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06-05-2005, 6:40 AM
I have a missing relative Francis Bowles/Deane. He married my gg grandmother in 1904 on the marriage certificate it has Bowles otherwise known Deane occ. inderpendent means father George Bowles Deceased. I have been looking for over 12 years now and still no record till now. I have found a Francis Bowles on the 1901 census living with a brother (head) in Pancras London with other siblings and on the 1881 census a three year old Francis living with father George and Mother Eliza Bowles. George died between 1881 and 1901. Francis has Robert as a middle name on the 1901 census and on the 1881 census it is Rupert ??
Could some one please have a look on the other census to see it there is a lead or clue and the other question does anyone know why or how (if it is the same person) can he be born with one name and marry with another.
There is another strange thing my gg grandmother remarried in 1915 as a widow but my grandmother received a letter from her surpose to be dead father two years after gg grandmother got married. Was there such a thing as divorce back then?
06-05-2005, 12:22 PM
Here is Francis on the 1891 census of St Pancras:
PRO Ref: RG12/140, folio 171, page 44
Schedule 296, 10 Lady Margaret Rd
George BOWLES Head Widr 66 Solicitors Managing Clerk Sussex Brighton
Mary L METFORD Daur/Visitor M 31 London Kentish Town
Ellen D BOWLES Daur S 29 do do
Emily M do Daur S 21 do do
William B do Son S 20 Articles Clerk Solicitors Office do do
Gilbert H do Son 15 Scholar do do
Francis R do Son 13 do do do
Lionel S METFORD Grandson 3 Kent Folkestone
Hugh METFORD do 7mo do do
Rebecca B H HOYSTED Serv S 21 General Servant Domestic Ireland Kildare
There is a word after Kildare which looks like M?rney - sorry can't read it.
Here is George and family in the 1871 census of St Pancras:
PRO Ref: RG10/249, folio 95, page 41
Schedule 225, 7 Lady Margaret St
Georges BOWLES Head Mar 46 Solicitors Clerk Sussex Brighton
Eliza do Wife " 29 Middx Soho
George do Son 13 Scholar " Kentish Town
Ellen D do Daur 9 " " "
William D do Son 3mo " "
1861 cont on next page
06-05-2005, 12:33 PM
Here is George & family (different wife) in the 1861 census of St Pancras:
PRO Ref: RG9/124, folio 71, page 29
Schedule 156, 8 Fosters Terrace
George BOWLES Head Mar 36 Barristers Clerk & Articl ?? Sussex Brighton
Mary S do Wife do 27 Middlx St Pancras
George do Son 5 do do
Mary S do Daur 1 do do
George do Father to Hd Widower 65 Gentleman do Halleford
Harriet S do Sister Unm 30 Dorset Poole
Ellen MILLETT Servt do 24 General Servt Gloster Frampton Cottrell
Eleanor HUNT do do 14 Nursery Maid Middx St Pancras
Hope this helps.
06-05-2005, 1:33 PM
Have you seen the 1901 census. I just looked and could only see Francis R Bowles, not Robert. The other census just refers him as Francis R apart from 1881 where it says Rupert. There is a birth registration for a Francis Robert in 1877 showing on freebmd.
07-05-2005, 11:49 AM
Thanks Jan and Jo for the leads. I will have a look and see if this leads me to any other clues. On the 1901 census Francis is living with his brother William and William is the head of the family and that was at no 10 Lady Margaret Road. On the 1881 census it was no 7 Lady Margaret Road. It looks like the son has bought his own home. I wonder who lives at no 7 in the 1901 census? Do you have any clues as to why or how Francis would have changed his surname from Bowles to Deane? It must have happened between 1901 and 1904 when he married my great grandmother.
Thanks again Patricia
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