Sheffield Indexers

Welcome to our forum ~ please post your questions below.

Forum: Sheffield Indexers
Start a New Topic 
  
Author
Comment
RE:surnames

Hi, i'm trying to find out if my granddad Thomas Lockwood had any siblings so i went on GRO and put his fathers surname and his mothers which is Norburn and found 3 children besides him, the names are Grace born 1898, died 1898. Annie Alberta born 1896 and Frances Mary born 1893. but i want to know how sure can i be that its the same mother? i have found a Frances Mary on the 1901 census living with Clara Lizzie Lockwood and Thomas( born 1899) any help and info will be gratefully received
Thanks

Email  
Re: RE:surnames

Ann, you can be 99% certain. To be certain you need to find the children together with one or more parent in censuses. Alternatively you could buy a birth cert. The chances that there will be another Lockwood Norburn marriage in the same place in the same time period are very small. To give yourself even more confidence you could use FreeBMD to show that there was not another marriage. .
Dave

Email  
Re: RE:surnames

Hi Dave, thanks for your reply, i will look on freeBMD and check marriages .
you have been very helpful
Thank you

Email  
Re: RE:surnames

Hi Ann,

John Lockwood and Clara Lizzie Norburn, married 28 July 1889,
Sheffield Parish Church.

Thomas Lockwood, born 28 Dec 1898, bap 15 Jan 1899 at St. George.
Parents - John and Clara, sheep shear smith of 2 Binns Lane.

Frances Mary, born 15 June 1893, bap 2 July 1893, at St. George.
Parents John and Clara Lizzie, smith of Brightmore St.

Moira.

Email  
Re: RE:surnames

Hi Moira thanks for the info, i already have that info.
I'm actually trying to find out if clara and john had any more children?
Has you will see from my original post i have found two more and from looking on GRO it says mothers name Norburn.
i did what dave suggested and found one marriage in the time line and i also put in different years but didn't find any more marriages in the time frame. so hopefully these two are relatives of mine.
Kind Regards
Ann

Email  
Re: RE:surnames

Anne. According to Gro Grace was born in 1898 died Age 8 in 1898, however her burial on this site says she was 8 months old not 8 years. Annie Alberta was born 1896 and died 1896 according to Gro.
Dave

Email  
Re: RE:surnames

Hello Dave,
As a researcher of my own family and as an indexer i found errors like yours in the GRO
which they have since corrected.

I have also come across bad errors and downright laziness in Findmypast which i have stopped correcting since they make money and we do not.

Search a question mark, see what comes up and view the image, you will probably identify much.

Terry

Email  
Re: RE:surnames

Hi Dave, yes i saw that on GRO about Grace and i doubled checked on here so i have that info,it also says on here that Annie Alberta died aged 17 days.
Thank you for the info
Regards
Ann

Email