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Re: Looking for Tony Brett
« Reply #45 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 08:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks Ian,
Good to see things in the original where possible.

I know you are certain that the man born 1928 who died in 1987 under the name Tony BRETT is correct BUT is it an assumption that Tony's actual  birth surname was BRETT?

Could it be another surname ?

Is there any actual record which gives "my brother's" age? anywhere?

There are many examples of people calling someone "my brother" when they are "half brother," "step brother" "foster brother"  Their surname at birth and ever afterwards, may not be the same as yours.

Hard to find a family connection to Lillian SIDWELL the mother of the only recorded Tony BRETT.

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Re: Looking for Tony Brett
« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 08:30 BST (UK) »
Thank you,  I presume Frances which is normally the female version of the name Francis means Frank but who is Joyce  :-\
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Re: Looking for Tony Brett
« Reply #47 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 08:38 BST (UK) »
Thank you,  I presume Frances which is normally the female version of the name Francis means Frank but who is Joyce  :-\

Joyce was born in 1925 in the second marriage of Ada to Joseph ANDREWS
Frances was her sister born 1922
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Re: Looking for Tony Brett
« Reply #48 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 08:43 BST (UK) »
Thank you,  I presume Frances which is normally the female version of the name Francis means Frank but who is Joyce  :-\

Joyce was born in 1925 in the second marriage of Ada to Joseph ANDREWS
Frances was her sister born 1922

Thank you, so that means that the obituary does not mention her brother Frank
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Re: Looking for Tony Brett
« Reply #49 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 09:26 BST (UK) »
Could it have been her sister Frances's funeral that she went to in 1976 rather than Tony in 1978 1987 or did she go to that as well, the dates are close  :-\

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Re: Looking for Tony Brett
« Reply #50 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 09:36 BST (UK) »
I think it was 1987 when the journey was made.
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Re: Looking for Tony Brett
« Reply #51 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 09:45 BST (UK) »
Whoops.   :)

I read that article as sister of Maggie, Millie, Joyce and the late Tony and Frances (U.K). ie only Frances was in the UK  :-\
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Re: Looking for Tony Brett
« Reply #52 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 09:57 BST (UK) »
Could Tony perhaps have been a stepbrother on the Andrews side?

Though on balance I favour the likelihood that Tony was a family name for Frank.
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Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
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Re: Looking for Tony Brett
« Reply #53 on: Tuesday 12 October 21 11:30 BST (UK) »
I have tried that too but not done so well.
I thought I had Mr Andrews and family in 1911 but they emigrated.  ::)

Re name changes etc, Ada gives her father as Walter on her Brett marriage but seems to have a father George in censuses and on her Andrews . :)

It makes it all so interesting.

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Joseph William Andrews married Kate Murray in 1904.
Kate seems to be listed as Mary in 1911  ;)
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