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Robert Bentham

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Lynne

Lynne Report 17 Aug 2012 13:13

Trying to make contact with Robert Bentham cousin, son of Ernest Bentham of Market Drayton, Shropshire. I understand Robert was a CPO in the navy.
Would love to make contact.

Lynne (daughter of Donald Bentham, Ernest's brother)

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 17 Aug 2012 14:34

Lynne, chances of him or anyone who knows him seeing this is pretty remote.

When and where did you last see him? I think these might be his parents - if so, and you have no other avenues to explore, you might consider getting Lorna's death cert to see who registered it:

Name: Ernest Bentham
Spouse Lorna A Lee
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1946
Registration district: Whitchurch
Inferred County: Hampshire, Shropshire
Volume Number: 6a
Page Number: 2186

Name: Lorna Annie Bentham
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1925
Date of Registration: Jun 1988
Age at Death: 63
Registration district: North Shropshire
Inferred County: Shropshire
Volume: 30
Page: 118

Name: Ernest Bentham
Birth Date: 7 Oct 1919
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1975
Age at Death: 55
Registration district: North Shropshire
Inferred County: Shropshire
Volume: 30
Page: 0106

Jan

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Aug 2012 17:13

Have you tried the obvious first step?

Search trees on here...................

Second step......ForcesReunited

Third.....Friends Reunited

Lynne

Lynne Report 17 Aug 2012 18:13

Thank you both. Checking Aunt Lorna's death cert. is a good idea - I haven't done that yet. I have searched trees; have also done a search through Ancestry without success.
ForcesReunited sounds good - didn't know there was one.

Thank you

Lynne
p.s. Last saw Robert when I was about 5 but other cousins have seen him since but not since his father (my uncle died).

Lynne

Lynne Report 20 Dec 2012 09:52

Still no joy finding Robert. Sent for Aunt Lorna's death certificate; she had been found dead at home, no information about her son on it.
Found an old letter from Uncle Ernest where he talks about his grandaughters Amanda and Sarah so have now found their birth records.
However still no sign of Robert anywhere. Having been in the Navy of course he could be anywhere.
Joined Forcesreunited as suggested - again no information from them.
Not quite sure where to go next.
Lynne

Reggie

Reggie Report 20 Dec 2012 12:36

Have you tried Facebook for his daughters?

Or Friends Reunited?

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 20 Dec 2012 21:24

Re. death cert. I assume the informant is unconnected to the family.
You presumably have an address for Lorna.
Have you tried contacting neighbours - although a while back it's possible there is still someone living there who remembers the family (my mother has lived in the same house since 1963!).
Jan

Lynne

Lynne Report 20 Dec 2012 21:34

There was no informant only the coroner. Sad isn't it? A Genes member has found details of a person who could be aunt Lorna's daughter so I am going down that route at the moment.

Many thanks

Lynne

Reggie

Reggie Report 7 Jan 2014 09:27

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/living_relatives/thread/1335921