A Tale of Two Alberts
Written by John Michael Studd, born 1945, now living in Hampshire, UK.
My grandparents Albert Studd (born 22 January 1877) and
Keziah Miriam Nice were married on 5 February 1910.
Murial had documents showing that her grandfather had sailed to Canada in 1911. Did the two brothers sail together?
Murial had a photograph - see right:
On the back is written:
Fred and Beatrice &
Uncle Albert? or Alfred?
Albert Studd - photograph taken during First World War
My second contact was a Mr
and Mrs Studd. Mrs Studd wrote to say that her father-in-law was Albert
Studd and that he travelled from the UK to Canada in 1910 with his brother
For some reason I never pursued the search but then, five years later, Mrs Studd's daughter ***** e-mailed me to ask if I would share my researches with her. After a short while we found the following entry in the 1891 census:
(Alfred, born 1871 was not recorded - see the 1881 census below)
There we had proof - Albert Studd, born in 1887 with two sisters, Alice and Olive.
I was so excited that I visited ***** and her family in Canada, meeting up with my father's half-brother and his wife, both vigorously healthy in their 80s!
***** and I combined our researches to create a sizable family tree.
From the 1881 Census
Note that Susannah, Sarah, Alfred,
and Edith, recorded in the 1881 census were not recorded
in the 1891 census.
A young Albert Studd
From the 1891 Census
From the 1901 Census
Notice that the 1901 census includes a Clive Studd who
although old enough to have appeared in the 1881 census was not recorded
there. Was this a confusion between a hand written C and O: Clive and