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Re: Morris & Cowley / The Vesta Brothers / Frank & Harry Birkenhead
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 19 November 17 22:29 GMT (UK) »
This means there is another person in this family.  The reason I thought her name was Frances Edith was because there is a 1935 electoral register showing a Frances Edith Birkenhead living with Doris Florence Birkenhead (the sister of Morris & Cowley).

Therefore, I've no idea where she fits in.  I would assume a sister of the brothers but I'm pretty sure I scoured the GRO indexes for other siblings.
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Re: Morris & Cowley / The Vesta Brothers / Frank & Harry Birkenhead
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 19 November 17 23:20 GMT (UK) »
She married George Birkenhead as Frances Edith - not Frances Elizabeth. 
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Re: Morris & Cowley / The Vesta Brothers / Frank & Harry Birkenhead
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 19 November 17 23:59 GMT (UK) »
Yeah, sorry, I had to go back and change one of the posts because I had the wrong parents.  I still cannot find a birth with the mother's maiden name Woodhall though - all Frances Edith or Edith Frances births have different mother's maiden names.

But it does look like that 1940 correction - 1945 death is correct now, thanks.
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Re: Morris & Cowley / The Vesta Brothers / Frank & Harry Birkenhead
« Reply #12 on: Monday 20 November 17 00:10 GMT (UK) »
Death was 1945 - not 1940
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Re: Morris & Cowley / The Vesta Brothers / Frank & Harry Birkenhead
« Reply #13 on: Monday 20 November 17 00:15 GMT (UK) »
Death was 1945 - not 1940

Whoops  ::)

I managed to solve the birth record mystery though.  Frances Hannah Woodhall married Joseph Smith - but she was a widow and her birth name was Moore so that is the correct birth register after all.

But this isn't really the avenue I was hoping to explore in this family, still.  I was hoping for some more information about the brothers' work and acting careers.  Thanks for your help though CaroleW. :)
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Re: Morris & Cowley / The Vesta Brothers / Frank & Harry Birkenhead
« Reply #14 on: Monday 20 November 17 01:17 GMT (UK) »
Your opening post included several other questions apart from their acting career

As you already know - Peggy Birkenheadís birth was registered in the September qtr 1921.  There is a death in 1995 Surrey for a Peggy Birkenhead born September 1920 which may be her. 

No marriage of a male Birkenhead to a Peggy
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