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London and Middlesex / suicide in twickenham
« on: Friday 07 November 14 16:34 GMT (UK)  »
I would like to see if there was any newspaper coverage of the suicide of John Greaves Hurd, a carman who lived in Twickenham and took his own life in June 1926. I expect it's just me but I find it almost impossible to find anything through the 'British Newspapers Online' website. Any suggestions welcomed.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Trevor Davidson Southgate and the Southgate family
« on: Tuesday 04 November 14 15:12 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks -- I have printed the form off already.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Trevor Davidson Southgate and the Southgate family
« on: Tuesday 04 November 14 15:01 GMT (UK)  »
Whoa, avm 228, you definitely deserve that Marquesate!!

This is going to sound a bit dumb, but how do you actually apply for will details? I haven't done it before. If it's stupidly easy/there's endless online guides just send me a link and don't bother typing it all out.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Trevor Davidson Southgate and the Southgate family
« on: Tuesday 04 November 14 14:54 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, I have read the divorce papers and that's where the issues emerged!
TDS's first wife (the divorced one) later became a novelist under the name Jane England: her first four novels are heavily autobiographical and really have it in for her ex-husband. Fascinating stuff. I think he was quite a difficult man to live with -- not violent. just withdrawn and morose.

He was a retired golf club secretary at the time of his death -- I haven't yet been able to trace the golf club. I traced the family of the man to whom probate was granted (not a relative) and they were quite spooked and knew nothing about it. I haven't actually seen his will, have you found a link?


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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Trevor Davidson Southgate and the Southgate family
« on: Tuesday 04 November 14 14:41 GMT (UK)  »
Hello again!
I would like to know what he was doing between 1933 and 1963 -- I mean what work.
I would also like to know more about the Southgate family. If I could find photographs that would be brilliant.
There are as indicated issues around his first marriage which I would like to know more about.

Thank you for your interest, and of course for your help earlier today!

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Family History Beginners Board / Trevor Davidson Southgate and the Southgate family
« on: Tuesday 04 November 14 13:54 GMT (UK)  »
OK, this is my second new topic but I only joined about 2 hours ago, and I just don't know where this topic would fit. Trevor Davidson Southgate (TDS) does appear on some family trees on Ancestry (ie, was Mundia) but I have messaged the owners and they know less about him than I do. His father Trevor Bishop Southgate (TBS) married his first cousin Sophie Southgate. I have quite a bit of information about the Southgate family at this date but would love more. TBS went to Brazil to work where Sophie died. TDS was in the Essex Regiment, the Machine Gun Corps and the Royal Flying Corps during WW1, and subsequently worked for the United Africa Company. I have no information on him from 1933 until his death in 1963. I do have information on his two marriages but some aspects of this might be sensitive to living persons so I won't include it here. Any Southgate family members?

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: change of surname -- why?
« on: Tuesday 04 November 14 13:39 GMT (UK)  »
Argh! You are absolutely right!

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: change of surname -- why?
« on: Tuesday 04 November 14 12:46 GMT (UK)  »
Yes indeed. In 1841 William was living with Thomas Greaves in Biggin, Hartington, and was a cowkeeper -- other persons (as noted above) were Isaac, Hannah and Sarah Greaves -- who I now must presume were half-siblings. An interesting suggestion above that Thomas may have been married to someone else, although I haven't so far located a marriage.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: change of surname -- why?
« on: Tuesday 04 November 14 12:16 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you guys! Sarah went on to have a fairly tough life, it would appear. In 1841 and 1851 she is a seamstress living in central Derby but in 1861 (aged 70) she was a charwoman. She only had a daughter Mary living with her (factory silk worker). As far as I can see William went to live with his father. I wonder what happened to the other (Hurd) children?

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