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Mothers Maiden Name Missing!

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ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 14:46

Not sure if this is the right board to post this on, but here goes,

I've been looking for any children of a Leslie Gordon Lewis b.1909 and his wife Winifred Bragg, they m in East Glamorgan, Wales in the J-S Qtr 1945.

Having found a possible daughter b.1951 in Bridgend looking at the transcript under mothers maiden name it's just got a line thro it, can anyone explain why this is please.
Many thanks

ShelleyRose. x

Potty

Potty Report 3 Jul 2013 14:52

Unusual! The index does have just a dash under MMN and freebmd transcribe this as unknown. Two possible reasons spring to mind - the child had been abandoned, given a name and surname but obviously no mother's name would be known or the Index compiler could not make out the name on the copy of the Register.

The actual birth cert might help.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 3 Jul 2013 15:02

Could also just be a mark made by 'officer' when checking all entries done. ie a sort of tick ..

Potty

Potty Report 3 Jul 2013 15:02

There were 15 births registered in 1951 with MMN Unknown - most of these the surname was also unknown. There were two which had later corrections (these would appear to have been wrongly registered - the second Christian actually being the Surname.

Reggie

Reggie Report 3 Jul 2013 15:49

For INFO only

Births Jun 1908 (>99%)
Lewis Leslie Gordon C Cardiff 11a 414

Reggie

Reggie Report 3 Jul 2013 15:51

Are you certain that Bragg was Winifred's maiden name?

ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 16:06

Reggie
Apologies I should've put Leslie Gordon Lewis place of birth on my opening post.


ShelleyRose .x

ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 16:11

Reggie
Apologies I should've put Leslie Gordon Lewis place of birth on my opening post.


ShelleyRose .x

ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 16:13

Reggie,
I can't be 100% certain, I don't have the m. cert.

ShelleyRose. x

jax

jax Report 3 Jul 2013 16:17

If Bragg was her maiden name is this her birth?

Births Sep 1907 (>99%)
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BRAGG Winifred Newport M 11a 293

which would make her 44 in 1951


Do you know when and where they died?

Reggie

Reggie Report 3 Jul 2013 16:24

I posted the birth purely for info...............

Do you know when/where Leslie died?

There is no record of a death for him on FMP

ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 16:27

Jax
Thanks for this info. this one is possibly the most likely one, and at 44 it's also possible she had a daughter, (my mum had me at 43), not sure where I go from here?

ShelleyRose. x

ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 16:46

Reggie & Jax,

Sorry I don't know where or when they died.

ShelleyRose. x

Reggie

Reggie Report 3 Jul 2013 16:48

You could buy the 1951 birth cert.............see what info it holds

jax

jax Report 3 Jul 2013 17:00

If you do not know when they died...could they have left the country as it was just after the war?

ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 17:18

Reggie,

Yes I could buy the b. cert, - just checked the FreeBMD, and it states under mmn unknown.

ShelleyRose. x

ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 17:20

Jax,
That's a possibility - never though of that.

ShelleyRose. x

jax

jax Report 3 Jul 2013 17:30

Also...are you sure that Leslie is the correct one?

Leslie Gordon also has another middle initial of C

There are a few Leslie G's that would fit with that marriage

ShelleyRose

ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 18:18

Jax
Sorry for delay, just checking my info.

Leslie Gordon C Lewis b.1908 Cardiff. Parents of Leslie, Florence Annie Curtis b.1882 Cardiff and Albert Edward Lewis b.1879, Monmouthshire.
1911 Census: Albert Edward b.1879 Pontnewdd, Mon. (gas stoker)
Florence Annie Lewis wife b.1883 Cardiff, Glam.
Leslie Gordon Lewis son b.1908 age 3 Cardiff. Glam.
m. 5 years 1 child living, 1 died.
Living at 6 University Place, Splott, Cardiff.

ShelleyRose. x

jax

jax Report 3 Jul 2013 18:40

Yes I have seen the census but there were other Leslie G Lewis's born who that marriage could belong to...this one even?

Births Dec 1907 (>99%)
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LEWIS Leslie George Cardiff 11a 333