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Taunton, Somerset obit lookup please
« on: Saturday 07 November 20 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Would it be possible for someone to lookup an obit for Madeline Mary A. ROBERTS who died in Taunton on 16 January 2017. Many thanks, Nikkei
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Re: Taunton, Somerset obit lookup please
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 November 20 08:48 GMT (UK) »
Do you know that an obituary was published?  Have you checked which would be the most likely newspaper to put it in?

Cannot see anything here, it may show 12 months, reset to All, but goes back further:

https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/announcements/search/?sort=newest&category=deaths&keywords=roberts&p=0

Probate shows the 'A' is Anita.

Have you found her in 1939 register?

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Re: Taunton, Somerset obit lookup please
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 November 20 09:26 GMT (UK) »
There was a Madeline Mary living in Bruton, presumably the same lady?

Possibly born as Owen and married in Taunton district in 1959.  Husband probably still living.


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Re: Taunton, Somerset obit lookup please
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 November 20 09:40 GMT (UK) »
If that is the correct couple, there is a report of the wedding in the Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser 14 March 1959.

WITH A PHOTO

This is from F M P, so try BNA if you do not have F M P

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000528%2f19590314%2f029&stringtohighlight=grenville%20roberts

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Re: Taunton, Somerset obit lookup please
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 November 20 13:36 GMT (UK) »
Thanks so much to everyone. This is most certainly her. I have never seen the wedding photo, nor the article in the paper; much, much appreciated. Her husband died in 1992 in Taunton; arrangements made by Taunton Crematorium. Perhaps I should contact them to see if they also handled her arrangements. Perhaps there wasn't an obituary... I could only find the probate on FindMyPast. Nikkei
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Re: Taunton, Somerset obit lookup please
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 November 20 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Her maiden name was Owen; I will look for her in the 1939 register.
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Re: Taunton, Somerset obit lookup please
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 November 20 14:50 GMT (UK) »
I tried looking for her in 1939.

If her parents are William and Mabel, and she has a brother Raymond, then her entry is still redacted.

Can see death for probable husband, just there appears to be man of same name and approx. age in same area - related or co-incidence.

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Re: Taunton, Somerset obit lookup please
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 08 November 20 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Her husband was Grenville John Roberts who died 1 April 1992. Madeline did have one brother.
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Re: Taunton, Somerset obit lookup please
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 08 November 20 17:15 GMT (UK) »
Accompanying that wedding photo the information is given that the groom is the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Jack Roberts of Newton Abbot.

If you are assuming the birth is of Grenville J Roberts in 1931 with mmn Horswill, his is the only birth for Roberts/Horswill showing  on free bmd.

Also, the only marriage of a Roberts/Horswill is of George H Roberts to Louisa M Horswill in Truro in 1929.

Now, the paper could easily have the information wrong, and Jack could just be a nickname, but it does need checking out in more detail.