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Looking for parents of Ellen EDWARDS, born 1872 or 1877 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

Query by dmck

My husband's great-grandmother was Ellen Edwards. She married Frederick Biddle about 1895 and she and her family came to Canada in about 1906. According to the 1901 England Census, she was born in Warwickshire about 1877 (but my husband had a birthdate of 20 April 1872). All we know about her family is that she had a sister, who was an actress in London about the time of Jack the Ripper. If anyone can give me any hints about her parents or how to find them, we'd appreciate it.

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on 2012-03-25 10:52:24

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by SilverVixen on 2012-03-25 13:23:23

In the UK 1901 census that i am looking at, assuming it is the same couple Frederick & Ellen are living with his mother Ann M Biddle born 1833 a Milk Shop Keeper. Frederick and Ellen were both born in 1872 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Also living with them are their 3 sons Frederic J 1897 Wolverhampton, Christopher F 1899 Birmingham and Horace B 1901 Birmingham. I Think what you are seeing may be a transcription error as looking at the original (handwritten) Ellen age could be read as 2
or 29, but when you enlarge it then you can see she is 29. They were married in 1894 in Birmingham Warwickshire, Quarter 3 6D 229 (reference if you want to order a copy of the wedding certificate)
In the UK 1891 census The one that looks most likely is Ellen aged 18 a "Laquerer" living with her mother Sophia a widow, a Midwife, born 1843 Birmingham, 5 siblings; Sophia, 1874 Birmingham a Press Worker, Thomas 1876 Birmingham a Bicycle Filer, Ada 1879 Birmingham a Scholar, Charles 1871 Birmingham a Scholar, and Nellie Field granddaughter of Sophia 1891 Birmingham. They were living at 214 Hospital Street, Birmingham

by SilverVixen on 2012-03-25 13:29:34

Wow in 1881 census loads more children Father Joseph 1831 Wolverhampton a Tool Matchett Mounter, wife Sophia, children, Joseph 1861 Birmingham a wood carver, Maria 1863 Birmingham a button polisher, John 1865 Birmingham a Filer, William 1867 Birmingham a Roller, Matilda 1869 a scholar, Ellen 1871 scholar, Sophia, Thomas Ada and Baby as above. If you would like copies of this census send me a private message with your email address.
Regards, Margaret

by dmck on 2012-03-25 17:17:12

Wow! Thanks so much for your help!

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