Hi I am trying to trace a Catherine Hannah Lester nee Kirk formerly Harmitt, she puts her place of birth on the 1891 and 1901 census as Sheffield but is then married to Edwin Lester in St Pancras, Middlesex. The 1901 census puts her as being aged 48 so I am estimating a birth date of around 1856. Would be very grateful to hear from anybody with knowledge of her or her family as I am unable to find her birth. I know she died in 1903 in London leaving her youngest daughter, Catherine Agnes Lester, an orphan. Catherine Hannah Harmitt is my great-great grandmother.
After a bit more research it appears that the name Bolton is a name given to the family - I found Joel Bolton Armitt and there is a sibling to Kate(Catherine) called George Christopher Bolton Armitt born London 1856.So it would appear they did move to London. A family tree gives Joel Bolton Armitt 1829 to 1887. More research needed I think.
This appears to be the 1871 census for Joel Bolton ARMETT
ARMETT, Joel B Head M 53 1818 Staffordshire
ARMETT, Barbara Wife F 37 1834 Ireland
ARMETT, George C Son M 15 1856 Surrey
ARMETT, Jane Daughter F 12 1859 Surrey
ARMETT, Delia Daughter F 6 1865 Surrey
ARMETT, Beatrice Daughter F 1 1870 Surrey
Piece: 666 Folio: 86 Page: 8
Municipal Borough: Lambeth
Address: Vauxhall Street, Lambeth
County: London, Surrey
Not had any luck yet finding them on previous census when Kate/Catherine should be with them.
KIRT, William Head M 23 1848 Soldier Leicester
KIRT, Kate Wife F 20 1851 Sheffield Yorkshire
Piece: 668 Folio: 122 Page: 55