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Grace Cameron (Devery)

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Tonia Report 27 Feb 2013 17:42

I am trying to find information about Grace Cameron who married a Keiran Devery, known as Joe. They lived in Tatling End in Buckinghamshire In the 1920's to 1930's, Grace may have lived in Gerrards Cross Buckinghamshire before she was married, she died in 1934 in Chalfont St Giles Bucks. Can anyone help?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 27 Feb 2013 17:51

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Grace Devery Name: Grace Devery
Birth Date: abt 1890
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1934
Age at Death: 44
Registration district: Aylesbury
Inferred County: Buckinghamshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 1218

so born about 1890, but I can't see a marriage on Freebmd

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 27 Feb 2013 17:54

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
about Grace Devery
Name: Grace Devery
Year: 1931
County or Borough: Hillingdon
Ward or Division/Constituency: Uxbridge
Street Address: 56 The Hermitage

Keerran on this with her with this spelling.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 27 Feb 2013 17:56

There is a Keerran Devery marrying in 1917, but not to Grace, maybe they did not marry?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 27 Feb 2013 17:58

No Grace Cameron born in 1890 +/-2 years in Bucks?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 27 Feb 2013 18:04

this is the 1917 marriage

Marriages Dec 1917 (>99%)

Catchpole Ivy Devery Wayland 4b 577
Devery Keerran Catchpole Wayland 4b 577

there does not appear to be a death for Ivy as Ivy Devery, but she was born 1890 like Grace.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Feb 2013 18:05

Possibly 2 children born

A daughter in 1928, Amersham
A Son? Similar name to the father with a middle initial V in 1931, Uxbridge.

Are you aware of these, or related to them?


MarieCeleste Report 27 Feb 2013 19:09

Don't know if this is a coincidence with the name:

British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920

Name: Keeran Walter Devery
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Age at enlistment: 15
Birth Parish: Jamestown
Birth County: Bengal, East Indies
Document Year: 1911
Regimental Number: L13574
Regiment Name: Gloucestershire Regiment
Number of images: 39 (includes someone else's records mixed up!)

He was a musician on enlistment and was discharged in 1920 on compassionate grounds but it doesn't say what they were. The only family that is referred to is his mother as next of kin in India and some siblings.

ADDED: Parents were John & Esther living Ammunition Factory, Dum Dum Cantonment. Brothers Barney and Patrick. Sisters Winnie, Beattie, Kathleen and Nellie.


MarieCeleste Report 27 Feb 2013 21:16

pm from Tonia:

"Thank you
We believe that Keiran, Keeran Kerran,? Devery's father was a music teacher so your information has got us thinking. Thanks T"

Tonia - do you know if there was a connection to India?

What name do you have for Keerran's parents and siblings (if known)?

(Just use the "add your reply" box below).


MarieCeleste Report 27 Feb 2013 21:24

Is this his probate?

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),

Name: Keerran Devery
Probate Date: 6 Jul 1966
Death Date: 7 Oct 1965
Death Place: Buckinghamshire, England
Registry: Oxfordshire, England

Lived 17 Gaviots Close, Fulmer Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. Died Station Road, Gerrards Cross. Probate to Midland Bank Executor & Trustee co ltd. Effects £11,225

The death index:

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: Keerran Devery
Birth Date: abt 1900
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1965
Age at Death: 65
Registration district: Eton
Inferred County: Buckinghamshire
Volume: 6a
Page: 441


MarieCeleste Report 27 Feb 2013 21:32

I'm not seeing a UK birth that fits that death, but did find this:

Keeran Walter Devery, "India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947"

name: Keeran Walter Devery
gender: Male
christening date: 07 Mar 1896
christening place: Jamalpore, Bengal, India
birth date: 22 Jan 1896
birthplace: Bengal, India
father's name: John Devery
mother's name: Esther

indexing project (batch) number: C39360-4
system origin: India-EASy
gs film number: 512357
reference id:

Citing this Record


alviegal Report 27 Feb 2013 21:40

He was a clerk going to India.

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 about Keeran Walter Devery
Name: Keeran Walter Devery
Gender: Male
Age: 38
Birth Date: abt 1896
Departure Date: 15 Feb 1934
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Bombay, India
Ship Name: California


Tonia Report 27 Feb 2013 21:43

Yes the probate was his, he was my mother-in-laws father but there are a lot of questions to be answered


alviegal Report 27 Feb 2013 21:50

There is a tree on Ancestry with a photo of Keeran Walter, 1896 and his brothers, but they have him dying in India. There are no records or date of death though.

There are also 2 trees with Keerran born 1900, but they are private.

I think these are 2 different people.


MarieCeleste Report 27 Feb 2013 21:55

Have added the family names to the military record above.

Looked at the tree Alviegal found and it's very well researched. The father worked in munitions so was unlikely to be the music teacher remembered.

Will leave the info about Keeran Walter even if just to eliminate him.