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Looking for CLIFTON of Nottinghamshire, Engalnd

Query by Jayn

My grandmother's name was Galdys Mary CLIFTON. All I know about her is that she was married to Frank Oswald BAMFORTH and they lived in East Retford Nottinghamshire, England. I have never been able to find out anything about her family and would love to do so. I believe she had a brother Frank. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm also keen to hear about the BAMFORTH side of the family too.

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on 2012-04-09 18:49:37

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by SilverVixen on 2012-04-10 05:22:57

OK Gladys Mary Clifton married Frank O Bamforth East Retford, Nottingham in 1919.

In the census the only Gladys M I can find was born in Huddersfield,Yorkshirein 1891 to Robert & Maria. Do you think that would be about the right year of birth for her? If so I can give you the details of the census for 1891 and 1911, Cannot see a Frank although there are other siblings

by SilverVixen on 2012-04-10 05:26:12

As far as I can see there were 4 children to the marriage Geoffrey R 1921, Jack O 1923 Sheila M 1925 and Anne B 1927 all born in Retford

by asheppard on 2012-04-10 20:11:07

This could be her birth
Births Jun 1893 (>99%)
Clifton Gladys Mary E. Retford 7b 9

And this could be her in 1901 Census

1901 England Census about Gladys M Clifton
Name: Gladys M Clifton
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relation: Nurse Child (Nurse)
Gender: Female
Where born: Retford, Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: North Retford
Ecclesiastical parish: Clarborough St John the Baptist and St Saviour
Town: Retford
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Street Address: 65 Mooregate

Occupation: child Nurse

Registration district: East Retford
Sub-registration district: Clarborough
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 59
Piece: 3119
Folio: 31
Page Number: 9
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Rex 74 Smallwares Dealer
Elizabeth Rex 40
Thomas R Benbrick 14 Grandson - Butchers errand boy
>>>>>>>>>Gladys M Clifton 7 (Nurse Child)
Henry Bedford 56 Boarder
Tom C Peck 55 Boarder

This could be her in the 1911 Census

1911 England Census about Gladys Mary Clifton
Name: Gladys Mary Clifton
Age in 1911: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relation to Head: Boarder
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Ordsall Parish Retford, Nottinghamshire, England
Civil parish: North Retford
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Street Address: 110 Moorgate Hell Retford
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Laundry Worker
Registration district: East Retford
Registration District Number: 426
Sub-registration district: Clarborough
ED, institution, or vessel: 04
Piece: 20185
Household Members:
Name Age
Tetty Rex 52 Boarding House Keeper (female single)
Tony Revill 41 Boarder
Tom Wm Rex Bembrick 22 Postman (possibly the same Thomas from 1901 Census)
>>>>>>>>>Gladys Mary Clifton 17

The only way to find out if this is the right Gladys would be to purchase her marriage certificate that will give you her fathers details and possibly her occupation and you could purchase the birth certificate to see if it all matches up.

Marriages Sep 1919 (>99%)
Bamforth Frank O Clifton E. Retford 7b 5
Clifton Gladys N Bamforth E. Retford 7b 5

Happy hunting

by asheppard on 2012-04-10 20:21:25

This could possibly be Frank in 1911 Census, again his marriage will give you his fathers name to confirm details

1911 England Census about Frank Bamforth
Name: Frank Bamforth
Age in 1911: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Retford, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: East Retford
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Street Address: 66 Carolgate Retford Notts
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Baker
Registration district: East Retford
Registration District Number: 426
Sub-registration district: East Retford
ED, institution, or vessel: 04
Piece: 20198
Household Members:
Name Age
Ernest Bamforth 45 born 1866 Retford - Baker
Sarah Bamforth 46 born 1865 Auton Yorkshire
>>>>>Frank Bamforth 17
Annie Bamforth 14 born 1897 Retford - Shop Assistant
Ada Bamforth 46 Sister born 1865 Retford - Shop Assistant
Emie Jepson 18 Niece born 1893 Sheffield - Cafe Waitress
Ernest Grantham 20 Assistant

happy hunting

by Jayn on 2012-04-11 19:00:30

Thanks for your help. As you may have realised I am new at this!

by asheppard on 2012-04-13 21:56:47

The best way to start is by gathering information on what you know

1. Start with yourself, what information does your birth certificate tell you
2. Get copies of your parents Birth & Marriage record (and Death records)
3. From your parents records - get copies of your grandparents Birth Death & Marriage records
4. Check, double check and recheck all information against certificates and any family papers that you may have.
5. Have fun, you might find some interesting skeletons in closets and a few dead ends.
6. Ask if you're stuck, it can't hurt and you just never know who might be looking for the same or similar information.

Just keep working backwards, Death Certificates can be a wealth of information but be careful as the information is only what the informant knew or thought they knew about the person, it can be very accurate but sometimes it is not.

Here are a few sites that might help in you in your search

http://www.freebmd.org.uk for England & Wales Birth Deaths & Marriages from Sept 1837 free to search.

https://www.familysearch.org Birth Deaths and Marriages also has some family tree information available it is free to search but some of the records are submitted so do be careful and check the source

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk for Birth Deaths and Marriages this is a pay per view site but does have loads of information

http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org for Cornish records Births, Baptisms, Deaths, Burials and Marriages also has a link to ask for help.

Ancestry.com is another good source but it is a subscription site.

There are other Parish Records Offices that will help in your search some charge a small fee others a donation.

National Archives sites have information as do Newspapers online as well as Libraries and Local Historical Societies are another good source of information.

The are loads of members on here who have a wealth of information in finding family information, just ask and I'm sure someone will point you in the right direction.

Happy Hunting

by Tamsi on 2012-07-09 16:45:57

Geoffrey Rex is my dad

by Tamsi on 2012-07-09 16:48:42

And grandpa frank owned a bakers that passed to my dad but now no longer exsists

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