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From: "Diane Ellerton" <>
Subject: Help! 1881 [still] desperately seeking Susan. . .
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 01:24:25 -0000
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 Bradford.
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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