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Re: Searching for Grandad
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 30 July 20 11:32 BST (UK) »
Two Kenneth F Gilberts registered in 1929
One may have died in 1942, age 13.

The other one possibly died in 2012
GILBERT, KENNETH  FRANCIS     
Year of Birth:  1929 
GRO Reference:  DOR  Q3/2012 in Barnet  (219-1A)  Entry Number 507297668

Cremation record for him at Barnet, 23 Oct 2012
Died 6 Sep 2012, age 83.

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday 30 July 20 11:37 BST (UK) »
Pepys Crescent ring any bells?

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday 30 July 20 12:26 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone for your input a lot of info to process and work through. We also believe that he got married in 1950 in Bodmin did find info regarding it online but canít be certain if it is him.


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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 30 July 20 12:27 BST (UK) »
Pepys Crescent ring any bells?

It dosnt to me

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 30 July 20 12:35 BST (UK) »
May be coincidence
1950 Bodmin marriage
Kenneth F Gilbert & Joan Tuff
Kenneth F Gilbert remarried 1956 Sidcup
Joan Gilbert married (or remarried) 1955 Sidcup

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday 30 July 20 12:55 BST (UK) »
Maybe your first step should be to get the wills of his parents, they are only £1.50 each and don't take long to arrive electronically.  They may give further information on him.

The wife of the Newton Abbot marriage appears on electoral registers in the early 2000's with one of their children in Devon.  There is a Kenneth F in the same town at that time but not registered at the same property.

The death that jonw65 found in Barnet certainly fits but he does not appear to have left a will.
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« Reply #15 on: Thursday 30 July 20 13:47 BST (UK) »
May be coincidence
1950 Bodmin marriage
Kenneth F Gilbert & Joan Tuff
Kenneth F Gilbert remarried 1956 Sidcup
Joan Gilbert married (or remarried) 1955 Sidcup

This is who we believe he married previously

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« Reply #16 on: Thursday 30 July 20 20:06 BST (UK) »
In the 1957, 1958 and 1959 Kenneth and Joan are living in Thursley Road Mottingham. This could be her parents address. The electoral rolls show as Bexley on Ancestry but theyíre not in Bexley. The local council until 1965 was Chislehurst and Sidcup UDC. In 1965 Chislehurst and some parts of Mottingham went into the London Borough of Bromley and Sidcup etc went into the London Borough of Bromley. For some unknown reason the electoral rolls for Chislehurst and Sidcup UDC appear. to have gone to the London Borough of Bexley.

I remember the change well suddenly I went from being in a Kent Council School to it being in the London Borough of Bromley whilst I now lived in the London Borough of Bexley. I think the dividing line for the two boroughs was the A20, I crossed it every school day.

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« Reply #17 on: Friday 31 July 20 08:01 BST (UK) »
In the 1957, 1958 and 1959 Kenneth and Joan are living in Thursley Road Mottingham. This could be her parents address. The electoral rolls show as Bexley on Ancestry but theyíre not in Bexley. The local council until 1965 was Chislehurst and Sidcup UDC. In 1965 Chislehurst and some parts of Mottingham went into the London Borough of Bromley and Sidcup etc went into the London Borough of Bromley. For some unknown reason the electoral rolls for Chislehurst and Sidcup UDC appear. to have gone to the London Borough of Bexley.

I remember the change well suddenly I went from being in a Kent Council School to it being in the London Borough of Bromley whilst I now lived in the London Borough of Bexley. I think the dividing line for the two boroughs was the A20, I crossed it every school day.

Hi Gibel

This was my nanís address. They were together for 3 years and then my bio grandad left and that is the last that we know of him. My dad was only 2 when he walked away. Hence why we donít have much info on him after this