Author Topic: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington  (Read 1696 times)

Offline rosie99

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 35,356
    • View Profile
Re: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 14 May 20 16:11 BST (UK) »
Probate index for Arthur Ernest Smith has death as 20 February 1995 and his address as Old Wall Cottage, Old Reigate Road,  Betchworth, Surrey

It is a care home now

https://www.carehome.co.uk/carehome.cfm/searchazref/20001060OLDB
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline polarbear

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,157
    • View Profile
Re: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 14 May 20 18:04 BST (UK) »
According to Arthur Senior's CEF military file, he appears to have had quite a number of years in the military prior to signing up so perhaps he received some type of pension.

When Arthur arrived in Canada in 1910 he indicated he had been in Canada for 8 years which would give an arrival of about 1902. 1921 census has 1900. So he would have been close to age 30 when he arrived? I don't see an arrival for him in the records at the moment but not all records survive...and it sometimes depends on where one arrives.

PB
We search for information but it is up to the thread owner to verify that it is correct.

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline jonw65

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,766
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 14 May 20 19:45 BST (UK) »
Please can you tell me what to put into 1939 Reg (Familysearch) to bring up Evie?

Evie Smith, born 1910, living in Middlesex, will do the trick on ancestry.

Free index on findmypast, Evio Smith, b. 1910, in Willesden M.B.
Also ignore the transcribed address.
 


Offline doidy

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 79
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 14 May 20 21:30 BST (UK) »
Thank you for last couple of bits of info. Now found Evie in 1939, waiting for my cousin to open it. Still not got her death?
However have found the daughter of Evie & Arthur jun, her marriage & child.
Now have an address for dau & husband and even a telephone no. How's that for result?????
This had been a "brickwall" for many a year.
Thank you everyone for all your help, much appreciated.
Doidy

Offline bbart

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,158
    • View Profile
Re: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 14 May 20 21:59 BST (UK) »
Evie Louise Smith of 309 Selsdon Rd South, Croyden died 23 Aug 1982 per her Administration (in the probate records).

Offline doidy

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 79
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington
« Reply #23 on: Friday 15 May 20 10:17 BST (UK) »
bbart, many thanks for that. Now trying to find the death reg, which hopefully will give me year of birth??????
I'm winning thanks to you all. Doidy

Offline polarbear

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,157
    • View Profile
Re: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington
« Reply #24 on: Friday 15 May 20 21:02 BST (UK) »
This is very odd:

We know Arthur Ernest Smith and Amy Harrington were married in Nova Scotia after they arrived there in 1910. But....FreeBMD has the following entry.

Rochford 4a 1013 Jun Q 19

On the same page:

Amy Harrington
Thomas Hatherall
Arthur Ernest Smith
Alice Witt

It appears that Thomas and Alice married each other (possible child, pre-war register). That leaves two people with the same names we have been discussing here. Are they the same couple? Did they marry twice? If married, why sail to Canada as single?

PB
We search for information but it is up to the thread owner to verify that it is correct.

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline doidy

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 79
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington
« Reply #25 on: Friday 15 May 20 21:16 BST (UK) »
Hi polarbear.
Thank you for pointing that out. Up until now we had always assumed that this was the marriage for Amy & Arthur, but know from the Canadian marriage that that is correct because of the names given for Amy's parents. My gut feeling is that this is purely coincidental? You'd be surprised how many Arthur Ernest Smith's there are & Amy Harrington isn't than an usual name.

What I still can't find is the death ref for Evie Louise Smith (nee Green) despite her probate showing death as 23 Aug 1982??????????

Many thanks Doidy

Offline polarbear

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,157
    • View Profile
Re: Arthur Ernest Smith & Amy Harrington
« Reply #26 on: Friday 15 May 20 21:36 BST (UK) »
Certainly an odd one.

I haven't had any luck with a death record for Evie either.

PB
We search for information but it is up to the thread owner to verify that it is correct.

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada