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From: Charani <>
Subject: Re: [LON] Now where? Long winded... Got time to help???
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:22:57 +0100
Nicci and Rob wrote:
> My brick wall
> I have my Grandmother's birth certificate, which tells me she was
> born in 1912 in London to Edward George PEARCE and Emily (nee DAY).
> I have looked at the birth index on both free BMD and ancestry.
> According to ancestry there is 4 match's within 10years of 1875 in
> Hackney, But I can rule these out 3 of these as they all have
> middle names (James and Albert), so that leaves me with Edward
> Pearce born 1875 in Hackney (fits with what I know already), BUT I
> ordered the certificate from GRO and they tell me that the order
> has been cancelled as the fathers name is NOT Edward.
> Anyone got any other suggestions? Sometimes a different set of eyes
> see a different view.
He was possibly illegitimate and "invented" a father for the sake of
appearances when he got married. It was quite a common occurence.
It's also possible that your Edward did have a middle name but may not
have used it or even known it.
Have a look in the 1881 census for a 6 year old (+/- 1) Edward living
with only a mother or with grandparents.
OPC for Walton, SOM
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