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Re: Where was my uncle Albert born?
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 26 May 19 04:54 BST (UK) »
Thank you Mckha489

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Re: Where was my uncle Albert born?
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 26 May 19 09:11 BST (UK) »
I think you must have missed my earlier post re Cornwall:


On the second record, it says that he embarked (on HT Nile) from Devonport to Salonica, August 1916.  Maybe they thought that Devonport was in Cornwall rather than Plymouth.

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PS - just to add that that I did see a number of people with similar names in the Plymouth area when i first searched.
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Re: Where was my uncle Albert born?
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 26 May 19 10:05 BST (UK) »
I think you must have missed my earlier post re Cornwall:


On the second record, it says that he embarked (on HT Nile) from Devonport to Salonica, August 1916.  Maybe they thought that Devonport was in Cornwall rather than Plymouth.

Gadget

PS - just to add that that I did see a number of people with similar names in the Plymouth area when i first searched.

I could'nt find that record.

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Re: Where was my uncle Albert born?
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 26 May 19 10:26 BST (UK) »
It was one of the WO 363 series.

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Re: Where was my uncle Albert born?
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 26 May 19 23:38 BST (UK) »
Thanks Gadjet, can you possibly pm me the whole document or a link.

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Re: Where was my uncle Albert born?
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 30 May 19 07:22 BST (UK) »
 I think I may of found him but there are a lot of if's and but's. Ithink he maybe the illegitimate child of Mary Ann Reid.

REID, ALBERT WILLIAM - GRO Reference: 1882 D Quarter in LAMBETH Volume 01D Page 428

Annies sister Nellie Britten married William G Sanders in 1919, William's brother was Reginald J Sanders who married Lillian May McDonald in 1916.
Lillian's father was Joseph Charles William McDonald who married Mary Ann Reid in 1892 he died in 1897 and Mary Ann re-married in 1904 t0 Francis Knight. On the preview of the 1939 Mary Ann was born 1865 but not sure where. Therefor Albert was the stepson of Joseph and took his name.
Also which makes this interesting Joseph and Mary Ann has a son Ernest C W McDonald who married Beatrice A Hanson in 1919, this could be "Beatie" that I mentioned earlier. Sorry this is so long and complicated, your thoughts appreciated.

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Re: Where was my uncle Albert born?
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 30 May 19 08:33 BST (UK) »
It sounds plausible. You'd need the birth cert to check the actual date of birth against the 1939 and any other records.

I've had a quick look for baptism records but nothing so far.

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Re: Where was my uncle Albert born?
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 30 May 19 09:19 BST (UK) »
In the 1911 Brixton Mary Ann Knight born Newcastle.

REID, MARY ANN - GRO Reference: 1864 M Quarter NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Volume 10B

Trying to trace her down to London.

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Re: Where was my uncle Albert born?
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 30 May 19 09:28 BST (UK) »
For those who are helping solidrock
1911
Mary Ann Knight, 45, born Newcastle, wife of Francis. Includes Ernest William McDonald, 17, Lilian May McDonald, 15, both born Brixton
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW5Q-J6F

1901
Mary A McDonald, 35, born Newcastle, servant in Streatham
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9CN-GWC

and William MacDonald, 7, and May Macdonald, 5, both born Brixton, are visitors in the household of Francis Knight
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9HR-2XK