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From: "Edna & Ken" <>
Subject: [UK-W&H] JENNINGS, Eliza b. 1844
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 22:56:45 -0400
Thank you everyone for your help on the Workhouse in Wells.
Edna - Ottawa
----- Original Message -----
From: MaryH <>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [UK-W&H] JENNINGS, Eliza b. 1844
> Hi Edna,
> Just to add to what Jan has said, civil registration of births was not
> compulsory until 1874 and it is not unusual to find births, especially of
> girls, unregistered between 1837 and 1874.
> Your only hope may be the parish registers where the Eliza was baptised -
> this would probaby have been her home parish of Meare. Even if she was
> in the workhouse she is most likely to have been baptised in Meare as her
> mother may just have been in the workhouse to give birth (the Workhouse
> the only hospital).
> If you can find Williams birth entry in the indexes, then his certificate
> will give you the full details of the parents and the baptism record
> confirm that they were brother and sister.
> When someone died in the workhouse they were always transported back to
> their home parish to be buried and would not necessarily have been buried
> a pauper grave. Again someone may only have been in the workhouse because
> they were too sick to be cared for at home. The parish records will
> the date of the burial. There MAY be a gravestone, but only about 20% of
> graves in the average churchyard have headstones or the like.
> The most likely scenario for the family being in the workhouse is that the
> father or mother died or father was too ill to work.
> Good luck
> Mary Hallett - West Sussex
> Visit my Website at www.fourbearsuk.homestead.com
> Researching -MILLS, HUMBLE, HICKS, HALLETT
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Edna & Ken" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: 14 July 2000 04:22
> Subject: [UK-W&H] JENNINGS, Eliza b. 1844
> > Good Day, I was wondering if you could help me:
> > How to verify her birth, etc. .... (I have checked Birth Indices
> > 1844-1843
> > on film at the LDS and cannot locate birth).
> > * 1851 Census shows an Eliza Jennings age 7 b. Meare at the Wells
> > along with
> > William Jennings age 9 b. Meare
> > On the 1861 Census for Street she gives her age as 17 and b. in Meare
> > On the 1871 Census for Street she gives her age as 27
> > On the 1881 Census for bristol she gives her age as 37
> > Eliza passed away in Bristol 1907 at 63 years
> > On her m. certificate 1863 in Bristol she is 19 years. She m. Philip
> > Blake,
> > my Great-grandfather, age 18.
> > Her father is listed on the m. certificate as John Jennings, Thatcher,
> > deceased. Would there be any records of the Workhouse stating his (or
> > wife's) entrance and that of his children (if the Workhouse children
> > his), perhaps even his death. When someone passes away at the
> > would he/she be placed in a pauper's grave? If the children were b. in
> > Workhouse, would this be recorded or would it be shown just as
> > and perhaps no record of parents? When someone leaves the Workhouse,
> > > this recorded?
> > Note:
> > * possibility that this is the same Eliza Jennings
> > If someone could guide me, it would be appreciated....
> > Thank you,
> > Edna - sunny ottawa
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