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John and Oscar (Oskar) Hatch - Wiston (Wissington) Suffolk
« on: Friday 21 February 20 08:41 GMT (UK) »
I would really appreciate finding the parents of John and Oscar Hatch. John was born in Wissington December 1853 and Oscar in June 1855.
In the 1861 census they are both listed as the sons (?) of Robert Radley, and in the 1871 census as boarders in his house.
Robert married a Francis Mills in Wissington on 1/1/1829. I have checked their three daughters (Mary 1830, Amelia 1832 and Eliza 1836) and none of them married a Hatch. Looking at the various census records for Robert Radley it appears that he fathered children with his housekeeper, so could possibly have fathered the two Hatch children out of wedlock as well.
I have looked at billiongraves and findagrave and cannot find a Hatch buried in Suffolk.
John died in South Africa but did not leave an estate, and no parents were listed on his death certificate.  Oscar died in Chatham, Kent in 1936.
I have looked at FindMyPast and familysearch and found nothing!  I would really appreciate any help in finding their parents.
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Re: John and Oscar (Oskar) Hatch - Wiston (Wissington) Suffolk
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 February 20 08:47 GMT (UK) »
Both birth registrations suggest that they were illegitimate

HATCH, JOHN    (no mothers maiden surname)   - 
GRO Reference: 1853  Dec Quarter in SUDBURY  Volume 04A  Page 320

HATCH, OSCAR    (No mothers maiden surname)   - 
GRO Reference: 1855  June Quarter in SUDBURY  Volume 04A  Page 375
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Re: John and Oscar (Oskar) Hatch - Wiston (Wissington) Suffolk
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 February 20 09:14 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much. I had wondered about that, but had no idea how to check it out.

Really appreciate your help.
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Re: John and Oscar (Oskar) Hatch - Wiston (Wissington) Suffolk
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 February 20 10:12 GMT (UK) »
The GRO website lets you search for birth/death registrations and gives MMN where it has it.  If there is a dash it normally indicates that it is an illegitimate birth
https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp
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Re: John and Oscar (Oskar) Hatch - Wiston (Wissington) Suffolk
« Reply #4 on: Friday 21 February 20 10:41 GMT (UK) »
Thanks. Will bookmark that for future reference. 
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