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Brick wall. Please help!
« on: Wednesday 16 January 19 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Further to my post in the handwriting section earlier, I am trying to locate the parents of CHARLES BOWEN born 2 Nov 1873.

On the 1881 census I posted earlier it states he lives with George and Eliza (I think this is her name, but I had trouble reading it) and his younger brother George, 1, in Birmingham.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=806673.0

This is where I hit my brick wall. None of the other information tallies up.

I know he married Florence Aston in Birmingham on 20 Dec 1902, and I can follow his life forward, just not backwards. Nor can I find any info about his brother.

Can anyone help?!

Thanks in advance 

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Re: Brick wall. Please help!
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 16:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

You have the date of Charles' marriage therefore do you have his marriage cert? If so who were the witnesses and Charles' father's name and occupation?

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Re: Brick wall. Please help!
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 16:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

You have the date of Charles' marriage therefore do you have his marriage cert? If so who were the witnesses and Charles' father's name and occupation?

JJ

I got the date off Ancestry using his army records. I do not have any further information about his marriage other than this.

I simply cannot find any other information about his parents. Everything I seem to search doesn’t tally. I can not locate a mother with the same maiden name for the two sons either.

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Re: Brick wall. Please help!
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 17:14 GMT (UK) »
Is he Charles Henry Bowen registered March quarter 1874, Aston mmn Wilson?

There is a marriage
Edwin Bowen and Mary Ann Wilson 1865

1881 3030/92/37

Edward (on one site) and Mary Ann with children including Charles 7 yrs.
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Re: Brick wall. Please help!
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 17:16 GMT (UK) »
His name is recorded as Charles Henry Bowen on the marriage record.

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 17:16 GMT (UK) »
I assume you have him in 1891    2475/39

Charles Henry Bowen.
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 17:30 GMT (UK) »
I do have him as Charles Henry Bowen on most of the records I hold for him. On that particular census record I previously posted he is plain Charles. (If indeed that is him at all)

Charles Henry is also the name of his son.


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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 17:44 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked the birth and census I posted. They seem to match.
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 17:47 GMT (UK) »
1881 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27N-X135

Rose Bowen in census registered as Rosina mmn Wilson
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