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DARVELL (Maria Susan)

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MARIA SUSAN Report 26 Feb 2014 17:53

Thank you Prickles


MARIA SUSAN Report 26 Feb 2014 17:49

PRICKLES: I would love the information as Facebook and I don't get along! Too complicated. Maria Susan Darvell


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 25 Feb 2014 12:47

Marie - may we introduce you to ?? Admittedly you may be an experienced researcher and already have or know how to order certificates.

Each cert costs £9.25, all major credit and debit cards accepted, with free world wide P&P included in the price.

Although your post on 'this' board is intended on to find living relatives, there does seem to be some discrepancies on what you've been told and what the records indicate.

Once you have the correct dob, you might like to consider purchasing his military records which are still (I believe) with the MOD. They are definitely not in the Public Domain. There has been some suggestion that the Guards keep their own records, advise to be corrected?

The post on the link given by Reggie indicates that you were one of the heirs to an Intestate Estate. If you still have the researcher's contact details, may be you could ask them for copies of the various BMD certificates they would have had to supply to the Treasury?


Reggie Report 25 Feb 2014 12:30


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 25 Feb 2014 10:28

Have you 'slipped' the Death events for your father, or was he adopted by the Darvells?

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 about George Stanley Darvell
Name: George Stanley Darvell
Birth Date: 10 Apr 1930
Date of Registration: Mar 1975
Age at Death: 44
Registration district: Kingsbridge
Inferred County: Devon
Volume: 21
Page: 1487

England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005 about George S Darvell
Name: George S Darvell
Mother's Maiden Surname: Batchelor
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1927
Registration district: Watford
Inferred County: Oxfordshire - should be Hertfordshire?
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 1338

Can't seem to spot a 1930 birth anywhere.

Assuming the 1927 birth is correct, if Florence wasn't married the entry would have read George S Batchelor, mms Batchelor.

Who does he name as his father on (presumably his) 1948 marriage to your mother?


PricklyHolly Report 24 Feb 2014 22:37

I will check out the info again tomorrow Maria and PM you the details.

Prickles. :-)

Info sent regarding the eldest son of Hebert Darvell.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Feb 2014 19:27

To clarify one point - if your grandparents married before your father was born, technically he wasn't illegitimate even if he was conceived before the marriage.
Many of us have similar tales relating to our families.

Even if his biological father wasn't Stanley, it was assumed that as Florence was married , her husband was the father. This assumption occurs even if the legitimate husband had been dead for 5 years and the biological father didn't attend the Reg office.


MARIA SUSAN Report 24 Feb 2014 19:16

The posting of the marriage in 1927 is correct (between Florence and George Stanley)- my father was illegitimate as he was born the same year one month after they were married. PRICKLES: I would love the information. Thank you. :-)


Reggie Report 24 Feb 2014 12:05

Maria has been given info about how to return to....................

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


PricklyHolly Report 24 Feb 2014 09:42

Hi Maria

Have you researched his family to see if there are any living relatives?

Parents marriage...

Marriages Mar 1927 (>99%)
BATCHELOR Florence M Darvell Watford 3a 1224
DARVELL Stanley G BATCHELOR Watford 3a 1224

Births Dec 1906 (>99%)
Darvell Stanley George Amersham 3a 873

Household transcription
1911 census

Person: DARVELL, Stanley
Address: 3 Bellingdon Road Chesham

DARVELL, George Head Married M 31 1880 Carpenter London Kensington VIEW
DARVELL, Alice Wife Married 5 years F 25 1886 Bucks Chesham VIEW
DARVELL, Stanley Son M 4 1907 Bucks Chesham VIEW
DARVELL, Nora Daughter F 2 1909 Bucks Chesham VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 7790
Reference: RG14PN7790 RG78PN388 RD143 SD2 ED3 SN147
Registration District: Amersham
Sub District: Chesham
Enumeration District: 3
Parish: Chesham
Address: 3 Bellingdon Road Chesham
County: Buckinghamshire

Marriages Mar 1906 (>99%)
Darvell George Amersham 3a 911
READING Alice Amersham 3a 911

Births Dec 1911 (>99%)
Darvell Herbert Reading Amersham 3a 1660

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
about Herbert Darvell Name:Herbert Darvell
Spouse Name Dorothy:Bruton
Date of Registration:Jul-Aug-Sep 1939
Registration district:Amersham
Inferred County:Buckinghamshire
Volume Number:3a
Page Number:5876

(4 children born to this marriage)

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Herbert Darvell Name:Herbert Darvell
Birth Date:4 Oct 1911
Date of Registration:Apr 1998
Age at Death:86
Registration district:Chiltern and South Bucks
Inferred County:Buckinghamshire
Register Number:B19A
District and Subdistrict:3251A
Entry Number:287

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Dorothy Darvell Name:Dorothy Darvell
Birth Date:30 Jul 1910
Date of Registration:Apr 2002
Age at Death:91
Registration district:Chiltern
Inferred County:Buckinghamshire
Register Number:L7D
District and Subdistrict:3271D
Entry Number:292

Births Dec 1913 (>99%)
Darvell Margery Reading Amersham 3a 1685

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
about Margery Darvell Name:Margery Darvell
Spouse Name :Charles J Couch
Date of Registration:Jan-Feb-Mar 1940
Registration district:Amersham
Inferred County:Buckinghamshire
Volume Number:3a
Page Number:4303

(1 child born to this marriage)


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Nora Darvill Name:Nora Darvill
Birth Date:21 Feb 1908
Date of Registration:Dec 1994
Age at Death:86
Registration district:Wycombe
Inferred County:Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
Register Number:B27C
District and Subdistrict:3271B
Entry Number:45

I have found two Darvell's belonging to this family on Facebook.

Let me know if you would like the details.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Feb 2014 23:58

Post here for suggestion for coverage of the local newspapers

They might even know of parish magazines who would carry your request, or ask a local shop/post office to advertise in their window or even local Pub Landlords


patchem Report 23 Feb 2014 19:46


I do not think that anyone who reads your message will know your Father.

Perhaps you should put a letter in the local newspaper?


MARIA SUSAN Report 23 Feb 2014 19:39

Anyone in Chesham who knew my father George Stanley Darvell born 1927 died 1973 in a drowning incident. Married Mary Teresa Stanton. Had two children Maria Darvell 1951 and Karen Darvell 1953 - coming to Chesham this year to look around. Presently live in Florida. :-)