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Offline JanPennington

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Finding some lost cousins
« on: Monday 28 November 16 07:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi
My father was born in Lincolnshire and was one of sixteen children (one died aged less than a year).
When my Grandmother died in 1945 the newspaper account says that she was survived by seven sons and seven daughters (one son had died a few months before her serving as a Marine in Belgium or Holland) and six Grandchildren.  I have found all the sons and daughters but I could only find 4 grandchildren born before March 1945.  Similarly I could only find 19 grandchildren before my Grandfathers death in 1953 when newspaper reposrts asy there were 21 grandchildren.  As this is all relatively recent and some of the children may b still alive and lots of the grandchildren certainly are, I am reluctant to put names here.  I think the two missing grandchildren were born between 1935 and 1945 most likely 1940 -1944.  I have tried FreeReg, Findmypast.  I have searched under Tomlinson and the married names of the daughters and tried places I think they may have moved to. 
Does anyone have any further suggestions?  My father did not keep in touch with his family and I have only met one or two of this large family

Jan
Tomlinson, Gash, Faulkner, Dickinson, Dawson - Lincolnshire
Toms, Street, Witt, Harris, Foot(e) - Hampshire

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Re: Finding some lost cousins
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 November 16 08:53 GMT (UK) »
Have you tried FreeBMD, using surname and mother's maiden name as search items?
FreeBMD includes Mother's Maiden Name from mid 1911 onwards.

For births before 1916, the new GRO search also includes Mother's Maiden Name as far back as 1837!
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp
You need to register, but it's free! ;D
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Re: Finding some lost cousins
« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 November 16 09:19 GMT (UK) »
They might have been born out of the area you are considering because of the war and consider variant spellings of surnames.
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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: Finding some lost cousins
« Reply #3 on: Monday 28 November 16 09:21 GMT (UK) »
Also consider the possibility that the daughters may have moved onto a second marriage again because of war deaths and their surnames may not be what you think they were.
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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea


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Re: Finding some lost cousins
« Reply #4 on: Monday 28 November 16 09:44 GMT (UK) »
I hadn't thought of that.  I know only one son died but I don't know about the son-in-laws.

Thanks
Jan
Tomlinson, Gash, Faulkner, Dickinson, Dawson - Lincolnshire
Toms, Street, Witt, Harris, Foot(e) - Hampshire