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G.G.G Grandparent.

p.risboy

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My mothers paternal grandparents were a little bit of a mystery for me for a while, up until now.
I have now found my Grandfathers, Gt. grandparents and one Gt.Gt.grandmother.
This was by an absolute fluke. I found one rellie relatively easy, and I remembered one of Juliejtp's post's. She had found somebody's grandparents by 'turning' a page of a census entry. So I tried the same.

So I started from page one and 'flicked' through 40 odd pages, and I could not believe what was unfolding before my eyes. I then worked back again.
All these families were neighbours, living down one street, albeit a very long street in the 1851 census. All 8 families that make up my Grandfathers line.
So I did the same with the 1841 census, although not as detailed, it all fitted like a glove.
So now I have 17 rellies from 1841 and as they seem to average 8-10 kids a family, what is the total by 1901 going to be like if the majority survived.:eek: :eek:
I am now starting to get the hang of research.

So thank's to this site, and the people on it. helpusall

Steve.:) :) :)

ps. have just found one rellie, Joseph Graham, who had gone to America after 1851 and appears back in England by 1871 as a widow, with his son Joseph jnr. born New York, America.
 
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Hi Steve,

Congratulations on your find! It's really exciting to see the whole community unfold before your eyes isn't it?

So much better than pure name collection as Ben always says. Most of my rellies lived in the same street as their husbands/wives growing up including my own Mum and Dad.

I was really puzzled a couple of months ago as to why one of my Dad's Great Aunts would send him a seemingly obscure newspaper clipping of someone visiting from America in the 70s. None of knew the people involved until I checked each page of the 1901census carefully and found all the surnames mentioned had someone living in Priestman St Bradford at the time and they would have had a strong connection with the family of the visitor.

No wonder we're addicted!

Cheers,
Jill
 

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Hi

Yes, many people had relatives living near them in those days, even in big cities such as London or Liverpool.

Congratulations on your find Steve. I always like to research more than the bare bones. You never know what you will find.

Ben
 

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It is quite astounding, that my Grandfather was born in the same street, almost a hundred years later than his GG grandparents.
The family must have been one of the original inhabitants of these millworkers houses.
I'm lucky that they didn't disperse earlier in the 19th century.
Still have along way to go, but I'm sure I'll get there with help from you all.

Steve.:)
 

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It is quite astounding, that my Grandfather was born in the same street, almost a hundred years later than his GG grandparents.
The family must have been one of the original inhabitants of these millworkers houses.
I'm lucky that they didn't disperse earlier in the 19th century.
Still have along way to go, but I'm sure I'll get there with help from you all.

Steve.:)

Bomber, who is a FHUK member, lives in the same town where my rellies lived. He went and took some photo's of the street for me, and also sent me some historical photo's.
Sadly the house that my grandfather was born in, was demolished in the 1960's.
Apparently they were built in the 1830's, about half of them still stand.
My thanks to Bomber.

Steve.:)
 

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