 3b p 745 Dardanella [1st ww name!]

1920 Mar 3b p 1103 William H.

Little Nell
18-08-09, 12:07
There's a later one too, Mar 1925 N Witchford 3b p 730
Arthur E.

Cloggie
18-08-09, 12:08
Hi Happy,

Did they live in Manea? Manea parish register transcripts, including baptisms 1607-1950, are available on Findmypast.com (http://www.findmypast.com/home.jsp) and also through Cambridgeshire Family History Society - Bookstall (http://www.cfhs.org.uk/Bookstall/)

Little Nell
18-08-09, 12:09
don't know who is in which household because no credits to spare.

CLARKE ARTHUR 1871 age 40

CLARKE GEORGE 1907 age 4

CLARKE GERTRUDE EMMA 1855 age 56

CLARKE HELEN FLORENCE 1848 age 63

CLARK EILLIE MAY 1906 age 5

CLARKE JAMES 1872 age 39

CLARKE JAMES WILLIAM 1904 age 7

CLARKE JOHN HENRY 1908 age 3

CLARKE MARION 1910 age 1

CLARKE VIOLET ELIZABETH 1902 age 9

CLARKE WILLIAM HENRY 1848 age 63

CLARKE WINIFRED 1876 age 35

These don't fit with your lot though. Do you know where James and Mary lived in their married lives?

Cloggie
18-08-09, 12:13
Looks like Angus Clarke (1911), Kenneth Clarke (1912), Clarice Beryl Clarke (1915), Dardenella Clarke (1917), William Henry Clarke (1920) and Arthur Ernest Clarke (1925) baptisms are available on FindMyPast. :)
Baptised in Cambridgeshire, but I don't know which parish. Unless you have a subscription, you'd need to buy some FindMyPast credits to view the full transcripts.

Little Nell
18-08-09, 12:20
but when I searched for Mary Clarke born 1880 in Ramsey, Hunts, I got this entry for 1911

CLARKE MARY ELIZABETHF1881 age 30 North Witchford Cambridgeshire

The James in the list above, age 39 was born Manea.

Any children born between the marriage 1901 and 1911 when mother's maiden name was added to index, should be on census with James & Mary and will probably include some of the younger Clarkes listed above in the index.

You can see a transcript for 10 credits but the actual image of the original form, which is where it tells you about the number of children born and how many died, costs 30 credits here:

http://www.1911census.co.uk/

Happy
18-08-09, 12:59
Hi Little nell

Spot on. The above has my farther and some of my uncles i know of.
James and Mary lived in Manea, Cambs.

Well done and thanks.

happy

Little Nell
18-08-09, 13:02
np Happy, glad to help.

Happy
18-08-09, 13:17
Hi little Nell
I made a mistake, its not that lot although my farther is there John Henry Clarke b1908 unles that is his double. There are name of my uncles and aunts but the dates are wrong.
thanks anyway.
H

Happy
18-08-09, 13:21
Hi Sarah
Yours is the right lot only it does`nt have my father there
thanks
H

Little Nell
18-08-09, 13:30
Happy

How do you mean the dates are wrong? 1911 census ages are often out by a year, depending on whether the people listed had their birthdays before or after census night.

Cloggie
18-08-09, 13:44
Hi Sarah
Yours is the right lot only it does`nt have my father there
thanks
H

Could this be him?
CLARKE John Henry 1907 Cambridgeshire Baptisms
See: Search Parish Records Collection 1538 - 2005 (http://www.findmypast.com/parish-records-collection-search-start.action?redef=0&event=B)

Happy
19-08-09, 10:59
Hi Sarah
Yes thats my father.
Thanks