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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Plymouth or Primer?
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 11:51 GMT (UK)  »
Either wasn't too sure when she was born or told a very slight porky re her age.  If you assume she was 28 by the end of the year gives a birth year of 1867.

Nothing new re women lying about their age on a marriage certificate.  My great grandmother took ten years off her age when she married.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Plymouth or Primer?
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 11:38 GMT (UK)  »
That looks a good find Hanes  :)

I think this might be Elizabeth and her mother Bridget in the 1871 census.  Living at Humphries Cottage, Chislehurst, Bromley, Kent as lodgers in the household of William Marchant.

Bridget's birthplace is given as Cork, Ireland and Elizabeth's birthplace appears to be Farnborough, Kent.

Registration district Bromley
Piece number 876
Folio 72
Page 45

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Plymouth or Primer?
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 09:56 GMT (UK)  »
Long shot but could this be her birth later than thought for?

DOWNING, ELIZABETH  ANN     - 
GRO Reference: 1868  D Quarter in GREENWICH  Volume 01D  Page 782

The little dash means that she is illegitimate.

This may be her in the 1871 census with mother Ann at Greenwich Union Workhouse, Woolwich Road Greenwich, Greenwich, London & Kent

Reg. Dist. Greenwich
Piece No. 761
Folio 34
Page 11

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The Common Room / Re: Are all recent deaths in the GRO index?
« on: Monday 17 January 22 18:12 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Kit, I still miss him but life goes on.  I have my daughter's wedding to look forward to in May.

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The Common Room / Re: Are all recent deaths in the GRO index?
« on: Monday 17 January 22 17:42 GMT (UK)  »
Rosie - that then begs the question, where does Wilmington get its information from?

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The Common Room / Re: Are all recent deaths in the GRO index?
« on: Monday 17 January 22 16:25 GMT (UK)  »
But wouldn't undertakers and newpapers have less information than a death certificate?  Find My Past has my husband's exact date of birth and death although there is no reference number given.  I see that the GRO records have what is referred to as an Entry Number.

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The Common Room / Re: Are all recent deaths in the GRO index?
« on: Monday 17 January 22 16:00 GMT (UK)  »
Well I don't know how the GRO is recording the 2020 deaths as my husband is not there and he died in the MQ of 2020.  However he is on Find My Past in their death records.

Are the GRO doing them alphabetically, by place or date?  No doubt all 2020 deaths will appear at some point in time.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: 1961 Adoption. Elusive father C S
« on: Monday 17 January 22 15:44 GMT (UK)  »
Welcome to Rootschat  :)

Sounds like you have a tough nut to crack here.  Your father has evidently obtained his adoption papers but these have not helped in respect of his father.

The name has been changed to initials as living, or possibly living, people cannot be named in full.

If he was about 30 at the time of your father's birth that would give a birth year of around 1931 give or take a few years.  If the name is very common then looking for a potential birth would be difficult as no doubt his birthplace would not be known.  If it is a less common one then it may be worth searching birth records for any potential persons.

As he was a radiographer he may well have been working in an hospital in Kent. 

Have you tried putting the C S name in google to see what pops up?

As you have not yet made three posts you will not be able to provide the full name of C S via personal message.  That is the little letter symbol under your name.  Once you have done that you could send me a personal message by clicking on the letter symbol under my name and I will see if I can find anything likely.

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