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Re: Looking for Margaret Thomas from Coventry
« Reply #18 on: Monday 18 September 17 17:03 BST (UK) »
Marriage entry at Bedworth - by Banns - February (no date given - possibly 15th) 1881 -
James Blackford (x), 22, bachelor, Labourer.  Father:  James, Labourer
Jane Launchbury, 22, spinster.  Father:  James, Labourer
Witnesses:  Alfred Launchbury, Mary Benbow

Burial - 5 May 1896 - St Laurence, Foleshill
Jane Blackford of Grays Lane.  Aged 37.

18 June 1896 - St Laurence, Foleshill
Albert Amos Blackford of Grays Lane. Aged 8

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Re: Looking for Margaret Thomas from Coventry
« Reply #19 on: Monday 18 September 17 17:25 BST (UK) »
1891 Census - RG12/2446 folio 145, page 26
Windmill Lane, Foleshill

James Blackford - 32 - Ag Lab
Jane - 31 - born Oxfordshire
Alfred J - 9
Harry - 7
Ernest W - 3
Albert G - 2
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Re: Looking for Margaret Thomas from Coventry
« Reply #20 on: Monday 18 September 17 18:12 BST (UK) »
Urmmhhh!  Is Frances the third wife of James?

1901 - RG13/2901  folio 160 page 9
James Blackford - 42 - Carter on Farm
Mary A - 47
Harry - 17
Ernest W - 15
Margaret E - 8
Joseph - 6
George Taylor - 20 - stepson
Sarah A - 18
Samuel - 14
John - 8

Marriage - Nuneaton District - September quarter 1898
James Blackford and Mary Ann Taylor

Stockingford - 19 September 1898
James Blackford (x) 42 widower, Labourer.  Father: James, deceased
Mary Ann Taylor, 45, widow.  Father:  George Courts, deceased

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Re: Looking for Margaret Thomas from Coventry
« Reply #21 on: Monday 18 September 17 18:20 BST (UK) »
Oh my, I really don't know how many times James was married.  I do know that there is a branch of Blackfords we somehow connect with somewhere and both seem to be in roughly the same vicinity.  It doesn't help that every generation has a James in it even to modern day.  I feel like I have the right thread and then it starts going in all directions but your info is definitely helping, thank you so much, I appreciate your help very much.

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Re: Looking for Margaret Thomas from Coventry
« Reply #22 on: Monday 18 September 17 18:26 BST (UK) »
Chris_49  From all the information I have is that my grandmother Margaret Thomas did indeed marry at 14 which I believe was legal in the 1920's. In 1929 they increased the age of marriage to 16.  I know she had a sibling Jack who lived in Coventry, a Len married to Cis (or like), a Nancy and a Burt, the others don't ring a bell but I don't know much of her siblings. I believe she was born possibly in the Coundon area of Coventry. I will look into her marriage certificate but so far the Thomas family seem to be incognito.  Thank you all on here for your guidance, I appreciate it.

"Len married to Cis"

I wonder whether this is the Leonard Thomas (born 7 Aug in either 1908 or 1910 - it varies between records) who married Edith Cecilia Emily Clarke (born 12 Sep 1911) in Coventry in Mar qtr 1930.

It looks as though he may have worked in motor manufacturing - ring any bells?
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Re: Looking for Margaret Thomas from Coventry
« Reply #23 on: Monday 18 September 17 20:23 BST (UK) »
"Len married to Cis"

I wonder whether this is the Leonard Thomas (born 7 Aug in either 1908 or 1910 - it varies between records) who married Edith Cecilia Emily Clarke (born 12 Sep 1911) in Coventry in Mar qtr 1930.

It looks as though he may have worked in motor manufacturing - ring any bells?

Absolutely, that's awesome, he definitely was a brother to my Grandmother, Margaret Thomas.  I was told he married a Cis so I presume that was a nickname.  You guys are amazing.

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Re: Looking for Margaret Thomas from Coventry
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 19 September 17 09:49 BST (UK) »
I know we're not allowed to post search results from the 1911 census, but I think this is permitted from Familysearch:

Leonard Thomas
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:   26 August 1908   Coventry, Warwick, England
residence:      Coventry, Warwick, England   
father:   William Thomas
mother:   Elizabeth

Caroline Thomas
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:   17 June 1907   Coventry, Warwick, England
residence:      Coventry, Warwick, England   
father:   William Thomas
mother:   Elizabeth   

Caroline died as a baby, but both of these have the mother's maiden name Hodges per the GRO. No later baptisms, but if you know of an uncle Leonard, this does strongly imply that the 1912 Margaret is the right one. Later baptisms not found.

I think that they are also the parents of William 1903 and Edwin John 1904 both Worcester - but can I find their marriage? I can not!
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Re: Looking for Margaret Thomas from Coventry
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 19 September 17 10:05 BST (UK) »
and there seems no obvious connection with the marriage of an older Wm Thomas to a Harriet Hodges in 1894 and their having 4 children in 1901 including a William - all in Worcester - but not seemingly being the parents of the later William and John Edwin
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Morris - Denbs Mont Salop
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Hicks - Cornwall
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Re: Looking for Margaret Thomas from Coventry
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 19 September 17 10:14 BST (UK) »
Sorry, back to James Blackford and his wives:

Burial - Stockingford - 5 March, 1902 - Mary Ann Blackford of Stockingford, aged 48.

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