Who are the parents of Sydney Lawrence (1880)?

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Don't have much information on him other then born in England about 1880 and he immigrated either 1902 or 1904 and by 1920 was living in Oregon.  Family Search sources and links on profile.
WikiTree profile: Sydney Lawrence
in Genealogy Help by Erik Granstrom G2G6 Mach 2 (26.5k points)

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Sydney Charles Lawrence was Christened 10 Jul 1881 at Broadwater, Sussex, England. His parents were Miles and Annie Lawrence.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

Thanks for the quick response Frank!

So I see various information on Family Search now.

So do you think the father would be Miles Herman Lawrence who was born 1856 in Tudeley, Kent, England. ( https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KJWB-5S8 )

I see another source lists his wife as Anne Jones.  Looks like she immigrated to California about 1885.  

Though on the Family Search profile for Miles Herman it lists father of Sir Thomas Lawrence 1769–1830 who would of been dead for 20+ years before Miles was born and who according to WikiTree did not marry or have issue: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lawrence-39

Thanks for your help!  Helping my friend Nils research his family tree.

Surely it’s quite likely there was more than one Sydney Lawrence born that year?
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His naturalization papers state he was born 26 November 1879 at Broad Clyst.   This is in agreement with a Find a Grave memorial. He has census records on Family Search.

 Mother's maiden name is Hancock according to the birth registration in 1880 March quarter on the gro.gov.uk website.
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (129k points)
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Sidney Lawrence, 1920 U S Census, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, age 40. He was born in England est. birth year is 1880, his father was born in Germany and his mother was born in Ireland. His wife was Emma also 40 yrs old and born in Illinois.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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Allowing for a bit of variability in the year of birth, there were 16 people called Sydney Lawrence with births registered in England between 1878 and 1882. There were also another 18 people called Sidney Lawrence with births registered in that time period.

However, the 1940 census on his profile says he was living in Portland, Oregon at that time, so I assume that his WWII draft card is the one at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJT-RZ2T. That says he was born on 26 November 1879 in Broad Clyst, Devon, so his birth registration is the one Hilary Gadsby stated in her answer (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XNK-N8Z), as the St Thomas registration district is the one that covers Broad Clyst (see https://www.ukbmd.org.uk/reg/districts/st%20thomas.html). As Hilary says, his mother's maiden name from the GRO website is Hancock.

It seems likely that this is him in the 1881 census with his parents William B. Lawrence and Catherine - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q276-P7NT

This looks to be his parents marriage in 1867, when William Bastone Lawrence married Catherine Hancock - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DK3-V2X

by Paul Masini G2G6 Pilot (142k points)
Great findings!  Thank you for your help.

Yes as with any genealogy research we must ask ourselves is this the right person and how do we know?

I am looking for the Sydney Lawrence to married Emma Kline and lived in Portland, Oregon 1920-1940.

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