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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 07 December 17 17:53 GMT (UK) »
Looking at that report it makes me realise how thorough we are on rootschat, it does not look as though there is anything other than the purchase of the certificate that we could not have found.  ;D   ;D

I would be looking to see if you can find him in street directories/electoral registers around the time he 'left'   
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 07 December 17 17:58 GMT (UK) »
Looking at that report it makes me realise how thorough we are on rootschat, it does not look as though there is anything other than the purchase of the certificate that we could not have found.  ;D   ;D

I'm afraid I have to agree with you. I hope you didn't pay over the odds for that.
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 07 December 17 18:02 GMT (UK) »
Looking at that report it makes me realise how thorough we are on rootschat, it does not look as though there is anything other than the purchase of the certificate that we could not have found.  ;D   ;D

Indeed Rosie  :'(
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 07 December 17 18:03 GMT (UK) »
Looking at that report it makes me realise how thorough we are on rootschat, it does not look as though there is anything other than the purchase of the certificate that we could not have found.  ;D   ;D

I'm afraid I have to agree with you. I hope you didn't pay over the odds for that.

Cost quite a bit Jen especially for a poor Geordie lad as I am.
Ive put so much time and effort into finding this man though I thought it was worth a shot.
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 07 December 17 18:07 GMT (UK) »
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Cost quite a bit Jen
Don't let it happen again  ;D

Just going back to that 1911 census, I repeat that I don't feel you should necessarily infer that William was still alive from the fact that Martha says the 'present' marriage has lasted 18 years.

I think some of the other contributors to this thread would agree that we have all seen examples where people have completely misinterpreted the meaning of questions on the census forms.
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 07 December 17 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Ive got a possible marriage for Martha Isabella Turner jnr as well but yet again no idea who she married

Martha I Turner Gateshead 10a 1813 4th qtr 1930 to a Louis E Bell
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 07 December 17 18:09 GMT (UK) »
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Cost quite a bit Jen
Don't let it happen again  ;D

Just going back to that 1911 census, I repeat that I don't feel you should necessarily infer that William was still alive from the fact that Martha says the 'present' marriage has lasted 18 years.

I think some of the other contributors to this thread would agree that we have all seen examples where people have completely misinterpreted the meaning of questions on the census forms.

Theres the story at the beginning though that my Father and Grandfather were both adamant that he died in WW1
My grandfather even said to my face that he had to go down the mines in order for them to stay in the house as it was mine company owned. However, if this was true it meant he was 12 which is rather unlikely in 1915
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 07 December 17 18:29 GMT (UK) »
Just found Martha Isabella (b) 1870 Williams wife death not that it helps  ;D

Martha I Brown 1944 4th qtr 10a 293 Durham N.W
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 07 December 17 18:48 GMT (UK) »
When did she remarry?
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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