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Offline Scorpio Rising

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Leonard R Brown 1921 (1923)
« on: Tuesday 03 May 16 08:21 BST (UK) »
Looking for any information on Leonard Roy Brown born 1921, Truro. There are 2 births listed, one is for Kearsley-Brown the other for Brown both with same  mother  " Williams"  Truro 5c 196 . He was an uncle and I've never heard the Kearsley name before so assume one must be a transcription error.
He married Joyce W Sanders in 1945 in London and they had a daughter in 1948. Leonard Roy and Joyce died in 2002 in Yeovil.
I would like to confirm Leonard Roy's birth details and maybe his parents. Also he was a high ranking police officer in the Kenya police force probably between 1948 and 1960 during the Mau Mau uprising. I have been trying to find his police record but no success yet. Thanks.

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Re: Leonard R Brown 1921 (1923)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 03 May 16 08:43 BST (UK) »
Topic on him that you started a few days ago on another board so that others can see what's already been discussed- http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=747514

It may be that the birth certificate will shed light on the name Kearsley that you haven't seen before.

Added: there is another Kearsley-Brown birth in Truro a few years earlier & 2 births after so unlikely to be a transcription error.
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Re: Leonard R Brown 1921 (1923)
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 03 May 16 08:50 BST (UK) »
Guy E.R. Kearsley-Brown married to Cecilia M. Williams 1915 Truro are the likely parents for the 4 Kearsley-Brown children mentioned above.

Cecilia Marion Kearsley-Brown (12 Jan.1888-Oct./Dec.1973 Redbridge district) also shown on Free BMD.
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Re: Leonard R Brown 1921 (1923)
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 03 May 16 09:07 BST (UK) »
US Social Security Claims has a Leonard Richard Kearsley Brown b 2/12/1920 Truro Cornwall died 27/7/2003 Massachusetts USA
Father Earnest R Kearsley Brown   mother Cecelia M Williams

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Re: Leonard R Brown 1921 (1923)
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 May 16 09:39 BST (UK) »
Leonard R Kearsley Brown married Pauline A Clark in Ipswich in 1947, and they lived subsequently in Canada in the 1950's and 1960's. I think this is not the Leonard Roy Brown that you are searching for.
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Re: Leonard R Brown 1921 (1923)
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 May 16 11:30 BST (UK) »
Yes ShaunJ you are correct.

Have we got the correct birth year/place for Leonard R Brown.Such a prolific name.

The 1939 has Joyce [WJ]Brown [Sanders] date of birth 1924 in Lewisham.

As this register had many uses, some married names were added later for the early Health Service I believe.

Full 1939 register details removed as this dataset is exclusive to FindMyPast by subscription, you may only post information from a free search
Dyer,Wilts,Weare Somerset Dorset Wilts.
Weare/Robinson Ottawa Canada.Petty Wilts.
Simper Wilts.West Wilts.West Vermont.Kelsey Surrey.Chappell
Chapel Essex.McPherson,M Pherson MacPherson
Perthshire Scotland,Cork,Dublin,Drogheda Ireland.
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Re: Leonard R Brown 1921 (1923)
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 May 16 16:54 BST (UK) »
Now found in 1939. can confirm that all these folkj are dead so have posted.
Leonard R Brown 1920
William Brown 1890
Florence M Brown 1894
in Edmonton

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Dyer,Wilts,Weare Somerset Dorset Wilts.
Weare/Robinson Ottawa Canada.Petty Wilts.
Simper Wilts.West Wilts.West Vermont.Kelsey Surrey.Chappell
Chapel Essex.McPherson,M Pherson MacPherson
Perthshire Scotland,Cork,Dublin,Drogheda Ireland.
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Re: Leonard R Brown 1921 (1923)
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 04 May 16 04:36 BST (UK) »
Hi brionne,
Thanks for the information, Joyce Sanders is correct her sister Freda married Cyril Williams in1942. Not sure about Leonard Roy though, the birth date is wrong. His death was 2002 aged 78 which would make his birth 23/24. I also remember that he had a very strong west country accent which leeds us back to Truro but that date is suspicious.

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Re: Leonard R Brown 1921 (1923)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 04 May 16 07:57 BST (UK) »
At last,this may be positive.This one matches your death in Yeovil 2002.

1939 Register.
Leonard R Brown 1923
Leonard Brown1898
Elizabeth Brown 1897
Southampton.

Full 1939 register details removed as this dataset is exclusive to FindMyPast by subscription, you may only post information from a free search
Dyer,Wilts,Weare Somerset Dorset Wilts.
Weare/Robinson Ottawa Canada.Petty Wilts.
Simper Wilts.West Wilts.West Vermont.Kelsey Surrey.Chappell
Chapel Essex.McPherson,M Pherson MacPherson
Perthshire Scotland,Cork,Dublin,Drogheda Ireland.
Census information Crown Copy right from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk