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Offline ScouseRicey

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Brown Family, Braintree
« on: Wednesday 14 November 18 00:10 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to trace the Brown family of Braintree. Victor F. Brown and Nancy J. Brown. I can last see them on the 2002 Electoral Roll. They were born circa. 1920's. I would like information on them or their descendants. Many thanks.

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Re: Brown Family, Braintree
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 00:19 GMT (UK) »
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I would like information on them or their descendants.


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They were born circa. 1920's

Haven't you checked freebmd to establish their exact birth years?

If they were only born 1920's they would have married 1940's which means any children born to them could still be alive.  As you know - Rootschat has a no living persons policy

Have you checked for their marriage then used Nancy's maiden name to check for births - marriage is on freebmd and so is Nancy's birth reg

Have you looked for any deaths for them?



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Re: Brown Family, Braintree
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 00:22 GMT (UK) »
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I can last see them on the 2002 Electoral Roll.

Victor Frank Brown b 7.4.1920 died 1999 Chelmsford.  No death for Nancy up to 2007. 
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Re: Brown Family, Braintree
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 09:26 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for that. That Victor appears to be the one.

They married in March 1948. Nancy J. Lowe and Victor F. Brown. Nancy was born in Sept. qtr. 1928.

Do you happen to know any way of searching upto 2018, please?

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Re: Brown Family, Braintree
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 12:07 GMT (UK) »
Searching what up to 2018?  Deaths are online up to 2007 and marriages to 2005. 

Have you looked for any births of children then followed that through to establish marriages etc?  I can see 3 births on freebmd between 1949 and 1957

You can search for a probate/Letters of administration entry up to 2018 but that assumes there was a will or an estate

www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk

What is your connection to the family?
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Re: Brown Family, Braintree
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 14:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Nancy J.is my Mum's cousin. I am hoping to get some family photographs/information, as we have nothing, as my Grandmother 'moved North', after the war, and lost all contact.

The link for the probate place appears to have been 'down' for a few days. If she is still with us, she will be nearly 90. Last seen on electoral roll 2002. I contacted 50 odd Browns from Braintree via Facebook, yesterday, without success.

Many thanks for your help.

Colin

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Re: Brown Family, Braintree
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 14:41 GMT (UK) »
Have ancestry sites stopped updating Death indexes?

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Re: Brown Family, Braintree
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Deaths online only to 2007 as shown above

You can also try Ancestry deaths 2007 - 2017 which is an incomplete index and (I think) dependant on submitted info

Nothing on it for Nancy
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Re: Brown Family, Braintree
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 14 November 18 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Try this link for probate search but I have already tried and there are too many of that name without knowing her full middle name

www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
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