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Old 07-05-10, 08:47
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Name - "official" name and what they were known as
William Allen

Date and place of birth
About 1807/8 in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire (or maybe Lichfield, Staffs (1851) or Burton upon Trent (1861) - 1871, 81 and 91 he says Ashby de la Zouch)

Names of parents
Unknown

Date and place of baptism - if applicable
Unknown

Details of each of his or her marriages - if any
18th August 1831 at Alrewas, Staffordshire to Hannah Lakin

Occupation(s) - if any
Cabinet maker until middle age then housepainter/paper hanger

Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on.
I have all censuses records for William:
1841: Barr Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire
1851: Russell's Cottages, Horfield, Gloucestershire
1861 - 1881: Ashley Down Cottages, Horfield, Gloucestershire
1891: Beechwood Villa, Stapleton, Bristol, Gloucestershire
1893: 7 Ashley Down Road, Horfield, Gloucestershire

Date, place and cause of death
19th Dec 1893 at 7 Ashley Down Road, Horfield, Gloucestershire of bronchitis, aged 85

Date and place of burial / cremation.
Buried Dec 1893 at Holy Trinity and St Edmund, Horfield, Gloucestershire

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
None

Memorial inscription - if any

In loving memory of
William Allen
who passed away December 19th 1893.
"I know that my redemer liveth"
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Old 07-05-10, 11:40
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Blimey, he was mixed up about where he was born wasn't he.

He married in Alrewas which is about halfway between Lichfield and Burton on Trent. Ashby is way off in the other direction.

Looking at the map, I know I shouldn't need to as I live in the area, Lichfield - Burton and Ashby form a triangle. I wonder if he came from somewhere in the middle.
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Old 07-05-10, 12:28
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lol! The IGI has a bap in Lichfield and another one in Burton on Trent, 1808 and 1809 from memory, but none in Ashby (unless it was in a non IGI church)
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I suppose with earlier census saying Lichfield and Burton and not saying Ashby until 1871 it's more likely to not be Ashby. BUT, he says Ashby 3 times. I wonder who actually answered the enumerator's questions, we'll never know.

If he was from Alrewas area, that is only slightly closer to Lichfield. They are all in Staffordshire whereas Ashby is in Leicestershire. If you get directions from Alrewas to Ashby on Google maps it goes through villages like Croxall, Edingale and almost to Clifton Campville and then Overseal.

Needle in a haystack job I reckon.
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Needle in a haystack job I reckon.
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After a great deal of help from people on this forum (and Marg going to the RO for me ) I can add some more info to this thread:

Baptised:

7 Aug 1808 at Burton-upon-Trent (baptism says 'of Ashby de la Zouch')

Parents:

William Allen and Sarah nee Ames
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