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Re: Kennel A Rootham 1911 of Hunts and Bradford. Who were his parents?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17 December 17 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to all including jorose and chempat. Arthur Kennel (1864) senior died 1897 and his wife Martha married Abel Cook so the 1901 census shows Arthur Kennel jnr as step son. It is likely that Polly Rootham was made pregnant by Arthur Kennel (1889) early in 1911. He may even have left for Canada before the 1911 UK census leaving Polly to have his illegitimate child at Martha Batty's (her sister) house in Bradford. She then seems to have returned to the Fens with Arthur Kennell Rootham. They were together in 1939. He then married Florence Osborne in 1942 and they had 4 children. Polly Rootham never married. Quite a sad story. Thanks again and HAPPY CHRISTMAS!  :D

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Re: Kennel A Rootham 1911 of Hunts and Bradford. Who were his parents?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 17 December 17 16:57 GMT (UK) »
The Canadian Arthur is likely Arthur Kennell born Swindon (birth registered in Highworth district) - he signs up for WWI in Canada, gives date of birth as in 1890, resident of Newmarket, Ontario.

There was this man in NSW, working at the Sportsmans Arms Hotel in 1918 (Greta, NSW), but I can't seem to track down much further on him:
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/137487102?searchTerm="Arthur%20Kennell"
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127108109?searchTerm="Arthur%20Kennell"
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Re: Kennel A Rootham 1911 of Hunts and Bradford. Who were his parents?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 17 December 17 17:55 GMT (UK) »
Reads like a pretty stupid self-inflicted injury.