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dauglas henry gratton

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sue1946

sue1946 Report 16 Apr 2013 18:38

trying to find info on douglas nenry gratton born on the 1 july 1916 in barstaple north devon please can anyone help me as i am hitting my head against a brick wall thankyou sue

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Apr 2013 18:39

What sort of info?

You should be able to find his birth on FreeBMD

Mike *

Mike * Report 16 Apr 2013 18:41

BIRTH
Name: Douglas H Gratton
Mother's Maiden Surname: Gratton
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1916
Registration district: Barnstaple
Inferred County: Devon/Cornwall/Seilly
Volume Number: 5b
Page Number: 653


DEATH
Name: Douglas Henry Gratton
Birth Date: 1 Jul 1916
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1979
Age at Death: 62
Registration district: Barnstaple
Inferred County: Devon
Volume: 21
Page: 0846

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Apr 2013 18:43

Looks like mum was a single lady
Name: GRATTON, Douglas H
Registration district: Barnstaple
County: Devon
Year of registration: 1916
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Mother's maiden name: Gratton
Volume no: 5B
Page no: 653


You need to buy the cert for her name

Mike *

Mike * Report 16 Apr 2013 18:43


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Marriages Jun 1940


Gratton Douglas H - Paterson - Barnstaple 5b 1366
Paterson Jean A H - Gratton - Barnstaple 5b 1366

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Apr 2013 18:45


Civil Registration event: Marriage

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MarriageFinder: Douglas H Gratton married Jean A H Paterson
Name: GRATTON, Douglas H
Registration district: Barnstaple
County: Devon
Year of registration: 1940
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Spouse's last name: Paterson
Volume no: 5B
Page no: 1366

Name: PATERSON, Jean A H
Registration district: Barnstaple
County: Devon
Year of registration: 1940
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Spouse's last name: Gratton
Volume no: 5B
Page no: 1366

Mike *

Mike * Report 16 Apr 2013 18:45

BIRTH
Name: Jean A H Paterson
Mother's Maiden Surname: Cole
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1920
Registration district: Barnstaple
Inferred County: Devonshire
Volume Number: 5b
Page Number: 817

Mike *

Mike * Report 16 Apr 2013 18:47

There is a son and a daughter.

Go to freebmd and simply enter both surnames and click births

sue1946

sue1946 Report 16 Apr 2013 18:50

jes i found his birth an death on genes yes i thought his mother was a single lady i found a patrica m gratton there is also a michael james gratton who is my late brother in law but this is all i can find out about his family

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Apr 2013 19:09

You need to buy his birth cert. we can't give you his mums name. But can maybe find her on census if you get her name

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 16 Apr 2013 19:13

Hello Sue, if by finding out about his family you mean finding out who his mother was then you'll need to buy a copy of his birth certificate.

You can order from GRO, cost £9.25 http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/