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Offline lidybut

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Looking for divorce Between Parsons and Hodgkins .
« on: Monday 04 March 19 22:22 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking for a divorce between Randolf Churchill Parsons and Mary Hodgkins they married at St James the less, Ashted, Warwick.  2nd June 1907.Randolf's father name is George Gadwall Parsons and Mary's father is George Hodgkins from Gormal, Staffordshire .Many thanks .
Taylor parsons. Droitwich Worcestershire
Taylor Parsons. Leicester
gough .worcestershire

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Re: Looking for divorce Between Parsons and Hodgkins .
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 March 19 22:41 GMT (UK) »
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I'm looking for a divorce between Randolf Churchill Parsons

Marriage reg & cert shows spelling as Randolph - born about 1886.  Mary born about 1884

When was their last child born and where?  I can only find an Elizabeth b 1913

What other info do you have which shows they divorced?

When did Randolph die as I can't see a death in England
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Re: Looking for divorce Between Parsons and Hodgkins .
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 March 19 23:18 GMT (UK) »
Randolph and Mary must have divorced as she married a Taylor at sometime, when not a clue. My dad was a Taylor born in Ombersley Worcestershire 23 4 1923/ 1926 and taken to a children home .I'm sure another brother after my dad called frank. 
Taylor parsons. Droitwich Worcestershire
Taylor Parsons. Leicester
gough .worcestershire

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Re: Looking for divorce Between Parsons and Hodgkins .
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 March 19 23:48 GMT (UK) »
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as she married a Taylor at sometime, when not a clue.

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My dad was a Taylor born in Ombersley Worcestershire 23 4 1923/ 1926

Have you looked on freebmd for a marriage?

There is no Taylor birth with a mmn Hodgkins in Worcs between 1920-1935

Does your fathers birth cert show his mothers maiden name as Hodgkins?

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Re: Looking for divorce Between Parsons and Hodgkins .
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 00:25 GMT (UK) »
I have to log out now, so will have to leave concrete help until later, but my first thoughts were:
possible bigamy
possible illegitimacy
possible that you may have the wrong Churchill/Hodgkins

Unless you have further information, if your father's surname is Taylor, what led you to this Mary Hodgkins who married Randolph Churchill being his mother?

It was not easy to divorce in the early 1900s, so relatively uncommon.  :-\

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Re: Looking for divorce Between Parsons and Hodgkins .
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 00:38 GMT (UK) »
There is a tree on Ancestry which only has basic info.  No death for Randolph and no mention of Mary re-marrying etc

I have traced Randolph and his family back to 1871 but there is no birth registration for him and of all the children - only 2 births were registered - his mothers maiden name was Boldin but there is no marriage for a George Parsons and a Mary A Boldin.  His father died 1890.

The tree shows he enlisted in WW1 but was discharged in 1918 suffering from shell shock

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Re: Looking for divorce Between Parsons and Hodgkins .
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 01:26 GMT (UK) »
PARSONS, William M
Mother's maiden surname: HOTCHKINS
Birmingham    6d   466

The M is for Michael and for some reason Randolph appears to have later used Michael as his middle name as well.  You will find them together in 1939 in Birmingham with Elizabeth and her husband.

Debra  :)

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Re: Looking for divorce Between Parsons and Hodgkins .
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 08:28 GMT (UK) »
PARSONS, William M
Mother's maiden surname: HOTCHKINS
Birmingham    6d   466

The M is for Michael and for some reason Randolph appears to have later used Michael as his middle name as well.  You will find them together in 1939 in Birmingham with Elizabeth and her husband.

Debra  :)

I see that Williamís birth registration is Jun qtr 1917.  Born 2 May 1917 according to his 2001 death reg.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Looking for divorce Between Parsons and Hodgkins .
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 09:01 GMT (UK) »
This old thread gives more information re lidybutís search. It seems quite complicated but there may be more information online now.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=448295.0

Dad was born in Droitwich 1926 - mother Mary Parsons formerly Taylor.
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