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Allan Report 13 Oct 2012 11:29

my greatgrandfather was declared dead inbetween 1917 and 1922 he just walk out on his family about 1910/11 my greatgranmother had him declared dead
so she could remarry, i have been trying to obtain a birth certificate for my greatgranfather he had a very common name smith, would my granmother had to provide proof i. e. date of birth my greatgrandfather and birthplace, or his parents names,dose anybody know how to go about obtaining a copy
of the declaration my greatgranfather was a frederick henry smith born 1876/7
birmingham , lived in manchester from 1897/1911
allan glennie


Robert Report 13 Oct 2012 11:43

the first place to look is the local coroner office local to were your grandmother lived. as all deaths have to be delt by the coroner. then a search at the local courts to see if he had his estate wound up


Porkie_Pie Report 13 Oct 2012 16:53

If she had him declared dead then i would have thought their should be a death certificate,

Where did the said declaration take place?

I cannot see a death for him registered 1917 to 1922 in the Manchester area or one that fits the dob in England or Wales



Allan Report 13 Oct 2012 17:08

thanks for the reply , what i didnt had before frederick smith living in blackley
manchester on his marriage certificate fathers name william smith house painter, on his marriage certificate he is ferderick henry on the census he is down as frederick arthur ,from what ihave been told down the years she had him declared dead about 1920 before she could marry thomas higgins
allan glennie


KathleenBell Report 13 Oct 2012 18:43

Could this be his birth:-

Name: SMITH, Frederick Arthur H
Registration district: Birmingham
County: Warwickshire
Year of registration: 1875
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 6D
Page no: 184

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 13 Oct 2012 18:50

Ah well............looks like your Frederick Henry is likely to be the one then. Just thought the Arthur H. for middle names sounded right.

Kath. x