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Eric Hopwood - Death in Jersey/Guernsey? dob = 04.07.1919
« on: Saturday 22 August 09 15:47 BST (UK) »
Hoping to find info re my father's brother Eric Hopwood, twin of Ivor (1919) - other siblings are 2 sisters & then my father. All born in Mynydd Isa, Mold, North Wales. Father= William Alfred Hopwood & mother = Annie Connah.

I always understood that Eric died in Jersey but another family member believes it could have been Guernsey!

Having (potentially) tracked down Ivor's death to New Zealand in 1966, I'd really like to know what happened to Eric?

ANY info or ideas would be gratefully received.

Many thanks - Carole

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Re: Eric Hopwood - Death in Jersey/Guernsey? dob = 04.07.1919
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 September 09 16:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Carol

Working on the basis that Eric wasn't in Jersey during the occupation, I've searched all the death records since WWII until the 1990's and cannot see a death. In fact I only saw one Hopwood death and that was a Mary. Could this have been his wife?

Stewart

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Re: Eric Hopwood - Death in Jersey/Guernsey? dob = 04.07.1919
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 September 09 20:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Stewart - Thanks for your email & for searching records. I have no idea of the name of Eric's wife from the Channel Isles. The only marriage record I've managed to find for an Eric Hopwood was to a Margaret Lloyd in Hawarden in 1938. This would make Eric only 19 & I'm not entirely convinced these people belong in my family tree - just this weekend I had a root around Hawarden church grounds & there's a headstone for the 2 people named, showing their deaths within 3 months of each other in 1972! All in all it isn't adding up really. I will see if I can find death records for either/both which may give me an indication of ages, this will (help to) confirm or eliminate them.

I vaguely remember my grandma visiting Jersey/Guernsey in the 1970's & having a photo taken when she became an extra in a TV programme/film?! I assume she was visiting Eric on that occasion.

I can't even begin to tell you how difficult tracing the (paternal) Hopwood line of my family is proving to be. This is sooooo frustrating, especially as they are for several generations all originally from within the area where I live. I recently managed to trace Eric's twin (Ivor) to dying in  New Zealand (despite his daughter having believed he died in Australia).

I'll continue the hunt & post any update as I discover info.

Once again many, many thanks for your interest.



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Re: Eric Hopwood - Death in Jersey/Guernsey? dob = 04.07.1919
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 September 09 09:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Carol

Out of curiosity, I thought I would go and have a look at the death certificate of Mary Hopwood to see if there was a connection with Eric.

Sadly, she was the divorced wife of a John  Hopwood.

Stewart

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Re: Eric Hopwood - Death in Jersey/Guernsey? dob = 04.07.1919
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 October 09 23:23 BST (UK) »
Hi,

 I've checked Guernsey death records from 1946 to 2004 and drawn a blank also I'm afraid. There's always a tiny chance of an error in the indices but I don't hold out much hope- he may of course have survived beyond 2004 but I can't check those records yet.

 Sorry for the negative response

  Andy