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Nobbs in isle of wight, england

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My great grandfather was born in 1865. He lived with his grandfather James and His Grandmother Betsy Nobbs in census 1871 and census 1881. I can't figure out who his mother and father were. It's possible that his mother was not wed at the time. But what in the heck happened to her since I have a picture with no name except it says alfreds mother died at either 70 or 78 yeas old and her home was in godshill. Can anyone help me?:confused:
 
Is it an error? It says grand grandson which if correct will make it a bit harder to solve:

1881
RG11 Piece/Folio: 1173 / 60 Page 6
Name: Alfred Nobbs
Age (Original): 16
Gender: Male
Birth Year: 1865
Birthplace: Northwood, Hampshire, England
Relationship to Head of Household: Grand Grand Sn
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Ship Carpenter
Address: Olive Cottage
Event Place: Northwood, Hampshire, England
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head James Nobbs M 66 Gardener (M) Arrerton, Hampshire
Wife Betsey Nobbs F 66 Newport, Hampshire
Grand Grand Sn Alfred Nobbs M 16 Northwood, Hampshire
 
Births Mar Qtr 1865
NOBBS Alfred I of Wight 2b 517


If Alfred's mother was unmarried then that might or might not be the right reg.

A copy can be obtained - HERE
 
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I just saw your post, I have seen the first imformation and I have a copy and there is another that says he is 6 and he as listed as just grandson in 1861
 
This is curious because there are no birth registrations in Hampshire for any NOBBIS:

Name: Alfred Nobbis
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 19 Jan 1869
Christening Place: Hampshire, England
Birth Date: 16 Dec 1864
Birthplace:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Rose Nobbis
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C16687-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 1470952
Reference ID:


So, is Rose the daughter of James & Betsey?

Births Sep Qtr 1850
Nobbs Rosina I of Wight 8 216


We need the 1851 and 1861 census please.

Name: Rosena Nobbs
Age: 0
Gender: Female
Birthplace: West Cowes I Of W, Hampshire
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Schedule Type: Household

Can't tell if the same place:

Name: Betsey Nobbs
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Newport I Of W, Hampshire
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Schedule Type: Household
 
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my great grandfather Alfred ended up in USA had a son with a women who he married or she used his last name. she died in washington in 1903, where he left his son with her family, Bennetts in california, He went on to alaska and died in 1944. Can't find any record about her either, Except her death records. They may have been married in england , canada or in the states. She was 29 years old when she died.
 
Marriages Jun Qtr 1874
Humbey Harry James I. Wight 2b 892
NOBBS Rosina Maria I.Wight 2b 892


Deaths Jun Qtr 1937
Humby Rosina M 86 I.Wight 2b 830
 
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I was thinking that rose was betsey' s daughter, I found her at age 16 working, as a servant. that is why I thought she may have left alfred at the grandparents. But then again it might have been a different rose and i'm guessing.
 
Name: R M Humby
Age in 1911: 59
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: West Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Civil Parish: Godshill
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Street Address: Bell Inn, Godshill, Isle Of W
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 35
Estimated Marriage Year: 1876
Occupation: Assistant Business
Registration District: Isle of Wight
Registration District Number: 93
Sub-registration District: Godshill
ED, institution, or vessel: 14
Household Schedule Number: 22
Piece: 5763
Household Members:
Name Age
H J Humby 58
R M Humby 59
Ellen Cook 21

Name: H J Humby
Age in 1911: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Civil Parish: Godshill
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Street Address: Bell Inn, Godshill, Isle Of W
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Licensed Victualler
Registration District: Isle of Wight
Registration District Number: 93
Sub-registration District: Godshill
ED, institution, or vessel: 14
Household Schedule Number: 22
Piece: 5763
 
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