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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Sir Herbert Aubrey Francis Metcalfe
« on: Wednesday 29 April 09 18:30 BST (UK)  »
yes, that's what we've been lead to believe but obviously not sure as an aristocratic name could have been given to make the scandal sound less scandalous, who knows?

The name my Grandpa was given was "The honourable Aubrey Francis" and someone who contributed to my other topic suggested Sir Herbert Aubrey Francis Metcalfe, so for all I know, it might be, it might not be but it's fascinating to wonder

Family History Beginners Board / Re: The waite family in Spilsby
« on: Wednesday 29 April 09 18:26 BST (UK)  »
He was given the name Bowman but Henry Alexander Bowman wasn't his natural father apparently, she'd had an affair with who my Grandpa was told was "The hon. Aubrey Francis" which I still find rather far fetched and I wonder if that name was used as a cover up and the "Hon." bit was lied about to make the scandal seem less scandalous!

He was brought up by a family called Bracegirdle who lived in Warrington but they were apparently very wealthy and owned property which makes me think perhaps Marion Waite's family were wealthy as they must have had some connection with the Bracegirdles (cousin of a cousin or friend of a friend perhaps) - I'm a beginner at this, I don't really know what they would have done in those days to try and cover up scandals

Family History Beginners Board / Sir Herbert Aubrey Francis Metcalfe
« on: Tuesday 28 April 09 20:57 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me if Sir Herbert Aubrey Francis Metcalfe went regularly to Spilsby in Lincolnshire and if he met someone called Marion or Marie Waite there?  Did he buy hunting gear from a high class riding gear/hunting gear shop that was based next to a grocers shop in Spilsby?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: The waite family in Spilsby
« on: Monday 27 April 09 13:33 BST (UK)  »
Thank you very much and WOW that was a quick reply!  It seems the info you've given me is really helpful and I think slots in.  My Grandpa was given the name Bowman and he was born in 1905 so Marion/Marie must have been born around 1884, she'd have been 21 when she had him wouldn't she?

Fascinating, thank you.

Family History Beginners Board / The waite family in Spilsby
« on: Monday 27 April 09 00:17 BST (UK)  »
Some of my family history is a complete mystery, apparently my Grandpas mother Marion Waite who was married to Henry Alexander Bowman had my Grandpa in Warrington and left him with a family called Bracegirdle to bring him up.

Marion Waite lived in Spilsby in Lincolnshire and apparently her father owned a couple of shops, it could be that one sold riding gear for rich people, apart from this I haven't been able to find out anything, can anyone help?

Also there is a mysterious figure called "The honourable Aubrey Francis" (presumably a false name) that figures in all this but I'm not sure exactly how or where.

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