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Offline seasider53

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INDIA - Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston/Donlan/Thompson
« on: Saturday 12 January 19 19:46 GMT (UK) »
Evening all.  I am trying to track down the death of my Paternal Grt GrandMother Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston.  Her 1st marriage was to Frederick Donlan (often mis-transcribed as DOULAN) after Fredericks death she married Herbert Thompson.

My Dad remembers his Grand Mother in India. He was born 1937, the family left India in 1949 by which time Frances had died.  Interestingly she is shown on my Dads Baptism certificate as his God Mother.

Any help in tracking down her death would be appreciated.  Thank you
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Draper/Munford - Norfolk
Nicholas/Donlan/Thurston/Leach - India
Harrison/Cunningham - Durham
Caine/Harrison - Ireland

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Re: INDIA - Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston/Donlan/Thompson
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 January 19 16:57 GMT (UK) »
Was she ever known by a pet name ? There is a Bessie Thomson death in 1942 on Findmypast

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Re: INDIA - Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston/Donlan/Thompson
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 January 19 21:08 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Ruth.  Ive had a look at the record, unfortunately this is not my Grt Nan. 
I will keep looking.  Best regards
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Nicholas/Donlan/Thurston/Leach - India
Harrison/Cunningham - Durham
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Re: INDIA - Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston/Donlan/Thompson
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 20 January 19 19:17 GMT (UK) »
 Family Search have her second marriage record,without an image,but believe it can be viewed at an LDS History Centre.

  Herbert James Thompson born 1887 age 34.
  Father Richard James Thompson.
  Marriage 30 March 1921 at Nagpur Bengal India,, to
  Frances Miana Beatrice Doulan age 35 Widowed.

  This shows yet another spelling variation of her middle name for Frances.
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Re: INDIA - Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston/Donlan/Thompson
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 January 19 21:32 GMT (UK) »
brionne Thank you for this.  So frustrating that I cannot locate her death
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Re: INDIA - Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston/Donlan/Thompson
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 January 19 08:02 GMT (UK) »
Have you thoroughly explored all the possible passenger lists for her whereabouts prior to the rest of the family returning to Uk in 1949.
What was her husbands occupation.Nagpur was a large railway junction.
Perhaps she remarried for a third time in India,or assumed another surname.
Suspect she could be buried in India under a different surname.
Sorry not much help but I have no paid for subs to search from at present.
Its not an easy task to find her death.

Dyer,Wilts,Weare Somerset Dorset Wilts.
Weare/Robinson Ottawa Canada.Petty Wilts.
Simper Wilts.West Wilts.West Vermont.Kelsey Surrey.Chappell
Chapel Essex.McPherson,M Pherson MacPherson
Perthshire Scotland,Cork,Dublin,Drogheda Ireland.
Census information Crown Copy right from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: INDIA - Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston/Donlan/Thompson
« Reply #6 on: Monday 21 January 19 09:02 GMT (UK) »
 Could this be her will.

 Frances Annie Thompson of Bangalore   North Sunderland
 Widow died 24 April 1947
 Probate London 30 Sep
 Effects to Hilda Constance Maud Thompson spinster 1000 pounds.
Dyer,Wilts,Weare Somerset Dorset Wilts.
Weare/Robinson Ottawa Canada.Petty Wilts.
Simper Wilts.West Wilts.West Vermont.Kelsey Surrey.Chappell
Chapel Essex.McPherson,M Pherson MacPherson
Perthshire Scotland,Cork,Dublin,Drogheda Ireland.
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Re: INDIA - Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston/Donlan/Thompson
« Reply #7 on: Monday 21 January 19 10:48 GMT (UK) »
Her daughter married not long after her

Winifred Dorothy Clara Donlan
India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947

birth:   23 May 1905   
christening:   8 July 1905   Dongargarh, Bengal, India
residence:   1905   Bengal, India   
father:   Frederick Donlan
mother:   Frances Minna Beatrice

Daughters marriage
Winifred Donlan
India Marriages, 1792-1948
birth:   1905   
marriage:   22 April 1927   Shalyahaupur, Bengal, India   
father:   Frederick Donlan
spouse:   Benjamin Henry Nicholas
other:   David Nicholas
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing/Blyth (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
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Re: INDIA - Frances Mina Beatrice Thurston/Donlan/Thompson
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 19:09 GMT (UK) »
Could this be her will.

 Frances Annie Thompson of Bangalore   North Sunderland
 Widow died 24 April 1947
 Probate London 30 Sep
 Effects to Hilda Constance Maud Thompson spinster 1000 pounds.

Thank you for taking the time to post this.  Can you tell me where you found it? im struggling!
Leach/Prigg - Cambridge
Draper/Munford - Norfolk
Nicholas/Donlan/Thurston/Leach - India
Harrison/Cunningham - Durham
Caine/Harrison - Ireland