The Pettit Family 1823 - 2002

Randle (or Randall) Pettit b 5 July 1886 - 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
10 Aug 06       

10 August 06
The birth certificate shows Randle, or Randall as he was later writing his name, was born on the 5th July 1886, son of William and Sarah Ann Pettit (Middleditch), at 48 Bramford Road, Ipswich.   His next appearance is in the 1891 census, aged 5, living at the 'Staff of Life' beerhouse, with his parents and siblings Elizabeth, Bertha, Arthur, James and Hilda.   He then shows in the 1901 census, where he is shown living with his mother Sarah Ann, brother Arthur and sister Hilda.   His father had died by this time, and the others had no doubt flown the nest and started their own working lives.

A search of the marriage registers produced a very strong possibility for the marriage of Randall, it being Randall F Pettitt Q2 1914 Hackney 1b 823, with the spouse's name of  Dansey.   The certificate has not yet been obtained, but will be for verification.   Despite not having the certificate, the strong likelihood that this entry does relate to Randall led to a search being taken of the birth registers, where all entries of Pettit(t) births were checked.   At this time, all births show the mother's maiden name in the register, which is a fantastic aid to searching, but no entries were found, so it can only be assumed that the marriage of Randall and and his wife was childless.   There was the possibility that Randall had died during the First World War, but no entries were found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site to indicate the event.   However, the search engine at does not provide an entry for the death of Randall either, so a manual search will be carried out until such time as the event is found.

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Birth Certificate

The birth certificate conflicts with later spellings of both Randall's christian and surnames. It shows Randle Pettitt being born to parents William and Sarah Ann Pettitt (Middleditch), on the 5th July 1886, at 48 Bramford Road, Ipswich. By the time of this birth, William had left the Army, and was now a Beerhouse Keeper. The birth was reported by mother Sarah Ann Pettitt, of 48 Bramford Road, on the 16th August 1886, to Charles Fisher, Deputy Registrar.

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