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Offline devongirl50

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William Henry Coles
« on: Friday 10 August 18 14:09 BST (UK) »
My great grandfather William Henry Coles D.O.B. of 23rd March 1853 given on UK Royal Naval Seaman Index Service Number 6781B .
GRO shows possible birth of a  William Henry Colles (mistake perhaps) born Newton Abbot Vol 05B page 105. mother's name Maynard.
Is there anyway I can check if this D.O.B. information is correct?
I found a baptism for William Henry Coles 24th April 1853 father John Coles a carpenter and mother Mary Ann Coles.
I have two family trees on ancestry (Coles Tree and New Coles Tree) but my relatives have asked for them to be private.
Coles (Torquay Devon), Thomas (Teignmouth Devon), Dobb (Devon), Venn (Exeter Devon)Langdon (Devon)

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Re: William Henry Coles
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 August 18 14:16 BST (UK) »
Hi possibly a John COLLS married a Mary Ann Maynard June qtr 1851 Exeter v10 page 167?
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Re: William Henry Coles
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 August 18 14:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you. The spelling of Coles seems to vary! I will have a look.
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Re: William Henry Coles
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 August 18 15:21 BST (UK) »
Do you not have his Marriage Cert which will have his Fathers name/occp?

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Re: William Henry Coles
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 August 18 15:33 BST (UK) »
I cannot find any records for William Henry Coles on the GRO site. I have reported it but have not received a reply.
I have the family bible with the names in it so I know his name is correct but I cannot order any certificates for him. I also have his naval records which give his details. Those records give the same D.O.B. as the family bible.
I found a record for his death 25 Feb 1933 . He lived at 15 Ellacombe Rd Torquay  with his wife Frances. I know this address is correct as my grandfather lived there.
I'm fairly sure the D.O.B. date is correct as all the other details follow on. Just wanted paperwork to confirm it.
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Re: William Henry Coles
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 August 18 15:34 BST (UK) »
Marriage Dec qtr 1879
COLES    William Henry       
LANGDON    Frances       
Exeter    5b   172

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Mr W H Coles
Marriage Notice
Event Date 14 Oct 1879
Event Place Exeter, Devon
Spouse   Miss F Langdon
Newspaper Western Times
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Re: William Henry Coles
« Reply #6 on: Friday 10 August 18 16:28 BST (UK) »
The 1891 census shows William Henry to be 38 born Teignmouth so 1853 sounds approximately correct. (Living with wife Frances & 5 children). The 1861 census for Teignmouth shows a family - parents John & Mary Ann with 5 children including a William Henry aged 8 born Teignmouth living at 14 Brook Street, Teignmouth. In a later census William Henry is described as a Naval Pensioner, born Teignmouth. I would suspect that the East Teignmouth baptism you found was correct, but as Trish has suggested, the marriage certificate should confirm his father's name and occupation.
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Re: William Henry Coles
« Reply #7 on: Friday 10 August 18 16:39 BST (UK) »
Thank you Trish, Rosie and DO your help is much appreciated. Jenny.
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Re: William Henry Coles
« Reply #8 on: Friday 10 August 18 16:40 BST (UK) »
If this is the family you are looking at (1861)  :-\
John   Coles 40 bn Okehamptonton
Mary Ann   Coles 35 bn Crediton   
Elizabeth   9   
William H   8   
Charles E   6   
John    3   
William A   1   
Children all bn Teignmouth

Birth registrations
COLLES, ELIZABETH  ANN     mmn MAYNARD     
1852  March Quarter in NEWTON ABBOT  Volume 05B  Page 108   
 
COLLES, WILLIAM  HENRY     mmn MAYNARD     
1853  June Quarter in NEWTON ABBOT  Volume 05B  Page 105

COLLES, ELLEN       mmn MAYNEARD     (DIED March qtr 1855)
1854  Sept Quarter in NEWTON ABBOT  Volume 05B  Page 105

COLLES, CHARLES  EDWARD     mmn MAYNEARD     
1855  Sept Quarter in NEWTON ABBOT  Volume 05B  Page 100   

COLLES, WALTER  JOHN     mmn MINEARD     
1857  Dec Quarter in NEWTON ABBOT  Volume 05B  Page 100

COLLES, WILLIAM  ALBERT     mmn MAYNEARD     
1859  June Quarter in NEWTON ABBOT  Volume 05B  Page 111

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