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Another family mystery?

ptjw7

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My great Aunt Martha Murray married an Herbert Jones 3rd quarter 1883 in Edmonton.
In the 1871 Census they are there with 4 children and Herbert is there as Herbert Jones 28 born West Bromwich and 4 children Maud, Herbert, Louisa and Annie.
So far so good but in the 1901 census
They are all listed with a 'B' as a middle name :- Herbert B Jones
All the children are still there.

In the 1911 census they are now all listed with the 'B' now shown as Brant.
Only 3 of the children are listed the 4th Maud Brant Jones is listed but crossed out!

There is a listing for the Daughters marriage to a Frederick W Blasing with the daughter shown as Maud Jones Brant.
Father is listed as Herbert Jones Brant and mother Martha Jones Brant?

Very, very strange just where did the Brant come from, so far I haven't been able to find Herberts birth in West Bromwich so cannot see if his mother was a Brant which could be an answer but not to the name reversal!

Any other guesses!

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Hi Peter,

I've been looking at the censuses. The only Jones connection I can find is a John Jones nephew born about 1850 London. Beniahs mother was Caroline looks like she remarried to a Joseph Hamblett. I've not found a marriage for this couple though.


1841

Class H0107
Piece 1197
Book 23
Folio 20
Page 4

1861

Class RG 9
Piece 2021
Folio63
Page 38
 

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Probate

Benniah Brant Jones

46 Willow Street Chingford Essex carman and contractor - died 13 July 1899
on the highway Chingford - Adminstration London 21 Oct to Herbert Brant Jones manager of brickworks - effects £1310 10s

1891

Class RG12
Piece 1361
Folio 21
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Thanks for the info but I must be doing something wrong as on both Antree and FMP I can find no way to input a direct link to the 1891 census you quoted!

I have seen the input screen on Antree but for the life of me I cannot do it now, very infuriating - why they cannot leave things alone it was much easier before!!!

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1891 England Census
about Benjamin Jones

Name:
Benjamin Jones

Age:
60

Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1831

Spouse's Name:
Sarah Jones

Street address:
Erskine Street, Nechells, Aston, Birmingham

Registration district:
Epping

Sub registration district:
Chigwell

Piece:
1361

Folio:
21 ,

Page Number:
34

Benjamin Jones 60
Sarah Jones 56
Walter Jones 30
Annie Jones 20
 

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Thanks for the info but I must be doing something wrong as on both Antree and FMP I can find no way to input a direct link to the 1891 census you quoted!

I have seen the input screen on Antree but for the life of me I cannot do it now, very infuriating - why they cannot leave things alone it was much easier before!!!

peter
Hi Peter,

I don't know why using the references didn't show anything. When putting in the census references leave all other boxes blank.
 

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Hi Peter,

Ben(a)iah married Hannah Maria Fisher 25 Sept 1849

2nd marriage

17 June 1855 - Saint Thomas,Dudley,Worcester

Spouse Sarah Ann Goodman

Death

1853 - Apr/May/Jun - Kings Norton

Hannah Maria Brant
 

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Thanks Julie,
Sometimes you get the option to put the references in but normally you don't!
All very strange it was never as difficult as it is now!

This family is getting me very confused, are they Brant'/s or Jones's.
If you have the reference for the marriage of Martha Murray I would like it otherwise I will send for the certificate.

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I have her birth date Mar quarter 1865 in Islington and found her in the 1871 census when she was 6.
And then zilch - not found her again or a death for her but the family is good at changing names!
It seems somewhat strange as other members are found for several census's so a death is quite possible.

Peter
 

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