Re: Researching: Hunt, Collins,Harrold...
I am researching Hunt (my fathers side)
Collins (mothers maiden name)
Harrold (grandmothers maiden name)
Hunt from Bournemouth Hants Dads dob 20th March 1915 or 1916
Collins from Ringwood Hants Mums dob 29th October 1916
Harrold from Melksham Wiltshire Grandmothers dob 17th January 1879
My grandmother (d 1980 in her 102nd year) was 13th of 14 children.
I believe her mother died of childbirth with the 14th child. Her father died at 42 of TB I think.
Shortly after the authorities put all the youngest children in orphanges, my grandmother going to a very good one in Bristol.
Subsequently she went into service when she was about 15 or 16.
She ran away from the first job in London which she did not like, and ended up working for a family at Christchurch in Hampshire where I believe she met my grandfather Alfred George Collins from Ringwood.
The had three girls: Nora, Doreen and my mother Elizabeth (Betty).
My mother is the only survivour aged 92 this week!
My grandfather (Alfred) had three bothers: Harry, Fred and Thomas and two sisters Nell and Ettie.
Iam trying to find more details of the above 5.
Alfred George Collins died in 1947 shortly after he retired.
I would be interested in any detail I can get on these three family names.
I will be in UK in July 2010, so hope to be able to do a bit of research whilst Iam there.