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Sanders at Croydon - (Croydon - Surrey)
trying to find any information about a William Coombes Sanders who on a child's birth certificate gave his birth place as Croydon Kent but could be Surrey.His birth date was around 1850's.
Family Surnames: Sanders
Whitehead Descendants - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for the following people: Helen Matilda Whitehead b 1890 m William Petts/Potts Charles George Whitehead b 1892 m Florence Stimell Albert Henry Whitehead b 1894 m Ethel Steane George Joseph Whitehead b 1894 Elizabeth Rose Whitehead b 1895 Muad Janet Whitehead b 1900 m Benjamin Lovelock Virginia Whitehead b after 1900 m George Knowles
Family Surnames: Whitehead, Petts, Potts, Stimell, Steane, Lovelock, Knowles
HOWARD/STARBRDIGE - EVANS - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for marrriage of my gt Aunt Grace Emma EVANS born to Elizabeth S. (nee TUCKER) and Edward EVANS of Exeter, Grace Emma born Bermuda, West Indies, marriage possiblity Jul/Aug/Sept 1905 Greater London, dist. Croydon, Kent Surrey. either to Thomas HOWARD born 1875 Devon UK or Harry Starbridge Vol 21. I have found Harry Starbridge was in 1914-1920 War Pension records but nothing else. Does anyone know anything about Grace Emma's marriage and to whom, and did they have any children? Doing family tree, love to find out more, leading to re-uniting family. Please reply
Family Surnames: Evans
EVANS George and Edward - (Croydon - Surrey)
George and Edward were both sons of Elizabeth Saenna and Edward EVANS, Edward was in the military, Edward his youngest child and son was born 1885 and his mother Elizabeth died shortly after his birth. The family remained in the area as shown by Census results, Edward living at barracks in Exeter. Later George and Edwards sisters Grace Emma and Eleanor Louise Married... 1905/1908 love to hear any news about family please as I am related to this family and seeking present day members.
Family Surnames: Evans
Charles Moon family - (Croydon - Surrey)
I am looking for information regarding the Charles Moon family who lived in Croydon most of their lives. Had at least 5 children. Charles H., Jessie A., Horace etc.
Violet Hilda Gray - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for relatives of Violet Hilda Gray twin of Ronald Reginald Gray born 26 Jan 1900. Unsure of married name but I believe she had a son called Brian.Looking also for relations of siblings Dorothy Agnes Gray,Bernard L Gray,Arthur R Gray all born in Croydon Surrey. Alfred J Gray born Fulham. Any information grately appreciated.Kathleen.
Family Surnames: Gray
GREEN-WATNEY,GREEN-KEMP - (Croydon - Surrey)
Thomas GREEN(m)Harriet WATNEY in 1838. Had Amelia,Edward,Fanny O'Donnell,Harriet,HenryW and John William. Thomas owned or ran the CROWN Hotel with children as staff in 1881 Cencus,no mention of mother. John William married Annie Kemp about 1883 had William Thomas, Ellen Beatrice,Harriet and was told (Alfred, yet to be confirmed).Thomas's father supposed to be William Charles. Are you related, not sure ask anyway.
Family Surnames: Green-Watney, Green-Kemp
STREET FAMILY UPLAND ROAD POST 1901 - (Croydon - Surrey)
Hi My grandfather was George Allen STREET of Upland Road, I remember him quite well But am trying to research any Info AFTER 1901 on his 3 sisters ELEANOR CHARLOTTE MARIE STREET, LILIAN FANNY STREET and MARIAN RUTH STREET in particular marriages and deaths etc
Family Surnames: Street
STUNELL - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for descendants of the Stunell family that resided in Croydon 1890's and onward. Florence Edith Ellen (Nellie) Stimell b 1899, William George b 1892, Samuel Thomas b 1895, George b 1897 all in Thorton Heath. Any leads muchly appreciated.
Challis - - (Croydon - Surrey)
I'm looking for information relating to Henry (Harry?) Charles CHALLIS (1864 - 1896). Wife was Emily Margaret BOND b. 1858. In 1891 he was licensee of "The Victory" Public House, 17 Crown Hill, Croydon.
Family Surnames: Challis, Bond
HUBBARD - (Croydon - Surrey)
I am looking for any info on my grandfather John Louie (or Louis) Fourie Hubbard. He lived in South Africa but I can find no bmd's for him so am now trying the UK. He married my grandmother Kathleen Mabel Bennett.
Family Surnames: Hubbard
Frederick William Head c1865? - (Croydon - Surrey)
I am trying to trace my gt Grandfather.I only know he was married to his second wife Harriet Barnet in 1912 in Croydon gave father as Fredk Wm Head dec'd. Joined Devon Regt 1915 in London. 1934 living Lancing Road Croydon. Gives age differently at both times. Had son Fredk Wm married 1920 Alice Meacham in Watford. His age is ?also confusing. Perhaps born 1898? I can't find either of them on 1901 census. I have been looking for them for years with no joy. Can anyone help?
Samuel Newman - (Croydon - Surrey)
Hi I am looking for the parents of Samuel Newman born London 1867 who married Ethel Downer in 1894. regards Marilyn
Family Surnames: Newman
Wetherill Family - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for Wetherills in the Croydon area around mid 1700's - 1800s as result of India Office Record for son Joseph Wetherill (b1801 -1837 Calcutta) making reference to his father Joseph as being "of Croydon, Surrey"
Family Surnames: Wetherill, Weatherill, Wetherall
Sayers - (Croydon - Surrey)
Still looking for Any relatives or ancestors of Henry Sayers born 1831 Croydon Surrey Thankyou Carol
Park Hill road - (Croydon - Surrey)
I have an old photo of 14 Park Hill Road, Croydon where my grandparents lived - probably about 1920, William and Julie CROCKER. Is the house still there? Does anyone know who lives there now? Any help appreciated
Family Surnames: Crocker
Berrimen/Lambert - (Croydon - Surrey)
Florence Berrimen married William Lambert in 1886 in Croydon; two years later they emigrated to Canada. Florence was the daughter of a Joseph Berrimen, a coachman, according to their marriage certificate. Florence appeared in the 1891 Canadian census with William but then she seems to disappear. William appears with another wife in 1901 census. Does anyone know this Berrimen family?
Family Surnames: Berrimen
THOMAS KING - (Croydon - Surrey)
Born in 1884 (Fathers name was George ) first wife was Clarice Bedford they divorced.2nd wife was Elizabeth Ada Loveless married 5/8/26 at that time they lived in South Norwood.They had a daughter Eileen Jean. Would be really grateful for any ideas as have come up against a brick wall !!
Family Surnames: King
Henry BULL, Croydon - (Croydon - Surrey)
A gggrandfather is Henry Bull who gives his place of birth on the 1861 census as Croydon, Surrey. He would have been born about 1805. He married Maria Boylin who was born in Canterbury. Can anyone shed any light on him please? He was a chair maker in Shoreditch in 1861. The Boylin family may have army connections.
Family Surnames: Bull, Boylin
Cracknell, nurses in croydon - (Croydon - Surrey)
Really stuck trying to get anywhere researching my paternal line; my great great grandfather was called Henry Edward Cracknell; i have no birthdate or place of birth for him so can't go back any furthur all i know is from his son's birth certificate; that in 1904 he was a male nurse living at 49 mitcham road, west croydon; married to Annie (or nancy) Cracknell, (formerly Habin)also a nurse. Family= 2 sons; names Charles Henry Cracknell, and Jack Cracknell. Annie was originally from Chidham, Sussex. If anyone could help me with finding more information; or where to look next; Or information on the hospital they would have worked at and where i could find records of them working there; this would be really helpful. I cant find anything at all for Henry Edward; there is family stories of him having been on the titanic, too; and then later being spotted when believed to be dead; and also someone remembers being shown a plaque in a hospital with his name on. Any help much appreciated.
Family Surnames: Cracknell, Habin
Coloma preparatory school - (Croydon - Surrey)
trying to find an old photograph of coloma prep school when in bedford place,croydon, if you can help i would be so grateful,.
Henry Lomas 1777 - (Croydon - Surrey)
I am searching for information on Henry Lomas born in Croydon to his parents Joseph and Deborah. My direct Ancestor Henry lived and worked in Poynton Cheshire as an Inkeeper. He died in 1834 aged 56 but i dont know his birthplace. The only entry i have found that matches his birthdate is the Croydon one.Did he or his family move north? Another interesting clue is that Henry's 3rd & 4th children are called Joseph and Deborah. His first two are named sfter his wife's parents.
Family Surnames: Lomas
Curtis / Beresford - (Croydon - Surrey)
Milton Claude Curtis and Dot Beresford were actors working on the repertory circuit. In March 1902 they had a daughter (name unknown) born at the Victory Hotel, Croydon (this information came from a notice in The Stage theatrical newspaper). Does anyone know what became of this child?
Family Surnames: Curtis, Beresford
WILLIAM REDDINGTON - (Croydon - Surrey)
My paternal grandfather is William Reddington who was originally from the Midlands and would have been born around the beginning of the 20th century, give or take a few years. He ran a business in the Croydon/Sutton area at the end of the second world war. It seems that he emigrated to Canada around 1946/1947. I'm looking for any information I can on him.
Family Surnames: Reddington, Redington
Nourse/Jupp/South Norwood - (Croydon - Surrey)
My great grandfather, John Charles Nourse married Emma Jupp in 1894. John lived in Clifton Road, South Norwood before his marriage and, possibly, after. There were at least two other members of the Nourse family that lived in Clifton Road in 1881 including Johns father George Henry. Has anyone got any information about the family that they could share? Thank you, Sue.
Family Surnames: Nourse/Jupp
Grattan Curran - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for info on Curran family with the name Gratton/Grattan in it. Charles, Arthur and Grattan Curran were from Birmingham and were Slaters. They were in Croydon from about 1880. The family often used Grattan as a middle name. One Grattan Curran married Elizabeth Anne Gunner and one of their children was named Kezenhappuch! The Currans married into the Stoner family. If anyone has this or part of this family in their tree please contact me. Thank you.
Family Surnames: Grattan Curran Stoner
Smiths in Croydon - (Croydon - Surrey)
I am hoping some one can shed some light on my Smith's. Percival(Percy)Smith born around 1885? m ? children were William (Bill),Bertrum (Bertrand or Bert),Ann or Annie and Percy. I know that Bert was born in Pump Pail around 1910? but dates are guess work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Smith
Heath Clark School - (Croydon - Surrey)
Early pupils 1929 including Patrick Percival Wilkinson Sands, later a RAF Group Captain. Patrick retired in 1961, he had one daughter Judy Sands b. 1941.
Knife Family - (Croydon - Surrey)
I am trying to find out information on my family, although I now live in Australia I was born in Croydon. My family is father Peter Knife who married Eileen Marchant in 1953 his father was William John Buller Knife and he married Rosina Private in approx 1925. My father also has a brother Michael John, and he emigrated to New Zealand in 1953 with my fathers parents I know that my grandfateher had several brothers but I cannot locate any of their descendants.
Family Surnames: Knife, Marchant, Private
lay /marshall/skilton/skelton - (Croydon - Surrey)
trying to find my dads birth APROX 1900 ,bought up by EMILY LAY/AND EMILY MARSHALL think they came from croydon ? found him at school in 1910 IN HOVE SUSSEX,WHO WAS EMILY LAY/ EMILY MARSHALL, SUPPOSE TO BE SPINSTERS ,THEY BOTH HAD SIBLINGS , ANY HELP ,DO YOU KNOW THESE 2 PEOPLE,
Family Surnames: Lay/Marshall/Skilton/Skelton
croydon - (Croydon - Surrey)
info needed on julie may uffindell nee atkinson lived in croydon , married harold bertie in 1934.
Family Surnames: Uffindell/Atkinson
JOE WELLS - (Croydon - Surrey)
Family Surnames: Wells
ABRAHAM WELLS - (Croydon - Surrey)
Family Surnames: Wells
NANETTE KENDALL/WELLS - (Croydon - Surrey)
Family Surnames: Kendall/Wells
Harold Alfred Knight - Minnie Crouch - (Croydon - Surrey)
I am specifically looking for members of the family of Harold Alfred Knight & Minnie L Crouch who was born in Hawkhurst Kent March 1888. She was the daughter of Albert and Mary Crouch, prev from Sussex. Harold and Minnie were married in Sep 1909 in Croydon.They had 6 children. Harold J. b. Dec 1912, Ivy, b. Dec 1914, Dorothy M. b.Sep 1917, Eva b.Dec 1919, Joyce M. b.Dec 1921 & Elsie J. b.Dec 1926. It is Minnie's family that I am really trying to track. Her sister Fanny Crouch was my grandmother on my father's side. If you are familiar with any of these family members please contact me. Brenda
Family Surnames: Knight, Crouch
Annie Heys - (Croydon - Surrey)
Annie Heys was born to Alice Ann Heys at Croydon workhouse on 17th September 1913. Twentyone year old Alice Ann had been in service at Whitworth Road. She was originally from East London but her only family at the time were her widowed stepmother Emma Heys, who was a private nurse in Mitcham, and her brothers, Richard and Thomas Heys were in Scotland having joined the Scottish rifles and John Albert Heys was a nurse in a mental hospital near Birmingham. Alice Ann died a spinter in Bromley Kent in 1984 but what became of her daughter Annie?
Family Surnames: Heys, Connor/Conner,Butterworth
gibbs /mitchell - (Croydon - Surrey)
millicent kate gibbs, lived @ tandfield rd croydon, resident between 1900 to 1963 aged 89. buried mitchem cemitery
Family Surnames: Gibbs /Mitchell
Surname Bramley - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for relations of Frederick Bramley b.c1841 and his wife Mary Ann b.c1851 In 1901 they lived at 5 Sidney Road near Percy Rd in Croydon. Fred and Mary had children George (and his wife Mary M) Henry J, Rosie May b.1894 and Daisy J. It is Rosie May that I am looking for (relatives of) as she married a Charles Bridgeland Smith in about April 1916. Charles was from St lukes Parish and Rosie from St Marks South Norwood. We believe Charles and Rosie had a child and I would like to find that child (or relatives of) Charles and Rosie parted but we believe they could not divorce. Charles went on to become my grandfather, father of my father Donald Bridgeland Smith. Please contact me if any of these people are in your tree! Thankyou.
Family Surnames: Bramley, Smith
Charles John Richardson b 1753 d 1845, wife Rebecca - (Croydon - Surrey)
Interested in parents and grandparents of CJ Richardson who may have been one or other of the two (unrelated) Richardson uncles (Peter/Patrick - wife Janet/Jessie Ruskin) and (George, baker of Croydon - wife Bridget Cox) ) of the art critic and commentator John Ruskin b 1819. Also interested in children of CJ and Rebecca, who included George who married Eliza Moore
Family Surnames: Richardson Ruskin Moore Cox
Scott family Croydon - (Croydon - Surrey)
We have a great mystery surrounding an Arthur Henry Scott, who says he was born in Croydon around 1866 and who had a father called Henry. There is also the possibility that he was born in 1859. He also said he was in the army/Boer War, and later called himself Captain Scott - he also said he was related to Robert Falcon Scott of Devon - and finally the Antarctic. But who knows? So if anyone has information about Henry Scott of Croydon or Arthur Scott of Croydon we'd be very grateful to hear from you. Thanks.
Family Surnames: Scott
Webbs of Croydon - (Croydon - Surrey)
In researching my grandmother's family history it is believed she was in a children's home in the mid 1920s in Croydon after her father died. Her name was Violet Catherine Webb and she was born in Croydon in Dec 1916. Her mother was Catherine Webb (born 1876) and her father Harry Webb (born 1844). Her mother put her in the home but when someone was interested in adopting my grandmother from there she vetoed it and took my grandmother back. I am looking for any information on this period in my grandmother's life. Any information on the home my grandmother may have ended up in, or any other information on my grandmother or great grandparents would be gratefully received. Thank you, Jackie.
Family Surnames: Webb
Crouch family - (Croydon - Surrey)
Information on the family 'Crouch' Looking for the mothers name of Annie and James crouch( served in the raf) who married a man called HERBERT CROUCH (died at a young age serving in the 1st world war) She later went onto re-marrying a man Mr Abberthall. also if anyone has anymore information based on this family i would be greatful for your help.
Esther Kemp Born 1840 Woodside Croydon - (Croydon - Surrey)
Want to know what became of Esther & her younger son,Edward, after 1871 census. Thanks
Family Surnames: Kemp
Mills/Pearce/Whittington - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for information about Charles Mills who married Laura Pearce from St Columb Minor Cornwall in 1889 at Kingston upon Thames Registry Office. The 1891 census shows him living in Kingston and his place of birth as Brighton Sussex. I believe the family moved to the Croydon area, where in 1904 Charles died. His marriage certificate shows his father as Edwin. Laura subsequently married Ernest Edward Hillier Whittington. Charles and Laura had 9 children (that I can trace). I'm particularly interested if anyone has information on Edith Mills born in 1890, both the 1901 and 1911 census show her as living with Ellen Pearce (her aunt) in St Columb Minor/Newquay, or Percy Mills born 1892, I am unable to trace him in the census but from 1909 until 1938 he served in the merchant navy
Family Surnames: Mills Pearce
Day/Foster - (Croydon - Surrey)
Hello, I am looking for the family of Charles John Day b. 1867 Croydon and Charlotte Matilda Foster b. 1868 Croydon. Their children were Charlotte 1889, Charles 1891, Albert 1894, Harry 1895, Alfred 1898, Ernest 1901, Lily 1904, Ethel 1906 and William 1909. In 1911 the family was living at 227 Whitehorse Road, Croydon. I am happy to share research with family members.
Family Surnames: Day
Brown/Temple family. - (Croydon - Surrey)
William Hoe BROWN married Rose BARBER on Sept.3rd 1902. Kathleen Maud b.16th April 1904,William Robert b.7th July 1909. Rose BROWN died in Feb.1916 and on 24th Feb.1919 William Hoe BROWN married Amy TEMPLE.Laud Rowland BROWN was born on 9th Feb. 1920 in Lambeth. Are any of these people in your family tree? If so,please contact me. Thanks
Family Surnames: Brown,Barber,Temple.
Death in Queens Rd Croydon - (Croydon - Surrey)
My great grandmother,Sarah Kemp, x 2 died 22nd March 1864 in Queens Rd Croydon.I know that the workhouse infirmary didn't open until 1866.Does anybody know where this might have been? Thanks Linda
Family Surnames: Kemp
Tidy - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for Daisy E Tidy born Croydon 1899 who married James P Cole 1939 in Croydon
BUMSTEAD - (Croydon - Surrey)
Looking for information about Charles (Charlie) BUMSTEAD who was a professional footballer (goalkeeper)born in 1922 in Croydon and played for Millwall, Crystal Palace, Dover and Bedford Town in the 40s and 50s. I'm compiling a history of Bedford Town FC (see and would be interested to find out what other clubs he played for, if any, and about his later life.
Family Surnames: Bumstead
Klane Alexander - (Croydon - Surrey)
Would like to contact descendents of Alexander Klane. Born Amsterdam 1895, died Croydon district 1985.
Family Surnames: Klane
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