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Offline Chapbrook

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Stirtloe Cottage, Buckden St Neots area
« on: Friday 25 March 16 00:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Just discovered via the Probate records that a great uncle of mine (George Henry Chaplin) died on 11th April 1944 whilst 'staying' at Stirtloe Cottage, Buckden. At least I'm assuming he was staying there as the record goes on to describe him of another address in Downham Kent.

As I've hit a brickwall with that part of the family I just wondered if anyone local to Buckden might be able to suggest where I could look to find out who owned the cottage in question. I'm rather hoping it might have been a relation of his and if that were the case then it would kickstart my research in that part of the family which as I've said has ground to a halt.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Regards Spence Chaplin

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Re: Stirtloe Cottage, Buckden St Neots area
« Reply #1 on: Friday 25 March 16 10:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Have you purchased his Death Certificate, this will give information as to who registered
his death, if he was visiting Stirtloe Cottage - could well be the owner who gave info as
to his death.
See -  http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

Have you also purchased the actual Will, which should give you more info than the probate
extract.

The nearest record would be the 1939 Register, however you need a name to do the search:-
http://www.findmypast.co.uk/1939register

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Left his money to his sister Gertrude Phoebe born 1880 Bromley, Kent married PARKER    Harold Bottomley 1909 Portsmouth.
 
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Re: Stirtloe Cottage, Buckden St Neots area
« Reply #2 on: Friday 25 March 16 11:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi Spendlove

Many thanks for your reply. I may in time apply for the death certificate and as you say I may glean more from name of person who reported his death and yes I will follow up on the 1939 census. I'm with Ancestry and not FindMyPast (unfortunately) so will ask someone I know to dig around for me. George Henry in a sense is peripheral to my research (ONLY  great uncle!) and my grandfather had 6 siblings in total. As you say Gertrude Phoebe inherited which from this distance may seem odd as he had an older brother living at this time as well as possibly two other siblings alive, my grandfather included. Again, the will would clarify things. My hope in posting here was that perhaps a local villager in Buckden, given its small size might have some knowledge of inhabitants back then.
I do appreciate your time and effort in replying. Many regards Spence Chaplin

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Re: Stirtloe Cottage, Buckden St Neots area
« Reply #3 on: Friday 25 March 16 11:30 GMT (UK) »
To be fair you won't know who inherited until you see the will. All we know from the Probate calendar is that Gertrude Parker acted as executrix.

I'm not finding many references to Stirtloe Cottage. Nothing in the censuses. A retired army captain Samuel James John Black died there in 1853 per newspaper reports.
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Re: Stirtloe Cottage, Buckden St Neots area
« Reply #4 on: Friday 25 March 16 13:22 GMT (UK) »
To be fair you won't know who inherited until you see the will. All we know from the Probate calendar is that Gertrude Parker acted as executrix.

I'm not finding many references to Stirtloe Cottage. Nothing in the censuses. A retired army captain Samuel James John Black died there in 1853 per newspaper reports.

Thanks ShaunJ
Yes, sorry schoolboy error there assuming Gertrude Phoebe inherited, ought to have realised the named person wld only be the executor/executrix. Mant thanks for your comments, Spence Chaplin