Bateman, Kettlebrook, Nottingham, Staffordshire, Wilncote

Great-Great-Grandma Baker – The Story So Far

My Great-Great Grandmother Louisa Baker was born in Wilncote, Kettlebrook Staffordshire on 13th September 1852 and baptised the following December at St. Editha in Tamworth. Her parents were Joseph, a collier and his wife, also Louisa (nee Simnett).So far, I have found four siblings; Henry b.1849, Rebecca b.1858, William b.1861 and Sarah Ann b.1865. I… Continue reading Great-Great-Grandma Baker – The Story So Far

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Barker, Bateman, Simlett

Tuesday’s Tip – Checking & Rechecking

Whilst I was putting together the spreadsheet, I realised I hadn't followed up a problem I had with my great-great grandmother, Louisa Baker.From her marriage certificate to Charles Bateman, I knew her father's name was Joseph, but it was difficult to ascertain if their surname was Baker or Barker, so I'd previously searched the census… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – Checking & Rechecking

Bateman, Nottingham

Workday Wednesday – Post Office

My great-great grandfather, Charles Bateman, began his working life as a messenger for the Electric and International Telegraph Company in 1867 aged 14.In 1869 he was promoted to the post of clerk and a year later became a telegraphist for the Burton-on-Trent Post Office.Moving to the Nottingham Post Office, he had worked his way up… Continue reading Workday Wednesday – Post Office