Sorry I worded that badly. It is the parents who have disappeared by 1837
and whose story I am trying to assemble and I have had some great help since
I posted the message
Thank you for you very helpful comments
From: Wendy Bloomfield [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 19 April 2015 14:53
To: Michael Allbrook; eng-east-yorks(a)rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [ENG-EAST-YORKS] The Bedlington family of Bridlington
The reason the childrens births are not showing in freebmd is because that
listing is a transcription of registered GRO births from Sept Qtr of 1837.
I would suggest you try variant spellings of their surname to find them on
the census records. Remember sometimes too much information can effect the
census searches. Try looking for any Bedlingtons (and variants) born in
Bridlington. Also ages for people on the 1841 census can be out by 5 years
- when recording this census children up to 10 usually had correct ages, and
mostly people 10 - 15 years were listed as 15 years, 15 - 20 years were
listed as 20 years....and so on. This rule was by no means adhered to, and
varies from place to place.
Hope this helps you
Perth, Western Australia
On 19/04/2015 6:06 PM, Michael Allbrook via wrote:
I am interested in Joseph BEDLINGTON and his wife Elizabeth SHIPLEY
I believe they married in The Priory Church, Bridlington on 25 Feb 1816.
They had 5 children. Isabella (bap. 1817), Jane (bap. 1819), Richard (bap.
1821), Henry (bap. 1823) and Eliza bap. 4 Feb 1826.
The problem is neither of them appear in freebmd nor in any census. The
children are in the census returns but my concern is Joseph and Elizabeth
who are Great Great Grandparents.
Can anyone add to this story please.
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