See what you mean, he drops his J down under the line, so it cant be Jones.
Looks like Ives as well. I cant make any other name out of it. The first letter could be I, but it could also be S, except no name comes out of a word beginning with S.
If you email the register office with this information, maybe they can throw some light on it. It has been missed out on the BMDs(this happens).
When people register a child and arent married, they usually make two entries. One in the name of the father and one in the name of the mother...
have you tried looking for a Marianne. I had the name Mary Ann in early censuses, and they didnt really distinguish between Mary Ann and Maryann/Marianne. because I suppose it was to do with being unable to write. Mary Ann sounds like Marianne if you are dictating names to the local...
Looks like they didnt marry, probably one or the other was already married.
There was no law to stop a man giving a child his name, it was encouraged then he had to support the child of course. If they were living together,(or apart) and the man claims parentage, then the child takes...
Just thinking of scenarios. I know in London(from my lot, they invented the word illegitimate:biggrin: ) Midwives and Workhouses always made sure that the illegitimate births were registered(probably some code of conduct or law or something). What if Mary Ann was from Leeds. Was sent away...
I think I may have found them on the 1911
Marriages Jun 1905
HARRISON Annie - WARD Ernest - Leeds 9b/ 969
1911 census has them living in Leeds
ERNEST WARD 1871 age 40
ANNE WARD 1886 age 25
THOMAS HARRISON WARD 1906 age 5
HILDA WARD 1907 age 4
KATE WARD 1909 age 2...
just found this on the web,(googled balfour institute smithdown road) i have cut away from number 1 to 94
Below is the first part of Smithdown Road from the back of Old Ordnance
Survey Map for Allerton about 1905.
Sorry, but I don't have any further information...
you could give this place a try, they may have records
Wiltshire County Council
Social Services Department
Tel: 01225 752198
(Trowbridge, West Wilts areas)
( Salisbury and Kennet areas)
this fella has a same mothers maiden name...right county
Name: Brian A S Bailey
Mother's Maiden Surname: Taylor
Date of Registration: Jul Aug Sep 1939
Registration district: Weymouth
Registration county: Wiltshire
Volume Number: 5a
Page Number: 537
know the feeling. birth and marriage certs are like lottery tickets. I have enough to paper my shed, from such awful surnames like Bell,King,and Perry.
They were managable when they still lived in villages, but when they moved up to the smoke:D :o .....always say could be worse, could be...