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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 decade ago

Is there anywhere i can get free BMD and census records before 1881?

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Hi itsjustme im not familar with using yahoo answers and cant reply to you. Im looking for the children of Thomas Skeemer(1821) and Caroline Skeemer(1824) (nee Chatters or Chalters) they were both born in Pentlow,Essex any help you could give would be great Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No there is only the one UK census that is free, there is this site http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ for the bmd records but I don't think they are complete. If you are prepared to pay a little there is www.ancestry.co.uk they are now doing pay per view.

    I have membership to ancestry.com /.co.uk and I would be happy to look some information up for you. You can either email me through my profile or edit your question and include details of what it is you are looking for.

    Hope this helps.

    1871 England Census

    about Thomas Skeemer

    Name: Thomas Skeemer

    Age: 50

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821

    Relation: Head

    Spouse's Name: Caroline

    Gender: Male

    Where born: Pentlow, Essex, England

    Civil Parish: Pentlow

    Ecclesiastical parish: St Gregory

    Town: Pentlow

    County/Island: Essex

    Country: England

    Street address:

    Occupation:

    Condition as to marriage:

    Disability: View Image

    Registration district: Sudbury

    Sub-registration district: Bulmer

    ED, institution, or vessel: 10

    Neighbors: View others on page

    Household schedule number: 17

    Household Members: Name Age

    Caroline Skeemer 47

    Thomas Skeemer 50

    Thomas Skeemer 20

    Walter Skeemer 17

    1851 England Census

    about Thomas Shemer

    Name: Thomas Shemer

    Age: 30

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821

    Relation: Head

    Spouse's Name: Caroline

    Gender: Male

    Where born: Pentlow, Essex, England

    Civil Parish: Pentlow

    County/Island: Essex

    Country: England

    Street address:

    Occupation:

    Condition as to marriage:

    Disability: View Image

    Registration district: Sudbury

    Sub-registration district: Bulmer

    ED, institution, or vessel: 1

    Neighbors: View others on page

    Household schedule number: 68

    Household Members: Name Age

    Caroline Shemer 29

    Elija Shemer 6

    Henry Shemer 60

    Thomas Shemer 30

    Thomas Shemer 4 Mo

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    I think this may be Thomas with his parents and siblings in the 1841 census.

    1841 England Census

    about Thomas Skemer

    Name: Thomas Skemer

    Age: 20

    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821

    Gender: Male

    Where born: Essex, England

    Civil Parish: Pentlow

    Hundred: Hinckford

    County/Island: Essex

    Country: England

    Street address:

    Occupation: View Image

    Registration district: Sudbury

    Sub-registration district: Bulmer

    Neighbors: View others on page

    Household Members: Name Age

    Ann Skemer 4

    Elizabeth Skemer 45

    Elizabeth Skemer 22

    James Skemer 51

    John Skemer 11

    Robert Skemer 16

    Susan Skemer 9

    Thomas Skemer 20

    I am unable to find anything in the 1861 census relating to Thomas and his family. I have however found the birth index details for both Thomas jr and Walter. Both sons were registered in Sudbury, which I believe was a town in Suffolk.

    Thomas jr was listed as being 4 months old in the 1851 census that meant he would have been born towards the end of 1850, he was born in the O/N/D quarter of 1850 and the volume number is Xll, I think that translates to 12, and the page number is 461. The 1851 census was taken on Sunday 30th March.

    Walter like Thomas was registered in Sudbury Suffolk, in the O/N/D quarter of 1854, the volume number is 4a and the page number is 321, and if you are ordering the certificates from the GRO http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/ they will cost £8:50 each.

    The 1841 census was taken on Sunday 6 th June 1841 and the 1871 census was taken on Sunday 2nd April.

    Source(s): If you would like to email me through my profile then I can share the images with you.
  • 5 years ago

    Thomas c1820-december 1886

    Married Caroline Chatters1822-1894( d/o Anne 1787) born in Pentlow.

    Occupation-agricultural laborer and straw platter

    Bmd marriage march 1846

    1851 census living at 68 Aggis Lane

    Children-

    Eliza- c1845 age 6

    Henry-c1847 age 4

    Thomas-c1850 age 6 months

    1861 census

    Thomas c1820-age 41

    Living at 48 Road to the Rectory with

    Caroline age 39

    Eliza age 16 straw platter

    Henry age 14 agricultural laborer

    Thomas age 10 agricultural laborer

    Walter age 6- c1855

    1871 census

    Thomas age 50 and Caroline age 47

    Living with

    Thomas age 20

    Walter age 17 agricultural laborer

    1881 census

    Thomas age 60 and Caroline age 54

    Living at 17 Rectory St.

    ancestors on my grandmothers side

  • 4 years ago

    Mormon site is indeed a good one. That's OK for 19th C christenings, marriages etc. It's also a source for the 1881 Census and that's free too. FreeBMD is a site which holds a heck of a lot of references for BMD certs again for free. To get the full data you'll have to buy a cert. but they'll cost you seven pounds each.

  • 1 decade ago

    bmds can be found here

    http://www.freebmd.org.uk

    and also the following site which transcribes some marrages etc up to the 1950s, which is much more recent than the freebmd website (depending on your region)

    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/

    these go back to 1837.

    If you want to go further back than that, you can use

    http://www.familysearch.org/

    Which has bmds as recorded by parish records.

    As for censuses, you gotta pay, unless you take out a 14 day free trial on ancestry.

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  • gene-e
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    1 decade ago

    There are some online sites that may have the census records you want (depends upon location)

    freecen.org.uk

    census-online.com

    censusfinder.com

    See http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ for other records

    Also, you can see free "previews" of BMD records at 192.com

  • 1 decade ago

    Long shot but try here

    good luck and good hunting

  • 1 decade ago

    Try your local library's historic archives. If they are worth their salt, they'll have these records. If the condition is good enough, you should be able to photocopy them.

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