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22-10-2007, 8:01 PM
I am just beginning to put the threads together on my wife's family tree but have hit a stonewall immediately. Does anyone have any info on a family of Broughtons in Oadby around the start of the 1900s. Father Albert, mother Elizabeth (nee Bettony) and son Clifford (born c. 1905)? I would be most grateful
Their marriage wasn't until 1904 so not going to show on the 1901 census as a family:
Name: Albert Broughton
Year of Registration: 1904
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
spouse Elizabeth Ann Bettoney
22-10-2007, 8:21 PM
Have you tried any of the usual online sites? For example in FreeBMD there is the following entry easily found under the Dec. 1905 quarter
Broughton Cliford Raymond Blaby 7a 29
There are loads of Broughtons to be found on this site.
Also what about the 1881 census freely available on http://www.familysearch.org/? You may not find them in Oadby but you could search on the names to see whether they were living somewhere else in the county 20 years previously.
I'm sure that lots of posters on this site can do lookups for you but if you are just starting out, as you imply, it is far more fun and you'll get much more satisfaction from doing it yourself. However, if you've tried them all and still hit a brick wall this is just the forum for you. So if you let us know whether you are familiar with free sites like the above or not we can see whether you have a big brickwall or just a couple of courses of bricks to step over.
22-10-2007, 8:22 PM
In 1901 the BETTONEY family are in Oadby.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 2956; Folio: 89; Page: 12.
Elizabeth is aged 21
The marriage is on FreeBMD
If you send for the marriage cert you will get Albert's father's name and occupation - should help with locating the family in 1901.
Hope that helps.
22-10-2007, 8:26 PM
Family Search has two Albert Broughtons in the 1881 census as follows
1. Albert Jas. BROUGHTON - 1881 British Census / Leicester
Son Gender: Male Birth: <1874> Leicester, England
2. Albert BROUGHTON - 1881 British Census / Leicester
Son Gender: Male Birth: <1880> Wigston, Leicester, England
Any idea which might be yours?
22-10-2007, 8:28 PM
Possible 1901 census for Albert: RG13; Piece: 2986; Folio: 109; Page: 6
97 East Bond Street, Leicester
Albert BROUGHTON lodger unm 21 mechanic fitter (engineer) b. Leicester
Married Elizabeth Anne BETTONEY Dec qtr 1904 Blaby, Leicestershire Vol 7a page 95
1901 census: RG13; Piece: 2956; Folio: 89; Page: 12
Leicester Road, Oadby (all born Oadby)
Samuel E BETTONEY Head Mar 48 Builder
Elizabeth A wife 48
Sarah J dau 22
Elizabeth A dau 21 (boot) fitter shoe hand
Nellie dau 15 machinist hosiery hand
Beatrice dau 13 do.
Edward son 7
Jessie dau 6
Annie dau 4
Fred son 2
22-10-2007, 8:29 PM
All working simultaneously! We need a snap smiley :D. Off to watch the 1920 Coal House now.
29-10-2007, 1:30 PM
Ohmygosh!! A wall of replies!
Thank you all for your responses. Yes Annie of Lincoln gets the 'Fastest Finger' Award. Thanks Tony of Hampshire, I have already started on 'Roots' with some satisfaction, as you say and I am now fairly sure the 1880 one is right. Thanks Davran of Monkton, that has saved me a bit of work. Thanks for the Bettony info from Sue of Roose Point, my wife is very concerned that I gather all the female line info possible. What is the '1920 Coal House'?
Thank you all again and if I get stuck - 'I'll be back!'
29-10-2007, 2:29 PM
What is the '1920 Coal House'?
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