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1921 census

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 6:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is there anywhere that I can access the 1921 census - probably Tonypandy South Wales. I can find records for my Granddad in 1911 Irish census but it just gives his place of birth as England - I want to find out his place of birth and can only think that it will show me on the 1921 census

Re: 1921 census

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 7:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
The UK 1921 is not available because of our 100 years law?? Was he born before 1911 or in 1911.You could maybe find his birth registration on Freebmd??

Regards

Sandra

Re: 1921 census

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 7:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Sandra

Granddad was born in 1881-1884 - no records of him that fits our knowledge of him prior to 1911
so the 1921 census is my last ditch at fidning anything recorded on him

Re: 1921 census

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 4:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Why not give the people on the board a chance to see if they can help?Tell us his name, approx date when he was born and where, you never know it might surprise you.

Regards

Sandra


Re: 1921 census

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 6:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Unfortunately this is not quite correct.
The 1921 census will not be released without a change in the legislation to allow it to be released.

May I suggest anyone interested in getting the 1921 census released write to an MP or Cabinet Minister at the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

In addition please visit the HMG Your Freedom suggestions site and add a comment and rate my suggestion at

http://tinyurl.com/2vju6b9
Cheers
Guy

Re: 1921 census

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 7:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Guy - have done

Re: 1921 census

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 7:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Sandra

You're right - it is worth a try.

We were told Grandad was

William Henry May - family always called him Harry (On 1911 census) or Henry on children's birth certificates.
Told born 1881 in Liverpool
Parents died when he was 13 of flu epidemic
His older siblings argued over who would look after him so he ran away and never saw them again
Fought in Boer War, was shot snd injured in the leg - Army disocvered he was only 15 and was discharged.

The problem I have is

There is a Henry May born in 1881 Liverpool BUT in 1901 census he still lives with his parents and siblings (some younger)

If he was born in 1881 he would have been 18 in 1899 - he would have had to be born 1884 onwards.

To make matters more complicated no marriage cert between him and Gran can be found BUT I found one with Gran married to William Greaves(born 1882) in Sheffield in 1908 (100% certain it is Gran) - William Greaves disappears after this and 1st record of Granddad is on 1911 Irish census.

I've done this research for 10 years now and found every other strand except Granddad and to be honest it's driving me crazy.

Is Grandad William Greaves and changed his name OR is he Henry May and lied about his past OR is he some one else entirely

See what I mean about confusing!!!

Re: 1921 census

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 9:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Have you got the Sheffield marriage cert.? If yes who is the grooms father??If you hav'nt got the cert. if it were me I would buy it.Was your gran the Helena or Edith.Putting too much reliance on family hearsay can sometimes be mis-leading so it is better to prove everything with certs.You also did not say who the children were and when they were born.

Regards

Sandra

Re: 1921 census

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 3:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes I bought the cert because I wanted to discount it

Everything matched
Beatrice Fanny Clark - Father William - Engineer
William Greaves - Father Robert - Clerk
Witnesses - Gertie Clark (my Gt Aunt) and John Waterfall (Gertie's fiance who she went on to marry)-
Gran and Granddad had
William Edward Blaney May - born in Castleblaney in 1911 and died in Sheffield in June 1911
Beatrice Edna - born West Derby 1912
William Henry (My Dad) born Tonypandy 1915
Robert - born 1918 (died in 1934 in road traffice accident)
George - born around 1921 (Tony pandy)
Ronald - born 1925 in Blackpool

Re: 1921 census

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 5:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Have you got your fathers birth cert??I wonder what that says??

Regards

Sandra
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