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Re: What happened to criminal ancestor?
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday 23 March 21 02:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Russell
The alias probably means nothing more sinister than
his dad died and his mum remarried a Mr Simpson.
The Henry might be his middle name or the name given him by his step-father.
May be step brother or step dad's name was George?
Also this might be why he did not know his birth year.

Look for death of his dad and mum's remarriage
or death of both parents and an informal adoption.

Or alternatively mum may have been single then married.

Everyone should note the Royals have lots of aliases.  ;D

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pH

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Re: What happened to criminal ancestor?
« Reply #37 on: Friday 26 March 21 01:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Russell

I think you should look at the Marks and Remarks section of the records you hold.
The anchor appears to cover up the mole.
He wears some kind of prosthesis for the lost little finger?
But the initials tattooed might be some sort of family tree.
My eyes are not good today by I think its GS ,Y or & or E, BP?

A work place injury resulting in the loss of finger with maybe other injuries,
delayed recovery time and consequential loss of employment
may have led to his life of crime.

Remember the poor were at work at 13 yrs old or younger.

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Re: What happened to criminal ancestor?
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday 14 April 21 11:34 BST (UK) »

Hi,

She could be a factory worker. I found these searching Google for "piano bushing" rather than busher, that give more results than pianoforte busher :)

https://londonist.com/london/history/kentish-town-centre-of-the-universe-for-pianos

and a film of a German piano being made in 1926,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfemAvrupJ4


In 1939 the people living with her have the following occupations,

Cinema Usherettes
Alloy Metal Engineer
(wife)  Unpaid Domestic Duties
Dental Assistant Sales Women
Office Cleaning General Post Office
Cook Canteen

Hope this helps :)

Daisy

Hi, I've tried but cannot find the entry in the 1939 Register which you refer. Are you able to confirm who you accessed the register through?


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Re: What happened to criminal ancestor?
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday 14 April 21 22:16 BST (UK) »

Hi,

Searching using FindMyPast she is Edith BRUNDLE but at Ancestry she is "Edith H ??Rundle"  and comes up on an Edith RUNDLE search.

Let me know if you still can't find her :)

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Daisy
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Re: What happened to criminal ancestor?
« Reply #40 on: Wednesday 14 April 21 22:37 BST (UK) »
Edith was born in 1895 and is living in London in the 1939 Register.  The minimum amount of information permitted from the 1939 is name, year of birth and county of residence.  Any further information would have to be supplied via the personal message system.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire