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Gertrude Mary Wright/Springate

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Hi. Hope everyone on here is well and staying safe. Am looking for advice as to where I can find a birth for Gertrude Mary Wright. I know quite a lot about this lady (her stage name was Gertie Stirling) but am absolutely stumped as to where she was born. I have her marriage cert, she was married in Burnley in 1878 to James Springate) and her father is named as Thomas Wright, Commercial Traveller, deceased at the time of her marriage. Coincidently I found a baptism record for Gertrude Mary in Burnley (27/9/1876) a few months prior to her marriage stating her d.o.b. was 31/10/1861, father named as Thomas, mother Fanny. I thought that I had cracked it as Gertrude named her 1st child Gertrude Fanny. On checking marriage records I found a marriage for Thomas Wright to Fanny Hargreaves in 1860 Burnley, but on checking subsequent census records I really don't think this is the same family as Thomas was still alive in 1891. I can find no birth record in Burnley in 1861 for Gertrude Wright and can't find any birth record anywhere in the country for a Gertrude Wright. On one census return Gertrude is showing as being born Stafford, on another it shows St Saviour, London. Gertrude was a dancer, singer and comedienne and someone has suggested that her mother Fanny was also a singer. Can anyone suggest where I go next, am so interested in her life and that of her husband's family Springate, as many of them were variety hall artists and I believe 2 of her nephews appeared on stage with Charlie Chaplin at the start of his career. If I could find her mother and discover she too appeared on stage it will give me something more to research. I would be so grateful for any advice as to what I should do next. Take care you all
 

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