According to the 1911 census John and his wife Alice DAVISON were living in Whitford near Normanton.
They had been married for 5 years (supports the 1905 marriage which Julia has evidence of).
John says that he was born in Sheffield and is aged 33 making him born 1878.
Alice is 24 making her born 1887 in Blackpool Lancs.
John's occupation is Underground Colliery Deputy Manager.
There are children:
Frank, Arthur and Millicent with another child having died.
Working back from this:
12 Jun 1905 - Horbury, St Peter and St Leonard, Yorkshire, England
On the 1901 census:
John DAVISON is lodging with Tom & Emma HEELEY in Liversedge,Dewsbury, he's aged 23 (born 1878) in Sheffield, he's a Coal Miner's Labourer (below).
Please can anybody help me I am looking for my Grandads mum and dads name all I have got is his name John Davison DOB 02.02.1878 and that he lived in Sheffield.If anybody can help it would be brilliant.
Is the quoted date of birth - accurate ?.
Kind regards Brian.
Jul 23, 2012 - 3:24PM
Re: my grandad
Hello Brian H not sure about the dob bu I think it is correct.
I thought you would have but, we always start with the more recent and work our way back so, I posted the most recent reliable information available so that anyone else can see where to work back from. Have you found anything further back from the 1911 census, i.e. any earlier census?
Hi Marlene, Thanks for you information but yes I hve found out that my Grandad was a boarder living with Tom and Emma Heeley in Liversedge in the 1901 census, but after that I cannot find anything else. Thanks Julia.