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Sherbertrose
23-09-09, 09:36
O.k, so yesterday was not very successful. I am hoping that this request brings results!! However, I must warn you all it is the same family (lol).

Elizabeth Fletcher married William Wood 7 Oct 1839. They have a daughter Sarah born 1840 and in 1841 are living in Bilston -

Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 1001; Book: 13; Civil Parish: Wolverhampton; County: Staffordshire; Enumeration District: 29; Folio: 27; Page: 12; Line: 3; GSU roll: 474628.

In 1851 they are in Portobello -
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 2020; Folio: 379; Page: 17; GSU roll: 87424.

There after Elizabeth and William disappear of the radar completely (Sarah married in 1862 and I am not sure where she is in 1861). I can not find deaths, remarriages or census returns for the couple. That is not to say there are none, but with Wood for a name it is not easy to be certain.

I think there has to be a possibility that they emigrated as they only had one child (to my knowledge). But I do not have access to these records.

Any help will be appreciated - here's hoping.

Sandra

Darksecretz
23-09-09, 09:52
sandra,

can you confirm the dob's for elizabeth & william please. :smilee:

Sherbertrose
23-09-09, 10:11
Hi Julie,

Elizabeth was baptised 29 April 1821, William I am not sure about, so I only have census returns to go on. According to census returns he was born c1811 Wrockwardine, Staffordshire

Sandra

Darksecretz
23-09-09, 10:11
where did Sarah marry? was it London?

do you have the marriage cert?

Darksecretz
23-09-09, 10:15
How sure are you that the family you have in 1851 is your family?

I have found this and it seems to tally with the 1841 cens.

- Ancestry.co.uk (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=0&gsfn=sarah&gsln=wood&rg_81004010__date=1840&msbpn=5284&msbpn__ftp=Staffordshire%2c+England&sbo=0&rs_81004010__date=2&ne=3&gss=angs-g&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=8566101&recoff=1+2&db=uki1851&indiv=1)

Darksecretz
23-09-09, 10:17
ah the census ref is the same for the 1851 you found, it was the Portobello that threw me!

thought that was London?

Sherbertrose
23-09-09, 10:27
Hi Julie, Now I am confused. The source citation I gave was copied and pasted from the census return and is the same one you have a link to above??

Sarah married in Wolverhampton -

Search Results (http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/SearchResults.pl?RecordType=Marriages&RecordID=741611)

Sandra

Darksecretz
23-09-09, 10:55
they are either badly mangled or they died.. I can't see anything even remotely like it.. have you tracked Sarah to see if either of the parents are living with her later on??

Sherbertrose
23-09-09, 11:05
Hi Julie,
Yes I have tracked Sarah right through to 1911. And she is definitely not with them. This is why I thought Elizabeth and William might have emigrated. Please could someone look at departure records to see if there are any likely couples?

Thanks, Sandra

Darksecretz
23-09-09, 11:15
Sandra,

if you goto FamilySearch.org - Family History and Genealogy Records (http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp)

click on search records>>>records search pilot you can check records there to see if they went to the usa :smilee:

Sherbertrose
23-09-09, 11:45
Hi Julie,

I have had a quick look, but it is like looking for a needle in a hay stack, particularly as I don't even know that they did emigrate and if they did where they ended up!!

Sandra

Darksecretz
23-09-09, 12:16
true.. I dont have access to immigration/emigration records, sorry.