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Learning about UK records

I am South African in Australia and have been researching for a few years spending most of that time on my South African lines. I have investigated my English (Vincent m Richardson from Norwich) and Irish lines (Carson m Lester from Armagh Ireland by way of Glasgow Scotland, and a different Irish Carsonon the maternal side) from time to time. I have also reviewed the records on Familysearch and Ancestry, reviewed existing trees and have read up on UK records. For example I have successfully obtained birth certificates from Scotland people for Carson m Lester in Motherwell married in Armagh! I am now focusing on the UK ancestors. 2 Vincents migrated to South Africa, my great grandfather Vincent, Frederick Edgar 1872 and his brother Vincent, Charles Alfred. I have found most of their South Arican records.

I would appreciate some views on the following questions:

1) Using Vincent, Charles Edgar as a focus https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9V4V-NB8
- Which is the right (?) birthplace when the birth registration record shows: Registration District: West HamCounty: EssexEvent Place: West Ham, Essex, England and a census record shows: Birthplace: Stratford, Essex? Using Google Maps the places are close to each other.

- Similarly the children's birth records and census records all show some variation of place area and parish - Were they moving around or that is where the census took place?
1861 census - Event Place: Norfolk, England, United KingdomEvent Place (Original): St Gregory, Norwich, Norfolk, EnglandCounty: Norfolk
1871 census - Event Place: Norfolk, England, United KingdomEvent Place (Original): St Stephen, Norfolk, EnglandSub-District: Mancroft
1881 census - Event Place: Norwich Heigham, Norfolk, EnglandRegistration District: Norwich
1901 census - Event Place: Norwich, Norfolk, England, United KingdomCounty: Norfolk

- Are the elector records essentially a voters role? For which governance body?

2) From Ancestry https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/167308162/person/202199603298/facts it looks like Vincent, Charles Edgar and his siblings and parents were paupers at Tendring Work House. I have found some online history about Tendring Work House.
a) Would I be able to find information specific or general about how Charles and his family entered the work house and then left? Where can I find some history on the local economic and social conditions in Norwich?

b) FamilySearch shows a link to both his parents and the records seem to correlate so how confident can I be (without anyone doing the detailed research for me) that these relationships are correct?

Thank you in advance for any reposne and assistance.

Clifton Vincent

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