Bromborough and Nehemiah where are you?

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Bromborough and Nehemiah where are you?

Post by emanday » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:45 am

These people aren't essential bricks in my son-in-law's wall, but they're driving me mad! I know they were born and with names like theirs they should be all too easy to search for, but they're NOT :evil:

Bromborough Bush Bird and Nehemiah Bird- I kid you not!

Bromborough Bush Bird was born in Bromborough, Cheshire in 1867, and his older brother, Nehemiah was born in 1865, and his father Nathan Bird worked on a sloop called the Bromborough. The other kids had perfectly ordinary names for the period!

I can't find marriages or deaths for Bromborough or Nehemiah :evil: Grrrrrr

I feel better for getting that off my chest - now to move on? (Who am I kidding!)
[b]Mary[/b]
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Post by speleobat2 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:01 am

Mary,

Ancestry UK has Brom in the BMD, 1894, Jan-Mar, Wirral Cheshire 8a. for a marriage.

Carol :D
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Post by speleobat2 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:10 am

Back again,

Nehemiah Bird
Year of Registration: 1925
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Spouse's Surname: Harrison
District: Birkenhead (1861-1998)
County: Cheshire, Merseyside
Volume: 8a
Page: 1389 (click to see others on page)


This is the Marriage BMD again on Ancestry UK.

Carol :D
Looking for: Clerihew, Longmuir/Longmore, Chalmers, Milne, Barclay in Newhills,
Munro, Cadenhead, Raitt, Ririe/Reary

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Post by speleobat2 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:24 am

Nehemiah Bird 1901 Census
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Ann
Gender: Male
Where born: Bromborough, Cheshire, England

Civil Parish: Bromborough
Ecclesiastical parish: Bromborough St Barnabas
Town: Bromborough
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England

Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View Image

Registration district: Wirral
Sub registration district: Bebington
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 6
Household Members: Name Age
Arthur Bird 3
Elizabeth Ann Bird 27
Emily Bird 8
Fanny Bird 5 months
George Nathan Bird 6
Nehemiah Bird 35



Bromborough is also on the BMD Death Index for 1917, Oct-Dec, age at death 50 West Derby, Lancashire, 8b, p. 298

No sign of Nehemia on the Death Index that I saw.

Carol :D
Looking for: Clerihew, Longmuir/Longmore, Chalmers, Milne, Barclay in Newhills,
Munro, Cadenhead, Raitt, Ririe/Reary

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Post by SarahND » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:10 am

Hi Mary and Carol,
There are several user-contributed trees on Ancestry that give Nehemiah's death as 1926 in Bromborough. However, at the moment Ancestry won't bring up the death index in any search, even for Smith :shock: Something is definitely amiss...

Cheers,
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Post by emanday » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:24 pm

What can I say?

Do you ladies have any idea how long I have been searching for these two? I tried to think of the kind of mistranscriptions that Ancestry might come up with (this resulted in total imagination overload!)

Ta! Thank you! Gracias! [many-greens]
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Post by speleobat2 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:56 pm

Hi Mary,

The first search I did was for Bush Bird! I couldn't resist! It actually worked. With names like those, I just had to take a look! :lol:

Carol :D
Looking for: Clerihew, Longmuir/Longmore, Chalmers, Milne, Barclay in Newhills,
Munro, Cadenhead, Raitt, Ririe/Reary

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Post by emanday » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:31 pm

WheeHee!!!!

Some of those trees have solved the puzzle about a missing member of another branch in my son-in-law's family :D

I've been printing off the relevant sections of those trees like a wild woman.
[woohoo]

Now I need to put the [kettle] on.
[b]Mary[/b]
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McDonald or MacDonald (some couldn't make up their mind!), Bonner, Crichton, McKillop, Campbell, Cameron, Gitrig (+other spellings), Clark, Sloan, Stewart, McCutcheon, Ireland (the surname)

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Post by SarahND » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:17 pm

\:D/ \:D/ So glad you found some relevant info, in spite of Ancestry's current quirks!

[cheers]
Sarah

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Post by emanday » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:41 pm

It has also confirmed that Nehemiah was a long standing family name, going way back to the 1700's at least.

Poor Bromborough seems to have either been named after the place he was born or after his Dad's sloop called Bromborough.

Just as well it wasn't a wee bit later and his Dad wasn't the driver of the Flying Scotsman :lol:
[b]Mary[/b]
A cat leaves pawprints on your heart
McDonald or MacDonald (some couldn't make up their mind!), Bonner, Crichton, McKillop, Campbell, Cameron, Gitrig (+other spellings), Clark, Sloan, Stewart, McCutcheon, Ireland (the surname)

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