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Looking for Claw family from Uk

Query by thelmaolive


I'm researching into the Claw family from the UK. It's a very unusual name so there aren't that many around. Even so, it's still quite difficult to put them all together.

My grandmother was May Beatrice Claw born Dover, Kent in 1891. Her parents were William Stephen Claw and Sarah Ann Turner. However, nearly all the records seem to have Sarah Ann's name wrong, and therefore it is prvoving difficult to locate all of her famiy.

If anyone can help with any information on either family, I'd be very grateful indeed.


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on 2011-06-03 10:14:03

thelmaolive , from England, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2011. is researching the following names: DOWLE, BOND, FRIEND and 34 other(s).

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by allycat on 2011-06-03 17:55:14

England and Wales Census, 1901 for May Claw

Name: May Claw
Event: Census
Event Date: 31 Mar 1901
Gender: Female
Age: 9
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birthplace: Dover, Kent
Record Type: Household
Registration District: Dover
Sub-district: St James
Ecclesiastical Parish: St James
Civil Parish: Dover
County: Dover, St James, Dover, Kent

SOURCE: FamilySearch

Try registering as a new user at the Home page, then post an '1891 Census lookup request for CLAW family' at Rootschat's Kent childboard Rootschat.

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by thelmaolive on 2011-07-05 09:16:01

Thanks very much for the information.

May is my grandmother, and I'll be able to try and find the rest of her family now.

I know she had a brother William, who was either a policeman or harbour master at Dover - I'm not sure which. Also, sisters, Ethel, Annie, Margaret, Charlotte, and another sister that died. But, my mother remembered her mother saying that her father said (phew!), that he had six daughters - (this was while he was dragging them all out of the Black Watch army ball), but I can't find any more daughters. Oh well, back to the search

Thanks for all your help.

by markav on 2011-07-08 08:06:20

CLAW, William Head Married M 36 1845 Mariner
Dover Eastcliffe VIEW
CLAW, Sarah Wife Married F 36 1845
Dover Eastcliffe VIEW
CLAW, Ann Daughter Single F 10 1871 Scholar
Dover Eastcliffe VIEW
CLAW, Charlotte Daughter Single F 8 1873 Scholar
Dover Eastcliffe VIEW
CLAW, William Son Single M 6 1875 Scholar
Dover Eastcliffe VIEW
CLAW, Margaret Daughter Single F 1 1880
Dover Eastcliffe VIEW
HOPE THIS HELPS if you need more info let me know Marion

by thelmaolive on 2011-09-16 09:30:08

Sorry for the delay in answering. This is absolutely the right family. My grandmother was the baby of th family born in 1891. There is another daughter, Ethel, but I never noticed the large gaps in their ages before.

Margaret, Aunt Meg, was very close to May, but I'd never realised they were eleven years apart. I'm starting to wonder whether William Stephen married again, and consequently the records stating he married Ann Sarah Mills are correct, but on the other hand, it's a bit of a coincidence that the names are so similar. On May's birth certificate it states that her mother was Sarah Ann Mills Turner.

Well, it's certainly given me a lot to think about.

Thank you so much for all the help you've given me, I really do appreciate it.


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