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Alice Maud PALMER


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Alice Maud PALMER b. abt 1853 Somerset

father = James possibly and mother = ?

I'd like a look up for Alice please in 1861, 1871 and 1881.

Alice married in NSW in 1885 - register says spinster aged 32 born Taunton.

Seems there is a router down on the route between my ISP and FS site.


The age is a bit out Dave but best fit is

Alice Palmer
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: James Palmer
Mother's Name: Ann Palmer
Gender: Female
Where born: Taunton, Somerset, England

Civil parish: Taunton St James
Town: Taunton
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Taunton
Sub-registration district: Taunton St James
ED, institution, or vessel: 2f
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 117
Piece: 1618
Folio: 36
Page Number: 18
Household Members: Name Age
James Palmer 45
Ann Palmer 44
Henriella Palmer 17
James Palmer 15
Edwd Palmer 12
Herbert Palmer 9
Rhoda Palmer 4
Alice Palmer 2
John Parsons 35
Mary Parsons 28
Kate Parsons 5
Willey Parsons 8 Months
Mary Ousley 30
Alfred Parker 34
James has died in 1871

Alice Palmer
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relation: Daughter
Mother's Name: Anne Palmer
Gender: Female
Where born: Somerset, England
Civil parish: St Marylebone
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration district: Marylebone
Sub-registration district: Christchurch
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Household schedule number: 377
Piece: 179
Folio: 35
Page Number: 64
Household Members: Name Age
Anne Palmer 54
Edwd Palmer 22
Alice Palmer 12

Alice M. Palmer
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relation: Servant
Gender: Female
Where born: Taunton, Somerset, England

Civil parish: St George
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address: 41 Berkeley Sq

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Housemaid

Registration district: Chelsea
Sub-registration district: Mayfair
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 96
Folio: 68
Page Number: 14
Household Members: Name Age
William H. Gladstone 40
Gertrude Gladstone 31
Mary Lake 24
James Robertson 31
Frank Pulsford 19
Sarah Richardson 41
Alice M. Palmer 22
Harriett C. Shea 25
Hello Barbara,

Thank you very much.

The marriage entry in the register had no mother listed and no occupation for James. The entry was easy to read so I'm sure it says Alice Maud and Taunton and father = James.

So far I have no death and no arrival in Australia for Alice.

I've had no access to FS for 3 days. :rolleyes:

Perhaps she put her age up because her spouse was a widower aged 60.


Barbara, please check 1891 and I hope you don't find that one. :)

I've done all the usual and not so usual checks and I've come to the conclusion it's not me or my ISP but some router failure in California.

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms
3 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms
4 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms
5 13 ms 13 ms 12 ms xe-1-1-0-0.syd-ult-core1.iinet.net.au []
6 13 ms 13 ms 14 ms unknown.net.reach.com []
7 14 ms 14 ms 14 ms i-0-7-1-0.sydo-core02.bi.reach.com []
8 154 ms 171 ms 154 ms i-0-3-0-0.1wlt-core01.bx.reach.com []
9 153 ms 160 ms 153 ms unknown.net.reach.com []
10 218 ms 191 ms 191 ms lap-brdr-03.inet.qwest.net []
11 * * * Request timed out.
I ruled out the one that fitted for age because it was RD Frome and now I can't find one around 1859 in RD Taunton.

Well, not as PALMER. :2fun: This is a connection to the LEWTON/LEAR/HODGES/WILMOTT mob where many births and marriages were under the mother's family name. :eek:

There is this one:

Births Dec 1859
COOPER Alice Maud Mary Taunton 5c 428

Marriages Sep 1839
BENNETTS James Taunton 10 588
BESS Ann Taunton 10 588
BOWDEN Mary Hannah Taunton 10 588
CULLIN Nicholas Taunton 10 588
PALMER James Taunton 10 588
Stephens William Taunton 10 588
Tolhan Elizabeth Taunton 10 588
Trout Mary Ann Taunton 10 588
Some are there:

Births Sep 1851
Palmer Herbert Hugh Taunton 10 445

Births Sep 1856
Palmer Emmeline Rhoda Taunton 5c 389
work gets in the way of genealogy at times:D

She is not there in 1891 so looks like she is your Alice unless she is there married of course!

Thanks Barbara.

It possible Alice pretended to be older when she married.

A bit curious only some of the birth reg seem to be there.

I've got access to FS again.