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The Common Room / Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Sunday 01 April 18 21:43 BST (UK)  »
Ah, seems to have been a few porkies told. (slang, pork pies-lies, do you get it?)
So, if Fred was the father of two of your aunts he has to be connected to you and I would like to know how. I'll send a pm.
A cousin of my mother told me Lawson's name so I decided to research him. He said that for someone with such a poor start in life he did very well for himself. I found his GWR and RAF records and a birth notice for a daughter in the Falkirk Herald.

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The Common Room / Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Sunday 01 April 18 11:58 BST (UK)  »
Hurrah, we could be second cousins once removed  ;D :-*

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The Common Room / Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Sunday 01 April 18 11:47 BST (UK)  »
What wonderful news! Hope I haven't brought up anything you're not happy with sharing. Perhaps as you are a newbie to this site you would be happier to contact me by private message or email. What area do you live in?
Just found this:

Welcome to RootsChat

New members must make 2 posts before they can use the personal message system and I think the same applies to the chat room

http://www.rootschat.com/help/pms.php

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The Common Room / Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 13:00 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks all for your input. Suppose will remain a mystery unless there are some rellies out there who know anything. My contacts who might have known have sadly died. Seems strange that she should pick such a distinct name for a "husband". My thought is that she must have known or heard of him as her son worked on the railways and she lived 50yds from Hagley station when she got pregnant. Also Hagley and Hartlebury Station(where he lived in the station house when he died) are just 12mins away by train. When she moved to Bromyard she could have kept the Foley name as her son was a Foley, and therefore it would be assumed she was married. Ironically his wife Amy died the same year as Gertrude Nancy.

Think its time to put this to bed!!

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The Common Room / Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Tuesday 27 February 18 16:29 GMT (UK)  »
Frederick Ralph Stratford RICHARDS died in 1940 and his widow was named Amy Isabella.

Debra  :)
Have just received Gertrude Nancy's death cert (pdf form-cheaper!). It states Gertrude Nancy Richards 55yrs, widow of Frederick Ralph Stratford Richards of Owls Nest Bromyard died 22 July 1952 at Worcs Royal Infirmary. He had been a station master with GWR. Informant was L.S. Foley(should be L.G.) son, Officers Mess RAF Station Kinloss. It is correct Lawson as he was in RAF and married in Dumbarton, hence Scottish connection. What do you make of that then? I found Fred's death in 1940 and yet she says she was a widow in 1939.
It was always rumoured that Lawson's father was a station master :o ::)
Perhaps they eventually married.

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The Common Room / Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Monday 19 February 18 17:26 GMT (UK)  »
Have just looked at that birth 1933 and a marriage for her in 1958. Have no idea if she belongs as don't know of any other children Nancy might have had. Still no marriage for a Foley/Richards that I can find anywhere!!

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The Common Room / Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Monday 19 February 18 15:16 GMT (UK)  »
Having no luck at all. Am starting to think she took on the Richards name and widow for propriety.

So heres a summary: No birth for Nancy Foley but there is for Gertrude Nancy (1897 Dudley Worcs),
1901 and 1911 censuses down as Nancy,
1939 Nancy Gertrude Richards widow b 26 May 1897
Can't find a marriage of a Foley to a Richards
No death for Nancy Richards but one for Gertrude Nancy Richards 1952 Worcs

Any suggestions? If I send for death cert can I specify only want it if her maiden name is Foley?

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The Common Room / Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Monday 19 February 18 13:21 GMT (UK)  »
You're quick on the mark. Have just amended to Richards.

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The Common Room / Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Monday 19 February 18 13:16 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks. So now must look for marriage of Nancy to a Richards if that was her name in 1939.

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