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From: "Ian Collins" <>
Subject: Re: Help! 1881 [still] desperately seeking Susan. . .
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 13:55:29 -0000
Could this be your Robert Diston..?
Dwelling: 15 Napier St
Census Place: Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England
Source: FHL Film 1341995 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4154 Folio 21 Page
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Robert DISTIN M 54 M London St Lukes, London, Middlesex, England
Occ: Staff Sergeant 5th R L Militia
Bridget DISTIN M 40 F Ireland
Mary DISTIN 15 F Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England
Edith DISTIN 8 F Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth DISTIN 6 F Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England
Ian -in Brighton, England
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Ellerton" <>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 1:24 AM
Subject: Help! 1881 [still] desperately seeking Susan. . .
> Greetings listers,
> Awhile ago I wrote asking for an 1881 look-up for Susan Diston. Having
checked and re-checked with my husband's family, it would now seem that the
headstone was wrong or mis-read and that she was somewhat younger and
therefore did not appear on the 1881.
> We've now received her marriage certificate, so I would like to try again.
She was 20 in 1901, so it seems that she was born just after the 1881
census. There is a "Susan May Diston" born in 1881 on the GRO index, rather
than the "Susan Marian Diston" I am seeking. Close enough, perhaps, but the
birth was registered in Burnley, whereas in 1901, the family lived in
> Rather than buy a birth certificate which may not be the one I need, I
seek further confirmation of her identity. Her father was listed as Robert
DISTON, army pensioner, which might give credance to the idea that the
family moved around.
> Could SKS look for on the 1881 census for:
> Robert DISTON, married, in the army, living in Burnley [or perhaps
elsewhere if the army moved them a lot!]
> [With or without children - we only know of Edith, who may have been
younger than Susan and therefore also not on the 1881]. If that combination
comes up positive, I can then order the birth certificate reasonably secure
in the knowledge that this is the right family.
> TIA and ever grateful!
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