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Offline Sprawson

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« on: Friday 13 November 20 16:57 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find out a bit about my dads family his name was Edmund Arthur Sprawson and he was born on 20.11.1922 in Rhodesia.
In 1939 joined the 8th highlanders to serve in the war. Died 26 April 1970.

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« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 November 20 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

Did your father marry & die in Rhodesia or elsewhere?
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« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 November 20 18:10 GMT (UK) »
An Edmund W Sprawson is mentioned in a newspaper report in Taunton in 1888.  He was director of Telegraphs in Pretoria, born in Taunton.  Any connection?

Do you know your grandfather's name, or greatgrandfather's?

Added:
Sorry, not born in Taunton but 'an Old Taunton Post Office official'


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« Reply #3 on: Friday 13 November 20 18:14 GMT (UK) »
There is also this death for possibly his father www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-CXF5-5?i=208&cc=1837900&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQPZR-YBJ2  Mention of children including an Edmund Arthur Sprawson.

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 13 November 20 18:29 GMT (UK) »
Also this birth

June qtr 1859 - Edmund Watts Sprawson  Newport Pagnell 3a 460.

Baptised 8.7.60 Fenny Stratford Bucks - Parents Richard & Frances

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW66-THT

Marriage March qtr 1852 Newport Pagnell 3a 511 -  Richard Sprawson & Frances Gibbs
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Re: Family history
« Reply #6 on: Friday 13 November 20 18:45 GMT (UK) »
So possibility

Edmund Watts Sprawson b 1859 Buckinghamshire was the father of :

Edmund Watts Chaplin Sprawson b 1886 died 1925

Who was possibly the father of Edmund Watts Sprawson b 1922
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« Reply #7 on: Friday 13 November 20 18:49 GMT (UK) »
A little more background here to the info you are finding Carole www.stsepulchres.org.uk/burials/sprawson_richard.html

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 13 November 20 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Edmund Watts Sprawson aged 25 initiated into the Transvaal Lodge 2.6.1884 - occ Telegraphist

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Posts crossed.  Monica - what a fabulous find.  All that info is a real gift to somebody just starting their FH
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