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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 18 November 18 22:28 GMT (UK) »
There's a Fanny Hurcomb b c1853 who dies in Evesham in 1858. I can;t find a matching birth registration   

Could possibly be an illegitimate Fanny Jenkins, mother Sarah.

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #10 on: Monday 19 November 18 10:52 GMT (UK) »
Is there anyway I could look more into Fanny's parentage without a birth certificate?

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #11 on: Monday 19 November 18 11:53 GMT (UK) »
Possible burial of the Fanny already mentioned by Mabel Bagshawe is indexed on FamilySearch
All Saints, Evesham, Worcester
Fanny Harcomb
30 December 1858

There is this birth
Dec 1853 Kings Norton 6c 357
Jenkins, Fanny Knight
mother's maiden surname -
(so likely was illegitimate)

Baptism at Kings Norton
27 January 1854
Fanny
parent Sarah Jenkins
abode Kings Norton


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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 19 November 18 12:01 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, jonw65. Not sure how Sarah got to Kings Norton although she was orphaned at 16 and the Jenkins' children seem to be all over the place.

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #13 on: Monday 19 November 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
So I've found Sarah in 1851 - working as a servant in Oldbury in Worcestershire. Do you think Fanny's middle name "Knight" was Sarah's way of naming the father?

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #14 on: Monday 19 November 18 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Middle names often do give a big clue as to the father. 
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #15 on: Friday 17 April 20 12:07 BST (UK) »
George has been a brick wall of mine for a very long but after receiving my DNA results last year, Iíve been working through my matches slowly but surely. One DNA cousin of mine stands out in particular as he is appears to be the great grandson of a lady named Emily Hercomb, born around 1836 in Uley in Gloucestershire. Not only that but he is also a DNA match with a cousin of mine who also happens to be directly descended from George Hercomb. So I have the right line.

Iíve looked into this further and it seems that Emily Hercomb was the daughter of Jesse Hercomb and his wife Elizabeth. Jesse is the son of Tobit and Ruth Hercomb AND had a brother named Thomas Hercomb, a tailor. MY George Hercomb claimed that his father was Thomas Hercomb, a tailor, when he was married in 1855.

Despite everything, I still canít find any paper evidence that George Hercomb was the son of Thomas - besides his marriage certificate.  ???

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 25 April 20 16:09 BST (UK) »
There is a record of a George Hurcombe on FindMyPast 1851 British Army worldwide Index. I do not have access to view. A faint possibility?

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 25 April 20 17:36 BST (UK) »
Edited- wrong man

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