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Annie Spence born 1902 in Raphoe Donegal

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Aspen Report 10 Mar 2013 20:11



Aspen Report 18 Mar 2013 16:56



Ryan Report 19 Mar 2013 13:19

have you tried any of the websites about marriages in the Army on the internet :-)


Ryan Report 19 Mar 2013 13:27

Also please remember that some records over in ireland where destroyed have you try a website calle Roots Ireland they hold a lot of information. they also tell you which areas where effeted by the destroyed records


Aspen Report 19 Mar 2013 13:49

I have it on there too and nothing back for it either. I have spent the weekend putting "ANNIE" in for passenger lists from India. I know she was in India in 1928 and was to return later in the summer. Don't know if she was to return to England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland. I have used a free BMD site and put in Annie Spence to see what name came up for spouse and then check if an Annie with those names travelled. I am still not sure if it helped, but I am still working on them.
I am not sure which army sites to use.
Kind regards
Aspen :-S


Aspen Report 20 Mar 2013 10:37



Aspen Report 22 Mar 2013 15:37

nudge <3


Aspen Report 25 Mar 2013 16:33



Aspen Report 17 Apr 2013 16:13



Aspen Report 19 May 2013 22:21

nudge <3


Gins Report 20 May 2013 17:15

According to a tree at Ancestry, this is Robert. You need the certificate to check his fathers details and with a bit of luck, his sister Annie may have been a witness

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: Robert Spence
Spouse Surname:Edith R Gregory
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1930
Registration District: Eastry
Inferred County: Kent
Volume Number: 2a
Page Number: 2811

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: Robert Spence
Birth Date: 5 May 1906
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1982
Age at Death: 76
Registration District: Dover
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 16
Page: 1190

His wifes birth and death?

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Name: Edith Rose Gregory
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 5 Oct 1906
Christening Date: 11 Nov 1906
Christening Place: Carlingcott, Somersetshire, England
Age at Christening: 0
Father's Name: James Gregory
Mother's Name: Lilly

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: Edith Rose Spence
Birth Date: 5 Oct 1906
Date of Registration: May 2001
Age at Death: 94
Registration District: Thanet With Dover
Inferred County: Kent
Register Number: C6E
District and Subdistrict: 5751C
Entry number: 6

This is the tree, they appear to have full BMD details

Robert Spence

JohnCampbell2012Combined.ftm_2012-02-03_2012-07-01<<Tree owner

Birth: 03 May 1906 (3 May 1906) - Donegal, Ireland
Marriage: Abt. 1930 - Kent, England
Death: 05 May 1982 (5 May 1982) - Dover, Kent, England
Parents: William Spence, Lizzie Holmes


Gins Report 20 May 2013 17:18

I would think that this is his birth

Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958
Name: Robert Spence
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1906
Registration District: Strabane
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 2
Page: 309
FHL Film Number: 101071


Aspen Report 20 May 2013 19:25

I have given the information to that tree. There is a Spence connection there too. I have Birth, Marriage and Death certs for the family. I have been in touch with Robert's son and I should be able to get the information on Robert and Edith Rose marriage cert. I know that Robert family don't know anything about Annie only that she was in India and they have a letter to say that. Annie's sister, Margaret died 1928 and Robert's brother wrote the letter to let him know about the death. There was another brother in Fife and I am in contact with his daughter and she only knows that she had an aunt Annie but has no information, other that she went to India. Another brother lived in Wales and again, same story. I have been able to tell them about their roots. Annie may have not been registered at birth as I cannot find it and I cannot find her baptism either in the Church and the others were there. I have spent weeks ,6 in all, going through passenger lists. I took 2 free weeks and paid for 1 month. I put in "ANNIE" and then checked the surnames for marriages or checked any children to see if Spence was there too. There were loads of Annies but I did not manage to find her. Also, I checked any Mrs too. I still have a few names to check for marriages. I have a copy of that letter and it states Annie was to return later the year, 1928. No one knows if she did return!! There were a couple of Annie's that went out 1927 and returned 1928 but when a check was done, the maiden name was not Spence!
The only hope is that a child or Grandchild of Annie Spence will read this and know! Fingers crossed!!
Kind regards


Alemap Report 20 May 2013 19:42

Tried searching the web some interesting info. Scroll down to the 1942 item. Trouble at Studdale


Gins Report 20 May 2013 19:51


You said in your opening post 'Robert, known as Bobby and to date, I can't find anything for him'

Leading me to think you knew nothing about him?


Aspen Report 20 May 2013 21:33

I was able to find him with the information given here. I now am able to talk to them on the phone and hopefully we will be able to meet later in the year. Annie is the only one now and she is proving very difficult to say the least!


Aspen Report 21 May 2013 22:32

Thank you for the interesting information. That little girl is still alive but I won't mention this to her. She is a lovely lady and I hope to be able to meet with her this year.
Kind regards
Aspen ;-)


Aspen Report 22 Jul 2013 13:06

Nudge! <3


Aspen Report 7 Oct 2013 15:37

I still have not been able to find any info for Annie! Hopefully someone will be able to help me in my search. :-D


Aspen Report 11 Oct 2013 21:12