Has anyone any information on my great Uncle Francis Walter Gillard, have details up to 1901 Cencus

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Francis Walter was born in Bolton Lancs UK in 1884, Ihave birth records then the 1891 &1901 cencus but nothing after any help
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       First name(s) Francis Walter
  Last name Gillard
Gender Male
Baptism year 1884
Baptism date 21 May 1884
Residence Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England
Place Bolton Le Moors
County Lancashire
Country England
Father's first name(s) Francis
Father's last name Gillard
Mother's first name(s) Mary Jane
Mother's last name Gillard
Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

1911 census:  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWY7-ZBP

Frank Gillard Boarder M 26 Bolton, Lancashire
by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (263k points)
Name: Frank Gillard
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Event Place: Southport, Southport, Lancashire, England
County: Lancashire
Parish: Southport
Sub-District: North Meols
Registration District: Ormskirk
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Marital Status (Original): SINGLE
Occupation: STAWLEMAN (stableman?)
Birth Year (Estimated): 1885
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire
Relationship to Head of Household: Boarder
Line: 3
Page: 1

Sidney Davis




Bolton, Lancashire

Miriam Davis




St Helens, Lancashire

Frank Gillard




Bolton, Lancashire

1911 census:  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWY7-ZBP

Hi Gillian,  This looks a real possibility. There is a frank Gillard in Liverpool but Iv not been able to put a direct connection between them, this may be the link. Thanks :-John
You are most welcome, I enjoy a sourcing challenge :)
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1911 census at 86 Commision Street, Bolton, Lancashire:

Henry John Gillard, age 30, coach-painter, b Bolton
Amy, age 28, total children born 8, total still alive 4, b Miles Plattrey?
Ellen, age 8, b Bolton
John, age 4, b Bolton
Christopher, age 1, b Bolton
Alice, age 2 months, b Bolton
Francis Gillard, widowed father, age 53, chauffeur, b Devon
Mary Cade, grandmother, age 77, b Truro
Ellen Garner, niece, age 14, b Bolton
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
Hi Ros Thanks for your time, Henry John Gillard is Francis Walters brother, and my grandfather, I know a lot about him through personal contact, and my mothers and sister  when I was a child

Couldn't find anything on Francis ...

There are a couple of transcription errors on the census. Amy's birthplace is Miles Platting and Mary Cade is actually Eade.

Hi Matthew Id got both the typos thanks, I think the Southport lead is my best bet, as Francis is staying with a Bolton lad, and I know there were no other Francis Gillards born in Bolton around 1884
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It may be something or nothing but a Francis W. Gillard married in Croyden, Surrey in 1920:

Marriages Jun 1920

Gillard  Francis W  Panowski  Croydon  2a 862   
Panowski  Wilhelmina  Gillard  Croydon  2a 862

And also a Frank W. Gillard married in Wandsworth in 1918:

Marriages Sep 1918

Gillard  Frank W  Guy  Wandsworth  1d 1143
Guy  May A  Gillard  Wandsworth  1d 1143
by Brenda Butler G2G6 Mach 4 (45.2k points)
Unfortunately the one that married in 1920 was a different person:

Frances Walter Gillard



Birth Year:
abt 1892

Marriage Date:
22 May 1920

Marriage Place:
Thornton Heath, St Paul, Surrey, England

 Walter Hugh Gillard  

 Wilhelmina Panowski  

Reference Number:

Source: Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937
Hi Brenda, I had followed Frank and Wilhelmina, and then found they had no connection,  but thanks for your time and effort.

Hi John

There's a second marriage in my post in 1918 in Wandsworth to a May Guy.  Wasn't sure if you'd spotted both!

I was also thinking about WW1, is there a chance he signed up and was killed? CWGC WW1

I'm assuming you've also thought of immigration records?


Hi Brenda, Seen a F.W.G. in WW1 got medals in Royal Engineers, but cannot put him there, the second marriage in 1918 I think Iv checked that but give it another look, and yes done the immigration side

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