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Pamplin family of Wimbledon
« on: Monday 26 March 18 12:29 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

I have posted about my searches for the Pamplin family of Wimbledon, and their connection with my great-grandfather Harold John Nicholls.

I have come across family photos (taken in Marlborough, Wilts?) this weekend of Amy Pamplin (1906) and her sisters that were sent to Harold. They have been signed 'Your sisters'. (If I had known of these photos sooner, then I could have saved many hours of family tree searching!!)

Does anyone have connections to the Pamplin family that may be able to tell me more?



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Re: Pamplin family of Wimbledon
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 March 18 15:08 BST (UK) »
I've no connection to the family, but I see that Harold John Nicholls is probably illegitimate as there is no mother's name given on the GRO site on his birth registration.

Using the same site, Amy Elizabeth Pamplin was born 1906 with mother's maiden name COX. So it doesn't look as if she and Harold shared the same mother.

There are 9 births of Pamplin children with mother's maiden name Cox, registered in Kingston between 1903 (Henry David Frederick who died 1904) and 1917 (May Ellen)

"Harold Nichol" can be found with the family in 1911 described as nurse child (often similar to what we now call foster child) So I would guess that he was brought up by the Pamplin family and was regarded as a brother but was no blood relation.
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Re: Pamplin family of Wimbledon
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 March 18 15:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply.

On Harold's birth certificate, he was born at the address of Mrs. Pamplin's parents, and his 'mother' - who gives her name as Sarah Anne Nicholls (father blank), gives the address that Harold is at in 1911. So he is either fostered or illegitamate, or both.

After finding the photos this weekend, it is reassuring to know that Harold had on-going contact with the Pamplin's, and that my previous research hadn't been in vain!

I hadn't spotted May Ellen previously, so I will look her up.




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Re: Pamplin family of Wimbledon
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 March 18 16:10 BST (UK) »
These are the  Pamplin children I found in case you haven't found them, all mother maiden name Cox and all registered Kingston:

Henry David Frederick  born 1903  died 1904
Gladys Ethel born 1905
Amy Elizabeth born 1906
Herbert Henry born 1908
Winifred Alice born 1910
Maud Florence Mary born 1911
John Ernest born 1914
Leslie Charles born 1915
May Ellen born 1917

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Re: Pamplin family of Wimbledon
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 March 18 17:18 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this - May Ellen now explains an entry on the 1939 list!