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From: "Roy Stockdill" <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Lost Ancestor THEXTON
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:51:38 -0000
Brian Scott wrote.....
> To clarify some question I have been asked by you helpful lot.
> To be honest any data I have is hearsay.
> I did know Maurice THEXTON a very likable man but not given to talking
> about himself, He is my father in law. We could not say for sure if
> his first name was that given at birth or given by his adoptive
> parents. The more I write the more it becomes clear that this may be
> one of the things never answered satisfactorily. I have his Death
> Certificate on which it states his date of birth as 21st Sep 1902. I
> do recall that when he was 65 years old and retiring from work and
> claiming his old aged pension he discovered that he was actually a
> year older than he thought. How this was established I have no idea.
> Sadly he and the mother in law never married as her previous husband
> was alive and in a psychiatric hospital and they never got divorced.
> I was living in hope that someone may have had a Maurice THEXTON in
> their family tree did not know where he had gone. Talk about a long
> shot??? >
While following this thread and trying to help, I've just spotted something amusing -
well, amusing if, like me, you enjoy the aberrations of those geographically challenged
folks at Ancestry !!!
MAURICE THEXTON's death is recorded in the GRO Indexes in the Sep quarter of
1976 at York. According to Ancestry's death indexes 1916-2005, York registration
district is in the "inferred county" of - wait for it, wait for it - GREATER MANCHESTER!
Honestly, you couldn't make it up, could you? Do you think I should tell them or is
there no point?
Genealogical researcher, writer & lecturer
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