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Edwards & Lowe families Malmsbury & Old Sodbury

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Robin Report 18 Dec 2012 09:38

I thank both Reggie & Flip for their informative replies Which I have noted. I have recieved from another a very detailed reply regarding the Lowe's for which I'm extremely grateful.
It would therefore seem that my original posting of the 3rd of December has brought and is still bringing me more information.

Regards Robin


Reggie Report 15 Dec 2012 12:24

All I got was an automated PM asking for 'more details'!


Flip Report 15 Dec 2012 12:17

Messages answered, thanking me for the information. Hopefully Robin will now be able to find his way back to the thread.


Reggie Report 5 Dec 2012 22:48

It won't be the first...........!


Flip Report 5 Dec 2012 15:49

Reggie, think this may be a lost cause - no sign of the OP and the messages I sent have not been opened either!


Reggie Report 4 Dec 2012 09:14

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Vivian William Lowe
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1921
Date of Registration: Feb 1998
Age at Death: 77
Registration district: Mendip
Inferred County: Somerset
Register Number: SM15C
District and Subdistrict: 7212
Entry number: 220

The person who registered the death below may know the whereabouts of his sister.

Buy the cert for the name etc

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
Name: John Vivian Lowe
Birth Date: 19 Apr 1961
Date of Registration: Jul 2000
Age at Death: 39
Registration district: Chiltern
Inferred County: Buckinghamshire
Register Number: L4D
District and Subdistrict: 3271D
Entry number: 132


Flip Report 3 Dec 2012 13:30

Your mothers marriage is also to be found on the website I posted. They married 26/2/1949, her father Frederick Edwards, engineer and his father William Albert Lowe, quarryman. Witnesses Desmond Sidney Lowe and Maurice Albert Lowe.


Flip Report 3 Dec 2012 12:58

No Reggie, I sent it an hour ago and posted such, but failed to submit before I had to dash out. Message hasn't been opened yet.

I didn't realise there was another thread until I just saw your post.& realised Robin is new to the site. Will send another PM with instructions how to get back to the thread.


Reggie Report 3 Dec 2012 12:52

Great, Flip..............

Did you tell Robin how the site works?


Flip Report 3 Dec 2012 12:51

Unless your half sister died outside England & Wales, there is the strong possibility she is still alive.

Have sent PM with her exact dob and foremanes - found from here:


Reggie Report 3 Dec 2012 12:50

I just KNEW...only 2 posts!


Reggie Report 3 Dec 2012 12:41

Births Dec 1923 (>99%)
Edwards Elsa D Strange Malmesbury 5a 88

To find out how anyone died, you must purchase the death cert

Each cert costs £9.25 from the GRO


Reggie Report 3 Dec 2012 12:39

Marriages Mar 1949 (>99%)
Edwards Elsa D Lowe Sodbury 7b 991
Lowe Vivian W Edwards Sodbury 7b 991

What do you wish to know?

What research have you done?

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Flip Report 3 Dec 2012 11:14

Not sure you have the right marriage for your half-sister, she was Lowe but the marriage you refer to was to an Edwards?

Her sons death reg March, your mothers in June, so seems unlikely they died together?


Robin Report 3 Dec 2012 10:41

Looking for more info about my birth mother E.D. Edwards/Lowe (1923-1997), lived in Malmesbury ,Chipping Sodbury & North Somerset.. Brothers Rchard N. 1925 & Patrick J Edwards 1929 Malmesbury. E.D.E married Vivian William Lowe in 1949 (1921-1996)
E.D. E's children Jane R. Lowe (my half sister) 1949-? Married Nicholas Totney 1987?
E.D.E. sons Jeremy William Lowe 1951-1997 & John Vivian Lowe 1961-2000
Did mother & son die in a car accident? in Mendip Somerset?
I was born Robin Patrick Edwards 1945 registered in Brokenborough Wilts and last saw E.D.E late 1948 Now 67 and am a retired chartered building surveyor