Trying to trace James Edward Timson born sept 1902 and his line. Would be grateful for any help. Thanks

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in Genealogy Help by Paul Duncan G2G1 (1.5k points)
retagged by Michael Stills
Do you know where he was born?
Sorry Brian,  I have just seen this.  It was Berkhampsted which by a curious twist of fate is the same location as the details that you sent me.  When I have further experience of genealogy I may find that he is linked to my family tree in some way also.


Thanks again.



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Finally found him as Hubbard,( surname transcription error as image is clearly Timson) in 1911 Census.

He was the son of Octavius Paul Timson & Avis Annie Wood, who married in 1899.

The 1911 Census:

Name:Octavius Paul Hubbard

Age in 1911:38

Estimated birth year:abt 1873

Relation to Head:HeadG


Birth Place:Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England

Civil Parish:St Berkhamstead 

UrbanSearch Photos:Search for 'St Berkhamstead Urban' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collectionCounty/Island:HertfordshireCountry:England

Street address:Gask, Charles St, Berkhamsted

Marital Status:Married

Occupation:Rates and Taxes Collector Vestry Clerk and C

Registration district:Berkhampstead

Registration District Number:142

Sub-registration district:Berkhampstead

ED, institution, or vessel:6

Household schedule number:41Piece:7772

Household Members:

Name Age
Octavius Paul Hubbard 38
Avis Annie Hubbard 35
Samuel Paul Hubbard 10
James Edward Hubbard 8
Avis Mildred Hubbard 6
Arthur John Reginald Hubbard 4
Winifred Ann Mary Hubbard 4/12
Agnes Mary West 17
by Living Woodhouse G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
selected by Paul Duncan
Wow, thanks Ron for finding this for me.  Very much appreciated.  Can I ask which paid search sites you would recommend.


I use Ancestry but Find my Past is also very good.
Thanks Ron
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I found this.

England and Wales Birth Registration Index

Son England and Wales Census, 1911

And it looks like he died on September 16, 1931 in Leicester City, England.
by Brian Penske G2G6 Mach 6 (61.4k points)
Thanks Brian but it's a different one you have listed but much appreciate the quick response. Cheers. paul
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England & Wales Death Index 1916-2007

James Edward Timson,Died Dec 1993 age 91,Sunderland Durham,

England ,shows born July 11 1902.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (922k points)
Thanks Wayne,

That's the one,  does it by chance show the details of his parents?

I am new to genealogy and finding my feet at the moment.


Much appreciated  Paul
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There is a photograph of James Edward Timson on a family tree on Ancestry. The tree lists his parents as Arthur Bernard Timson (1863/1913 Hertfordshire) & Elizabeth Saltmarsh (1866 Berkhamsted/1940)

This is Arthur Bernard Timson in 1911 Census, although James Edward is not listed

Name: Arthur Bernard Timson

Age in 1911:47

Estimated birth year:abt 1864

Relation to Head:Head


Birth Place:Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, 

EnglandCivil Parish:St Berkhamstead UrbanSearch HertfordshireCountry:England 

Street address:149 High St, Berkhamsted 

Marital Status:Married 


Name Age
Arthur Bernard Timson 47
Eliza Timson 46
Alice Nowell Timson 21
Ada Catherine Timson 14
Gertrude Lilian Timson 9
Ethel Timson 7
Harold James Timson 2
by Living Woodhouse G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
Thanks Ron,

This is a different James Edward Timson.  Both born in the same year and in Berkhampstead but with a different date of birth.  The birth date I am looking for is 11th July 1902 so that I can trace his parents and siblings which is proving difficult.  Thanks for the comprehensive response and it may be that there are some other family links to the James Edward Timson you referred to.


Between 1900 & 1905 there was only one birth for a James Edward Timson registered in Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, that of

Births Sep 1902   (>99%)
Timson     James Edward          Berkhampstead     3a    832

I would recommend you purchase a copy of the birth certificate, which will confirm name of both parents.

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