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From: Graham Lovelock <>
Subject: [LOVELOCK] Thomas Lovelock 1895
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 10:25:38 +0000


Hello all,


The 1939 Register gives us two Thomas Lovelocks apparently born in 1895:


1. In a Cottage in White Lane, Hannington in Hampshire was Thomas born 31 Jan 1895, with wife Ada and sons Leonard and Victor. That clearly identifies him as a member of the Kingsclere Line. ALAS there appears to be no record in Free BMD or in the GRO Online Index of Births of the registration of that birth.
2. At 21 Warner Road, West Ham, Essex was Thomas born 4 May 1895 with wife Mary E. That seems to identify them as the Thomas Lovelock and Mary E Humphreys who married in the West Ham RD in Apr-Jun 1926. Both Free BMD and the GRO Online Index of Births have an entry in the Apr-Jun quarter of 1895. HOWEVER, that birth was of Thomas Woodhouse Lovelock, who is the man at 1. above!

Thus the situation, crazy as it may seem, is that the man whose birth possibly took place between February and June claimed instead to have been born in January, and the man who claimed to have been born in May was not registered at birth at all.

Can anyone add anything to this little story that might help to explain what was going on?

Regards,

Graham



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