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Need help!
« on: Tuesday 11 June 24 08:54 BST (UK) »
Hi all, i have been researching for a friend who doesn't know much about her family, i thought i was making good progress but i'm really stuck.

my research starts with the marriage between Leslie hardy and May bagnall, ashbourne Q2 1934, they had at least 3 children including george, whose birth is in ashbourne with mothers surname bagnall.

I thought i had found leslie and may living in belper in 1939 but there are no children living with them (not even redacted), i contacted someone who had that leslie and may in their tree but he was convinced that may's surname was jewkes and not bagnall which is definitely not the one i am tracing as the childrens birth records states their mother as bagnall.

I can't find any may bagnalls that would fit, just a mary ellen bagnall, daughter of alfred and ellen but she married somebody else.

i researched the leslie hardy b1899 from the 1939 register believing him to be the one i was looking for, his parents james hardy and edith dunnicliffe, i feel like i have spent hours researching and got absolutely nowhere!
Any help would be greatly appreciated, maybe a fresh pair of eyes can shed some light on things.

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 09:22 BST (UK) »
Are the children you have named now deceased? Rootschat policy is to not name living persons.
The marriage certificate will give you fathersí names and occupations which will be helpful.
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 09:27 BST (UK) »
You do need to start with the marriage certificate. 

I see that at least three of their children appear to have been baptised in Mayfield, Staffordshire. Perhaps that is where they lived.

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 09:29 BST (UK) »
Hi, thanks for the reply, i have edited the post removing those who may still be alive.
I managed to do extensive research on my own family using just what was available online so i was hoping i could do the same, as i am already doing this research for free i'm not willing to pay for the copy certificate, unfortunately the pdf download isn't available for that record otherwise i would have done it.


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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 09:31 BST (UK) »
Ashbourne Telegraph Friday 18th June 1943

Local Soldier From Tunis

'Incorrect name given for returning soldier - correct name is Leslie Hardy from Ilkeston who had married Miss Bagnall of Wall Ash, Mayfield. She died about ten weeks ago, leaving a young family who are now being cared for by her brother and his wife Mr & Mrs W Bagnall at Derby.'

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 09:33 BST (UK) »
Looks like May Hardy is in Wallash, Mayfield in the 1939 Register, with Annie Bagnall (1872)  three redacted children, and Josephine. 

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=TNA%2FR39%2F5486%2F5486I%2F013&parentid=TNA%2FR39%2F5486%2F5486I%2F013%2F36
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 09:38 BST (UK) »
Possible remarriage:

Derby Evening Telegraph Saturday 21st July 1945

Miss Winifred Henton, daughter of Mr C H Henton, of 10 Lloyd St Derby was married at Ashbourne Congregational Church to Cpl. Leslie Hardy Derbyshire Yeomanry. Bridesmaids: Edith Patricia Henton, Kathleen and Josephine Hardy, Celia Taylor. Best man Cpl. C H Henton.

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 09:42 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 09:45 BST (UK) »
Marriage
Leslie Hardy and Winifred Henton Derby, 1945

Does your friend recognise this?

Apologies I hadnít seen the other post
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