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Moses Wooster. bap.1809, Wendover, Bucks.


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In Ireland, but born Bucks.
If I have the correct Moses Wooster marrying a Jane Brant in 13 Dec. 1838, St Pancras,

They had a son Francis who was born, and buried. 30 days old, living at Hero Place, Paddington. Registered Kensington.

Parents were Timothy Wooster and Selina Jones.

Hints suggest that Moses died in 1863. But I have found a death in 1845, which make more sense. But what is a Occasional Copy. A

Moses Wooster
Registration Quarter - Jan-Feb-Mar
Death Registration Place. United Kingdom
Death Date Mar 1845
Inferred Death Place - United Kingdom.
Volume.1 Page.258.

GRO Reference: 1845 M Quarter in CAMDEN TOWN IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX Volume 01 Page 258 Occasional Copy: A

Not found in the 1841 census, if the death is correct. Nor a london burial.

It means that a change of some sort has been made to the original registration and that the original has been replaced by this Occasional Copy A.
Unless you have a copy of the original registration and can compare it with the Occasional Copy A you are unlikely to find out what changes have been made.

I came across this a few years ago and emailed the GRO to ask about it. They were unable to say what changes had been made because they didn't seem to know. I don't know if the original registration is destroyed or not.
Not sure if this is of any help. There was a inquest in the death of Moses 1863. Gives his age as 73. No further info that is of any help.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 5, 1863
Publication: Bucks Herald (Aylesbury, England) (British Library Newspapers) (Aylesbury, England)
Issue: 1663


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Thanks Gibbo. He's another branch of the Woosters that I haven't explored yet. b.1788 West Wycombe, Bucks. He was living in Easton Street in the 1861 census.

Thanks MLT. I did look at the marriage for Jane Brant/Wooster, but didn't want to go further until I had established Moses death, and census returns.

Just out of interest, there is a GRO ref for another son Frederick John Sep 1843 Marylebone 1 165 mmn Brant.

I can't find Jane in 1851 but there is a John Wooster aged 7 born Middlesex in Bushey, Herts with his uncle and aunt Job and Susan Wooster. Job is the son of Timothy and Selina and brother to Moses.

In 1861 Jane is living at 6 Maida or Hero Place, Paddington (sound familiar?). She is a 45 year old widow with two sons John born 1842 and Thomas born 1839, both gardeners.

I have now found her in 1851 mistranscribed as Broster. She is at 5 Hero Place with son Timothy aged 11 (probably Thomas in 1861) and mother Jane Brant. Both women are widows.

I cannot see a marriage after 1861 that can be verified by the Census nor can I find a Jane Wooster death so Heaven only knows what happened to her.
There is a Jane Brant in a Workhouse as a servant. But is single, and not a widow, in the 1851 census.

Doing searches on Anc. is now a right pain, searching for established people, I'm better off searching doing a complete search with the same details, and usually find what I need, well, almost.

Thanks MLT, I'll see if I can find what you have.