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Alfred Speedwell Davis

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GypsyJoe Report 20 Apr 2012 15:54

I am trying to find relatives of Alfred Speedwell Davis. Or anything pertaining to this gentleman/lad.

He was born in Portsmouth in 1907. To Alfred Davis and Hursley Chapman.

In 1911 he was living in Richmond with his family. And I know he went of a holiday to Geneo in 1914 with his family.

I know nothing after this.

I know his mother appears to have died in 1925. :-(

His father also appears to have remarried but in Canada in 1919 and then later again in China in 1926.

I would love to know what happened to him.



brummiejan Report 20 Apr 2012 16:19

Name: Alfred Speedwell Davis
Birth Date: 1 Jan 1907
Date of Registration: Jun 1991
Age at Death: 84
Registration district: Shepway
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 16
Page: 1498


GypsyJoe Report 20 Apr 2012 17:07

Hi Brummiejan

Thanks for that, I actually had found that sorry I should have mentioned that. That's what I get for doing this at work. :(

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 20 Apr 2012 17:32

Buying the death certificate might give you a family member informant, who could tell you more about his life.

He died somewhere near here ie. Folkestone / Romney Marsh area.



GypsyJoe Report 21 Apr 2012 16:03

Thanks Gwyn good point. That'll have to wait till pay day. I was rather hoping there might be someone here that might have known of him.

Oh well, we'll wait and see and wait for pay day.



jax Report 21 Apr 2012 16:20

It would be very unlikely anyone knowing him to just pass by this post in the near future.

Have you tried the search trees for any connections?

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 21 Apr 2012 17:50


Do you live in Kent.? If not I could look in old copies of the local paper at the library on the off-chance that there was an obituary notice, which includes some family information.



GypsyJoe Report 23 Apr 2012 11:58


I have tried tree connections, there was one close match and I tried contacting that person a couple of times with no luck. There is no match for his mother at all.


I don't live in Kent, so if you could look at old copies of newspapers that would be grand, thank you :-D


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 23 Apr 2012 15:18

I'll swim to the library for you one day soon !

Gwyn really rainy Kent


GypsyJoe Report 23 Apr 2012 15:46

Gwyn that would be great thanks.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 28 Apr 2012 16:57

Checked micro-film of Folkestone Herald for issues 3rd May 1991 to 30th August 1991 inclusive looking in family notices, obituary column and acknowledgement / thanks without finding any mention of him.

Happy to look locally if you think of anything for which you need further help.



GypsyJoe Report 30 Apr 2012 12:23

Thanks Gwyn for that,

I'll order his death certificate and see what happens, I'll keep you posted though.

Thanks again



GypsyJoe Report 19 May 2012 17:09

Just an update on Alfred.

I got his death certificate and his wife Florence was the informant. They lived in Romney Marsh.

I tried doing a search on google for Florence at the address named but no luck.

Has anyone go any suggestions on what to try next please.



Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 19 May 2012 17:21

Joe, sending a pm with a possible marriage.


jax Report 19 May 2012 17:24

Poss marriage?

Marriages Jun 1935 (>99%)

Davis Alfred S Lymeth Edmonton 3a 1955
Lymath Florence A Davis Edmonton 3a 1955

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 19 May 2012 17:25

Hi Jax, have PMd Joe that there appears to be a tree on here with that Florence in :-)

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 19 May 2012 17:29

If you want any local help, just say.



jax Report 19 May 2012 17:29

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about Florence Alice Davis Name: Florence Alice Davis
Birth Date: 14 May 1909
Date of Registration: Jul 1998
Age at Death: 89
Registration district: Ashford With Shepway
Inferred County: Kent
Register Number: AS1C
District and Subdistrict: 5581C
Entry number: 156

Births Jun 1909 (>99%)

LYMATH Florence Alice Hampstead 1a 591


jax Report 19 May 2012 17:31

Why pm it when she has died?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 19 May 2012 17:37

Because I hadn't yet looked for a death Jax :-) I was only on freebmd ( looking at something for my own tree) , and just went directly from that to seeing if anyone had her on their tree here.

edit I was going to send by PM if I had found there was a child of the marriage so had the PM box open ready.