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Elizabeth Report 7 Aug 2009 20:04

Hello everyone,
Well I have come accross a family mystery and its driving me mad. The story goes that my grandmother mother edna Robinette Married a Peter Hagar in watford. They had my nan in 1931 in watford. They did get divorced in 1947? in london.

The plot thickens becouse edna had a breakdown after the war and left my Nan with her father peter hagar. When peter hagar died his brother henry hagar become gaudian of my nan.

My nan had to go to court to allow her to marry and I think her mother was at the court.

What i do now is eda died at 82 in a home in norwich. My nan was vrough up by a family friend...

so i got all the information but cat find HAGOR or ROBINETte. Nan has no idear were her mum was born??

Help!! driving me nuts!
again liz


Sandra Report 7 Aug 2009 20:08

Name: Peter W Hagar
Spouse Surname: Robinette
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1930
Registration district: Watford
Registration county (inferred): Hertfordshire
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 2136


Sandra Report 7 Aug 2009 20:09

poss birth

Name: Evelyn Edna M Robinett
Year of Registration: 1909
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
District: Watford
County: Hertfordshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 852 (


Elizabeth Report 7 Aug 2009 20:14

you guys are brilliant.. i think the evelyn may be right.. becouse my nan said she was called may at the nursing home and edna by everyone else! so evelyn edna M robinetter could be right!!

If she had a brother henry then you have done it!!!

thanks soooooo much for the quick response I am a newby at this!
agin liz


Sandra Report 7 Aug 2009 20:23

could it be this one for henry

Name: Emery E Robinette
Spouse Surname: Hash
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1919
Registration district: Lambeth
Registration county (inferred): Surrey
Volume Number: 1d
Page Number: 818


Mary Report 7 Aug 2009 20:29

Do you mean the Henry who looked after Edna when Peter died,as you said in your first post henry was the brother of Peter Hagar?

Just looked at 1911 census the M stood for Mabel in Evelyn's name.

Couldn't find Peter Hagar.



Elizabeth Report 7 Aug 2009 20:33

Good links .. but my nan just rung me the henry is linked to her dad peter hagar!! so thats a whole new investigations..
back to edna?? may?? evelyn?.. now my nan has just told me she may have had a sister jo? joanne?? again not sure??

I am finding it facinating.... i need to find out edna robinetts dad/mum? any idears??

Its a mystery!
agia liz


Elizabeth Report 7 Aug 2009 20:36

well spotted mary :) yep got muddled up with my nans dad and mum :)

Peter hagar was my nans dad born in liverpool. He was in the army. Moved to watford and had a butchers shop. Thats how he met edna?? robinette. when he died his brother henry looked after my nan.

its a mystery!
agian liz


Sandra Report 7 Aug 2009 20:36

Name: Patricia A Hagar
Mother's Maiden Surname: Robinette
Date of Registration: Jul Aug Sep 1931
Registration district: Watford
Registration county: Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 1499

you can order certificates for £7


Mary Report 7 Aug 2009 20:41

If you got credits for 1911 census it would give you the parents of evelyn /Edna if she was with them.
I would have done it for you but spent my last credit day before yesterday.



Elizabeth Report 7 Aug 2009 20:43

yep that is my nan.. what will the birth certificate tell me?? becouse i know my nans birthday and who her parents were? just not the next level up??

mmmmmmm i dont mind paying as i am keen for my nan to see her family tree complete :)

thank you :)

I need to find the birth of edna robinette,, but how do you do that!! if you have no idear about anyting :) would the marriage certificate say who the mums and dads were of robinette and hagar? they married in watford?


Elizabeth Report 7 Aug 2009 20:44

i have paid for 6 months,, so i go and have a look :)


Elizabeth Report 7 Aug 2009 20:47

i dont have 1911? on here? am i missing something?? were would that be?


Sandra Report 7 Aug 2009 20:48

1911 census

HOUSEHOLD ROBINETT JAMES EDWARD M 1885 26 Watford Hertfordshire
HOUSEHOLD ROBINETT MINNIE F 1883 28 Watford Hertfordshire
ROBINETT EVELYN EDNA MABEL F 1910 1 Watford Hertfordshire


Sandra Report 7 Aug 2009 20:50

the 1911 census is separate, & ancestry will give you all census 1841 -1901 plus lots more you can get a 2 week trial it very useful & saves a fortune


Elizabeth Report 7 Aug 2009 20:52

oooooo now that is intersting,, my nan has said that her mothers mother,, may have been chew????

how mad is this?? I still cant beleive my nan has no idear of her mum???

thanks again
p,s were did you get the 1911 censsus?


LadyKira Report 7 Aug 2009 20:53

There are 3 marriages in Watforh shortley before Edna's birth

Marriages Dec 1896 (>99%)

Robinett Bosavanna Martin Watford 3a 982a

Deaths Mar 1902 (>99%)

Robinett Bosavanna M 36 Watford 3a 480

Marriages Jun 1903 (>99%)

Robinett Minnie Rhoda Watford 3a 1301

Marriages Sep 1908 (>99%)

ROBINETT James Edward Watford 3a 1589

Births Sep 1909 (>99%)

ROBINETT Eveline Edna M Watford 3a 852
Robinett Evelyn Edna M Watford 3a 852

If you compare these to 1911 itt may help narrow down her family


Sandra Report 7 Aug 2009 20:53

birth certs give parents names, marriage certs give fathers names & occupation


LadyKira Report 7 Aug 2009 20:55

amazing what happens on here while our back was turned

Marriages Sep 1908 (>99%)

CHEW Minnie Watford 3a 1589

ROBINETT James Edward Watford 3a 1589


Sandra Report 7 Aug 2009 21:00


take a breath & read through the messages from the beginning then you will see the website addresses to use & you will get the enjoyment or doing some of the research yourself.