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Re: Death of Charles Walker
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 31 December 17 10:11 GMT (UK) »
If Alice was still married to Charles wouldn't he be registered as the father (in those days)?

He COULD be, if she said he was the father  - a married woman could (and still can) name her husband as the father of her child without him being present, but if she does that knowing it to be false/impossible then she would be committing an imprisonable offence (up to 2 years hard labour, or 7 years penal servitude), under s40 of the 1874 B&D Act.

Making false statements to a registrar is now a specific offence under the Perjury Act.

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Re: Death of Charles Walker
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 31 December 17 14:49 GMT (UK) »
Rough settlement exam in Lambeth, 29/11/97
Alice Walker
54 Larkhall Road
m/n Bulley

Widow of Charles Walker, married Xmas 1888
Names children, lots of info

husband died in America S. Paulo Brazil

Date 29.4.96 is then mentioned, don't know if that is when Charles died.

On ancestry, London Poor Law and Board of Guardian Records
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1557

right hand side, "Browse this collection"
borough Lambeth
union Lambeth
record type Settlement Papers

scroll down to Rough Settlement Examinations, 1897-1898
image 114 (of 317, book is indexed at front)

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Re: Death of Charles Walker
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 31 December 17 15:26 GMT (UK) »
WOW John that is amazing,I don't know how you find these things.

Well done you  :D

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Re: Death of Charles Walker
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 31 December 17 16:00 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant find so the rumour about his death looks to be correct.
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Death of Charles Walker
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 31 December 17 16:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Lambeth is a good place to look for exams, there are lots of them.
Quite a bit of info in the exam about Alice's family, but not really anything else about her husband's death?
I think there is a little "t" there, St. Paulo.
But, yes, it seems the rumours were correct.
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Re: Death of Charles Walker
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 31 December 17 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant find, can't find the records on my phone but sound fascinating so will look later.
CARDIFF:Lord,Griffiths,Barry,Cope,Mahoney ~ PEMBROKESHIRE:Griffiths,Rees,Owen,Thomas ~ ESSEX:Lord,Foreman,Hatch ~ SOMERSET:Lord,Cox,Hockey,Linham,Bryant ~ STAFFORDSHIRE:Cope,Elks,Hackney,Gallimore,Davenport ~ SUFFOLK:Lord,Lockwood,Hatch,Rix,Foreman ~ IRELAND:Barry,Meany,Cummins,Grogan ~
PONTYPRIDD:Leigh,Brooks,Adams,Davies,Thomas ~ KENT:Leigh ~ CHESHIRE:Adams,Tudor,Illidge ~ DENBIGHSHIRE:Edwards,Bolas ~BRECON:Leigh,Thomas,Davies ~SOMERSET:Adams,Keitch,Bridge ~ABERGAVENNY:Minton ~ MERTHYR:.....

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Re: Death of Charles Walker
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 31 December 17 16:55 GMT (UK) »
WOW John that is amazing,I don't know how you find these things.

Well done you  :D

Carol

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Re: Death of Charles Walker
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 31 December 17 16:57 GMT (UK) »
John do you take requests  :D
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« Reply #35 on: Sunday 31 December 17 17:01 GMT (UK) »
CARDIFF:Lord,Griffiths,Barry,Cope,Mahoney ~ PEMBROKESHIRE:Griffiths,Rees,Owen,Thomas ~ ESSEX:Lord,Foreman,Hatch ~ SOMERSET:Lord,Cox,Hockey,Linham,Bryant ~ STAFFORDSHIRE:Cope,Elks,Hackney,Gallimore,Davenport ~ SUFFOLK:Lord,Lockwood,Hatch,Rix,Foreman ~ IRELAND:Barry,Meany,Cummins,Grogan ~
PONTYPRIDD:Leigh,Brooks,Adams,Davies,Thomas ~ KENT:Leigh ~ CHESHIRE:Adams,Tudor,Illidge ~ DENBIGHSHIRE:Edwards,Bolas ~BRECON:Leigh,Thomas,Davies ~SOMERSET:Adams,Keitch,Bridge ~ABERGAVENNY:Minton ~ MERTHYR:.....