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Benjamin Charles Branch / Maria Jaccard

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Marion Report 9 Oct 2012 22:39

Looking for relatives of the above and their daughter Ella Marie Branch also known as Marie Ella.

Ella Marie Black died Oct 1981 in Croydon, Surrey and husband Alan Randolf Black died 1987



Reggie Report 9 Oct 2012 23:02

Who registered Alan's death?

Have you done any research to determine whether there were any children of the marriage?


Reggie Report 9 Oct 2012 23:03

For date info

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-200
Name: Marie Ella Black
Birth Date: 5 Jan 1892
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1981
Age at Death: 89
Registration district: Croydon
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 11
Page: 1513

Why do you refer to her husband as Alan?

England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005

Name: Archibald R Black
Spouse Surname: Branch
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1924
Registration district: Edmonton
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 1193
Find Spouse: Find Spouse


Reggie Report 9 Oct 2012 23:04

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Randolph Archibald Black
Birth Date: 10 May 1895
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1971
Age at Death: 76
Registration district: Croydon
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 5a
Page: 1843


Reggie Report 9 Oct 2012 23:08

You obviously didn't look at the age at death on this record..............which, incidentally, is inaccurate by one year

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Alan Randolph Black
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1926
Date of Registration: Oct 1987
Age at Death: 61
Registration district: Croydon
Inferred County: London, Surrey
Volume: 11
Page: 1560

England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005

Name: Alan R Black
Mother's Maiden Surname: Branch
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1925
Registration district: Croydon
Inferred County: Surrey,Kent
Volume Number: 2a
Page Number: 436


Marion Report 11 Oct 2012 22:16

thanks but I have made a tree with info on Ancestry - the only tree that comes up with anything close is a Jeanne Marie Jaccard and although born in Switzerland lived in USA. Ive been in touch with the tree owner

Alan Black who we bought our house from told us he lost his daughter in childbirth.

We have documents from before our house was built right up to when Ella Marie (or Marie Ella was given the house by her aunt)

I believe these wedding photos that we found to be of Archibald and Ella and the bride/groom's parents, bride & groom with bridesmaid, flower girl and best man.

thankyou for what you have added above though - its appreciated.



Reggie Report 11 Oct 2012 23:20

So this is all connected to your previous threads?

At least the info I have provided is comparatively had the woman married to her son

Marriages Jun 1891 (>99%)
Branch Benjamin Charles Kensington 1a 247
Jaccard Marie Henriette Kensington 1a 247
Tingey William Harold Kensington 1a 247
Tovey Maria Kensington 1a 247

1911 census

Person: BRANCH, Benjamin Charles Address: 9 St Margarets Road Tottenham

BRANCH, Benjamin Charles Head Married20 years M 47 1864 Fire Insurance Coy Messenger Middlesex Kensington VIEW
BRANCH, Marie Wife Married20 years F 44 1867 Vaud Switzerland VIEW
BRANCH, Ella Marie Daughter Single F 19 1892 VIEW


Reggie Report 11 Oct 2012 23:20

Please don't start any more threads about this.............use the existing ones if you wish to add anything.


Reggie Report 11 Oct 2012 23:39

Deaths Sep 1929 (>99%)
Branch Benjamin C 65 Edmonton 3a 486

Deaths Dec 1936 (>99%)
Branch Marie H 70 Croydon 2a 630

1901 England Census about Benj Chas Branch
Name: Benj Chas Branch
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Maria H Branch
Gender: Male
Where born: Kensington, Middlesex, England
Civil parish: Tottenham
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Registration district: Edmonton
Sub-registration district: Tottenham
ED, institution, or vessel: 30
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 65
Piece: 1250
Folio: 117
Page Number: 12
Household Members:
Name Age
Benj Chas Branch 37
Maria H Branch 34
Ella H Branch 9
Edith C Saunders 22

As Ella was an only child, the line has died out


Petef Report 13 Oct 2012 10:30

Hallo Marion,

Is this a second posting about this family? I'm sure I replied to it

some time ago?



Reggie Report 13 Oct 2012 11:17

Third, I think, soon as she mentioned buying the house, I knew I'd been there before.........


Marion Report 14 Nov 2012 00:10

Yes I did initally look for Alan Black's family BUT then when I went through the paperwork to do with our house I started to look for his wife's family - not getting anywhere - planning on contacting a programme or two with the details I have to see if they can help - Ive done all I can on here and Ancestry - even the contact with the family member from Switzerland with the same surname but aroudn 100yrs older hasn't got back to me - I only have UK access on Ancestry.

I have me own family tree on here and Ancestry which is quite extensive but wouldn't have found out as much as I have about the Black/Branch families if I hadn't posted on here and Ancestry.

I do appreciate your help!


Marion Report 16 Jun 2013 01:52

Update for Reggie

I am delighted to be able to inform you that

The 3 photographs in question are now in the safe hands of Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning at the Bruce Castle Museum along with the information I accumulated with you help.