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From: "John Henley" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Different Father - explanation?
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 12:25:43 -0000
----- Original Message ----- From: "jill warland" <>
> My grandmother, the youngest of 10, has her father named on her 1901 birth
> certificate as "Alfred Roberts", whilst the rest of the bunch we believe
> were sired by "Samuel James Roberts". Although she was orphaned at age 4,
> she always referred to her father as 'Alfred', and never mentioned a
> Looking for all/any suggestions as to why he might have provided a
> name for this birth certificate. In the 1881 and 1891 census he is listed
> as "Samuel J"., and on his 1879 marriage certificate as well. In the 1901
> census he is missing (I searched for Samuel, Sam, James and Alfred),
> although I found the rest of his brood at home.
> > What do the rest of you suggest?> > Many thanks! ~ Jill W in Canada
With other listers, I would favour a re-marriage, or at least a new man in
do not assume that because the new man's surname is ROBERTS he is
necessarily related tot he first Mr.ROBERTS.
Is it possible that although hew was formally Samuel, he was nick-named Alf
or Alfie and for some reason this is the name used at the last registration?
Do the occupations tally?
(still catching up on masses of emails )
using Archive CDs - see
and researching (and not finding much time for - but always very glad to
hear of any)
HENLEY, PARKER, PRENTICE, SECKER, RAPER, DURDEN
ROLFE, (O)RAFFERTY, EVANS, PARSONS, SYMONDS [IN Berks/Hants/Wilts]
HILL [IN Staffs/Cambs/Berks]
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