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Offline ethorn

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George Alan Orton
« on: Saturday 03 March 18 14:40 GMT (UK) »
Seeking more information regarding George Alan Orton, son of greyhound trainer Sidney John Orton and Gladys Harmer, born in 1920 in Aylsham, Norfolk, England. He married my grandfather's cousin, Ann Drummond Greyling in 1944 at St. Michael's of All Angels in South Africa (Source - ScotlandsPeople in Service Returns, so I assume he was a military man, but I have been unable to buy the certificate as of yet). In 1951, Ann, who was known as Nancy, married Godfrey James Jonas in Croydon, England. I am assuming that George must have passed away, hence the second marriage, but I have no evidence to back this up. I am struggling to find information regarding George and what happened to him.

Any help would be appreciated enormously.

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Re: George Alan Orton
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 18:23 GMT (UK) »


Is there a chance that he returned to the UK and lived a long life? There is a death for a George Alan Orton on 06 January 2014 amongst the probates (registry Oxford).

A bit more of a guess:
A George A Orton marries Sheila B Harriss in 1967 (reg: Sutton, Greater London). 
A possible Sheila Bailey Orton (b 11 Jan 1932) dies in 1992 (reg: Birmingham, Warwickshire, https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar/GetImgSrc?filePath=%2F1992%2FO%2F006439_orsler_1992.Png)

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Re: George Alan Orton
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 20:07 GMT (UK) »


Is there a chance that he returned to the UK and lived a long life? There is a death for a George Alan Orton on 06 January 2014 amongst the probates (registry Oxford).

A bit more of a guess:
A George A Orton marries Sheila B Harriss in 1967 (reg: Sutton, Greater London). 
A possible Sheila Bailey Orton (b 11 Jan 1932) dies in 1992 (reg: Birmingham, Warwickshire, https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar/GetImgSrc?filePath=%2F1992%2FO%2F006439_orsler_1992.Png)

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It is possible. Nancy was born in 1925 and is still going, so I wouldn't rule it out :-)