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Re: Mystery father: John Spurgeon
« Reply #9 on: Monday 04 September 17 08:19 BST (UK) »
Especially if John was baptized in 1830 he too would have been young

Yes, sorry. Brain switched off then! But Jonathan may be a possibility perhaps.
If Emma's father was ever a soldier, there are a couple of John Spurgeons - but no Jonathan - in the British Army 1851 Worldwide Index. But was he still alive then?  If he died when he was in the army, there would be no pension record. 
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Re: Mystery father: John Spurgeon
« Reply #10 on: Monday 04 September 17 09:15 BST (UK) »
There is an army record for a John Spurgeon b Halstead abt 1847 invalided out in 1873. Could he be the John Whelms age 4 in 1851, following in his natural father's footsteps?
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Mystery father: John Spurgeon
« Reply #11 on: Monday 04 September 17 09:46 BST (UK) »
And there is a birth reg for a Jonathan Welham in Halstead reg district Q2 1847, but no John Spurgeon at that time
The John Sturgeon in the army record attested on 6 Oct 1866 aged 18 5/12, which would make dob abt May 1848. Is a 1 year mistake in age possible?

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GRO index has Welham as Williams, dash for mmn, so possibly illegitimate
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Mystery father: John Spurgeon
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 06 September 17 13:23 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your responses. I've not really been able to follow up as I broke my right arm over the weekend and the cast will be on for a few weeks yet. Kind of gets in the way of most things that need doing! I appreciate the time you have taken and I will eventually again be able to indulge in one of my favourite pastimes! Thanks again
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