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Lorraine Karen

Lorraine Karen Report 5 Nov 2012 22:34

Looking for living relatives please:

Name: Percy Frederick Atkins
Date Of Registration: Jan-Feb-March 1869
Registration District: Lambeth
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1D
Page: 438
Sometimes used his wife's maiden name
(Thrasher or incorrectly spelt as Thresher)

Name: Louisa Thrasher
Date Of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1874
Registration District: Lambeth
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1D
Page: 504

Name: Horace Thrasher
Date Of Registration: Apr-May-June 1915 Ancestry
Date Of Registration:1893 Free BMD
Registration District: Fulham
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1A
Page: 318


jax Report 5 Nov 2012 22:45


Could you please stick to one thread about this family

Why have you just posted three about the same/related people?

Lorraine Karen

Lorraine Karen Report 5 Nov 2012 23:53

Have moved them across and deleted Horace and Louisa posts - thought it needed to be for each person (will do one thread for each family then).
Thank you

Lorraine Karen

Lorraine Karen Report 6 Nov 2012 00:10

Horace's birth has been listed on Ancestry as 1915 and on Free BMD as 1893


Penny Report 6 Nov 2012 05:55


patchem Report 6 Nov 2012 07:03

You have been advised to look for living relatives by searching the members' trees on here.
You put the names in, see who has them in the trees, and then contact the members.
If no-one crops up, then no-one on here is related, or is keeping very quiet and is unlikely to be using these boards.
Have you entered these people in your tree on here, so that people can contact you in the future if they join genes in later years?


Reggie Report 6 Nov 2012 11:31

From another thread...........

Lynski Report 5 Nov 2012 03:43
Use "Search all trees" under the Search button above.

Put the names in and if you find possible matches you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.

Just delete the automatic message that is there and type your own in giving details of who you think you might have a connection with.

Bagley, Millington, Morrey, Edwards, Sims, Weaver

Lorraine Karen Report 5 Nov 2012 20:03
Thank you Lynski!

Have you taken the advice yet?


Reggie Report 6 Nov 2012 11:42

To try to find living relatives, you must do some research on freebmd

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906

Name: Horace Thresher
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 12 Jul 1896
Father's Name: Percy Thresher
Mother's name: Louisa Thresher
Parish or Poor Law Union: Kensington St Philip
Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Register Type: Parish Registers

Horace was illegitimate...........below is his mother's marriage.............

Percy Atkins Apr-May-Jun 1905 Fulham London

Louisa Thrasher Apr-May-Jun 1905 Fulham London


Reggie Report 6 Nov 2012 11:58

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
Name: Percy F Atkins
Birth Date: abt 1869
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1950
Age at Death: 81
Registration district: Eton
Inferred County: Buckinghamshire
Volume: 6a
Page: 400

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Name: Percy Frederick Atkins
Probate Date: 16 Mar 1950
Death Date: 17 Feb 1950
Death Place: Berkshire, England
Registry: Oxfordshire, England

Probate to Jessie Ann...........widow of deceased

Marriages Sep 1924 (>99%)
Atkins Percy F Elton Richmond S. 2a 1402
ELTON Jessie A Atkins Richmond S. 2a 1402

Deaths Sep 1955 (>99%)
ATKINS Jessie A 70 Maidenhead 6a 34

Lorraine Karen

Lorraine Karen Report 6 Nov 2012 18:13

Thank you Reggie

With Percy being age 55 (and his second wife presumably a similar age) they were unlikely to have any children.

With Percy being in Richmond, Surrey is another clue to being close to the Thrasher/Jezard/Courtenay/Solomon family as the Solomon family lived in Kew and Courtenay family lived in Richmond at this time.

Thank you for looking.


patchem Report 6 Nov 2012 18:29

As Reggie posted a death for Jessie in 1955 at age 70, she was born about 1885, and so was about 16 years younger than Percy.
Why presume they are a similar age?
Have you tried free bmd, just in case?

Lorraine Karen

Lorraine Karen Report 6 Nov 2012 18:41

Hello Patchem

Yes you're right Jessie was 39 when her and Percy got married so not out of the realms of possibility for having children then.

Bizarrely my father-in-law remembers Percy's wife being called Stella (this family alter their names with such regularity it is hard to keep up or another wife or unmarried partner)!


Lorraine Karen

Lorraine Karen Report 7 Nov 2012 16:56

Genes Reunited members Family Trees have been searched - no luck.

Have entered our Finding Living Relatives onto my Family Tree for relatives to contact us.

Lorraine Karen

Lorraine Karen Report 17 Nov 2012 12:02

Percy Atkins was a Theatrical Business Manager.

He has been found in The Stage online archive.