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Re: Trying to help my Dad find his family - (East London / Essex) thank you!!
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:41 GMT (UK) »
Baptism

William Stephen Govey   28 Aug 1887
South Hackney St John of Jerusalem, Hackney, England
Father:   James Govey, a warehouseman.  Address 1 coach yard.
Mother:   Jane Govey
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Re: Trying to help my Dad find his family - (East London / Essex) thank you!!
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:43 GMT (UK) »
1911 census shows Florence with parents:

William Stephen Govey born   abt 1888
Florence Rebecca Govey born   abt 1888
Florence Louisa Govey born   abt 1911


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« Reply #11 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:43 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Trying to help my Dad find his family - (East London / Essex) thank you!!
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:46 GMT (UK) »
Death of William

William Stephen Govey
Death Age:   86
Birth Date:   7 Aug 1887
Registration Date:   Dec 1973
Registration district:   Rochford
Inferred County:   Essex
Volume:   4a
Page:   229
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Re: Trying to help my Dad find his family - (East London / Essex) thank you!!
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Darren, if the 2 children of the marriage who are named in your original post are alive you should delete their names. RootsChat has a rule about not naming or posting identifiable information about living people.

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Re: Trying to help my Dad find his family - (East London / Essex) thank you!!
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:52 GMT (UK) »
 
HICKS, FLORENCE  REBECCA   Motherís maiden name    THOMAS     
GRO Reference: 1888  S Quarter in HACKNEY  Volume 01B  Page 579

Baptism

Florence Rebecca Hicks

2 Sep 1888, Hackney Wick, Hackney, England
Father:   John Richard Hicks. 56 Victoria road . Carpenter
Mother:   Louisa Hicks
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« Reply #15 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:54 GMT (UK) »
William Stephen Govey's death entry shows he was born 7 Aug 1887   and death registered December 1973   in registration district of Rochford   Essex.

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« Reply #16 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:57 GMT (UK) »
From a free search the 1939 register seems to show William S Govey born 1887 was living on his own.


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« Reply #17 on: Saturday 05 January 19 21:04 GMT (UK) »
An ancestry tree shows Florence Rebecca Hicks with a daughter by Henry Joseph Lifford.

This daughter was Doris Gladys Lifford and she was born in Hackney in 1924 and died in 2002.

It appears that William Stephen Govey and Florence Rebecca Hicks must have separated and she had a new partner?

In a free search of the 1939 register Henry J Lifford born 1886 seems to be with Florence R Lifford born 1888 and also Doris G Lifford born 1924.

Also seems to be with them is Lilian E Govey born 1917.

Lilian Govey's birth was mentioned earlier:

GOVEY, LILIAN  ELIZABETH     HICKS
GRO Reference: 1918  M Quarter in HACKNEY  Volume 01B  Page 617

So Florence clearly separated from her husband at some point between 1917 and 1923 and started a new relationship with Henry Lifford with whom she had a daughter. She took her daughter Lilian Govey with her after the separation.