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Van Heddeghem

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Trying to find information on my great great grandfather, Firmin Van Heddeghem, Prof. of Music, born in Belgium. Moved to London after 1851 - he does not appear in that census.
He married Rosa Griffin in 1859.
His place of birth is listed as Meligan, Belgium.

His father, as per the marriage certificate of Firmin and Rosa, was Edward Van Heddeghem, also a Professor of Music.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Hi Miwenwa,

Not sure how much info you have.

Name: Firmin Van Heddeghem
Port of Arrival: London, England
Arrival Date: 18 Oct 1851
Country of Origin/Native of: Belgium
Class: HO 2
Certificate Number: 10638

The date of his arrival was after the census was taken.


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1871 census


Name: Finnie Van Heddingham
[Firmin Van Heddeghem]
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1829
Relation: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Meligan, Belgium
Civil parish: Radipole
County: Dorset
Reg dist: Weymouth
Sub-reg district: Upway
ED: 3
House sched. number: 177

Address - 1, Bridge Buildings.

Finnie Van Heddingham 42 . Occ. Professor of Music.
Rosa M. Griffith. 32. (Seems strange as they were married in 1859)
Len. 10. b.Hampstead, Middx.
Alice M. 8. b.Kentish town. Middx.
Blanche. 3. b.Plymouth, Devon.
Mary Young. 16. b. Fulham. Middx. Occ.Servant.



Steve.:)
 
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1891 census.

Name: Van Firman Heddeghan
[Firmin Van Heddeghem]
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Rose
Gender: Male
Where born: Foreign, Belgium

Civil parish: Lambeth
Eccl. parish: St Mary the Less
County: London
Street Address: 84, Upper Kent Lane.(difficult to read).

Occupation: Professor of Music.

Reg dist: Lambeth
Sub-reg district: Lambeth Church Second
ED: 31

Van Firman Heddeghan 58
Rose Heddeghan 57
Alice Heddeghan 28 . Occ. Artist (Painter of flowers)
Blanche Heddeghan 28 . Occ. Vocalist.
Amy Heddeghan 18 . b. Ireland, Cork. ( May explain why we can't find them in 1881).?

Steve.:)
 
1891 census.

Name: Van Firman Heddeghan
[Firmin Van Heddeghem]
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Rose
Gender: Male
Where born: Foreign, Belgium

Civil parish: Lambeth
Eccl. parish: St Mary the Less
County: London
Street Address: 84, Upper Kent Lane.(difficult to read).

Occupation: Professor of Music.

Reg dist: Lambeth
Sub-reg district: Lambeth Church Second
ED: 31

Van Firman Heddeghan 58
Rose Heddeghan 57
Alice Heddeghan 28 . Occ. Artist (Painter of flowers)
Blanche Heddeghan 28 . Occ. Vocalist.
Amy Heddeghan 18 . b. Ireland, Cork. ( May explain why we can't find them in 1881).?

Steve.:)

Many thanks Steve. I'm new to this so not sure if what I'm doing is correct. I do actually have all the census information including 1881 when they lived in London. The surname wasn't too badly butchered in that one. I just haven't been sure how to go about searching in Europe.
Thanks again.
 
Many thanks Steve. I'm new to this so not sure if what I'm doing is correct. I do actually have all the census information including 1881 when they lived in London. The surname wasn't too badly butchered in that one. I just haven't been sure how to go about searching in Europe.
Thanks again.

I thought you might have, but just in case.:) :)

He certainly liked his travelling.

Good luck with the search, and please let us know how you get on.:)

Steve.:)
 
Hi,

I have more information for you about your great great grandfather..Firmin Van Heddeghem.
I'm from Belgium, live in Belgium, my grand father is also a Van Heddeghem, we also share the same ancestors..
The place were Firmin was born is Meilegem on the 7th of dec 1823 in Belgium https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meilegem, his father Eduardus was born in Sint- Blasius-Boekel, Belgium on the 8th of march 1797 https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sint-Blasius-Boekel... i have a lot more info in my familytree, i can send you an invitation if you want, but then i will need your emailadress.

kind regards,

Joke
 
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