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MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 27 Dec 2012 17:23

BM - as I said right at the beginning, if Annie and George Chamberlain had ever really married (no matter where in the world it happened) then she would have used the name Chamberlain on her marriage to Henry Lewsey. I also said that divorce was almost unheard of back then for ordinary people (it was way too expensive) so if George didn't die until 1918 then she was either legally unmarried in 1906 or committing bigamy (not actually that uncommon). I think the former is more likely.

I really think you should invest in that 1906 marriage certificate.

Where did you find George's death in 1918?

Catherine

Catherine Report 27 Dec 2012 17:22

Just a slight correction for 1911 census:-states having 2 children, not 1 (l living and 1 died)

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 27 Dec 2012 17:14

Just a guess going by location of 1911

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Marriages Jun 1901 (>99%)
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BRADSHAW Florence Kensington 1a 441
Chamberlain George Kensington 1a 441
Gosling Eliza Maria Kensington 1a 441
Till Albert Edward Kensington 1a 441

BM

BM Report 27 Dec 2012 17:13

Marie, that is him in 1911. Could the 10 years have been the time he was married to Annie or maybe Catherine?

Catherine

Catherine Report 27 Dec 2012 17:13

George in 1881:-

1881 England Census about George Chamberlain
Name: George Chamberlain
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relation: Soldier
Gender: Male
Where born: Marylebone Middlesex, England
Civil parish: Aldershot
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Street Address: "Army Hospital Corps Depot"
Education:

Employment status:

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Occupation: Private Army Hospital Corps
Registration district: Farnham
Sub-registration district: Frimley
ED, institution, or vessel: Depot Army Hospital Corp
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 785
Folio: 58
Page Number: 3
...................................................

1891?

1891 England Census about George Chamberlain
Name: George Chamberlain
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Relation: Lodger
Gender: Male
Where born: Marylebone, London, England
Civil parish: Hammersmith
Ecclesiastical parish: St Thomas
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address:

Occupation: Painter Glazier

Registration district: Fulham
Sub-registration district: St Paul Hammersmith
ED, institution, or vessel: 35
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 40
Folio: 183
Page Number: 11
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah E Carr 53
Lizzie Carr 24
Sarah E Turner 75
George Chamberlain 39

BM

BM Report 27 Dec 2012 17:11

Having looked at George Chamberlain in the census's he never seems to live with Annie Aikenhead, neither does he seem to live with a Catherine Kerr.

So what do you think could have happened?

Could he have married Catherine and she died but he then met Annie and had children with her but never married? Or maybe married her abroad?

Seeing as Annie seems to be missing from a census, and George is on the same one (I think) could they have married abroad?

Thanks :-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 27 Dec 2012 17:00

I reckon this is George Chamberlain in 1911:

CHAMBERLAIN, George Head Married10 years M 59 1852 Painter And Glazier Marylebone London

RG number: RG14 Piece: 151
Reference: RG14PN151 RG78PN5 RD2 SD2 ED12 SN125
Registration District: Kensington
Sub District: Kensington Central
Enumeration District: 12
Parish: Kensington

Address: 14 St Georges Road Kensington W County: London

Married 10 years - who to? Also says one child living, 1 died. (amended)

Catherine

Catherine Report 27 Dec 2012 16:19

This looks to be Ann in 1871:-

1871 Scotland Census about Ann Aitkenhead
Name: Ann Aitkenhead
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Relationship: Inmate
Gender: Female
Where born: Aberdeen
Registration number: 685/1
Registration district: St George
Civil parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts
County: Midlothian
Address: Magdalene Asylum
Occupation: Seamstress
ED: 110
Household schedule number: 146b
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1871_158

BM

BM Report 27 Dec 2012 16:19

Ok thank you.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 27 Dec 2012 16:18

Hi BM - the army record is from FindMyPast.

Couldn't resist looking at that 1876 marriage!

He married Catherine Kerr, spinster, a 22 year old domestic servant who lived 27 Primrose Street, Leith. She was the daughter of George Kerr, a baker journeyman and Margaret nee Hunter

George was 24, the son of George Chamberlain, housepainter and glazer, and Rose nee Morgan.

The bounder!!

I guess on the service records he's added Annie's name in front of his real wife's to avoid awkward questions. What a knave.

BM

BM Report 27 Dec 2012 16:17

Marie, thank you for the army record. Maybe he thought that Annie Carnegie Chamberlain's mother's maiden name was Kerr seeing as Annie's father re married Margaret Kerr?

Also, may I ask where you got the army record from?

Thanks. :-)

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 27 Dec 2012 16:16

Looks like MarieCeleste is right.
SP does have an 1876 marriage in Leith, between George Chamberlain and CATHERINE Kerr.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 27 Dec 2012 16:10

Might as well post JWG's baptism

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906

Name: John William George Chamberlain
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 28 Feb 1889 (born 20 Feb 1889)
Father's Name: George Chamberlain - Painter
Mother's Name: Annie Chamberlain
Parish or Poor Law Union: St John´s Wood St Mark
Borough: Westminster
Register Type: Parish Registers

Address: 13 Innis Road, Shepherd's Bush

Occupation ties in with army papers.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 27 Dec 2012 16:04

There's a rabbit off somewhere! The 1881 posted above shows Annie and Georgina at 144 Clarendon Street.

Found these service records:

British Army Service Records 1760-1915

First name(s): George
Last name: CHAMBERLAIN
Calculated year of birth: 1852
Parish of birth: Marylebone
Town of birth: London
County of birth: Middlesex
Age at attestation: 22 years
Attestation date: 20 April 1874
Attestation corps: Army Hospital Corps
Attestation soldier number: 2634
Discharge rank:
Discharge corps:
Discharge soldier number:
The National Archives reference: WO97 / 2480 / 140

In the records it refers to his wife Annie at 144 Clarendon Street BUT under the marriage details it says he married Annie Catherine Kerr on 19 May 1876 in Leith, Scotland

(He was a habitual deserter but temperate, painter and glazer by trade when he attested 1874)

BM

BM Report 27 Dec 2012 16:03

Thank you so much. :-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 27 Dec 2012 15:54

Georgina's baptism, just for background:

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Name: Georgina Charlotte Chamberlain
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 4 Aug 1881 (born 14 Nov 1880)
Father's Name: George William Chamberlain - private soldier
Mother's Name: Annie Carnegie Chamberlain
Parish or Poor Law Union: Paddington St Mary Magdalene
Borough: Westminster
Register Type: Parish Registers

Address looks like 27 Cirencester Street

Catherine

Catherine Report 27 Dec 2012 15:54

there also seem to be other children born to this couple:-

child: Catharine Gray Aikenhead
name: Catharine Gray Aikenhead
gender: Female
birth date: 04 Dec 1862
birthplace: SAINT NICHOLAS,ABERDEEN,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND
father's name: Henry Aikenhead
mother's name: Charlotte Smith Lawrie
indexing project (batch) number: C11168-1
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 6035516

name: Henry Aitkenhead
gender: Male
birth date: 30 Aug 1864
birthplace: EDINBURGH PARISH,EDINBURGH,MIDLOTHIAN,SCOTLAND
father's name: Henry Aitkenhead
mother's name: Charlotte Lawrie
indexing project (batch) number: C11685-2
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 6035516

name: Charlotte Aitkenhead
gender: Female
birth date: 15 Feb 1866
birthplace: EDINBURGH PARISH,EDINBURGH,MIDLOTHIAN,SCOTLAND
father's name: Henry Aitkenhead
mother's name: Charlotte Laurie
indexing project (batch) number: C11685-2
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 6035516

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 27 Dec 2012 15:52

Re change in Aikenhead family info between 1861 and 1871.

Death of 37yr old Charlotte Aitkenhead, other name Lawrie.
Registered in Newington, Midlothian in 1866.

Marriage of Henry Aikenhead to Margaret Kerr in Edinburgh on 27 Oct 1868.

Anne

Catherine

Catherine Report 27 Dec 2012 15:48

for info:-

Margaret Forest Aikenhead
Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
birth: 16 Apr 1855 SAINT NICHOLAS,?ABERDEEN,?ABERDEEN,?SCOTLAND
parents: Henry Aikenhead,? Charlotte Smith Laurie

Ann Carnegie Aikenhead
Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
birth: 29 Aug 1857 OLD MACHAR,?ABERDEEN,?SCOTLAND
parents: Henry Aikenhead,? Charlotte Smith Lawrie

................so Annie looks to have had a middle name!

Alexander Falconer Aikenhead
Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
birth: 14 Jul 1859 OLD MACHAR,?ABERDEEN,?SCOTLAND
parents: Henry Aikenhead,? Charlotte Smith Laurie

..................and the child who was not baptised in 1861 census:-

James Archibald Aikenhead
Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
birth: 02 Apr 1861 OLD MACHAR,?ABERDEEN,?SCOTLAND
parents: Henry Aikenhead,? Charlotte Smith Lawrie

BM

BM Report 27 Dec 2012 15:38

Thank you very much for your help, I will have a look at the census records.

:-)