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Reece Family Wokingham
« on: Thursday 10 August 17 17:32 BST (UK) »
I am looking for information about my great-uncle Bill and his family, here's what I know so far:

Bill was born William George John Reece in 1927 in Hackney, London and died in 1994. He was married twice, first time to Margaret, second to Christine. With Margaret he had 3 children, Helen, Robert, and Catherine, with Christine he 3 or 4 children whose names I do not know.

He served in WW2, not sure of which regiment, though after the war he was moved to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, I believe he was a vehicle technician.

If anyone has maiden names for his wives, dates of marriage, birth, etc, that would be fantastic. On the off chance that any of his children or grandchildren are on here researching, I would love to get in touch. I would be a cousin through Bill's sister Frances (b. 1919 d. 1990).
Reece/Reese, Scott, Cassie, Paine, Ogston, Calder, Chant, Thompson, Castle, Moyse, Prince, Springett, Cadger, Philip, Rennie, Cooper, Steineke, Kaiser, Hallett, Ford, Killoh, Hepburn, Torry, Ingram, Robertson, Norrie,  Mudford, Spore, Lane, Virgin, Davis, Hendy, Stone, White

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Re: Reece Family Wokingham
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 August 17 17:34 BST (UK) »
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Reece/Reese, Scott, Cassie, Paine, Ogston, Calder, Chant, Thompson, Castle, Moyse, Prince, Springett, Cadger, Philip, Rennie, Cooper, Steineke, Kaiser, Hallett, Ford, Killoh, Hepburn, Torry, Ingram, Robertson, Norrie,  Mudford, Spore, Lane, Virgin, Davis, Hendy, Stone, White

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Re: Reece Family Wokingham
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 August 17 18:41 BST (UK) »
If he married in Emgland or Wales you can search for them on FreeBMD;

https://www.freebmd.org.uk/
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Reece Family Wokingham
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 August 17 08:24 BST (UK) »
Have you applied for the death certificate for any further information?

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Re: Reece Family Wokingham
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 August 17 08:40 BST (UK) »
Both marriages appear to be in free bmd - looks like Margaret was actually Peggy, and Christine was Mary C.

This looks like Margaret/Peggy, with help from 1939 register:
Births December quarter 1932
 Peggy Cochrane  mmn  Hughes    Barton I.   
Deaths December quarter  1972
Peggy Reece born 21st November 1932   died in Manchester

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Are you sure of the names of those children?

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Re: Reece Family Wokingham
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 August 17 13:57 BST (UK) »
Are you sure of the names of those children?

I got those names from my dad, so I can check with him. The one I am certain about is Catherine, as I met her at my grandmother's funeral, when I also met Bill.
Reece/Reese, Scott, Cassie, Paine, Ogston, Calder, Chant, Thompson, Castle, Moyse, Prince, Springett, Cadger, Philip, Rennie, Cooper, Steineke, Kaiser, Hallett, Ford, Killoh, Hepburn, Torry, Ingram, Robertson, Norrie,  Mudford, Spore, Lane, Virgin, Davis, Hendy, Stone, White

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Re: Reece Family Wokingham
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 August 17 14:49 BST (UK) »
I can see Robert, Catherine, David and John, for what could be Margaret's children, but I have just checked and they could also be from another couple with the same surnames.  The births are all around the country, and the marriages are also in different places.

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Just found another one (Helen) from Ancestry, not showing on free bmd.

So David and John are probably from the other couple.