I have just done some checking on baptisms carried out at Ford End when the rellie was baptised. I checked 4 names 2 came up as Chelmsford on Freebmd and Gro and 2 didnt appear😭 no wonder I couldnt find him
Georges baptism was in Ford End which appears to be missing from the lists of parishes in registration districts Dunmow, Chelmsford or Braintree so all my looking at Parish records was a waste of time😢
I wonder how many others are not listed in reg districts but the records are on Seax records...
I have finally found baptism for a George Stock born 1878 - Census said Coopersale but not in Parish records for there.
Tried FMP and they say it was in Ford End, found him on Essex Parish records but cannot seem to locate a Registration District for Ford End.
Its no wonder I couldn't locate...
Welcome to the club - this whole family is a mystery.
Even the first born son I have been unable to find a birth for, the second born Martha is present on the 1881 census but not George born 1878 supposedly in Dunmow.
I think I will pass on this part of the family - brick walls are to hard!
Thinking about this pot messs last night I remembered 2 stories my wife had told to her by her grandmother.
The first was that she went somewhere to see if she was really married as apparently someone had changed their name, due apparently due to desertion. I could never find any links to her...
Trouble with the Stock family of Essex is that there are so many John Stocks around 1850 when my John is supposed to have been born!
I misstakenly thought getting the marriage cert would clear it up - just how wrong can one be.
I was hopping for a Thomas Stock as father but got a Joseph which I...
Today I'm trudging through the Essex Parish Registers and thinking whoever wrote their website has never had to look at loads of records!:mad:
Whenever you want to look at a parish you have to select the first initial of the parish, OK the page then jumps and you have to use the mouse to get to...
Searching the Essex parish registers is giving me a headache:sick:
Dunmow registration district has 25 villages each with parish records:(
Ongar registration district has 26:(
Its going to be a long long slog:eek:
I may be gone some time:rolleyes:
I have John Stock marriage cert and instead of clearing things up it has muddied the water so I am now going round in circles!:confused:
The cert has John's father as Joseph Stock labourer but for the life of me I cannot find him in the area:cautious:
To make matters worse the 1851 census is...
Just tried the Familysearch web site and o_O its all changed:mad: Why oh why do they keep changing what aint broke:mad:
Took some minutes to find what they had done with the search page!
As I get older just remembering what I was going to look up is bad enough:confused: let alone after...