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Agnes Spink m Charles Barker
« on: Sunday 16 February 20 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Relative Charles Barker was born near Barnet, Middlesex in the 1890s. 
He married an Agnes Spink from Auchmithie /Arbroath and had 2 children Joyce & Eddie.
We have tried in vain to find out more  about Agnes but am finding it hard to decide which Agnes Spink.  It's a very common name.

Soes anyone in the Spink family know about her ?  Where did they live as a family. ?

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Re: Agnes Spink m Charles Barker
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 February 20 20:55 GMT (UK) »
Do you know where and when they were married? I assume it wasn't in Scotland, otherwise a Scottish marriage certificate would give the names of both of her parents. Even an English marriage certificate would give at least her father's name, and with her age given as well, it might be possible to work out just who she was.

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Re: Agnes Spink m Charles Barker
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 February 20 21:13 GMT (UK) »
How sure are you on Agnes' maiden name?

There is one possible marriage in Scotland:

Charles John Barker m. Agnes Cargill Orr
Marriage in 1924 - Arbroath and St Vigeans

This is from the index on Scotlands People. The original image is available online. As Harry mentions, it will give you confirmation on mother and father's names to let you work back with confidence. See ww.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

What were the names of the parents of Charles Barker?

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Re: Agnes Spink m Charles Barker
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 February 20 21:15 GMT (UK) »
There is also on the index a birth for an Agnes Cargill Orr in Arbroath in 1903 (image of birth cert also available on SP).

This Agnes I believe likely died at the age of 58 in 1961 in Arbroath. The death registered as Agnes Cargill Orr/Barker.

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Re: Agnes Spink m Charles Barker
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 February 20 01:03 GMT (UK) »
I looked for any Charles Barker born between 1891-1900 in the area in/around Barnet and the only likely one is the one already mentioned who was born Charles John Barker Sept.qtr.1898 Hertford - mmn Wren.

1901 census shows his actual birthplace was Potters Bar and family living in South Mimms.

Marriage certificate shows Charles John Barker 25 of Potters Bar - Ironmonger (I think, hard to read), son of James Frederick Ashby Barker, Builder (retired) and Maria Kydd Barker, nee Wren married Agnes Cargill Orr 21, dau. of David Marshall Orr, General Labourer, and Annie Orr nee Swankie married 13/3/1924 Arbroath.   Agnes was born, as already stated, in 1903 but her parents didn't actually marry until 1907.

This must surely be the right Charles Barker but the surname Spink doesn't feature in Agnes' names at all - born Agnes Cargill Orr 1903 Arbroath and mmn Swankie.

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