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Henry (Harry) Forrest, Whitwell
« on: Tuesday 08 May 18 23:53 BST (UK) »
Hi, can anyone help me. My Gt Gt uncle was a Henry Forrest, son of Sam and Fanny Stubbings, born around 1883 in Hardwick, Nottinghamshire before moving to Whitwell, Derbs. He didn't serve during the Great War. He was left to bring up a young, disabled daughter. Would this be a good enough reason for him not to serve?

Also, second question, it doesn't appear that he married - I can't find a record of marriage anywhere. I have been told that Dorothy Mays mother, Elsie Hudson, abandoned the child and didn't want to know. Was this usual for the father to take on the child back in those days? Are there any other examples of this happening with (possibly) unwed parents?

His obituary states that his wife died young but this appears to be a cover story as I was told by his niece (my first cousin twice removed) that he never married.

It all seems very odd to me for the time (1914). If anyone can offer advice, it would be very much appreciated.

Neil.
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Re: Henry (Harry) Forrest, Whitwell
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 00:17 BST (UK) »
Was Dorothy May registered as Forrest or Hudson?  When and where was she born?
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Re: Henry (Harry) Forrest, Whitwell
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 00:20 BST (UK) »
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I can't find a record of marriage anywhere.


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Marriages December qtr 1914   
Harry Forrest    Elsie M  Hudson    Worksop    7b   107
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Re: Henry (Harry) Forrest, Whitwell
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 00:23 BST (UK) »
Was Dorothy May registered as Forrest or Hudson?  When and where was she born?

I actually have her birth certificate and was registered as Hudson with no father listed.
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Re: Henry (Harry) Forrest, Whitwell
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 00:24 BST (UK) »
From freebmd

Marriages December qtr 1914   
Harry Forrest    Elsie M  Hudson    Worksop    7b   107

Where have you found this? I've searched and searched and had no success? Do you have a link?
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Re: Henry (Harry) Forrest, Whitwell
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 00:25 BST (UK) »
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Re: Henry (Harry) Forrest, Whitwell
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 00:28 BST (UK) »
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I actually have her birth certificate and was registered as Hudson with no father listed.

Presumably born before the 1914 marriage?
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Re: Henry (Harry) Forrest, Whitwell
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 00:36 BST (UK) »
“Born around 1883”

Birth reg: Henry Forrest, mother’s maiden name Stubbings, Jun qtr 1883 Worksop 7b 30.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Henry (Harry) Forrest, Whitwell
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 00:42 BST (UK) »
Thank you Carolew, in all the years I've searched, I've never found this and I thought I knew what I was doing lol! I've always used Ancestry. I'll try FreeBSD for some other searches now.
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