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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 23 November 16 16:53 GMT (UK) »
If you are going to go for a Will, then maybe Elsie Dorothee Louise in 1977 might be the best to try.  A mother is fairly likely to name all her surviving children .
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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 23 November 16 18:01 GMT (UK) »
Good point! I think I'll order that one.

I've had no luck with marriage or death indexes or the 1939 Register. It's all a bit of a mystery.

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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 06 December 16 13:04 GMT (UK) »
I've now had the results back of a search of the electoral roll for the family home at 23 Bodnant Avenue.  Claude was on the roll in 1932, but not thereafter.

I've double checked the deaths again, but there's nothing.

I wonder whether he got to the age of 21 and then ran away from home or something?

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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 06 December 16 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Replies 18 and 19 refer.  His mothers will is your best bet at the moment.  Presume you haven't found him on the 1939 register?
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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #22 on: Friday 28 July 17 11:42 BST (UK) »
Well, I couldn't find him on the 1939 Register so in the end I sent for his mother's Will.  Although she did not die until 1977, the Will was made in 1966, and it's clear from its contents that at that point, Claude William was still alive, as his mother left him 500 and a share of her household effects.  His siblings were better provided for.

Sadly, whoever drafted the Will did not see fit to include addresses, so I still have no idea where on the planet Clause was.

I'm now trying to locate his nieces, who are named in the Will, without much success.

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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #23 on: Monday 31 July 17 14:40 BST (UK) »
At least you know now that he was still alive in 1966.

Have we established all his siblings yet? When and where sis they die? And do we know their children?
Any grandchildren (children of Claude) mentioned in the Will?
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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 01 August 17 10:17 BST (UK) »
His siblings (all deceased for the record) were Phyllis Dorothy (1908-1984), Dennis Edwin (1914-1974) and Joan Sabina (1918-1983).

The two granddaughters mentioned in the Will are Dennis and Margery's daughter born in Southampton in 1947 and Joan and Ronald's daughter born in Leicester in 1957.  I'm struggling to follow them through.

I had thought that Joan had had two children from her first marriage, but there is no mention of either in the Will.

It would have been really helpful if the solicitor who drafted the Will had included addresses!

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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 01 August 17 14:41 BST (UK) »
Do you have an actual date of birth for Claude?
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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 01 August 17 21:55 BST (UK) »
I don't have his birth certificate, but on the passenger list he said 21 June 1910, which  pretty much tallies with the registration of his birth in the September Quarter of 1910.

I've searched against that date in the death index without success.