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Hilary search for death cert

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SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 04:38

out of interest ........................

the name was not hyphenated from birth though

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about Marguerite Dorothy W Parker

Name: Marguerite Dorothy W Parker
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1888
Registration district: Steyning
Inferred County: Sussex
Volume: 2b
Page: 280

and this looks like her in 1891

1891 Census

Name: Margarete D W Parker
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Relation: Daughter
Mother's name: Augusta J W Parker
Gender: Female
Where born: Brighton

Civil parish: Hammersmith
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew
County/Island: London
Country: England

Registration district: Fulham
Sub-registration district: St Paul Hammersmith

Augusta J W Parker 36 b.ca 1855, Paddington, Single, Living on own means
Margarete D W Parker 2 Daughter
Keziah F Guile 48 General Domestic Servant

Address:- 20 Sterndale Rd


England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about Augusta Wentworth Parker

Name: Augusta Wentworth Parker
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1854
Registration district: Kensington
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1a
Page: 12

By 1911, Augusta says she is a Widow.


MarieCeleste Report 23 Feb 2013 17:54

No was hyphenated from the beginning ( I remember thinking how much I disliked searching for hyphenated names!)

This is the death that Beverley posted earlier on:

Deaths Mar 1963


Gins Report 23 Feb 2013 16:55

MC, I cant see another death posted for her? Am I not looking right!

I cant get on Ancestry at the moment, its on and off and I am off out too :-)

Edit, has the opening post changed, I dont remember seeing her hyphonated name earlier?


MarieCeleste Report 23 Feb 2013 16:43

Gins ... but I thought we'd established she died 5 years before her husband?

Stephen G and Marguerite D are together on the ERs but he's alone from 1963 at 72 Enfield Road and that's the year of the death for her posted above.

The 1937 death that Hilary has given WDYTYA seems to be incorrect.


Gins Report 23 Feb 2013 16:35

WHat about this death? She may not have married but lived with someone after the death of her husband

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006

Name: Marguerite D W Arnott
Birth Date: abt 1889
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1962
Age at Death: 73
Registration district: Eastbourne
Inferred County: Sussex
Volume: 5h
Page: 297


Astra Report 23 Feb 2013 13:12

Yes you're right I have just followed him through and he was born as Griffith Stebbings in 1853. So not our man.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 23 Feb 2013 13:09

A Griffiths Stebbings TODD is listed in the Probate register with a Hastings death on 23 December 1937


Astra Report 23 Feb 2013 12:50

I think this may be the death

Civil Registration event: Death although it is 49 and not 47

Name: TODD, Griffith S
Registration district: Hastings
County: Sussex
Year of registration: 1937
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at death: 84
Volume no: 2B
Page no: 49


PricklyHolly Report 23 Feb 2013 12:21


London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Stephen Roberts Todd
Name: Stephen Roberts Todd (Bachelor)
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Adelaide Roberts (Spinster)
Record Type: Banns
Event Date: 18 Dec 1888
Parish: Putney St Mary
Borough: Wandsworth
Register Type: Parish Register


MarieCeleste Report 23 Feb 2013 12:00

Wonder if this fits in with what the requester knows?

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965

Name: Stephen Gilbert Todd
Year: 1918
County or Borough: Wandsworth
Ward or Division/Constituency: Wandsworth
Street Address: 61 Thornton Avenue, SW2

L8401 Fte, RAF

Everyone on this page appears to be in the forces.


PricklyHolly Report 23 Feb 2013 11:41


England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Stephen Gilbert Todd
Name: Stephen Gilbert Todd
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1895
Registration district: Wandsworth
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1d
Page: 759

Household transcription
1911 census

Person: TODD, Stephen Gilbert
Address: Kingsmead Grosvenor Avenue Carshalton

TODD, Stephen Robert Head Married M 50 1861 Inspector Of Siemen Paistry Scotland VIEW
TODD, Elizabeth Adelaide Wife Married 23 years F 53 1858 Clerkenwell London VIEW
TODD, Stephen Gilbert Son Single M 15 1896 Student Wandsworth London VIEW
MASON, Edith Sarah Servant Single F 23 1888 General Servant Domestic Battersea London VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 2925
Reference: RG14PN2925 RG78PN101 RD31 SD1 ED3 SN262
Registration District: Epsom
Sub District: Carshalton
Enumeration District: 3
Parish: Carshalton
Address: Kingsmead Grosvenor Avenue Carshalton
County: Surrey
(1 child born and living)


PricklyHolly Report 23 Feb 2013 11:32

I think the 1983 deaths relates to this Dorothy who appears not to have married....

London, England, Death Notices from The Times, 1982-1988
about Marguerite Dorothy Whittall
Name: Marguerite Dorothy Whittall
Age: 95
Birth Year: 1888
Death Date: 17 Aug 1983
Published Date: 21 Aug 1983
Father's Name: Frederick G Whittall
Mother's name: Alice P Whittall


MarieCeleste Report 23 Feb 2013 11:30

This ties with the death Beverley posted:

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006

Name: Stephen G Todd
Birth Date: abt 1896
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1968
Age at Death: 72
Registration district: Enfield
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume: 5b
Page: 135

EDIT: This is the correct registration district for the ER's posted below. This registration district also absorbed Edmonton in 1965 so also ties with the 1963 death above.


MarieCeleste Report 23 Feb 2013 11:25

Something odd here:

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965

Name: Marguerite D Todd
Year: 1946
County or Borough: Lambeth
Ward or Division/Constituency: Brixton and Kennington
Street Address: 2 Crowhurst Road

Living there with Stephen G Todd 9 years after his death??

That couple are at 208 Baker Street in 1950

It's either a huge coincidence with the names or WDYTYA haven't been given the correct info.


BeverleyW Report 23 Feb 2013 11:21

This one stands out though the age doesn't tie up:

Deaths Mar 1963 (>99%)

Also, I can't see a death for a Stephen G Todd in 1937?


Jonesey Report 23 Feb 2013 11:08

Re-married perhaps??

I wonder:

Name: Marguerite Dorothy Whittall
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1888
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1983
Age at Death: 95
Registration district: Torbay
Inferred County: Devon
Volume: 21
Page: 2068


WDYTYA Advisor Report 23 Feb 2013 11:00

Marguerite Dorothy wentworth-Parker married Stephen G Todd in 1922 married in Hastings. stephen Died 1937 aged 84. ref 2B 47.
Marguerite Dorothy born in Steyning in sussex 1888 2b 280
Thanks for your help