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Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 15:12 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for the marriage of Gertrude Nancy Foley, have tried loads of sites without luck. She was known to my mother as Nancy and that is how she was recorded in 1901 and 1911 at Station Road Hagley. She was born 1897 and had an illegitimate child in 1920. The 1939 register shows her as Gertrude Nancy Richards, a widow, with her son at Owls Nest Bromyard. Found her death as a Richards in 1955 but no marriage. Someone suggested it was Frederick Ralph Stratford Richards,(his 2nd marriage) but can't find it anywhere. Help please!
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Foley  Cradley Heath
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Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 February 18 15:18 GMT (UK) »
Frederick Ralph Stratford RICHARDS died in 1940 and his widow was named Amy Isabella.

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Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 18 February 18 15:25 GMT (UK) »
Did she have a daughter -surname Richards mmn Foley in 1933  :-\
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Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 18 February 18 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for info on Fred, did know his wife was Isabella. Don't know if Gertrude had another child. I might have thought it was the wrong one,as said always called Nancy but her son Lawson is a little unusual name and his GWR and RAF record shows I have the right son . Is there another Lawson G Foley b1920 or Nancy Foley b1897 in 1939 in worcs. ::)
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Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 February 18 17:01 GMT (UK) »
I only wondered if there were more children as there are two blacked out entries in 1939  :-\
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Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 February 18 23:24 GMT (UK) »
I dont have access to 1939 reg Rosie, do you think her name is Gertrude Nancy or Nancy Gertrude?






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Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 February 18 23:42 GMT (UK) »
The 1939 register index is free to search.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-records/1939-register

The Frederick you mentioned is living with his wife Amy in 1939 and he died in 1940 so he is not the person you are looking for.

Nancy Gertrude RICHARDS has Lawson George FOLEY born 1920 living with her as well as two other people whose records are closed.  They will be closed because they were born within the last 100 years and have not been verified as being now deceased. 

Did Lawson have any siblings?

Debra  :)

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Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 19 February 18 13:16 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks. So now must look for marriage of Nancy to a Richards if that was her name in 1939.
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Re: Gertrude Nancy Foley, where are you?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 19 February 18 13:18 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks. So now must look for marriage of Nancy to a Green if that was her name in 1939.

Why Green?  You have already identified in your opening post that she was Richards in 1939.
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