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From: "Esther" <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-SHROP] Help please.
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 05:30:43 -0800
> I am doing my husband side and I am looking for and about
> my husband great grandfather Walter Jones who married
> Emma (Unknown name).
> Walter was born abt 1856 at Coalbrookdale Shropshire
> England and his wife Emma was born in 1858 also at
> Coalbrookdale Shropshire England.
> The thing is, I have no idea of there parents and Emma
> maiden name and Walter and Emma other children.
I would think that the first step here is to obtain the birth certificate
for your husband's grandfather, the son of Walter and Emma. That would give
Emma's maiden name.
A good candidate for the marriage certificate, also giving her maiden name,
Walter John Jones & Emma Jones, married June Quarter of 1883, District of
Madeley, Volume 6a page 1009. (Yes, same last name for the bride, though
with a name like Jones, not necessarily related).
Another possible candidate for the marriage certificate could be: Walter
Jones & Emma Crosse, married June Quarter of 1883, District of Atcham,
Volume 6a, page 1102.
If you decide to write for either one of these certificates first, give as
much information as you have, e.g. that the groom was about 27, the bride
about 25 yrs old, the groom worked in the mines, that they lived in
Coalbrookdale, and whatever else you might have. And tell the registrar that
unless the info matches, don't send you the certificate - at least that way
you'll get your money back.
A Walter John Jones was registered at Madeley, December Q 1857, 6a, 528.
An Emma Jones was registered at Madeley, March Q 1858, 6a, 609.
There may be others, FreeBMD is by no means complete.
Still, I think the order should be:
Bith certificate of your husband's grandfather, giving his parents' names,
including mother's maiden name.
Marriage certificate for the couple from this birth certificate, giving
their fathers' names and occupations.
Birth certificates for these two, using the father's name to verify you have
the correct one.
In the meantime, checking the various census years might give you some more
information as well.