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    Thank you so much for looking Megan, I also...

    Thank you so much for looking Megan, I also rechecked and couldn't find anything in Ancestry's marriage registers or the census (nothing tangible so far anyway).

    I'd be interested to know if...
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    Hi, the birth certificate has just arrived for...

    Hi, the birth certificate has just arrived for Ivy!

    It transcribes...

    Registration district: West Ham
    Sub-district of: Forest Gate
    County of: West Ham

    Born: 26 August 1895, 36 Elmhurst...
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    Yes, there seems to be hundreds of Arthur Lewis',...

    Yes, there seems to be hundreds of Arthur Lewis', you would think Arthur Walter Lewis would stand out like a sore thumb. I have the same problem with Ellen Heath! If only she had a middle name.

    I...
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    Tried that. :smilewinkgrin:

    Tried that. :smilewinkgrin:
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    Ivy's birth certificate is on order! :)

    Ivy's birth certificate is on order! :)
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    Thanks Mutley. Sorry for not replying sooner –...

    Thanks Mutley. Sorry for not replying sooner – I'd written a lengthy reply earlier this afternoon with a view to finishing it when the children where in bed, only to find the browser tab had been...
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    Hi Peter, Ellen's death certificate...

    Hi Peter,

    Ellen's death certificate transcribes as:

    Yr 1955; Qtr J; District Amersham; Vol 06a; Page 248.

    No. 385
    When & where died: General Hospital, Amersham
    Name and surname: Ellen...
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    That's definitely them. Thanks Mutley!

    That's definitely them. Thanks Mutley!
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    Thanks Jack, will investigate.

    Thanks Jack, will investigate.
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    Hi Peter, You're right, I shouldn't be going...

    Hi Peter,

    You're right, I shouldn't be going by Ivy's wedding certificate alone, I'll order her birth certificate now.

    I haven't been able to find Ellen's marriage certificate yet. I use...
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    Thanks Megan, not that we know of. It's possible...

    Thanks Megan, not that we know of. It's possible Ellen was the bigamous wife, but then I can't understand why she would keep his name? Was this typical of the time?
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    Bigamist Arthur Walter LEWIS

    Hi,

    My maternal great grandfather x2, was apparently a bigamist and spent 2 years as a guest of HRH. I'm desperate to find more information on him as a personal mission for my grandmother, now...
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    Sorry, here it is... ...

    Sorry, here it is...

    http://flickr.com/gp/40780125@N02/2yM1WV
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    Here's John's birth certificate :) ...

    Here's John's birth certificate :)

    http://flickr.com/gp/40780125@N02/2yM1WV
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    For anybody researching Queen Charlotte's...

    For anybody researching Queen Charlotte's Hospital, here's a delightful film from 1932, then sited on the Marylebone Road; it is now part of the Hammersmith Hospital in west London:...
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    Hi Peter, my grandfather's birth certificate has...

    Hi Peter, my grandfather's birth certificate has arrived! It does confirm he was born at Queen Charlotte's Hospital in St Marylebone, which is great, but it doesn't include an entry for the father or...
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    Hi Mutley, thanks for the welcome. I'm not from...

    Hi Mutley, thanks for the welcome. I'm not from Sheffield originally but my wife is Sheffield born and bread, so I'm sure between us, we'll help any way we can. Happy to visit church yards for photos...
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    Hi Diana, it could quite possibly be the Arthur W...

    Hi Diana, it could quite possibly be the Arthur W Oct 1921. That certainly would have been enough to push Edith into some sort of compensation claim. I'll keep this and see whether there's some...
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    Yes, I believe it was Queen Charlotte's! My...

    Yes, I believe it was Queen Charlotte's! My grandmother (John's wife) told me that he was born in the 'hospital for unmarried mothers'. You've just confirmed it for me Peter, thanks! Do you think the...
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    [QUOTE=Peter Goodey;502178]"Breach of promise"...

    [QUOTE=Peter Goodey;502178]"Breach of promise" has now been abolished but cases had being drying up throughout the 20th century. I think that by 1922 there must have been very few cases. Also I...
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    Thanks Raffaele, I had found the index some time...

    Thanks Raffaele, I had found the index some time ago but wasn't absolutely sure whether it was the same John, because of the change in location (historically the Hartley's didn't venture out of...
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    Bois Moor Road is the same road that Edith lived...

    Bois Moor Road is the same road that Edith lived on! It has to be him surely?

    Thanks Pennydog!
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    Thanks Megan, I'll give that a go.

    Thanks Megan, I'll give that a go.
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    Thank you everybody, what a great welcome! I'm...

    Thank you everybody, what a great welcome! I'm excited already. Just the site I've been looking for.

    'Fiery Fred' was indeed from South Yorkshire, Colin. Stainton, I think?
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    Missing grandfather and 'breach of promise'

    Hi,

    I'm trying to find my great grandfather (my maternal grandfathers' father), but need some help to point me in the right direction if possible?

    My grandfather was called John Douglas...
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