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From: Sally Viada <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Adeline Skinner Edwards, Lewisham
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 17:32:51 -0500

Hi Hazel,

I finally figured out the freeBMD site. Surprised myself and found lots of information. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. :)

>From the looks of things there are no descendants in England. It seems none of Adeline's children left home as of the 1901 census. Even
Adeline's sister Emily's only child died a spinster 1954 in Dover..

Do you think the parish church in Witham has records of the Skinner family that lived there in 1799?

Yes, it was dreadful. Our whole parish was destroyed. Everyone lost everything. I've since relocated as well as much of my

Thanks again for your help,


From: : : Re: [Ess] Adeline Skinner Edwards, LewishamDate: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 23:05:41 +0100

Dear Sally,
Try going to
Then click on "ordering certificates online"
If this link doesn't work you can put "pro" into google & it will take you there if you click on "birth marriage & death" then "after 1837" & "general record office website"

Do double-check the references I found on Free BMD first, if you get those wrong they won't find it & will charge you part of the fee.
Sorry you lost your research in the hurricane, must have been awful.

Hope this helps,

----- Original Message -----
From: Sally Viada
To: Hazel Hargraves
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 2:31 PM
Subject: RE: [Ess] Adeline Skinner Edwards, Lewisham
Hi Hazel,Thanks so much for your reply.I must be doing something wrong because I thought I looked at the free BMD. I had some information on the Skinners but lost it in Hurricane Katrina, and am trying to put it back together again.How do I order from the PRO? Not familiar with it. Do you have an address?Thanks again,Sally

> From: > To: ; > Subject: Re: [Ess] Adeline Skinner Edwards, Lewisham> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 23:34:11 +0100> > Hi Sally,> 1861 Census has "Adelaine" Skinner & sister Emily living at West Ham with > parents:> William Skinner age 61, born Witham, Essex, Book Manufacturer> Harriott Skinner, age 54, born Stratford.> > Free BMD has:> Marriage of Adeline Skinner to Henry Edwards, West Ham District, June Qtr > 1867, vol 4a p25> Birth of Adeline Skinner, West Ham, Dec Qtr 1841, vol 12 p245. (the age in > 1861 ties in with her being born abt 1841/2)> > I would order these certificates from PRO as they will confirm the parents & > the birth will also give you the mother's maiden name.> > There is a possible death on Free BMD for William Skinner in Sept 1864 in > West Ham.> > Hope this helps.> All the best,> Hazel> Rochford, Essex> > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Sally Viada" <>> To: <>> Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 4:56 AM> Subject: [Ess] Adeline Skinner Edwards, Lewisham> > > Looking for descendants of Adeline Edwards nee Skinner, bn ca 1844-1846 in > West Ham.> Adeline married Henry Edwards, a wine merchant, ca 1867 and had the > following children found on the> 1871 census of Romford, 1881 census of Leytonstone, 1891 of Lewisham, > London,> Henry, Claude, Adeline, Cyril, Eleanor and Raymond Edwards.> I descend from Adeline's brother George W.H. Skinner who moved to USA abt > 1850.> Would like to find more on Adeline's parents.> Thank you,> Sally> Louisiana> _________________________________________________________________> Don't get caught with egg on your face. Play Chicktionary!>>; ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> Any problems, please contact the List Admin: > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes > in the subject and the body of the message> > >

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