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LEWER (William Frank)
« on: Friday 03 April 15 22:12 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone.

I am trying to find information on William Frank LEWER. I've never done this before, am just starting, have little information, and no reliable dates.  :-[

I do know that he was a police officer in London during WW2.  He married and had two children, a son born March 1, probably in 1924, named William Henry LEWER, and later a daughter named Elizabeth, (or Betty) LEWER. 

William Frank LEWER was still alive in 1980. His last known residence was near Hownslow.

William Henry LEWER moved to Canada.
Elizabeth LEWER married James TAYLOR, in the 1940's or 50's, and had two children, a son named XXXXX and a daughter named XXXXX.

Is there some way to find out more about William Frank LEWER ? If he had brothers or sisters, and who his parents were?

Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place.
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Re: LEWER (William Frank)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 03 April 15 22:24 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

This is the only recorded birth

Births June qtr 1896 
William Frank Lewer   Warminster    5a   149
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Re: LEWER (William Frank)
« Reply #2 on: Friday 03 April 15 22:27 BST (UK) »
Hello and welcome to Rootschat.  :)
According to freebmd, William Frank Lewer was born in Wiltshire in 1896 (Warminster, June quarter, 1896, 5a, 149). He married a Margaret H Bland in London in 1923 (St. Geo. H. Sq., Sep quarter, 1923, 1a, 1157). I won't post the details of his children in case they are still alive.
I don't have access to ancestry at the moment, but I couldn't see him in either the 1901 or 1911 census.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Kelsey, Crampton, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Warwickshire, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

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Re: LEWER (William Frank)
« Reply #3 on: Friday 03 April 15 22:28 BST (UK) »
As usual, you beat me to it, Carole.  ;D
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Kelsey, Crampton, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Warwickshire, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.


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Re: LEWER (William Frank)
« Reply #4 on: Friday 03 April 15 22:36 BST (UK) »
I think you are going to need a copy of his birth cert.

I have found this 1901 entry but am uncertain as there is no Robinson/Lewer marriage and no Agnes Lever/Lewer birth

All b Bradford on Avon (which is not in the Warminster Reg district) except where shown otherwise


Frank Robinson   38 b Turley
Caroline  35
William     15
Jane  13 b Simply Stoke
Frederick   11 b Simply Stoke
Florence Lever   12
Agnes Lever   10
William Lever   6
RG13 Piece 1935 Folio 35 Page 7
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Re: LEWER (William Frank)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 03 April 15 22:41 BST (UK) »
Just found them as Leaver on the 1891 and there is a Robinson/Leaver marriage in 1900 on freebmd so not the right family.
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Re: LEWER (William Frank)
« Reply #6 on: Friday 03 April 15 22:53 BST (UK) »
He was b 10.5.1896 and his death was registered January 1986 Hounslow
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Re: LEWER (William Frank)
« Reply #7 on: Friday 03 April 15 22:59 BST (UK) »
The difficulty in locating him in the census means either a mistranscription or his mother married/remarried after his birth.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Kelsey, Crampton, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Warwickshire, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

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Re: LEWER (William Frank)
« Reply #8 on: Friday 03 April 15 23:16 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Is this the family in 1891:-

Frome Somerset  Piece -2309, Folio -55.Page No 4

   

Wm Hy Lewer   49   Game Keeper    Brookham Surrey
Sarah Ann Lewer   39                  Tisbury Wiltshire
Geo Hy Lewer           14                  Fawley Hampshire
Edwin Thos Lewer   12                  Frome somerset
John Lewer            10                    "
Mary Jane Lewer     8                        "
Rose Lewer             6                      "
Wm Frank Lewe         4                      "
Fred Chas Lewer    2                      "

I know on this census the place of birth is incorrect, however still think it is correct family

By 1911 it looks as if the wife has died and the children, except the youngest, are all away from
home working.   William Frank, is listed as Willie with correct place of birth.

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