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Alfred Speedwell Davis

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GypsyJoe Report 21 May 2012 11:19

Morning All

I heard from Susan and the link was a long one he was the husband of an aunt to her cousins husband. So in short really doesn't know much.

I have e-mailed back to find out if they had children.

Fingers crossed.



GypsyJoe Report 19 May 2012 18:10

Thanks everyone,

I have searched the tree and have now sent a message to Susan so finger's crossed and I'll keep you all posted.

Gwyn I'll keep that in mind thanks. :)

Have a good weekend.

Gypsyjoe :-)


jax Report 19 May 2012 17:55

If there was a child I would have pm'd it but I could not see any

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 19 May 2012 17:52

No I wouldn't have expected the wife to be alive either Jax, ...but as I said I had the PM box in case I found a child who would possibly have been still living.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 19 May 2012 17:49

Ashford With Shepway is the new name of our registration district, which was Shepway and previously Elham.



jax Report 19 May 2012 17:46

Well I would not expect anyone to still be living if they married in 1935.

Your post was not there when I posted mine as the page was still open

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.


jax Report 19 May 2012 17:31

Why pm it when she has died?


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

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 19 May 2012 17:29

If you want any local help, just say.


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 :-)


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 17:21

Joe, sending a pm with a possible marriage.


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.




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


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 23 Apr 2012 15:46

Gwyn that would be great thanks.

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 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 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.