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Re: Marriage - Maidstone - 1915 (Stevens & Smith)
« Reply #54 on: Wednesday 21 July 21 20:20 BST (UK) »
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And incredibly, Caroline Lamkin's DOB matches my elusive great grandmother Dorothy Shepherd / AKA Dorothy Langley!!! I wonder whether this is her and could Caroline and Dorothy be the same person?!

Glen, if it is not her I will give up family history.

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Re: Marriage - Maidstone - 1915 (Stevens & Smith)
« Reply #55 on: Wednesday 21 July 21 20:42 BST (UK) »
Haha! John, it's really looking like it's her, isn't it!

Clues from the records so far, when comparing Caroline and Dorothy:

1. DOB matches
2. Father's forename is William
3. He's deceased before 1929 (when Dorothy married)
4. Shepherd and Langley are the two maiden names Dorothy used; Shepherd was Caroline's married name and Langley was her mother's maiden name
5. Dorothy, we were told, grew up with an aunt in Blue Bell Hill; Caroline was in nearby Maidstone and Bearsted and indeed appears with an aunt in the old census
6. Dorothy first appears in 1916-1917 (in London); Caroline marries Shepherd in 1913 and then vanishes (Admittedly not yet done an extensive search for the vanishing Caroline, however her husband Archibald Shepherd seems to be with someone else in later records)
7. This would make my grandmother and Mabel's great granddaughter "1/2 1C2R", which the amount of shared DNA would support

Looking highly likely, isn't it!

Thanks again!
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Re: Marriage - Maidstone - 1915 (Stevens & Smith)
« Reply #56 on: Wednesday 21 July 21 21:05 BST (UK) »
Sorry to be a pain Glen, but it was annoying me re William Thomas Lamkins death and here it is in all it's glory

LANKIN, WILLIAM  THOMAS     65 
GRO Reference: 1922  S Quarter in MAIDSTONE  Volume 02A  Page 798

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Re: Marriage - Maidstone - 1915 (Stevens & Smith)
« Reply #57 on: Wednesday 21 July 21 21:33 BST (UK) »
Thanks John.

I'll have to tell my grandmother that we may have finally solved the mystery of her mother!

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Re: Marriage - Maidstone - 1915 (Stevens & Smith)
« Reply #58 on: Wednesday 21 July 21 21:38 BST (UK) »
Found Caroline on 1901 census

31, John street Maidstone.
Herbert Hows 31 Joiner Machinist born Maidstone
Alice Hows 32 born Rochester wife
Herbert 4 son Maidstone
Jessie A, 3 daughter Maidstone
Jessie Langley sister-in-law 23 worker in Paper Mill
Caroline Lamkin niece 8 Kennington London
Kidney,Kitney Detling Stockbury Chatham. Wenham Biddenden. Waltham.  Pemble Birchington/St Peters. Sibun Medway Chatham/Gravesend

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Re: Marriage - Maidstone - 1915 (Stevens & Smith)
« Reply #59 on: Wednesday 21 July 21 21:48 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much for that! So, Caroline was living with two aunts in 1901 and then with her aunt Minnie in 1911.

We have photos of Dorothy as a child and as a young woman. I'll have to trace the descendants of Caroline's aunts and see whether they recognise anyone!

It'll also be interesting to see what Dorothy's place of birth is next year in the 1921 census.

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Re: Marriage - Maidstone - 1915 (Stevens & Smith)
« Reply #60 on: Wednesday 21 July 21 21:53 BST (UK) »
Alice Langley married Herbert Howes in Maidstone in September 1894 2a 1280
Kidney,Kitney Detling Stockbury Chatham. Wenham Biddenden. Waltham.  Pemble Birchington/St Peters. Sibun Medway Chatham/Gravesend

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Re: Marriage - Maidstone - 1915 (Stevens & Smith)
« Reply #61 on: Wednesday 21 July 21 21:55 BST (UK) »
Glen - thank you for updating us on the birth certificates :) Please keep us posted if you discover more

Maid of Kent - great find for Caroline on 1901 census surname was transcribed as TOMKIN on Anc*y  ::)
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Re: Marriage - Maidstone - 1915 (Stevens & Smith)
« Reply #62 on: Wednesday 21 July 21 22:18 BST (UK) »
Really good teamwork all, well done

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