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Newspapers Willesden and Paddington

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KempinaPartyhat Report 7 Mar 2013 14:32

Is this her second marriage then?

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Henry James King
Name: Henry James King
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Age: 42
Spouse Name: Jene Webb
Spouse Age: 30
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 8 Jun 1919
Parish: Paddington St Paul
Borough: Westminster
Father Name: Henry James King
Spouse Father Name: James Lord
Register Type: Parish Register


Nancy Report 7 Mar 2013 13:13

Walter and Jane had three very young sons, after Walter died, Jane pretty much ignored the boys, threw them out so to speak. She married Henry King, June 1919. I believe the young children lived with Jane's sister, Ellen. Henry and Jane had two more children, Albert and Marjorie. I've not been able to track down any descendants of Albert b. 1920 or Marjorie b. 1923. Thanks again for your looking. Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

nancy :-)


MarieCeleste Report 6 Mar 2013 19:41

Afraid I'm not finding anything in the papers Nancy.

How was his wife Jane King - had she remarried? (She was Jane Lord when they married in 1912)


Nancy Report 6 Mar 2013 15:23

Hi again, Thanks so much for offering to help me! I don't have service records as such. I found info on the Forces War Records site and have a picture of his grave site at the Paddington Cemetery. I have his birth date as Dec 1885 born in Wandsworth and his death as 6 Nov 1917 in Paddington.

On the Forces War Records site it says
First Name: W G
Initials: W G
Surname: Webb
Age: 32
Nationality: British
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Information: (Served as HARRIS). Husband of Jane King (formerly Webb), of 31, Brindley St., Harrow Rd., Paddington.
Rank: Private
Service Number: 8365


MarieCeleste Report 6 Mar 2013 13:32

Nancy, I'll happily do a search about him on the British Newspaper Archives if you can give a bit more info about him such as when and where born.

As I asked earlier, did you get this info from his service records?


Nancy Report 6 Mar 2013 11:31

Thanks Reggie and MarieCeleste for your replies. Apparently he served under his name of Walter George Webb, then deserted and hid out before re-joining under the alias of WG Harris.

I thought there might be a news article about him deserting or about his death because he had deserted.


MarieCeleste Report 5 Mar 2013 20:21

Hello Nancy, welcome to the boards.

What did he do that makes you think he would have been in the papers?

Did you get the alias from his service records?


Reggie Report 5 Mar 2013 17:06

Try googling...............that's the best way to find ANY website info

But I wouldn't hold out too much hope of there being an article about the man in question.


Nancy Report 5 Mar 2013 15:31

Hello, I'm hoping to find a newspaper web site that would allow me to search for early 1900's newspapers in the Willesden and Paddington areas. I'm looking for news about a Walter George Webb who served with the Royal Berkshire Regiment under and alias of GW Harris. He died at the Paddington workhouse after being wounded and sent home. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

nancy :-)