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Jabez William Martin death?
« on: Monday 26 April 21 17:57 BST (UK) »
Jabez was born 1853 Ewhurst, Sussex. In 1911 he is living in Hastings. His wife Louisa died 1915 Hastings.
The only Jabez W that I can find died 1936 Hastings but his age at death shows as 33 yrs. I am wondering if someone entered the incorrect age and this is my guy? If so how to prove?

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Re: Jabez William Martin death?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 April 21 18:04 BST (UK) »
I think you're right,Ed!

OCTOGENARIANS DEATH. The death of Mr. Jabez William Martin occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. Sargent, 152, West-hill, St. Leonards, on Sunday, at the age 83.

April 18, 1936 - Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Hastings

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Re: Jabez William Martin death?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 April 21 18:07 BST (UK) »
The age could easily be incorrect. I recently found such an error when looking for the death of an ancestor.

The Jabez W Martin who died in 1936 shows an age of 33 -- I have searched for a birth civil registration for Jabez W Martin for the period 1900 to 1910 and the result was ZERO.

The only way forward is to purchase the death certificate and hopefully the informant details will be a family member that you recognise.

Maureen is correct, there are 2 or 3 newspaper snippets about him.


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Re: Jabez William Martin death?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 April 21 18:26 BST (UK) »
The GRO has this:-

MARTIN, JABEZ  WILLIAM     83 
GRO Reference: 1936  J Quarter in HASTINGS  Volume 02B  Page 10

Giving a birth year of 1853.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Jabez William Martin death?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 April 21 18:30 BST (UK) »
I looked everywhere except the GRO. Should have known better.
Thanks. Much appreciated

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Re: Jabez William Martin death?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 April 21 18:31 BST (UK) »
Interesting.....

Both Find My Past and FreeBMD have his age as 33.

I had a look at the image and it is a typed one that shows the age as 33, so one has to assume that somebody wasn't paying attention and put the age as 33 instead of 83.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Jabez William Martin death?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 April 21 11:09 BST (UK) »
I have added a 'postem' to the entry on Free BMD and have also reported an error to FindMyPast

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Re: Jabez William Martin death?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 April 21 12:21 BST (UK) »
I have added a 'postem' to the entry on Free BMD and have also reported an error to FindMyPast

 :) Well done! That was very kind of you.


Maureen