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Europe / Re: Torleif Lund
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 17:39 BST (UK)  »
Do not know his wife (and not having any luck with history of Thoresen ferry company) but no daughter with correct name.  Thanks for your input, though.

Europe / Re: Torleif Lund
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 16:54 BST (UK)  »
I agree that her marriage certificate will give more information on her father, but it might just confirm I have the correct man, or not.  If he is the correct person then I do have a birth date for him, which is a lot more than for someone with a different name.
The question still remains, is there an obvious birth in Norway for Torleif Lund born 1920.

Additionally, Mr Lund is referred to on a google search as a 'former Thoresen car ferries boss' without confirming his name.

England / Re: Miranda McGregor
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 16:36 BST (UK)  »
On the 1939 the Miranda who becomes Brown has a birth date of 13/12/1912, which changes to 18/12/1918 on the 1939.  She here claims age 27, so birth year of 1915/1916, which is nicely in the middle.
Someone must have told her certain details of her Father (or potential father) as she has the correct name, and then throws in a theatrical connection linking her to her Mother, and to Alfred James Scott Dodd - though he was an 'artiste' not a playwright.  He is dead by 1943 according to some trees on Ancestry, in Australia.

Do I go for the Miranda McGregor to White marriage in 1932, to see who she picks as father and what age she gives?  Will it help in any way?

Still some time to wait for 1921 census.

England / Re: Miranda McGregor
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 13:52 BST (UK)  »
Yes, he was previously married.  Wife and mother-in-law killed together.

Europe / Re: Torleif Lund
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 13:50 BST (UK)  »
No birth in this country that I can see for her.

I have her parents as Mr & Mrs T Lund, so it is a complete guess that the death is his, but a nice coincidence, as birth 1920, marriage about 1944, daughter born 1947, her marriage 1969.

So I just wondered if a birth to match that death could be seen anywhere in Norway, or elsewhere.

England / Re: Miranda McGregor
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 13:38 BST (UK)  »
Marriage certificate arrived for Eric William Brown and Miranda McGregor on 27/01/1943

He is a bachelor age 34, a radio dealer, living in West Sidcup, Kent, father William Brown a Mechanical Engineer.

She is Miranda McGregor, a spinster, age 27, no profession, living at 12, Coram Street, Holborn.

Her father is John McGregor, deceased, a playwright.

Witnesses Harold Johnston and J.R.Glass Jr.

Europe / Torleif Lund
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 12:21 BST (UK)  »
Torleif Lund dies in Southampton in March qr. 1979, with a birth date of 21/11/1920. 

He should be the Marine Superintendent with Thoreson Car Ferries if he is the father of a Lund who marries in Southampton in 1969. She is described as his only daughter. Guests travel from Norway to attend.

Can anyone see a birth (or wedding) for him?


England / Re: Miranda McGregor
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 08:08 BST (UK)  »
At the moment that looks like the most logical explanation.

Obvious problem is that we believe Miranda was born around 1912, so is 10 years older than claimed, though I think there is only 1 child to Startup/McGregor in 1955, so not impossible.

England / Re: Miranda McGregor
« on: Monday 17 May 21 22:13 BST (UK)  »
Trees have Mary Diana dying in SA etc etc     Bother.

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