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Charles Gordon Dent

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Janet Report 7 Jan 2013 18:56

Disappeared possibly around 1934 although it could have been as early as 1920 as we have conflicting memories from relatives. He was always known as Gordon and he possibly left the country though haven't traced him on any passenger list as yet. He was born in Bromley around 1900/1901. We would love to solve this family mystery.


PricklyHolly Report 7 Jan 2013 19:08

Are you sure he was born in Bromley?


England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Charles Gordon Dent
Name: Charles Gordon Dent
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1901
Registration district: Shoreditch
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1c
Page: 83


PricklyHolly Report 7 Jan 2013 19:10

Household transcription
1911 census

Person: DENT, Charles Gordon
Address: 54 Farwig Lane Bromley Kent

DENT, Charles George Head Married M 30 1881 Grocers Assistant London Haggerston VIEW
DENT, Hildred Wife Married11 years F 30 1881 Scotland Glasgow VIEW
DENT, Charles Gordon Son M 10 1901 Scholar London Haggerston VIEW
DENT, Ida Hildred Daughter F 8 1903 London Haggerston VIEW
DENT, William Arthur Son M 6 1905 Kent Bromley VIEW
DENT, Ernest Victor Son M 3 1908 Kent Bromley VIEW
DENT, George Richard Son M 1 1910 Kent Bromley VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 3635
Reference: RG14PN3635 RG78PN137 RD42 SD1 ED6 SN155
Registration District: Bromley
Sub District: Bromley
Enumeration District: 6
Parish: Bromley
Address: 54 Farwig Lane Bromley Kent
County: Kent

1901 England Census
about Charles G Dent
Name: Charles G Dent
Age: 3 Weeks
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Charles G Dent
Mother's Name: Hildred Dent
Gender: Male
Where born: Shoreditch, London, England

Civil parish: Shoreditch St Leonard
Ecclesiastical parish: St Paul Haggerston
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Shoreditch
Sub-registration district: Haggerston
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 544
Piece: 279
Folio: 68
Page Number: 67
Household Members: Name Age
Charles G Dent 20
Hildred Dent 21
Charles G Dent 3 Weeks

Marriages Mar 1900 (>99%)
Dent Charles George Bethnal G. 1c 242
Haynes Hildred Bethnal G. 1c 242


Flip Report 7 Jan 2013 19:15

So, if this is a family mystery you must must have more info on his parents or siblings. If you could give more details it may help to track him - otherwise it's a stab in the dark.


PricklyHolly Report 7 Jan 2013 19:19

Hmmm, i wonder...

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
about Charles G Dent
Name: Charles G Dent
Year: 1965
County or Borough: Bromley
Ward or Division/Constituency: Bromley
Street Address: 57 Mooreland Road
Reference Number: LCC/PER/B/2995


PricklyHolly Report 7 Jan 2013 19:26


Marriages Mar 1950 (>99%)

Dent Charles G Mansell Bromley 5b 249
Dent Charles G Walden Bromley 5b 249
Mansell Nellie F Dent Bromley 5b 249
Walden Nellie F Dent Bromley 5b 249


PricklyHolly Report 7 Jan 2013 19:37

Just having a root around for Nellie F Walden to see what i come up with.

Marriages Jun 1945 (>99%)
Mansell Anthony G Walden Bromley 2a 2306
Walden Nellie F Mansell Bromley 2a 2306

It seems Anthony and Nellie had a Daughter...

Births Mar 1946 (>99%)
Mansell Pauline A Walden Bromley 2a 1608


PricklyHolly Report 7 Jan 2013 19:41

Do you know if he married??

Births Dec 1922 (>99%)
Walden Nellie F Madrick Lewisham 1d 1754

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Nellie Frances Dent
Name: Nellie Frances Dent
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1922
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1973
Age at Death: 50
Registration district: Fulham
Inferred County: London
Volume: 5b
Page: 671


Janet Report 7 Jan 2013 20:35

Charles Gordon Dent was actually born in Shoreditch, I think the family moved to Bromley later


Janet Report 7 Jan 2013 20:42

He wasn't married at the point he disappeared


Flip Report 7 Jan 2013 20:44

So PH may have the right family - Janet you obviously have more info on the family but haven't confirmed if PH has got the right family. We can only help you if you co-operate, otherwise it's like flogging a dead horse and never knowing if we are on the right track!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Janet Report 7 Jan 2013 20:45

The parents of Charles Gordon Dent were Charles George Dent and Hildred Haines. My Grandmother was Ida Hildred born 1902


MarieCeleste Report 7 Jan 2013 20:46

Janet - what was the last confirmed sighting of him?

To go missing 1920 to 1934 is a wide timeframe, what is the significance of those years? To say 1934 is fairly specific as opposed to saying 1930s.


Janet Report 7 Jan 2013 20:54

It seems PH does have the right family


Janet Report 7 Jan 2013 21:03

My Grandmother once told me she was about 18 when he went missing but my mother insists that it was Gordon as he was known that picked her up to show her a Zeppilin flying over, this was pre war. She was born in 1928 and thinks she was approx 4 - 6 years old. Thus the confliction of dates


PricklyHolly Report 7 Jan 2013 21:55

I wonder if it might be an idea to purchace a copy of Nellie Frances Dent's death cert to see who registered the death?


Janet Report 8 Jan 2013 12:26

I think the Charles G Dent that was married to Nellie was the youngest son he was Charles George Dent known as Charlie and was born after his father was killed just in WW1


Reggie Report 8 Jan 2013 12:54

It seems implausible that two children of the same family would be given the same forename....unless the first one had died


Reggie Report 8 Jan 2013 12:57

There is no birth on freebmd for Dent/Haines before 1932


Reggie Report 8 Jan 2013 12:59

On the other hand......having seen PH's posting of the marriage.................

Births Sep 1912 (>99%)
DENT Alice H Haynes Bromley 2a 1075
Births Mar 1915 (>99%)
Dent Hildred Haynes Bromley 2a 1015
Births Mar 1917 (>99%)
Dent Joan M Haynes Bromley 2a 843
Births Jun 1919 (>99%)
Dent Charles G Haynes Bromley 2a 712

Weird, to say the least...............