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Looking for Amer Frome or Middlesex UK

My GGmother Florence Amer is hiding from me, my other 7 ggrandparents all capitulated, some after a fight and tracing name changes etc, but Florence won't give herself up yet!

The problem is I know nothing about her apart from her name.

The family story is that she was sent by the (baptist) church in Frome to help my GGrandfather with the children from his first marriage after his first wife died.

I have contacted the church in frome but they can't help. No information available.

The 1901 census shows here living at 5 Hambro Terrace Norwood with the family of Mary Stevens and says that she was born in Frome (no county) in 1878 making her 23 in 1901. Also with her on the census was her son Thomas Henry Amer b1900 (his birth certificate does not name the father) and a Hetty Gibbons (Thomases daughter by his first wife.

I can find no match for her on any previous census (including name variations etc).

Her marriage certificate shows her father as William (deceased) a Farmer. I can't find him on a previous census either.

Her son Thomas Henry's birth certificate shows her living at 36 White Street in Norwood in 1900. The 1901 census shows the family of Henry Osbourne living there.

FreeBMD has some entries for Amer starting in 1898 and include

Isley Royal - Birth 1898,
Thomas Henry - Birth 1900 (Florences son with no father recorded on the birth certificate),
Florences Marriage in 1901,
Death of Zacariah in 1902
Birth and death of Geranium in 1902
Albert Arthur, Amelia and Venus in 1903 - births.

I am currently thinking that perhaps she was part of a travelling family that arrived in the area in the late 1890's. That could explain the absence of census entries.

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