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David Report 25 Nov 2012 18:24

I wonder if anyone can help me find my dads birth.
I have his marrige cert which states he married ethel geogina whitehead in june 1955 in Barnstable north Devon aged 32, and went under the name of Wyndham Lewis. His father's name was David Lewis (deceased) and was a Fisherman.
Wyndham was the name he put down on mine and my sisters birth cert. I have his death cert in the name of David Wyndham Lewis died 1964 aged 39 in Aberyswyth.
I can't seem to find any births that fit from 1923-1925. Any help would be great.


KathleenBell Report 25 Nov 2012 18:41

I will delete this post and send the information by pm. Didn't think it mattered too much as I only posted what anyone can find in the indexes which are in the public domain.

Kath. x

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 25 Nov 2012 20:16

How did he sign himself at marriage, -Was it Wyndham?
I'm just wondering if that was his given name, but for whatever reason he was registered at death with a different first name.
Are you 100% sure that you have the correct death certificate?



patchem Report 25 Nov 2012 21:50

Is this his death?
David W Lewis
Birth Date: abt 1925
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1964
Age at Death: 39
Registration district: Cardigan
Inferred County: Pembrokeshire
Volume: 8a
Page: 178

Lots of Welsh births;
Births Mar 1923
Lewis David W Brown Crickhowell 11b 136
Births Jun 1923
Lewis David W Jeanes Cardiff 11a 754
Births Jun 1924
Lewis David W Cantwell Pontypridd 11a 1142
Lewis David W Morris Merthyr T. 11a 1551
Births Sep 1924
Lewis David W Job Swansea 11a 2044
Births Dec 1924
Lewis David W Hier Merthyr T. 11a 1391
Births Mar 1925
Lewis David W J Lewis Rhayader 11b 166
Births Jun 1925
Lewis David W T Parker Bedwellty 11a 196
Births Sep 1925
Lewis David W Jones Merthyr T. 11a 1387

Was he Welsh, or just died there?

Births Mar 1922
Lewis Wyndham Watkins Merthyr T. 11a 1729
Births Mar 1923
Lewis Wyndham Lewis Pontypridd 11a 1021
Births Jun 1924
Lewis Wyndham Stone Bridgend 11a 1658

Do you have any knowledge of aunts or uncles or place of birth, or grandparents?


Reggie Report 25 Nov 2012 22:46

One - or all - of the people whose births have been posted could be alive, and less than happy to have their privacy invaded