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vicki2810

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Hi, hoping someone might be able to steer me in the right direction. There are 3 people with the same name as my gr-grandfather, Benjamin Johnson, in the April, May, June Index in 1867.

My gr-grandfather was born in Gidney's End, Lincolnshire (April 1867). In the index registry for that time, there is a BJ born in Bethnal Green, in Holbeach, and in St. George. So I have the volume and page number to order a certificate, but alas...which one? I don't know the geography of the local area, so maybe it is logically one over another but I just don't know.

I only know his father's name (William) and his mother's first name (Ann)only. However the Registry office only gives the maiden name of the mother as a check to see if it is the right person to order the certificate...sigh...exactly the information I'm looking for.

Since I'm in Canada and it seems they only have the option to send by mail, it gets to be a bit costly to order all three in order to eliminate two.

Does anyone know of a way that I can first verify the correct Benjamin in the registration index volume page before I order?

Thanks very much,

Victoria
 

p.risboy

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As Holbeach is in Lincolnshire, I would assume that is the one you're after. Bethnal Green & St George(I think), are both in London.

Search for a marriage for his father to Ann ? ? ?, using the maiden name for the Holbeach birth.

Steve.:)
 

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Benjamin's father is a widower on the 1871 census :-

William Johnson Head 36 1835 Male Aldbeach Bank Lincolnshire England
Mary Ann Johnson Daughter 9 1862 Female Wheplet Lincolnshire England
Marrison Johnson Daughter 8 1863 Female Wheplet Lincolnshire England
William Johnson Son 6 1865 Male Wheplet Lincolnshire England
Benjamin Johnson Son 4 1867 Male Gidney Trine End Lincolnshire England
Christopher Johnson Son 2 1869 Male Gidney Trine End Lincolnshire England
Sarah Johnson Daughter 12 1859 Female Marpeth Bank Lincolnshire England


Peter

1861 census :-

1861

William M Johnson Head 23 1838 Male Fleet Lincolnshire England
Ann Johnson Wife 26 1835 Female Holbeach Lincolnshire England
Sarah Johnson Daughter 3 1858 Female Holbeach Lincolnshire England
Charlotte Johnson Daughter 1 1859 Female Whaplode Lincolnshire England
 
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Found marriage for Benjamin's father and mother :-

Name William Morris Johnson
Birth Date 1835
Age 22
Spouse's Name Ann Broad Gresham
Spouse's Birth Date 1834
Spouse's Age 23
Event Date 18 Sep 1857
Event Place Holbeach, Lincoln, England
Father's Name Benjamin Johnson
Spouse's Father's Name Thomas Greenham Gresham


Peter

Found birth details on GRO for Benjamin
JOHNSON, BENJAMIN MMN - GRESHAM
GRO Reference: 1867 J Quarter in HOLBEACH Volume 07A Page 370
 
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