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From: "Colleen" <>
Subject: Help! Where would you look next?
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 21:32:25 -0000
I wonder if anyone has any suggestion which might help in my search for the
Baptism of my 3 x Gt Grandmother, Elizabeth Cook, later Dice, who was born
in Burnham, Essex according to her two censuses entries?
In the first entry, in 1851, Elizabeth, who's living with my 3 x Great
Grandfather, James Dice, in Tudwick, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, gives her age as 61,
In the second entry, in 1861, Elizabeth, now a widow living with her
youngest son and his family in Tudwick, gives her age as 76, birthplace
Why can't I find Elizabeth in the Burnham On Crouch register? I can only
think that she was either a non conformist - which means a horrible long
trip to the PRO, oh blimey! Or, that she was perhaps born in a village near
Burnham which fell under Burnham's registration district - so that village
people would simplify things for enumerators by saying they came from
Another possiblity is that Elizabeth came from one of the other Burnhams (on
sea? or the one Nelson came from which I forget the full name of,
Burnham...?) but how likely is that, bearing in mind that both her census
entries state Burnham, Essex?
If you were looking for Elizabeth's birth, where would you start? Thanks
any one who might be able offer any advice!
Colleen - on chilly Essex, waiting for the smoke to arrive
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