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From: Charani <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] Henry Charles Eyles
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:58:24 +0100
> The only Sidney Joseph Eyles that I can find is a man from Wootton under
> Edge who enlisted in the Army Train in Bristol in 1859. He was born in 1840.
> The marriage certificate from 1891 of his son Henry Charles Eyles states
> that his father (Sidney) was deceased by the time of the marriage.
> That's all I havbe on him
Sidney may not have been dead, just as a father who is not given as
deceased may have been.
If father and son had a falling out for some reason, Henry may not
have wanted his father present at his marriage so gave his father as
deceased to save any awkward questions.
Henry may have had reason to genuinely believe his father was dead or
the registrar may have assumed that to be the case for whatever reason.
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