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Thomas Brewerton - born in Bradford but no trace

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Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 16:16

Jesse did marry a Bethia, so I wonder whether Emma dumped the kids with her mother as supposed to the Brewerton side.

Germaine

Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 16:17

Yes Rowena it looks that way. Perhaps the Brewertons didn't want the kids as their son had died so wanted no more to do with the family could be they didn't agree with her remarrying.
Germaine
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Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 16:17

But William married a Fanny Smith from the family tree I have being given. Thomas married Annie

Germaine

Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 16:20

Oh dear that put that theory away then . :-(
Wasn't a bigamist was he :-))
Germaine
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Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 16:20

I wonder if my boyfriend will ever let me get on with my family history as suppose it his!!!! one of my relatives was bang up in a mental hospital.

Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 16:21

Don't know. My boyfriend father's 2nd cousin said that there was a name change somewhere! It have being around Thomas time

Germaine

Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 16:21

This is looking more and more like my brick wall. I am sure my Gandfather changed his name. Can't find him anywhere.
All I have is his death and marriage cert and nothing checks out.
Germaine
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Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 16:23

We have got Thomas death and marriage certificates. I have alook under the spelling of emma surname again and see if I can find it.

Germaine

Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 16:24

Do you know when William died perhaps he did change his name and remarry ater all.
Germaine
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Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 16:32

my boyfriend is now taking over I doing tea

Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 16:34

We were not given that info but he was Born William Edgar Brewerton on 11 Dec 1889 that is all we know

Potty

Potty Report 24 Feb 2008 16:38

Well, here his William's birth:
Births Mar 1890 (>99%)
Brewerton William Edgar Bradford, Y 9b 27

Can't find Emma in 1901 under either of the names in the 1901 marriage or Hesling. There is an Emma Brewerton of the right age, born Huddersfield married to an Arthur (one of the possibles from the 1901 marriage) but they are together in 1891

Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 16:40

From an email from David:-

Emma apparently remarried in 1901 (Q March North Bierley Vol 9b Page 229. William was living with his maternal Grandmother in the 1901 Census.

Germaine

Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 16:45

So we have the right family just no Thomas.
When did William marry can't find it on free BMD
Germaine
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Potty

Potty Report 24 Feb 2008 16:47

Neither can I!

Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 16:49

Not sure of that William was married to Fanny Swain and hat Stanley Brewerton as a son. Dont know if that helps.

Germaine

Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 16:52

Well the only other thing I can think of now is to hope William wasn't lost in the war and go through the deaths page by page and see if and when he died.
Have you any ideas Potty?
Germaine
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Potty

Potty Report 24 Feb 2008 16:58

Here is William's marriage - so there were two brothers:
Marriages Dec 1915 (>99%)
Brewerton William E Swain Holbeck 9b 1414

No ideas at the moment. It's beginning to look as if Thomas was locked up in a cupboard until 1910 when he got married! Unless he started as William, changed his name and age when he married Ann Lazenby and changed it back to marry Fanny (bigamously).

Going to check if William's has an army record.

Germaine

Germaine Report 24 Feb 2008 17:00

Yes just found that Potty so unless he had two wives on the go where was he.
I even had a look at initials but nothing standing out.
Bu if he was a bigamist why use false name for his first!! marriage.
Germaine
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Rowena

Rowena Report 24 Feb 2008 17:04

I had not thought of that senario, it all make sense now I and the great grandson of a name changing bigamist. If however he joined the Army how much information would Thomas have had to give ?