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Hi after a break from researching my family I am back but still trying to find my great great grandfather Francis Bradley,on all the censuses he states he was born 1841 Kidderminster but I still can’t find his birth record maybe he wasn’t born in Kidderminster at all.Its seems his mother was Margaret and his brother was John,I have had a little help on another forum which suggest that Francis mother never married and ended up living with a Francis Wall who she never married either apparently it was not the mothers responsibility to register a birth at that time.I have put some details below any help would be appreciated.

Francis Bradley 1841 Kidderminster
Charles Bradley 1875 Kidderminster
George Francis Bradley 1901 Kidderminster
Harold George Bradley 1932 Plymouth
 

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There is this one but rather odd as date of registration is before date of birth so an error somewhere.

Births Mar Qtr 1840
Bradley Francis Ashton &c 20 176

BRADLEY, FRANCIS - No mother's maiden name so mother not married
GRO Reference: 1840 M Quarter in ASHTON AND OLDHAM Volume 20 Page 176

But ruled out by mother's name - Royton is in RD Ashton & Oldham.

Baptism: 7 Mar 1841 St Paul, Royton, Lancashire, England
Francis Bradley - Son of Fanny Bradley
Born: 19 Jun 1840
Abode: Heyside
Occupation: Single Woman
Notes: illegitimate
Baptised by: J. Dobie
Register: Baptisms 1837 - 1850, Page 84, Entry 668
Source: LDS Film 1656585

There appears to be no birth registration that fits.

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Coincidence ?? No - a different mother so no match for sons John and Francis of same unmarried woman.

BRADLEY, JOHN - again no mother's maiden name
GRO Reference: 1839 D Quarter in ASHTON AND OLDHAM Volume 20 Page 113

Baptism: 22 Dec 1839 St Michael and All Angels, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
John Bradley - [Child] of Sarah Bradley, Spinster
Abode: Flowery Field
Baptised by: J. Handforth
Register: Baptisms 1838 - 1840, Page 217, Entry 1731
Source: Original Register

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1841 has Margaret and son John age 2 not born Worcestershire.

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Event Place Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Residence Note Bolter's Lane
Registration District Kidderminster
Parish Kidderminster
County Worcestershire
Page Number 8
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 1208/30 Book 9
Margaret Bradley F 25
John Bradley M 2
Francis Bradley M 1 Worcestershire


About 7x John born England abt 1839 with no mother's maiden name on birth reg.

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Thanks for that DaveHam9 Francis has had me baffled for a while now,still genealogy is never straightforward and easy.Looks like I won’t be progressing my search past Francis
 

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He was baptised 5 February at St Georges church, Kidderminster, mother Margaret, according to the familysearch site.

He is in the 1841 Census in Kidderminster with Margaret and brother John, neither of whom were born in the county. Do you have him in the 1851 Census at all?

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Looking at the various Census entries for Margaret she is born in Shropshire, but exactly where isn't clear although it does seem to begin with the letter C. I can find only one Shropshire baptism 1815+/- 5 yrs

Margaret Bradley 9 April 1815 Clunbury parents Thomas and Elizabeth

Possible death

Margaret Wall Jun 1879 Kidderminster 6c 122 aged 65

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