The Pettit Family 1823 - 2002

Arthur Pettit b 19 March 1883 - d

Census Year Copy Found Certificate Type Copy Found Associated Locations  
1891 Yes



Place of birth (No map yet)
1901 Yes



Place of marriage








Research Dates
8 Aug 06       

8 August 06
Given Arthur's birth year, there were always going to be few official records to refer to.   Luckily, he appears in both the 1891 and 1901 censuses, which give an indication of the way his life may have headed.   In the 1891 he was aged 8, and living with his parents at the Staff of Life beerhouse in Bramford Road, Ipswich.   In the 1901 census, after his father's death, Arthur is aged 18 and living with his mother in Claude Villas, Bramford Road, Ipswich, and he is shown as a commercial clerk.   Arthur is a prime candidate for service in the First World War, as his age in 1914 would have been 31.   A search has been carried out in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website to see if any clues can be found as to whether he survived the war or not.   There are two Arthurs appearing on the site, so there is a possibility he may have died in the war.   Further research will be carried out on this and four possibilities that have found concerning a possible marriage.

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Birth Certificate

Arthur was born to parents William and Sarah Ann Pettit (Middleditch) on the 19th March 1883, in Chelsea Barracks. As with his previous two children, father William was a Colour Sergeant in the Coldstream Guards. Mother Sarah Ann reported the birth of her son on the 27th April 1883 to C S Long, Registrar.

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