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Percy/Peter Herbert Scotter (b 30 June 1904)
« on: Sunday 21 October 18 17:35 BST (UK) »
By chance I have just found a newspaper article confirming this relative of mine was convicted of Bigamy on 19 July 1941 at Chester Crown Court.

He was born on 30 June 1904 possibly in Argentina.  The earliest I can find him is being christened, aged 10, on 26 May 1915 at Balby, Doncaster, Yorkshire with his sister Gladys (1907 - 1995).  I raise Argentina as a possible place of birth as his parents (Herbert and Hannah) married in Buenos Aires in 1899.

From the newspaper article I can glean:

  • He is in the Army and is a Lance Corporal
    When he joined up he said he was 27 when he was 35
    He married his only legal wife in 1928 (name unknown). 
    He and his legal wife had 2 children
    There was a legal separation 4 years into the marriage (so around 1932) that was rescinded the year after
    There is suggestion that the second child of his 'legal' marriage was not his.
    His second 'wife' was a lady by the name of D... E..... (blanked out on the off chance she is still alive but the marriage registration in 1941 gives her name)

Looking further into it the marriage to D took place in the Summer of 1941 in Chester, Cheshire and he seems to have been caught quickly.  D apparently applied for Army Allowance and he was found out.

I am interested in trying to find out who his first wife was and when Percy/Peter died.  To complicate matters he used an alias 'Peter' Scotter when he married D

Thanks
Ruth   ;D
Jeacock
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Scotter
Sievers
Knowles
Pritchard
Lilley
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Thomas (South Wales)
John (South Wales)
Pearce (South Wales)

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Re: Percy/Peter Herbert Scotter (b 30 June 1904)
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 October 18 19:28 BST (UK) »
Intriguing!

Was his father the Herbert Edwin Scotter who died in Peterborough in 1925, suggesting the family had settled there?
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Percy/Peter Herbert Scotter (b 30 June 1904)
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 October 18 19:51 BST (UK) »
Hi

Yes that's his father
Jeacock
Colebourne
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Scotter
Sievers
Knowles
Pritchard
Lilley
Hart/Hertz
Woodmansey
Monnington
Thomas (South Wales)
John (South Wales)
Pearce (South Wales)

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Re: Percy/Peter Herbert Scotter (b 30 June 1904)
« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 October 18 00:46 BST (UK) »
Percy Herbert Scotter married a Kathleen McGeehan 1928 St. Rollox, Glasgow - 2 sons, one born 1930 (won't name as could still be living) married twice (1957 and 1968) and the other a Charles B F M Scotter born 1933, died 2007 Glasgow married 1958.

Kathleen Scotter died 1966 Glasgow aged 64.

All these events are shown on Scotlands People.

Can't see a death for Percy/Peter Herbert Scotter in England or Scotland.

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Re: Percy/Peter Herbert Scotter (b 30 June 1904) COMPLETED
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 October 18 18:42 BST (UK) »
Thank you Annette

Have been meaning to come on here for a day or two since I saw your response but got waylaid.  that is certainly him and I shall wander over to Scotland's People to have a look.  To be perfectly honest, Scotland was not even on my radar as the wider family had no connections whatsoever to anywhere further north than Newcastle!  ;D

Thank you again

Jeacock
Colebourne
Shepherd
Scotter
Sievers
Knowles
Pritchard
Lilley
Hart/Hertz
Woodmansey
Monnington
Thomas (South Wales)
John (South Wales)
Pearce (South Wales)