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21-10-2004, 5:47 PM
I hope that someone can tell me whether I'm climbing the wrong tree! My grandfather William james Warner was born in 1873 and his father on the marriage certificate was also William james Warner, horse dealer. My mother told me he came from Banbury but I've found no trace there. I have found a family in Gt. Missenden with father/son the right ages but the father is shown as a gardener. The mother is Susan Howard and children Lydia, sarah, Mary, charles, Elizabeth and Harry. Is anyone else researching this tree please? I would love to know if i can claim them as mine!
22-10-2004, 2:05 PM
I don't know if this is the right family or not, in fact it may be the one you found, but have thrown it in, in case it's of use (or even for elimination).
1851 Census Gt. Missenden - High St.
WARNER, William Head, M, 38, Coachman, b. Missenden, BKM
WARNER, Lydia, Wife, M, 29, b. Brill, BKM
WARNER, Eliza, Daur, 3, b. Missenden, BKM
WARNER, William, Son, 1, b. Missenden, BKM
Could possibly be your William's father and his father??
There were other William Warners for various places in BKM and if you want them please let me know.
22-10-2004, 3:33 PM
Hi Glenys It certainly looks as if this may be a generation back from the one I found. I wish I didn't have this sinking feeling that my grandad lied through his teeth at his marriage! He is shown as being age 40, bachelor, which is unusual in those days. He told mum he came from Banbury and was a cook in the Boer war - I haven't found anything so far. Was he a bigamist? Was his "horse dealer" father a gypsy? On the 1881 census the Gt Missenden William is a scholar - but my grandad was illiterate. So many questions...Meanwhile I'll cling on to the Gt Missenden family until I can prove whether they are or are not mine! Thanks SO much for your interest. Chris (Cymraes)
22-10-2004, 6:31 PM
I have similar problems with one of my lines in that I don't think that my fathers grandfather and grandmother were married. I can find no trace of a marriage anywhere even at the PRO. Also, apart from the last child, there are no birth registrations either.
I also looked on the 1881 Census Index and couldn't find anything for Oxon. which is where you would expect to find him if he was born in Banbury. If you want any further info on 1851 BKM let me know. I realise it's earlier than you want but you never know.
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