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Place of Birth. Not to sure

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Please could someone advice me on where the place of birth is for John Sawyer.

On this census return of 1891 it says for John Sawyer Bedington but im not sure what the other word is (Possibly Luro?) or in fact where it is.

As you can see his wife was born in Nettlebed Oton which i think is near Oxford.

Any suggestions please

Also for William Sawyer it states occupation as twister what is that. I am most confused.:D

 

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Hi Joejoerey1

I agree, it does look like Beddington, Surrey. There is a Beddington in Surrey actually. Have you found John Sawyer on any previous censuses or the 1901 census to confirm this at all?

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Hi Joejoerey1

I agree, it does look like Beddington, Surrey. There is a Beddington in Surrey actually. Have you found John Sawyer on any previous censuses or the 1901 census to confirm this at all?

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No haven't found them in 1901 as yet but the search continues.

I tried looking for Leddington Middlesex on google maps but it doesnt seem to exist so my bet its Beddington.
Oh well another birth certificate to be ordered to be sure.

And thank you julietpt for the link.
 
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thanks Joe,

that worked a treat :D

erm i'd say that if you compare the 'L' of London with what you think is Luro? are different, I think and after conferring with Tom that it is Surs which is Surrey.

I have done 'some' transcribing here and there so know what to look for
 

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Hi

In the 1851 census there is a John Sawyer born about 1850 with parents Richard and Mary in Teddington, Middlesex.

Richard is listed as aged 40 and a police constable. Several children were born in Surrey, Sussex and Teddington, which included John.

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Thanks benny that is very interesting that will be worth investigating to see if that's the very same one. What confuses me is why it says Bedington clearly on the census return would that be a mistake from the transcription possibly?
 
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from what I can gather Joe, more often that not it was a family member that filled in the enumeration form and then gave it to the enumerator when they called for it. so in essence it would be a transcription of what the householder (or more likely the scholar as they could write/read) that had filled in the enumeration schedule to be transcribed.

hope I meade some sense there.......
 

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Yes thats what i suspected darkcrystal.

thanks for the look up of the 1851 census benny your right im going to be ordering some bith certificates next week and solve this mystery once and for all.
 

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I think I may have found the marriage. I did a search on FreeBMD and found the marriage of a John Sawyer in the Mar Qtr 1875 in Kensington reg district. On the same page was a Sarah Steptoe. They may have wed there due to his job.

There is a Sarah Steptoe in the 1871 census aged 23 in Nettlebed Oxon, born in that village working as a servant.

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I think I may have found the marriage. I did a search on FreeBMD and found the marriage of a John Sawyer in the Mar Qtr 1875 in Kensington reg district. On the same page was a Sarah Steptoe. They may have wed there due to his job.

There is a Sarah Steptoe in the 1871 census aged 23 in Nettlebed Oxon, born in that village working as a servant.

Ben

Ohhh WELL done Ben!!

good bit of work there, seems very likely, doesnt it?
 

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I think career servants and coachman often worked away from home and sometimes their families accompanied them. This explains why so many children born to parents in such occupations were born in different areas.

The marriage cert details should confirm John's fathers name and occupation. Hopefully the subsequent births will give the mothers maiden name as Steptoe.

Ben
 

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Ohhh WELL done Ben!!

good bit of work there, seems very likely, doesnt it?
You beat me to it. I keep saying this but what a great forum this is.
Fantastic help.

I was just about to go to bed but im oing to have to stay up for a bit longer to take a look at the census and Sarah in 1871.

Once again thank you all soooooooo much. O0 O0 O0
 

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