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Edward A Suckling

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John Report 18 Nov 2012 09:59

Can i have some help please.
Edward Suckling ,born 1894, it looks like he married Agnes M Pewter, in 1915 ,but it looks like she remarried 1919,What happened to Edward ,did he die in the great war. I found an E A Suckling in the Black Watch And in the Gordon Highlanders , can anybody help any more .
Thankyou , John

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Nov 2012 10:09

Marriages Dec 1915 (>99%)
Pewter Agnes M Suckling Lewisham 1d 3387
Suckling Edward Pewter Lewisham 1d 3387

(just adding above)

Chris :)


PricklyHolly Report 18 Nov 2012 10:12

I can see the first marriage...........

No middle initial for Edward.......

Marriages Dec 1915 (>99%)
Pewter Agnes M Suckling Lewisham 1d 3387
Suckling Edward Pewter Lewisham 1d 3387

Where did the second marriage for Agnes take place?

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Nov 2012 10:13

(looking on above, do you know which Birth for Edward?)

Chris :)

Births Sep 1894 (>99%)
Suckling Edward Alick Pancras 1b 43

(apologies just noticed A in title)


PricklyHolly Report 18 Nov 2012 10:14

Edward and Agnes were born where?


PricklyHolly Report 18 Nov 2012 10:27

There is this marriage in 1919...

England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
about Agnes M Pewter
Name: Agnes M Pewter
Spouse Surname: Hunt
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1919
Registration district: Kensington
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume Number: 1a
Page Number: 514

But the surname is Pewter and not Suckling!

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Nov 2012 10:28

Marriages Sep 1945 (>99%)
LOCKE Walter Suckling Maldon 4a 2798
Suckling Agnes M Locke Maldon 4a 2798

Deaths Mar 1932 (>99%)
Suckling Edward A 37 Wandsworth 1d 827

(seeing above?)

Chris :)

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Nov 2012 10:38

Description: Medal card of Suckling, Edward A
Corps Regiment No Rank
London Regiment 3709 Private
London Regiment 551174 Private
Date: 1914-1920
(National Archives)

(a possibility, if anyone can check Ancestry, having to get out of chair now!!)

Chris :)


Gins Report 18 Nov 2012 10:40

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Name: Edward Alick Suckling
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 1 Aug 1894 <<DOB June 4th 1894
Father's Name: Edward Suckling <<Walking stick maker?
Mother's Name: Eleanor Jane Suckling
Parish or Poor Law Union: Gray´s Inn Road St Jude
Borough: Camden
Register Type: Parish Registers


Gins Report 18 Nov 2012 10:43

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920

Name: Edward Alec Suckling
Regiment or Corps: Royal Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders
Regimental Number: S/7242, S/7242

Nope, this is not him, medals sent to an address in Scotland


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Nov 2012 10:44

Details of Chris Ho's find

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920

Edward A Suckling
Regiment or Corps: 16th London Regiment, 16th London Regiment
Regimental Number: 3709, 551174

Victory and British medals


JustDinosaurJill Report 18 Nov 2012 10:47

Well there's more than one Edward Suckling of marriage age in 1915. Have you tried to follow any of them to see you have the correct one.

And there are two Agnes M Pewter on FreeBMD so I think you might have to invest in the second marriage certificate to confirm this is your Agnes.

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Births Jun 1879 (>99%)
Pewter Agnes May Maldon 4a 350
Births Mar 1894 (>99%)
Pewter Agnes Mary Maldon 4a 555

There's four deaths for Agnes Suckling between March 1920 and December 1950 (I didn't go any later). Only one has the middle initial 'M' fortunately but that's really only assuming that the person informing of the death had the correct details for her. Her age at death would take her back to a birth year of 1877 which puts her closer to the birth year of 1879 for Agnes may rather than 1894 of Agnes Mary and would put her about fifteen years older than Edward if you have his birth year correct.

Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page

Deaths Jun 1939 (>99%)
Suckling Agnes C 69 Essex S.W. 4a 311
Deaths Jun 1941 (>99%)
Suckling Agnes L 77 Birmingham 6d 32
Deaths Mar 1946 (>99%)
Suckling Agnes M 69 Hendon 3a 802

Deaths Jun 1948 (>99%)
Suckling Agnes J 86 Croydon 5g 54

So many possibilities it means that it's just too vague for you to be certain of anything without starting on some certificate buying. If you go for the second marriage cert, that might be enough if you are lucky.

Happy hunting.

Added: FreeBMD has a number of deaths for Edward Suckling. You would need to look at each to work out which one could be yours ie year of death minus age at death. If you obtain the first marriage cert you should be able to confirm age and with luck father and enough info to help you be more certain of identities.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 18 Nov 2012 11:07

Where did the Suckling family originate from?

I have Sucklings in my tree. My grt x 2 grandfather married an Emma Suckling in 1847 in West Hanningford Essex / Emma was born in Boreham Essex.

Have family too that lived in Maldon and Heybridge and Downham so maybe we have a connection somewhere along the line


PricklyHolly Report 18 Nov 2012 11:14

I am not convinced with the 1915 marriage for Edward and fact i am not convinced that he married at all.


JustDinosaurJill Report 18 Nov 2012 11:26


If you don't mind me asking. How did you get back to him in the first place? Jill


Flip Report 18 Nov 2012 11:27

The military record relating to the medal card is for a Edward Arthur Suckling:

Edward Arthur Suckling
Residence: 13 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, NW
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 3709
Regiment Name: Battn County of London Regt (Queens Westminster Rifles)
Number of images: 26

His previous address, crossed out, was Hove, Brighton. There is no mention of a wife or next of kin, the enllistment form is dated 14/1/1915

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Nov 2012 11:57

Thankyou for checking that folks, very grateful.

(looking in 'Search Trees', John has the 1894 Maldon Birth, Agnes)

Feedback needed...

Chris :)


John Report 18 Nov 2012 16:14

Thankyou everybody for your input
Edward Alick suckling born 1894.his father was also Edward,born 1868 he married Eleanor guningham 1893.
Edward 1868 was the younger brother of George Suckling 1863 ,who was my great grandfather .they were born in london
Holly iam not sure . but will keep looking thanks John