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Hi

My first post. I am trying to research My mothers family, a sad story right at the start but I suppose not uncommon.

My mother was born 1917 registered in Gt Yarmouth (Norfolk) her mothergave her address as (10 Row 93) which relates to the quite famous Row houses of the Town. For some reason my grandmother handed my Mother over to be raised by her Mother ( MY G Grandmother) and my mum never heard or saw her mother again from what she told before she passed away.

Unfortunately there isn't much for me to go on my mum B/C except my grandmothers name Mildred Knights and the address in the Rows. I have no age, place of birth or anything, there are no relatives that I know about at all.

My Mum could recall living around the Garvestone area of Norfolk (Near Dereham) with her Grandmother only, which would have meant her grand father being missing for whatever reason; and a move away from the Coastal area.

I am not sure where to start searching or inquiring
 

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Hi gordo and welcome to the FHUK forum.

Do you know your g grandmothers name ?
It may be a long shot but they may be on th 1901 census.
There are quite a few births for Mildred Knights in Norfolk.
 
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HI DC, nope it was her Mother that registered her, an edited scan of the details are



I managed to sort out the strange looking Residence Address, which points to the famous Row Houses of Gt Yarmouth.

My Mother often said that her Gran (my Gt Gran) riased her in Garverston Norfolk. I did a search of several Mildred Knights, noting their Mothers names and then tried search for her in that Village. But as the census isn't available for another years, I drew a big fat zero.
One does look promising from the 1901 census a large family in West Somerton, but that is a Mildred E Knights. suppose she didn't have to use her middle name. Then I found another Mildred, but who died soon after childbirth.
 
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HI DC, nope it was her Mother that registered her, an edited scan of the details are



I managed to sort out the strange looking Residence Address, which points to the famous Row Houses of Gt Yarmouth.

My Mother often said that her Gran (my Gt Gran) riased her in Garverston Norfolk. I did a search of several Mildred Knights, noting their Mothers names and then tried search for her in that Village. But as the census isn't available for another years, I drew a big fat zero.
One does look promising from the 1901 census a large family in West Somerton, but that is a Mildred E Knights. suppose she didn't have to use her middle name. Then I found another Mildred, but who died soon after childbirth.
Hi Gordo,

I can't make anything out on the cert as it is too small :'( the house in gt yarmouth, was that your gt grans house?

I know that you are trying to follow this line, perhaps Electoral Rolls would help, though I'm not sure if you can do a search on a house to get the occupants names.. (and I guess that as women didnt get the vote till 1920's that there would have to be a male living in the house)
 

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Try this link to the Local Studies for Norfolk. Just click on the Gt Yarmouth Local Studies Collection.

Good Luck.


http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/consumption/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=258


HI DC, nope it was her Mother that registered her, an edited scan of the details are



I managed to sort out the strange looking Residence Address, which points to the famous Row Houses of Gt Yarmouth.

My Mother often said that her Gran (my Gt Gran) riased her in Garverston Norfolk. I did a search of several Mildred Knights, noting their Mothers names and then tried search for her in that Village. But as the census isn't available for another years, I drew a big fat zero.
One does look promising from the 1901 census a large family in West Somerton, but that is a Mildred E Knights. suppose she didn't have to use her middle name. Then I found another Mildred, but who died soon after childbirth.
 
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Thanx DC

she was a Domestic Servant. live in or live out I don't know

Sorry I thought the scan was OK

unmarried.. no futher help with that.

Row House 10 Row 93. I have found a little about them and waiting to hear from a Yarmouth Historian with futher details. I am unsure if it who house it was. Some of those Houses were small for the poorer people and others large for the wealthier,

Thanx julie
I am planning a trip to Yarmouth library for further searches. Also goig to join Norfolk Family History Soc
 
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Not to worry about the scan, if it was abit bigger then it would be better, but praps next time eh? :)

I also have found this, there seem to be alot of records/info online for Norfolk, this might help, it isnt complete but is gradually getting there, the names that are blue you can click on and it will take you to the relevant records.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tinstaafl/
 

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Hi Gordo

I live near Great Yarmouth.

What does the line under the Mothers name say under Mildred Knights?

I take it you havent got any reference as to who the father was?

Ben
 
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I would guesstimate that Garvestone lays about 30-35 miles West of West Somerton.

That Mildred E Knights was the only one that I have come up with, another one I found close to the area died at childbirth I would say
 

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Hi Gordo

Domestic Service increased the number of illegitimate births and fellow male and female servants often got on together in the same house and concieved a child. Sometimes it was the employer that took advantage.

I wonder if any newspapers have any record of the birth at all. This may help. Have you looked for her baptism at all?

Ben
 
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Hi Gordo

Domestic Service increased the number of illegitimate births and fellow male and female servants often got on together in the same house and concieved a child. Sometimes it was the employer that took advantage.

I wonder if any newspapers have any record of the birth at all. This may help. Have you looked for her baptism at all?

Ben
Exactly what we had discussed as soon as I got the B/C through, no I haven't looked for Newspapers yet. and now on freeReg site checking another leg of my Family Thanks or the ideas
 
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