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Looking for descendants of Benjamin Cundy born Whaplode Lincolnshire in 1870. Married Maria Wood of Selston in 1890 and settled there.Four children, Sarah, Mary, William,and Emma were born before 1901.
Any help appreciated.
17-10-2004, 9:40 PM
Tracing descendants of someone is really quite hard, especially post 1900. It is a really interesting exercise though!
Effectively, there's only one way that it can be done. First, try to trace the marriages of each of those four children, and obtain their marriage certificates. It's a long slow trawl through the GRO indexes. Start at a round age 21 for each of then, perhaps a litlte earlier. This first stage should be relatively simple, as you are dealing with a relatively rare name, and let's hope that they didn't move too far afield to marry, so that they are easier to narrow down. Thos marriages will have taken place around 1920 (ish).
Next, trace the births of children of each of those marriages (only William of course will have retained the family name). Those births will start to take place from about the marriage date of each of them (allow for "short gestation periods").
Then jump 20 years on from each of them, and look for each of their marriages in the GRO indexes, those will be in the 1940s, and we're almost there... because we shall be dealing with people who may well be still alive, especially their children.
And finally its on to electoral rolls and phone books through 192.com
Thanks for the tips - this should keep me occupied through the winter.
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