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Offline Helina

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Single or married
« on: Thursday 30 May 19 15:00 BST (UK) »
In 1891 Thomas George Hedges born 1870 Bristol married Alice Kate Skinner, it looks like Alice died in 1937.  Now according to the 1939 registration Thomas is single, checked original and it states S.  Is there a reason for this?

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Re: Single or married
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 30 May 19 15:06 BST (UK) »
To make matters worse it looks like he married somebody else in 1833, could we be talking of bigamy here.

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Richards,Bristol
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Re: Single or married
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 30 May 19 15:13 BST (UK) »
Do you mean 1933 ? !!

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Re: Single or married
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 30 May 19 15:17 BST (UK) »
Sorry yes 1937

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Austin,Bistol
Coole,Bristol
Lewis, Bristol
Williams,Olveston
Howard,Bristol
Shepherd Admonsbury.
Tinney, Plymouth.
Ogborn,Bristol.
Blore.Derbyshire,Bristol,Redditch.
Richards,Bristol
Milson, Bitton
Harrison, Derbyshire
Census information Crown Copyright  from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Single or married
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 30 May 19 15:38 BST (UK) »
If Alice Kate had died in 1937 then perhaps he considered himself single. 

Are you sure that it was not Thomas G Hedges born in 1903 that married in 1933
Births Jun qtr 1903   
Thomas George Hedges       
Bristol    6a   108
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Re: Single or married
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 30 May 19 15:41 BST (UK) »
Yes Rosie that could be.  So he was not a bigamist thankfully.

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Coole,Bristol
Lewis, Bristol
Williams,Olveston
Howard,Bristol
Shepherd Admonsbury.
Tinney, Plymouth.
Ogborn,Bristol.
Blore.Derbyshire,Bristol,Redditch.
Richards,Bristol
Milson, Bitton
Harrison, Derbyshire
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Re: Single or married
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 30 May 19 15:44 BST (UK) »
To some being single just meant free to marry.  If he was a widower he wold then be free to marry.
Campbell, Dunn, Dickson, Fell, Forest, Norie, Pratt, Somerville, Thompson, Tyler among others

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Re: Single or married
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 30 May 19 15:47 BST (UK) »
Well he died in 1948 so he had a few years to remarry or just being free who knows.

helina
Austin,Bistol
Coole,Bristol
Lewis, Bristol
Williams,Olveston
Howard,Bristol
Shepherd Admonsbury.
Tinney, Plymouth.
Ogborn,Bristol.
Blore.Derbyshire,Bristol,Redditch.
Richards,Bristol
Milson, Bitton
Harrison, Derbyshire
Census information Crown Copyright  from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Single or married
« Reply #8 on: Friday 31 May 19 08:47 BST (UK) »
The same family, son Thomas George married Florence May Hancock in 1918, they had 8 children between 1915-1927.  Only the eldest Thomas E survived and married, the others all died as babies, one might of been stillborn.  Realise that these things happened and going back further this was quite common with children who died young. But I find it very upsetting it happened less than a hundred years ago and one baby after another.  How did the mother cope

helina
Austin,Bistol
Coole,Bristol
Lewis, Bristol
Williams,Olveston
Howard,Bristol
Shepherd Admonsbury.
Tinney, Plymouth.
Ogborn,Bristol.
Blore.Derbyshire,Bristol,Redditch.
Richards,Bristol
Milson, Bitton
Harrison, Derbyshire
Census information Crown Copyright  from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk