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Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 16:25

I think the marriage index is mistranscribed and the cert would prove that. Do you agree?

If Daisy and John are John's children, they both go on to marry and have families of their own, so there quite a lot of relatives out there for Ray.


Astra Report 28 Aug 2010 16:33

I've just been having another look but I can't find anything to disprove it especially with her living next door to her brother and i think the Costey marriage is a good bet as they were still in the area on the 1881 census. He certainly didn't spend long with her before he was beguiled by Annie. Such a shame it's the typed transcription and not the original.
It would also seem that as he was John J Cosby then the original death posted by Artbeat in 1942 Bury Lancashire is probably the correct one.


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 16:38

Yes, I was really disappointed when I saw that index.

Might be worth getting that death cert although not sure how he ended up in Lancashire.
Wonder if he left a will acknowledging the children he had with Mary.


Astra Report 28 Aug 2010 16:46

Maybe he was living with one of his children. I can't locate a death for Annie now.


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 16:47

Would her death be registered as Cosby or Simmons?


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 16:51

There's an Annie R Simons death in 1911 reg'd in Hackney.


Astra Report 28 Aug 2010 16:55

That's the right one I think as maybe John re-marries in 1916 to Margaret Jones


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 16:57

I saw that one earlier and assumed it was the son John Joseph. However, with them both having the same name we can't tell. Another cert? Hope Ray is rich lol!!

Edit: you could be right as there's nothing about a marriage on the son's WW1 papers. Defo worth a cert then!


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 17:01

There's nothing on Ancestry :-(


Astra Report 28 Aug 2010 17:03

I will amend this post. I think it is the son. I'm getting my children confused which isn't difficult because there are so many of them. Because of the daughter Daisy and because his Military record seems to finish in 1914-15 at which time he wasn't married. He is discharged to Greenwich so it must be him. At this point in time he is not that far away from his Father. Sad really isn't it.


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 17:03

There are some possible births which would go with that marriage:

Births Jun 1918
Cosby Norah M Jones Lewisham 1d 1498
Births Mar 1920
Cosby Margaret Jones Lewisham 1d 2747
Births Sep 1921
Cosby Daisy L Jones Lewisham 1d 2020
Births Sep 1923
Cosby John J Jones Woolwich 1d 1967


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 17:04

I think there must be something significant about Daisy. If you read the army papers, the son John Joseph has a daisy tattoo.


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 17:12

Wondered if it was a grandmother's name but I've found what I think is Henry's christening and it blows that theory unless Melicent's mother is a Daisy.

26 NOV 1820
16 FEB 1821 Independent, Yeovil, Somerset, England

Mother: ANN


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 17:15

No, she's Maria:


Melicent Purchase
Age: 17
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Gender: Female
Where born: Somerset, England

Civil parish: Haslebury Plucknett
Hundred: Houndsborough Barwick and Coker
County/Island: Somerset
Registration district: Yeovil
Sub-registration district: Coker

William Purchase 51
Maria Purchase 39
Melicent Purchase 17
Joseph Purchase 14
Mary Purchase 14
Maria Purchase 8
W Robert Purchase 6
Jane Purchase 2
Ann C Purchase 8 Mo

This is actually quite bizarre as one of my friends has Somerset Purchases in her tree!!


Astra Report 28 Aug 2010 17:17

I don't know whether that's a good thing or not! Having your sister's name tattooed on your arm in a horseshoe. Not very good for your wife!


Astra Report 28 Aug 2010 17:27

It's amazing what a small world it is isn't it.
I moved to the village where I live about 9 years ago. I work at a big farmhouse which was built in 1813. It is now a residential home for the elderly and infirm and i am the administrator.
When i began researching my family tree I found a close relative had worked in the village as a housemaid in 1863.........and where did she the farmhouse I now work in. When I discovered this fact it brought me out in goose pimples.
All the bells still exist in the house and all of the original fireplaces and staircase. It's Grade 11 listed and surrounded by trees which the original owner planted in the early 1800's. They also have a preservation order on them as most of them are not native to this country. I just love the house. Even before i worked there I used to stand and look at it and wonder what it must be like inside. Now I know!


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 17:30


I've e-mailed my friend to see if these are her Purchases; awaiting reply.


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 17:32

Have you looked for Mary in 1901? I can't find out what has happened to her.


Janice Report 28 Aug 2010 17:38

Do you have Find My Past? If so, can you look at Daisy Washford on the 1911 to see if Mary is staying with her. Bit of a long shot! (Daisy is in Strood in Kent)


Raymond Report 28 Aug 2010 17:42

you have blown me away. What do you want me to do? I will request permission to look at the family tree's, what certs do you want me to get?