There is a branch of my paternal grandmother's family that I am currently trying to document. I have a copy of her grandfather's (my great grandfather) birth certificate.
I apologise for that rather rushed stitching together of two images.
As you can see from this, his fathers name was John William Holmes and his mothers name was Annie Holmes, formerly Wate.
The place of residence is listed as 95 Christian Road.
While searching for records on-line of John Joseph and his family, I have been unable to find any records that match all three names. Annie is always missing. I have tried Ann, Anne, Annie, etc.., but to no avail.
However, there is an 1881 census record that list the father as John Wm Holmes, the son as Joseph John Holmes and the mother as Augusta Holmes. This lists the address of Joseph John's birth as being Commercial Rd.
There is also a young daughter by the name of Annie Augusta Holmes.
Knowing the area quite well (I used to deliver camera equipment in London) I know that Commercial Road in Tower Hamlets, London has a junction with Christian Street. Not only that but 95 is at the end that intersects Commercial street. Link to Google maps for your reference.
So, the questions I am asking are:
- Can I be reasonable confident that this census record relates to my ancestors?
- Could it be that Annie was a pseudonym for Augusta?
- If so, why would she declare her name to be Annie on one offical document and Augusta on another 5 years later?