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Recent content by Jmcgahey

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    Any suggestions?! Bailey/Bayley/Ashmore

    Martha’s birth certificate arrived today - no father! Mother is Amelia Bailey formerly Langston. Wondering if John Bailey died before she got pregnant or knew the baby wasn’t his! I think Samuel Ashmore/Butler could have been her biological father
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    Any suggestions?! Bailey/Bayley/Ashmore

    It seems very likely! It was the fact that Henry died before Amelia’s birth that made me unsure about the connection. But my research always leads me back to the same place. And now I know how to find mmn it’s given me some evidence. I live in Willenhall - so wasn’t suspicious about the...
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    Any suggestions?! Bailey/Bayley/Ashmore

    Just checked with my mom and nan - Aunt Mercy married George Lloyd, checked the records and Mercy Butler married George Lloyd in 1932 Wednesbury. Amelia Langston’s Mother’s maiden name was Bevan - her older sister Maria seems to have been a Bevan.
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    Any suggestions?! Bailey/Bayley/Ashmore

    Thanks, those are the details I have found for Henry and Sarah. I have found census records for them - but can’t find Sarah and Amelia in 1881 (1891 Amelia is living with her sister). My Nan can remember an ‘Aunt Merce’ And ‘Uncle Bob’ she knew there was confusion over surnames and ages add up
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    Any suggestions?! Bailey/Bayley/Ashmore

    Thanks, I had provisionally put Henry Langston and Sarah down as Amelia’s parents - but I think they had died before the 1881 census (I found a few Amelia’s living with siblings). I think Henry died March 1875....and Amelia was born June 1876. The death record for Amelia Bailey is what makes me...
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    Any suggestions?! Bailey/Bayley/Ashmore

    I’ll look into it, thanks. Wish they would stick to one spelling of Bayley - it’s common enough as it is! I’m so grateful for the info about searching the GRO index! I’m finding it really useful. I can’t believe I didn’t know before, I even ordered two certificates yesterday...without checking...
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    Any suggestions?! Bailey/Bayley/Ashmore

    Thank you for all your help! I hadn’t realised you could find mother’s maiden names before 1911. That’s been a massive help. This part of my tree has been irritating me for years and it felt like I was making too many assumptions. I’m wondering if Amelia and Samuel didn’t marry because she was...
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    Any suggestions?! Bailey/Bayley/Ashmore

    Thank you for your reply. I’ve hopefully ordered Martha’s birth certificate! It’s seems that part of my tree likes to pretend they were married! I knew there was a Mercy Butler born in 1910 but hadn’t found her mother’s maiden name. Thanks Joanna
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    Any suggestions?! Bailey/Bayley/Ashmore

    Hi everyone, My great grandfather, Joseph Richard Leek was born in 1919 (registered in Walsall, Q4). The family mainly stays in Darlaston/Wednesbury. Mother’s maiden name ‘Bayley’ On the marriage certificate for his parents (1919) it is a different spelling - Bailey. Unfortunately there are...
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    Please check my research! McGahey - Birmingham

    Thanks. This is definitely one of the areas that is going to be tricky! Things just aren’t adding up. I think the most likely candidate is Ellen Maria Alltimes (born 1863, Malling, Kent) Married Edmund Joseph Arundel December 1882 in Surrey (ages and middle name fit) Then living with Edmund...
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    Please check my research! McGahey - Birmingham

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate that, I have seen another family tree on ancestry with Alltimes. Thanks Joanna
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    Helping finding a marriage/spouse

    Hi, I’ve had a look on freeBMD and I think she married Ralph P Wade, Nottingham, June quarter 1911. Hope that helps Joanna
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    Please check my research! McGahey - Birmingham

    Hi, I am new to this site, but have been researching my family tree for 15 years. I have reached several brick walls and started researching my husbands family tree. I am quite good at making assumptions. I would appreciate it if anyone had the time to read the following and let me know how...
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