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Two years on and iam still no nearer to finding my grandfather
His name was Alfred Oxer born abt 1887 in Wakefield Yorks
Is there anyone that could help me to trace him please .
 

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Courtesy of TNA could this be the family in 1891

RG12/3830/F88/p29

86 Pickering Road, Brightside, Sheffield

James Oxer 42 Head Bricklayer Branston, Lincs
Sarah Oxer 38 wife Ludlow, Salop
Thomas Henry Oxer 17 son Bricklayer Salemoor, Ches
Alfred Oxer 15 son Bricklayer Wakefield, Yorks
James C Oxer 12 son Wakefield, Yorks


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That's the one MLT. http://www.forum.familyhistory.uk.com/showthread.php?p=67261

Leonie has put the wrong year of birth.:biggrin:

1881 census.

Alfred Oxen(Alfred Oxer)
Age: 4
abt 1877

Father-Joseph Oxen
Mother-Sarah Oxen

Born, Sandal, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Normanton
Yorkshire

Address: Beckbridge Terrace

Occ. Scholar
Reg dist Wakefield
Sub-reg dist.-Sandal
ED-13

Joseph Oxen 30. Branstone, Lincs. Occ. Bricklayer.
Sarah Oxen 29. Ludlow.
Thomas Oxen 8
Rebecca Oxen 5
Alfred Oxen 4
Joseph C. Oxen 1

1901 census

Alfred Oxer
Age: 24
abt 1877

Father-James Oxer
Mother-Sarah Oxer

Born - Sandle, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Sheffield
Ecclesiastical parish: Hillsborough and Wadsley Bridge
Town - Wadsley
Yorkshire.

Address. 36, Clarence Road.

Reg dist-Wortley
Sub-reg- dist-Ecclesfield
ED-22

James Oxer 52. Branston, Lincs. Bricklayer
Sarah Oxer 50. Ludlow, Salop.
Alfred Oxer 24. Bricklayer.
Joe Oxer 21. Bricklayer.

1911 census

Alfred Oxer
Age 34
abt 1877.
Born -Normanton, Yorkshire.
Civil parish: Aston
Warwickshire

Address - Garrison Lane, Birmingham
Reg dist - Aston.

Sub-regi dist - Deritend
ED-28

Alfred Oxer 34. Bricklayer.
Mary Ellen Oxer 33. Holmsfield, Derbyshire.
Edward Oxer 9. Millhouses, Yorks.
Winifred Ellen Oxer 6. Millhouses, Yorks
Constance Oxer 1. Wortley, Yorks.

Married 9 years. 5 children, 2 died.




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1851 census.

Joseph Oxer
Age: 2 Mo
abt 1851

Father - Henry Oxer
Mother - Rebecca Oxer

Born - Branston, Lincolnshire, England
Civil parish: Branston
Lincolnshire

Street Address:

Reg dist-Lincoln
Sub-reg dist - Lincoln South
ED-12a

Henry Oxer 35. Fulham, Middx. Journeyman Stone mason.
Rebecca Oxer 40. Metheringham, Lincs.
Henry Oxer 11. Waddington, Lincs.
Elizabeth Oxer 9
William Oxer 7
Sarah Oxer 5
James Oxer 2
Joseph Oxer 2 Mo

All other kiddies born Branston, Lincs.

1861 census.

Joseph Oxer
Age: 10
abt 1851
Relation: Son
Father -Henery Oxer
Mother -Rebecca Oxer

Born - Branston, Lincolnshire.
Civil parish: Branston
Lincolnshire.
Registration district: Lincoln
Sub-registration district: Lincoln South West
ED, institution, or vessel: 14

Henery Oxer 45, Fulham, Middx. Stone Mason.
Rebecca Oxer 50. Metheringham, Lincs.
James Oxer 12
Joseph Oxer 10


1871 census.

Joseph Oxer
Age: 20
abt 1851
Relation - Lodger

Born - Barony, Lincolnshire, England
Civil parish: Sale
Ecclesiastical parish: St Anne
Cheshire

Reg dist - Altrincham
Sub-reg dist - Altrincham
ED-17


Joseph Egerton 29.
Mary Ann Egerton 40.
Joseph Oxer 20. Bricklayer.



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1841 census

Henry Axer (Henry Oxer)
Age: 25
abt 1816

Civil parish: Branston Allotment
Hundred: Lincoln
Lincolnshire

Reg district: Lincoln
Sub-reg - Lincoln South

Henry Axer 25. n.b.i.c. Stone Mason.
Rebeccah Axer 30
Henry Axer 1



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London Births & Baptisms.

Henry Oxer
Baptism
Baptism Date: 23 Jun 1816
Father - Henry Oxer
Mother- Elizabeth Oxer
Parish or Poor Law Union: Hammersmith St Paul
Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham
Register Type: Bishop's Transcript.



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can you give us the names of his wife and children please
I have all the family information , the census date of his birth says 1877,
There were mistakes made with the spelling of the surname however.
My grandfather was living in Birmingham , then he moved to Lichfield that would be about 1912 that was the year Alfred junior was born , he was my late father.
What iam trying to find out is my grandfathers date of death i have tried searches all to no avail .
 
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The reason I asked for more info was to identify Alfred. This was before Emeltee discovered the date you gave was 10 years out.

Although her find looked promising we still did not have a definite match.
However you have now given a date and place (1912 Litchfield) your father was born and from this he can be identified, also the date of his marriage. Also we can now find him on the 1911 census return. We now know that Alfred senior married Mary Ellen Brown in jun 1901 in Ecclesall Bierlow. Following him back we get to the 1881 census where his parents Joseph and Sarah Pilson are with Alfred aged 4. This says he was born in Sandal which is the Wakefield area. Alfred's birth is given as 1877 on 3 out of 4 census returns, the fourth being 1876. We now know with some confidence that we are looking at the right birth date of 1877 in Wakefield district

but it sounds as if you already know all this......but you did not mention it was his death you were looking for.

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Just in case you don't have it here is the birth record of Arthur Oxer born 1877 It is a bad immage but can be read as Oxer not Ofee

Alfred Ofee

Sandal Magna, St Helen

22 Jul 1877

father Joseph Ofee,
mother Sarah Ofee

church records page 197, entry 1559

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If incorectly transcribed this is a wild card

Alfred Owen - b 1877 d j/m 1959 agged 82 -Cannock 9b 160

If you were to order the cert, if you tell them who you are looking for, and you only want it if it could be him, they should not charge you if it's not him

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If incorectly transcribed this is a wild card

Alfred Owen - b 1877 d j/m 1959 agged 82 -Cannock 9b 160

If you were to order the cert, if you tell them who you are looking for, and you only want it if it could be him, they should not charge you if it's not him

dave
My apoligies for the confusion on my part .
It was his death date that i needed , a famliy member has done most of the family history research for me, he did recently find some more information from the Lichfield Mercury , the story read that my grandfather was sent to prison for failing to pay money to keep his children .
The information you have forwarded is worth trying as i said the surname had different spellings .
 

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