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jocob james forden
« on: Tuesday 11 September 18 03:13 BST (UK) »
trying to locate details of a jacob james forden who according to his australian ww1 service record was born in wilne derby. his birth would be around 1875. i can pick up details of him from 1901 but nothing before. cheers

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Re: jocob james forden
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 04:40 BST (UK) »
Where did you find him in 1901?

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Re: jocob james forden
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 05:15 BST (UK) »
Homer, did Jacob marry or die in Australia (these certificates should name his parents), or was he a war casualty?

Freebmd is not showing any births at all for anyone called Jacob Forden.

Trove has mention of a James Jacob Forden keeping an illegal gaming house in WA in 1934 - it's not the same Mr Forden by any chance is it?

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Re: jocob james forden
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 05:22 BST (UK) »
Nothing in the GRO either. There is a marriage in 1901 Perth, Western Australia to Amy L Cole.  There is also a military record for a Jacob James b 1877, wife Amy.

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Re: jocob james forden
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 05:30 BST (UK) »
That must be Homer's 1901 mention of Jacob.

Nothing for a James Forden around the right time in Freebmd either.

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Re: jocob james forden
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 05:33 BST (UK) »
Do you know when Jacob came to Australia? I can't see any Jacob Fordens in the 1881 or 91 census. There are a few James but none born around the right time in Derbyshire.

Apart from his service record do you have any other documentation which confirms his year and place of birth?

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Re: jocob james forden
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 05:34 BST (UK) »
I wonder if this Jacob Floden might be relevant - born Wilne - listed as Foden on FreeBMD https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27K-GMJG

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Re: jocob james forden
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 05:36 BST (UK) »
I wonder if this Jacob Floden might be relevant - born Wilne - listed as Foden on FreeBMD https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27K-GMJG

I think you might have something there Kay.  :) Jacob's marriage or d/c should confirm parent's names.

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Re: jocob james forden
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 11 September 18 05:39 BST (UK) »
It is FODEN on the 1881 census as well. FLODEN is an error - there is no L but the flourish on the cross stroke of the F makes it look a little like an FL.

I'm sure that must be him Kay.  :)