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leonard b roberts family history

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Anita Report 27 Feb 2013 18:14

hi is there anybody that could help me. i have no family information on Leonard b Roberts and his brothers and sisters or mother and father.
only know Leonard Roberts was my grandfather and he was born in 1914 in Bromley Kent. Married 1935 to a Alice Roberts 1913.born.
i am looking for leonards mother think last name Lilly. thats all i have.
thank you


patchem Report 27 Feb 2013 18:19

You should apply for birth and marriage certificates to get information about parents etc.

This marriage?
Marriages Mar 1936
Bonwick Alice I Roberts Lambeth 1d 319
Roberts Leonard B Bonwick Lambeth 1d 319


Jonesey Report 27 Feb 2013 18:20

His fathers name should be on Leonard's marriage certificate.


Helen Report 27 Feb 2013 18:20

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 about Leonard B Roberts
Name: Leonard B Roberts
Spouse Surname: Bonwick
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1936
Registration district: Lambeth
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume Number: 1d
Page Number: 319
Find Spouse: Find Spouse

Alice I Bonwick


patchem Report 27 Feb 2013 18:22

Births Mar 1914
BONWICK Alice I Whiffen Lambeth 1d 833


Jonesey Report 27 Feb 2013 18:22

Name: Leonard B Roberts
Mother's Maiden Name: Lilly
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1914
Registration district: Holbron
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1b
Page: 1093

The only Roberts/Lilly marriage showing up at about the right time:

Marriages Dec 1901 (>99%)
JEFFERY Frances Islington 1b 603
>>>LILLY Florence Islington 1b 603
Parker Drewett Cox Islington 1b 603
>>>ROBERTS Joseph Islington 1b 603


patchem Report 27 Feb 2013 18:25

Marriages Jun 1911
Bonwick Sidney Croydon 2a 705
Whiffen Alice M Croydon 2a 705

Have you tried free bmd to find information?


patchem Report 27 Feb 2013 18:28

Florence Lilly
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Age: 20
Spouse Name: Joseph Roberts (Harness maker)
Spouse Age: 21
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 25 Dec 1901
Parish: Islington St Thomas
Borough: Islington
Father Name: William Lilly (Cricket ball maker)
Spouse Father Name: William Roberts (Brass finisher)
Register Type: Parish Register

Witnesses, William Lilly, Maud Lilly.


Jonesey Report 27 Feb 2013 18:30

This would appear to be the family connected to the couple who married in 1901:

Name: Joseph Roberts
Age in 1911: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Walworth
Civil parish: Walthamstow
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street Address: 11 Victoria Rd, St John, Walthamstow
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 9
Estimated Marriage Year: 1902
Occupation: Greengrocery
Registration district: West Ham
Registration District Number: 188
Sub-registration district: Walthamstow
ED, institution, or vessel: 60
Household schedule number: 102
Piece: 9734
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Roberts 31
Florence Roberts 29
William Roberts 8
Alfred Roberts 6
Amy Roberts 4
Florence Roberts 1


Jonesey Report 27 Feb 2013 18:33


Is this the record of your grandfather's death?

Name: Leonard Basil Roberts
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1914
Date of Registration: Sep 1997
Age at Death: 83
Registration district: Bromley
Inferred County: Kent
Register Number: A27
District and Subdistrict: 2221A
Entry number: 247


Anita Report 28 Feb 2013 13:18

hi thank s to every one that has helped , i will see if i can now find his brother ashe has a daughter named sonya carol roberts and i dont know any of that side of the family. hardly saw my grandad. or knew about that side of the family as he split from nan. thank you. :-)


MarieCeleste Report 28 Feb 2013 18:02

Anita, have you taken on board what has been suggested about buying certificates to prove if the information found is correct?


Anita Report 15 Mar 2013 15:43

thank you all for your help i will check information out and go from there thank again.