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'Tracing the family tree'

blizzy

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Hello I'v been tracing my family tree along with my two sisters off and on for 4/5 years. I live in the Merseyside area my late mum was born in Liverpool (this is the side of the family we have been concentrating on.) My mums name was Elizabeth Ann Chamberlain born 1927 (she married my father Philip A Bastow in 1948 he was born in Rock Ferry Birkenhead )her fathers name was Frederick Edwin chamberlain born 1898 and her mothers name was Margaret nee Mills born 1902. Fredericks parents were called Edwin Thomas and Catherine Chamberlain. Fredericks siblings were called Mary, Edwin, Henry, Francis, Christina and William. Mum was quite coy about her young life her Mum died when she was 12 and we think there were alot of religious problems involved between the families. Anybody out there been looking for this family !!?? We are stuck.. We do know that Edwin, Fredericks father was born in Birmingham Warickshire about 1856, but there is no trace of his birth, baptism etc and believe me we have looked! With regards our grandmother Margarets side her parents were called Frederick Walter and Isabella Mills, her maiden name was Dunn...ok I'v gone on enough for now!!
 

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Hello I'v been tracing my family tree along with my two sisters off and on for 4/5 years. I live in the Merseyside area my late mum was born in Liverpool (this is the side of the family we have been concentrating on.) My mums name was Elizabeth Ann Chamberlain born 1927 (she married my father Philip A Bastow in 1948 he was born in Rock Ferry Birkenhead )her fathers name was Frederick Edwin chamberlain born 1898 and her mothers name was Margaret nee Mills born 1902. Fredericks parents were called Edwin Thomas and Catherine Chamberlain. Fredericks siblings were called Mary, Edwin, Henry, Francis, Christina and William. Mum was quite coy about her young life her Mum died when she was 12 and we think there were alot of religious problems involved between the families. Anybody out there been looking for this family !!?? We are stuck.. We do know that Edwin, Fredericks father was born in Birmingham Warickshire about 1856, but there is no trace of his birth, baptism etc and believe me we have looked! With regards our grandmother Margarets side her parents were called Frederick Walter and Isabella Mills, her maiden name was Dunn...ok I'v gone on enough for now!!

Hi Blizzy

welcome to FHUK, Good luck with your research.

Could this be your Edwin Thomas in 1861 census age 2 (ages were not always correct) Fathers Name Robert Mum Mary, born Birmingham Warwickshire, parish of St Luke, 133 Bell Barn Road is the 1861 residence, the other siblings listed are Martha age 14, Clara age 8, Henry 6, Robert age 4, Edwin age 2, Frederick 1 month,Fathers occupation German Silver Polisher ( I would think that this would refer to the type of silver being polished.

Source Citation; Class RG9;Piece 2134, Folio 93; Page 25, GSU roll 542923,

If this doesn't sound right will look again.

Gwen :)
 

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Hi Blizzy

It got me thinking about the religious aspect, is it possible he changed his surname.

Edwin Thomas Chamberlain b. 1856 Birmingham is in the 1891, 1901 but I haven't been able to find him in 1861, 1871, 1881.

One of my husband's ancestors changed his surname (apparently taking on his mother's maiden name) because he was going to marry a catholic girl.
His father said if you marry her I will disown you, well you know by the surname change the outcome. Because of this I have never been able to research his line. And as you would expect the marriage certificate has no father's name.

Something to think about.

cheers
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Hello, and a very warm welcome to the F.H.U.K forums.
We at the F.H.U.K wish you every success in your quest
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Should you require help in your research, please do not hesitate to ask via our forums .
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