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How do you know for sure if you have the right ancesters, i

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How do you know for sure if you have the right ancesters
JA: I did a little digging into my family history: we have a lot of dead eccentric Brits in our family tree. I hope you find some fascinating characters in yours. Please tell me everything you can so the Genealogist can help you best.
Customer: Hi i have a great grandmother whose birth is stated as 30/05/1855 and Christened on 23/09/1855 but her marriage cert says 29/05/1882 aged 22 and then on 1901 census she is 43 so how do i know this is one and the same person?
JA: Is there anything else the Genealogist should be aware of?
Customer: She married Alfred Holt and they had a daughter Martha who was my Grandmother. They lived in Lindley, Huddersfield. I think she lived with her cousin for a while in Moldgreen as that is her address on the marriage cert. Should could have been born in Longwood Huddersflied

Hello there,

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is***** will be researching your question today.

Brendan

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** finding this website tricky as things keep popping up and am having to go through quite a lot of windows to get your messages

Hello there,

What was your grandmothers name?

I will work back from Martha

Brendan

Hello there,

Great grandmothers name

Brendan

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Martha Hunter
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
i dont want to pay anymore at this moment so would rather stay in this thread

Hello there,

I will check it out now

Brendan

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you Annie Bates

Hello Annie,

Was your G grandmother Martha Hunter born 1855?

Brendan

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No the Great Grandmother was Annie Bates sorry if i confused you

Hi Annie,

They married 1882 in Huddersfield

Martha Hannah was born 1889

  1. West Yorkshire, Non-Conformist Records, 1646-1985

    Birth, Baptism & Christening

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    Record information.Name

    Martha Hannah Holt

    Mother

    Annie Holt

    Father

    Alfred Holt

    Birth

    05/06/1889

    Baptism

    04/09/1889

    Vital

    04/09/1889

    Residence

    Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Lindley, Huddersfield Kirklees

Brendan

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you

Hello Annie,

Name:Anne Bates

Registration Year:1859

Registration Quarter:Jan-Feb-Mar

Registration district:Huddersfield

Parishes for this Registration District:View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District

Inferred County:Yorkshire West Riding

Volume:9a

Page:281

Name:Alfred Holt

Registration Year:1858

Registration Quarter:Jan-Feb-Mar

Registration district:Huddersfield

Parishes for this Registration District:View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District

Inferred County:Yorkshire West Riding

Volume:9a

Page:333

Brendan

Hi Annie,

She lied a little about her age

Name:Alfred Holt

Age:43

Estimated birth year:abt 1858

Relation to Head:Head

Gender:Male

Spouse:Annie Holt

Birth Place:Lindley, Yorkshire, England

Civil Parish:Lindley

Search Photos:Search for 'Lindley' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection

Ecclesiastical parish:Lindley St Stephen

County/Island:Yorkshire

Country:England

Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district:Huddersfield

Sub-registration district:Lockwood

ED, institution, or vessel:14

Neighbors:

Piece:4110

Folio:100

Page Number:37

Household schedule number:245

Household Members:

NameAge

Alfred Holt43

Annie Holt39

Amy Holt15

Martha Holt11

Nellie Holt9

Fred Holt6

Percy Holt3

Brendan

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
i think i got confused again when i looked at 1911 again she was 59 and it was Alfred who was 43 in 1901

Hello Annie,

I think we have it sorted

Brendan

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you I just needed to know I was on the right track

Hi Ammie,

I think this is your Anne 1861

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Name:Anne Bates

Age:2

Estimated birth year:1859

Relation:Daughter

Father's name:Joseph Bates

Mother's name:Martha Bates

Gender:Female

Where born:Yorkshire, England

Civil Parish:Dalton

County/Island:Yorkshire

Country:England

Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

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Registration district:Huddersfield

Sub-registration district:Kirkheaton

ED, institution, or vessel:13

Neighbors:

Household schedule number:130

Piece:3260

Folio:34

Page Number:27

Household Members:

NameAge

Joseph Bates38

Martha Bates39

Mary Ann Bates7

Edwin Bates6

Emma Bates4

Anne Bates2

Brendan