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looking for GRIFFIN in Bromsgrove or Redditch

Query by hgsestero

According to my Father's birth certificate, his Mother was Laura GRIFFIN who was aged 23 on 29 November 1906. it states that her birthplace was Redditch Worcestershire England. She met and married my paternal Grandfather Giacomo SESTERO in Queensland Australia. I assume she travelled to Australia with her parents. A check of the English birth register shows a Laura GRIFFIN born in Bromsgrove Worcestershire in 1882. This could possibly be her.

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on 2015-03-31 02:36:13

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by hgsestero on 2015-03-31 02:36:47

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by wizard28 on 2015-03-31 04:42:50

Is this your Laura's death ??

Death
Name: Laura Sestero
Death Date: 30 Dec 1943
Death Place: Queensland
Father's name: James Griffin
Mother's name: Mary Louisa Atkins
Registration Year: 1944
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: B064623
Page Number: 2098

by wizard28 on 2015-03-31 04:46:41

This is the nearest match I could find. Was Giacomo also known as John ??

Marriage
Name: John Sestero
Spouse Name: Laura Griffin
Marriage Date: 29 Jun 1901
Marriage Place: Queensland
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1901
Registration Number: 001277
Page Number: 23579

Death
Name: John Sestero
Death Date: 09 Sep 1952
Death Place: Queensland
Father's name: Luigi
Mother's name: Anna Suppo
Registration Year: 1952
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: B039860
Page Number: 2143

by wizard28 on 2015-03-31 05:03:16

If the above is the correct Laura [ Griffin] Sestero then this looks like her parents marriage. Redditch is in the registration district of Bromsgrove where BMDs would have been registered.

Marriage
Name: Mary Louisa Atkins
Registration Year: 1880
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district: Bromsgrove
Inferred County: Worcestershire
Volume: 6c
Page: 670
Spouse: James Griffin

1881 Census
James Griffin
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relationship to Head: Head
Spouse: Mary Louisa Griffin
Gender: Male
Where born: Redditch, Worcestershire, England
Civil Parish: Redditch
County/Island: Worcestershire
Country: England
Street address: Beoley Road
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Carpenter
Registration district: Bromsgrove
Sub registration district: Tardebigg

James Griffin 23 b Redditch, Worcestershire
Mary Louisa Griffin 23 b Redditch, Worcestershire Occupation: Needle Hander

by wizard28 on 2015-03-31 05:53:13

I cannot find Laura in the 1891 census so assume the family left for Australia between 1882 and 1891. This looks like her Birth reg but if you want to be certain you need the birth cert. laura james and mary Louisa arrived Australia before 07 Aug 1885 when daughter Florence was born.

Birth
Name: Laura Griffin
Registration Year: 1882
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Bromsgrove
Inferred County: Worcestershire
Volume: 6c
Page: 391

Name: Mary Louisa Griffin
Birth Date: 07 Aug 1885
Father's name: James Griffin
Mother's name: Mary Louisa Atkins
Birth Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1885
Registration Place: Queensland
Page Number: 5772
Registration Number: 004723

Name: Florence Griffin
Birth Date: 31 Oct 1886
Father's name: James Griffin
Mother's name: Mary Louisa Atkins
Birth Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1886
Registration Place: Queensland
Page Number: 5769
Registration Number: 005020

Name: Lanford James Griffin
Birth Date: 02 Jan 1888
Father's name: James Griffin
Mother's name: Mary Louisa Atkins
Birth Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1888
Registration Place: Queensland
Page Number: 5771
Registration Number: 005407

by hgsestero on 2015-03-31 17:27:32

Thank you very much wizard28, you live up to your name. I am sure that you have found the right Laura GRIFFIN. I do know that my Grandfather was known as John SESTERO.

My husband and I wish to visit Redditch in July this year. We are very happy to have this information. There are many GRIFFINs in the phone book in the area; so, perhaps some are related to me?

We are novices at this. Could you pleas advise the best way to follow up?

by wizard28 on 2015-04-01 08:18:37

this site might be able to help you :

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/library.html

http://www.worcesterbmsgh.co.uk/search

http://www.worcesterbmsgh.co.uk/parish-records/useful-addresses

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/28/redditch_library They did hold archives records


I believe there are two local news papers you could try putting putting adds for info there

http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/

http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/

by wizard28 on 2015-04-01 17:58:28

Do you know when and where Mary Louisa Atkins Griffin and James Griffin died. If you can find the death reg it might show the parents names. If not you need to get the marriage cert for Mary Louisa Atkins and James Griffin to get the fathers names and occupations to be able to trace the family back.

I think it might be George Griffin & Mary ?????? Griffin. and William H Atkins & Mary ?????? Atkins.

by hgsestero on 2015-04-04 22:32:30

Thank you wizard 28 for all your help and advise.

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