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Burgess - Wilde family history

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Hi all,
I am wondering if anyone could help with my Burgess/Wilde family history, Lancashire England I think. My grandmother was Sarah Emma Elizabeth Wilde 1894 - 1942 and my "grandfather" was James Henry Burgess . I am trying to establish if in fact James is my actual grandfather.
James immigrated to Bristol Massachusettes in 1908 and Sarah Wilde in 1912. I dont have a marriage certificate. They had three children there - Viola 1915, James and Raymond. I have records of Sarah and Viola travelling to ànd from England and USA in 1916.
At some stage Sarah and Viola moved back to St Helens Lancashire permanently.
I am wanting to clarify if James traveled back and forth from USA and UK. I have found a couple of possible that has his approx birth year 1894. One was from Southampton 28/7/1924. One would work in around my father's birth - depart Liverpoole 22/12/1928.

I would be very grateful for any help on this or finding any other names ect or information of gg grandparent or further back.

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Hi Lyn,

I don't fully understand this. Travelled to USA at different times but married where?

Had 3 children in USA but had how many children in England?

Your father was born where and when?

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Is this the right one or you don't know?

Births Jun Qtr 1895
Wilde Sarah Emma E Ashton 8d 542



May or may not be the right one in Lancashire:

Births Sep Qtr 1895
Burgess James Henry Salford 8d 180
 

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Just posting this for a bit of background on the family.

USA 1920 census
Name James Burgess
Event Place New Bedford Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Age 25
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Own or Rent Rent
Birth Year (Estimated) 1895
Birthplace England
Immigration Year 1908
Father's Birthplace England
Mother's Birthplace England
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 45
James Burgess Head M 25 England
Sarah Burgess Wife F 24 England
James Burgess Son M 2 Massachusetts
Viola Burgess Daughter F 4 Massachusetts
 

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Name James Burgess
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 18 Feb 1915
Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 21
Marital Status Single
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1894
Birthplace Lancaster, England
Father's Name William
Mother's Name Mary Jane Wilde
Spouse's Name Sarah E.E. Wilde
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 19
Spouse's Marital Status Single
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1896
Spouse's Birthplace England
Spouse's Father's Name Joseph
Spouse's Mother's Name Mary J. Boston
 
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Hi all
Thanks for responding
Dave this might clarify a little more

1. James immigrated to America in 1908, Sarah Wilde in 1912.

2. I am presuming they were married in USA as the 1920 cencus names Sarah as wife and a Burgess; also Viola who was born in (1915) in Massachusetts. I have her birth certificate.

3. My father, Kenneth Burgess was born on 20/4/1929 in England. I have birth registration for Prescot Vol. 8b page 1315. He immigrated to Adelaide, Australia 30 March 1950.

4. I'm not sure how many other children besides dad were born in UK. I know Denise. I think others were Maurine, Elizabeth and Winnifred, but not positive.



Thanks again Lyn
 
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Just posting this for a bit of background on the family.

USA 1920 census
Name James Burgess
Event Place New Bedford Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Age 25
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Own or Rent Rent
Birth Year (Estimated) 1895
Birthplace England
Immigration Year 1908
Father's Birthplace England
Mother's Birthplace England
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 45
James Burgess Head M 25 England
Sarah Burgess Wife F 24 England
James Burgess Son M 2 Massachusetts
Viola Burgess Daughter F 4 Massachusetts
Thanks for this. In the 1920 cencus information I have, there is no mention of James, son 2. I believe he was killed in an accident around 1942 whilst making his way back to army camp. This is family word of mouth. I dont have any documents.

Cheers Lyn
 
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Is this the right one or you don't know?

Births Jun Qtr 1895
Wilde Sarah Emma E Ashton 8d 542



May or may not be the right one in Lancashire:

Births Sep Qtr 1895
Burgess James Henry Salford 8d 180
Hi Dave
It certainly looks like Sarah. I wouldnt think there would be many people with the same three names born in 1895.

James Henry could well be right.

I am still very green at this, but seem to muddle through. Can you tell me exactly where you search find these names-site?

Thanks again for your help

Regards Lyn
 

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Lyn, what does the birth certificate for your father say about James?

Age, occupation, ...

You want to find the right James Burgess.

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This one but can't see others.

Births Jun Qtr 1934
Burgess Denis B -Wilde - Prescot 8b 1275

Don't know if that's an error in the index.
 
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Are you able to say which of your parents was a child to James? And what year and where was this child born?
Hi gibbo,


My father, Kenneth Burgess was born on 20/4/1929 in England. I have birth registration for Prescot Vol. 8b page 1315. He immigrated to Adelaide, Australia 30 March 1950.
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7x James Burgess born Lancashire 1893-1895.

Only one with middle name Henry in index but middle names not always included.

We want one with father = William

1901 census. I currently have no access to any census on FamilySearch.
 
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Lyn, what does the birth certificate for your father say about James?

Age, occupation, ...

You want to find the right James Burgess.

Dave
Dave, believe it or not, I only have his birth register and I dont know where I got it from

Number 149 at top
It says births registered in April, May, June, 1929.
Burgess, Kenneth Mothers maiden name, Wilde, District- Prescot, Vol-8b, Page-1315.
I will check if my mum has his actual birth certificate

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Spouse's Father's Name Joseph (WILDE)
Spouse's Mother's Name Mary J. Boston

I can't find a marriage for a Joseph WILD(E) to a Mary BOSTON


Father's Name William (BURGESS)
Mother's Name Mary Jane Wilde

Marriages Dec Qtr 1875
BURGESS William Ashton 8d 896
WILD Mary Jane Ashton 8d 896

1901 census for William & Mary Jane and family would be handy.
 
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This one stands out but it needs checking

Marriages Jun Qtr 1889
Jones Mary Jane Ashton 8d 741
Wilde Joseph Ashton 8d 741


More than one Mary Jane

Marriages Jun Qtr 1883
BRIDGE John Ashton 8d 571
RANDLE Sarah Ashton 8d 571
STEWART Mary Jane Ashton 8d 571
Wilde Joseph Ashton 8d 571

EDIT: Ignore both those.
 
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7x James Burgess born Lancashire 1893-1895.

Only one with middle name Henry in index but middle names not always included.

We want one with father = William

1901 census. I currently have no access to any census on FamilySearch.


According to the information I have been sent by a cousin in Uk, James Henry's father was a Harold Burgess.
 
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Name James Burgess
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 18 Feb 1915
Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 21
Marital Status Single
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1894
Birthplace Lancaster, England
Father's Name William
Mother's Name Mary Jane Wilde
Spouse's Name Sarah E.E. Wilde
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 19
Spouse's Marital Status Single
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1896
Spouse's Birthplace England
Spouse's Father's Name Joseph
Spouse's Mother's Name Mary J. Boston
Again, this looks like them. A little confused with parents names. James'fathers name William ( could be william Harold or Harold William) mother Mary Jane Wilde.
Sarah was a Wilde, so I wonder if in fact James and Sarah were related before marriage. Maybe cousins? The plot thickens!
I will see if I can research more into this information.
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