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From: "Glen Shipley" <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] Henry Charles Eyles
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:21:20 -0000
On 25 Mar 2011 at 9:37, Glen Shipley wrote:
> On 24 Mar 2011 at 17:26, Dave wrote:
> > I wonder of somebody with access to the 1891 would look to see if
> > Henry Eyles was living at Midland Road, St. Philips and also if
> > there were any siblings living with him and also if his mother was
> > there also. I do not know Henry's mother's name as I cannot find a
> > birth on Free BMD. His father was Sidney Joseph Eyles who had died
> > before Henry's wedding later in 1891.
> > Many thanks
> > David Blackmore >
> I feel obliged to point out that if you can't afford a subscription to
> either Ancestry or Findmypast, then the online censuses are available
> gratis in many public libraries.
> However, having said that, Henry Chas Eyles is found on the 1901
> census at 8 Victoria Road, Bristol, sub-district of St George, with
> wife Elizabeth and three children aged between 8 and 4. His birthplace
> is shown as Bristol, the year 1870, but that could be out by a year or
> so either side. He was a general labourer. FreeBMD suggests his wife
> whom he married in 1891 was Elizabeth Coole.
> So far I cannot find him in 1891 but in the 1881 census there is a
> HARRY EYLES, born 1870 Bristol, who was a boarder at an institution
> called "City School or Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lower Berkeley Place,
> Bristol St Augustine". The fact that he was boarding away from home in
> either a school or hospital suggests some family trauma. Maybe he had
> been orphaned or something.
> I cannot find a Sidney Joseph Eyles who you say was his father, either
> at FreeBMD or in the censuses. Did you get this from the marriage
> certificate and presumably it says "deceased" on it? I should point
> out, further, that if Henry/Harry was actually born illegitimate, then
> it was fairly common for someone in that position to invent a father
> purely for the sake of respectability!
> You should also consider the possibility that he was born in some
> other name and his mother subsequently married someone called Eyles.
> These are all factors which you must take into account.
> Glen >
Further to the above, I believe I have now found Henry in 1891. He has been indexed at
FMP as Henry C ELLES but looking at the image suggests it was actually EYLES.
He was at 17 Sherbourne St, St George, described as a labourer, born 1870 at Bristol,
and he was the stepson of a Thomas PARKER, 61, labourer, born at St George.
Thomas's wife was Annie Parker, aged 50, born Frome, Somerset. There were also two
boys of 10 and 9, both born St George who appear to have been the full sons of Thomas
and Annie Parker.
This suggests to me that Henry's mother was Annie and she was either previously
married or had Henry illegitimately, then subsequently married Thomas Parker.
Next step: FreeBMD has the likely marriage at Bristol in the June qtr of 1879 of THOMAS
PARKER and ANNIE ISLES [sic] (vol 6a page 69). It's possibly worth getting that
certificate to discover who Annie was and whether ISLES was her maiden name or a
previously married name.
My invoice is in the post !!!
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