I read your message with interest as (1) I am always on the lookout for new WARD trees and
WARD men who might be interested in having their DNA tested and (2) as soon as I saw the
christian name Forrest I thought there would be American connection.
You have done amazingly well to discover as much as you have, this lot are very elusive.
I only have access to free stuff, so have struggled to find anything at all, but for what
it's worth here are my thoughts and findings.
There is a great website www.theweald.org
(The Weald - Ancestors Report The Weald of Kent)
which details Harry, Alice and Nellie Judge. There is an entry in "The Edinburgh
Gazette" 23/5/1952 John Thomas Hunt residing at 400 Alfreton Rd in the city of
Nottingham and Charles Fryer residing at 61 Brushfield Street and formerly residing at 24
Belper Rd in the city of Nottingham trading together in co partnership at 36 Goldsmith St
in the city of Nottingham photographers. I found a Charles Albert Ballingall in
Lancashire in 1905 occupation photographer, but have no idea whether he was your Bertie or
I found an Annie Louisa Kirby, dau of Henry (hairdresser of 14 Adam Street) and Louisa b
14/10/1874 St John, Cardiff who was in Birchover, Derbyshire in the 1901 census. She had
a sister Ellen. There is also an Annie Louisa Kirkby Mar 1873 Glandford Brigg, Lincs.
Annie Louisa Kirkby mar Harry Ward in Sept 1916. She seems to have died in Sept 1932 age
61 (b 1871) and there are two possible Harry Ward deaths June 1917 age 51 (b 1866) or Mar
1925 age 57 (b 1868). This is assuming Annie Louisa wasn't a widow when she married
Harry Ward at the age of 40+
Robert Fryer mar Sarah Wheatley 1870 Bingham and in 1871 they had their son Charles in
Illinois. I would be curious to know whether they had any other children and where they
The illegitimate children in my family were looked after either by their maternal
grandmother or a maternal aunt, so when you say Nellie was shipped out to Addlethorpe, we
know where to, but that begs the question who to?
My feeling is that the Fryer family had a bit of money. Annie Ward was a paid foster
parent with no children of her own (?). She married late and then lost her husband and
her mother (Alice died Dec 1927 aged 70 (1857).
Random thoughts, but no connections that I can find.
Just for peace of mind, have you checked out Charles S Judge 1915/1916 and Clifford B
Judge 1915 Gainsborough, mother Judge, no father? And who was the George in Forrest
George Fryer Judge?
On 26 Mar 2015, at 07:00, nottsgen-request(a)rootsweb.com wrote:
1. ACRED, JUDGE, FRYER and WARD in Nottingham in 1921
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:55:46 +0000
From: Andy Micklethwaite <andy.mick(a)googlemail.com>
Subject: [NTT] ACRED, JUDGE, FRYER and WARD in Nottingham in 1921
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A friend of mine wondered if I could help trace his adopted father's family. His
father was born Forrest George Fryer JUDGE in Addlethorpe, Lincs in 1921. The adoption
certificate (1929) states that the parents were Nellie JUDGE and Charles FRYER, and that
he was adopted by Annie Louisa WARD (widow of Harry WARD, coal miner, deceased) who had
apparently fostered him. Annie lived in Vernon Road, Basford. My friend has discovered
that the cottage in Addlethorpe was owned by William ACRED.
I think I have found 3 of these people but I'd be interested to see (1) if you
sleuths can check that I have the right ones (2) if you can work out any connection
between the families (3) if there's anyone on the list interested in these families.
I'm a bit hesitant about getting too much info, so that I leave something for my
friend to do - I think he's going to get hooked!
There's a Nellie JUDGE on Arkwright St in 1911, servant to Bertie BALLINGALL.
She's born Kent, and seems to be daughter of Harry and Alice Judge from Frittenden,
Kent. Alice is in Pym St, Nottingham in 1911 (Harry is on his own in Featherstone, West
Yorkshire). I've got some of their census entries, and Alice appears to be from the
GURR family which is documented on Ancestry and FamilySearch. That all seems fine, if
it's the right Nellie, and I can't see another suitable one.
There's a Charles FRYER, living with wife Elizabeth nee Allwood on Brushfield St,
Nottingham in 1911. Again, he's not too difficult to follow, except to find out his
birth, which appears to be in Pana, Christian County, Illinois, USA! His parents appear to
be Robert and Sarah Ann Wheatley, both from Notts, but their trip to the USA falls between
censuses and before passenger lists, although there's a possible Robert and M.A. Fryer
on the Sidonian immigrating at Castle Gardens NY in July 1871.
William ACRED also has Nottingham connections. His son John moved there and was in
Bertram St in 1911, and I suspect his brother Charles was there too, but I'm leaving
that for my friend to sort out.
Annie L WARD is harder to trace. There's a possible marriage for Annie L KIRKBY and
Harry WARD in Nottingham in 1916, but I'm not sure about her.
My suspicion is that Nellie was shipped out to Addlethorpe for the birth, the child
adopted, and then she returned with most folks none the wiser to her indiscretion! But I
wonder whether the other families were related or even acquainted.
I'm not asking for detailed census searches - my friend can do that when he gets
addicted! - but if you have any thoughts, observations or, best of all, connections,
they'd be appreciated.
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