Re: Overburys in Birmingham WAR
I had found on the IGI Eleanor Overbury, daughter of William & Matilda, baptised at St Martin, Birmingham on 17 Dec 1851, but no other information.
In the 1851 census I had found William Overbury, born Cheltenham abt 1827, plasterer and his wife Matilda, born Birmingham abt 1831, French Polisher, living at Wynn Street, Birmingham.
My grandmother was Ellen Overbury, born Lambeth, London in 1873. Her father was Edwin James Overbury from Alcester, Warwickshire. He was one of a large family that was in Alcester for abt 100 years. One branch went to nearby Wellesborne where they set up in the drapery business until around 1967.
When my grandmother married and moved to Colchester I found they initialy lived with granddad's brother William Woods at 14 Barrack Street and at 12 Barrack Street was 'Edward' Overbury with his wife and two children. Wondering if they were related I did some research into 'Edward'. I found that from his marriage certificate his parents were William Overbury and Matilda Bratt who were living in Belgrave Street, Kings Norton when 'Edward' was born on 11 May 1867 & that his name actually Edwin.
It was his marriage Certificate (Colchester Register Office - 12 July 1887) that revealed that on 6 Aug 1930 the record was amended to read "Edwin otherwise Edward" and his age from 21 to 20.
He married Ellen Amelia Baker and had two children - Frederick Henry Overbury born in 1892 (as opposed to 'Edward's' Service Records which show 19 Jan 1902) and Ellen Elizabeth born 1894 (as opposed to his Service Records showing 18 May 1903). Since the 1901 census has them all living at 2 Bugle Horn Yard, Magdalene Street, Colchester the Service Record is cleary wrong.
Edward or Edwin joined the Essex Regiment, Rifle Brigade as a bugler on 17 Nov 1884 and was discharged on 10 Oct 1906. He died at St Mary's Hospital Colchester on 18 May 1941 and was buried at Colchester Cemetery on 23 May. Apart from his Military Service the only occupation I have is Labourer. His wife was a Tailoress.
Frederick Henry probably died at Rayleigh, Essex in 1964 and may have married Rose Pearman at Edmonton, Middlesex in 1918
Oddly enough when my g grandfather Edwin James Overbury died at Colchester his name was recorded as Edward on the death certificate which meant I was puzzled by not finding any record initially in the GRO indexes & also confused even more the Edward/Edwin problem.
I still do not know if my grandmother was related to Edwin, but it could be possible, as she lived in Grt Yarmouth and her future husband Frank Herbert Woods lived in Colchester. Maybe they met when grandmother was visiting relatives in Colchester.
Hope this extra info is useful.