Sarah AL Wood/Griffiths, son Charles Henry, Upton Bishop (General)

by lucydawn, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 13:18 (1535 days ago)

Hi,

my great great grandmother Sarah Ann Lavinia Wood (I think she was known as Annie), 1873-1946 of Upton Bishop, married my great great grandfather Samson Griffiths of Ross in 1898.

My grandfather has the birth certificate of Charles Henry Wood, born in 1894, before Annie married Samson. The fathers name is not recorded. As far as we are aware, Samson is not Charles Henry's father.

I am not sure when Charles Henry died, but my grandfather does remember him.

Does anyone of Upton Bishop remember him or know what became of him?

Or does anyone have any advice for how we could find out who his father may have been?

On the birth certificate Annie is recorded to be a domestic servant, I have heard that it wasn't uncommon for women servants to become pregnant by one of the males in the household, has anyone else come across this?

It's unlikely we'll find out but any advice would be really appreciated!

Thanks!

Lucy

Samson GRIFFITHS

by m p griffiths @, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 13:50 (1535 days ago) @ lucydawn

'my grandfather does remember him' ?? what time frame is this??

1901 Census, Herefordshire, Upton Bishop
Crow Hill

S A L GRIFFITHS - Head - 28, Laundress Wash Own Account - at home, born Upton Bishop
Charles H WOOD - son age 6
Samson V GRIFFITHS age 1 (transcribed as WOOD on Ancestry)

few doors away

Richard WOOD 78- born Upton Bishop and Sarah WOOD - 60 (Laundress) born Aston Ingham


If you search the 1911 Census for Charles WOOD c1894, born Herefordshire - there is

Charles WOOD, born 1894, age 17 at Atcham, Shropshire


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There are images on Ancestry (26 October 1911) - British Army WW1 Services Records for Samson GRIFFITHS (2nd Gloucestershire Reg 12 Upton) which lists his wife as Sarah Ann L GRIFFITHS + 3 children. They were married at Upton Bishop, W Hereford, 2 July 1898, two witnesses George F WOOD and Celia PHILLIPS

Samson was aged 41 years 3 months - Height 5' 7.5 inches talls, weighed 124 lbs. Girth fully expanded 35 inches - range of expansion 3 inches. Complexion : Fresh, Eyes: Hazel, Light Brown hair, and C of E

Because of an injury to forefinger of right hand - he was marked down for home service only (his occupation was Stone Mason) - looks as if he was a cyclist

Next of Kin (read as best as I could...)

Mrs Griffiths
Morrin House
Staunton on Arrow
W Pembridge
Herefordshire

children

Samson Victor - born 13 August 1899
Frederick William - born 17 June 1903
Alfred Ernest - 4 October 1907

Samson GRIFFITHS 1873 -1949 Ross

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 17:59 (1534 days ago) @ m p griffiths

Name: Samson Griffiths
Year of Registration: 1873
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
District: Ross
County: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Hereford and Worcester
Volume: 6a
Page: 458

Year: 1874
Month: Jan
Day: 28
Parents_Surname: GRIFFITHS
Child_Forenames: Samson
Fathers_Forenames: Samson
Mothers_Forenames: Emma
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: Overross S[tree]t
Occupation: Labourer
Officiating_Minister: R A Byrde
Event: Baptism
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: AG39/7
Page_Number: 98
Parish_Chapel: Ross on Wye

1881
Samson Griffithsabt 1842 Ross, Hereford, England Head Ross, Herefordshire
Emma Griffiths abt 1848 Ross, Hereford, England Wife Ross, Herefordshire
Tom Griffiths abt 1867 Ross, Hereford, England Son Ross, Herefordshire
Fred Griffiths abt 1869 Ross, Hereford, England Son Ross, Herefordshire
Ann Griffiths abt 1872 Ross, Hereford, England Daughter Ross, Herefordshire
Sam Griffiths abt 1874 Ross, Hereford, England Son Ross, Herefordshire
Jane Griffiths abt 1876 Ross, Hereford, England Daughter Ross, Herefordshire
John Griffiths a abt 1880 Ross, Hereford, England Son Ross, Herefordshire

1911
GRIFFITHS SAMSON M 1874 37 Ross Herefordshire
GRIFFITHS SARAH ANN SANIAR F 1873 38 Ross Herefordshire
GRIFFITHS SAMSON VICTOR M 1900 11 Ross Herefordshire
GRIFFITHS ALFRED ERNEST M 1908 3 Ross Herefordshire
GRIFFITHS FREDERICK W M 1904 7 Ross Herefordshire


Year: 1949
Month: Jun
Day: 7
Surname: GRIFFITHS
Forenames: Samson (Sampson) JHB
Residence: Crow Hill Upton Bishop
Age_at_death: 75
Officiating_Minister: J. H. Bailey Vicar
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes: Forename Sampson crossed out and corrected as Samson with initials of vicar (JHB).
Register_Reference: BM26/13
Page_No: 66
Parish_Chapel: Upton Bishop

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Samson GRIFFITHS

by lucydawn, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 20:07 (1534 days ago) @ m p griffiths

Thanks for the lead onto all the military records! I'd looked on there before and only seen the first doccument I didnt realise there were 28!

My grandad tells me the finger injury happened when his finger got slammed in the door at the pub in Upton Bishop. Apparently it was a story retold a lot!

Thanks again,

Lucy

Charles Henry WOOD, Crowhill, Upton Bishop 1894

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 16:35 (1535 days ago) @ lucydawn

Name: Charles Henry Wood
Year of Registration: 1894
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
District: Ross
County: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Hereford and Worcester
Volume: 6a
Page: 416


Year: 1895
Month: Apr
Day: 28
Parents_Surname: WOOD
Child_Forenames: Charles Henry
Fathers_Forenames: [not stated]
Mothers_Forenames: Annie
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: Crowhill
Occupation: Singlewoman
Officiating_Minister: Andrew Pope Vicar
Event: Baptism
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: AD99/5
Page_Number: 75
Parish_Chapel: Upton Bishop

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Charles H WOOD, 1894 -1964

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 16:39 (1535 days ago) @ slowhands

May be your man

Name: Charles H Wood
Spouse : Edith J Turner
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1917
Registration district: Leominster
Registration county (inferred): Herefordshire
Volume Number: 6a
Page Number: 875

Name: Charles H Wood
Death Registration Month/Year: 1964
Age at death (estimated): 70
Registration district: Leominster
Inferred County: Herefordshire
Volume: 9a
Page: 77

but he could be :-

1901
Henry Wood abt 1867 Cholstrey, Herefordshire, England Head Yarpole, Herefordshire
Annie Wood abt 1866 Eardisland, Herefordshire, England Wife Yarpole, Herefordshire
Charles H Wood Habt 1894 Bircher, Herefordshire, England Son Yarpole, Herefordshire
Fanny E Wood abt 1896 Bircher, Herefordshire, England Daughter Yarpole, Herefordshire
Thomas J Wood abt 1899 Bircher Common, Herefordshire, England Son Yarpole, Herefordshire
George Cooke abt 1863 Aymestrey, Herefordshire, England Brother-in-Law Yarpole, Herefordshire

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Charles H WOOD,& Gwen SHAW

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 16:45 (1535 days ago) @ slowhands

or he could be :-

1901
Thomas K Shaw abt 1851 Peterstow, Herefordshire, England Head Peterstow, Herefordshire
Charlotte Shaw abt 1848 Peterstow, Herefordshire, England Wife Peterstow, Herefordshire
Charlotte Shaw abt 1879 Bridstow, Herefordshire, England Daughter Peterstow, Herefordshire
Wallace Shaw abt 1888 Peterstow, Herefordshire, England Son Peterstow, Herefordshire
Gwendoline Shaw abt 1900 Peterstow, Herefordshire, England Granddaughter Peterstow, Herefordshire


Name: Charles H Wood
Spouse :Gwendoline A Shaw
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1921
Registration district: Ross
Registration county (inferred): Herefordshire
Volume Number: 6a
Page Number: 1103

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