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LaGooner Report 11 Sep 2023 15:21

Try as I might I cannot find the death of George Henry Bowles. He was born 1910 in Biggleswade and the last place I can find him is in 1948, he is a postal worker in Maidstone. There is one death in Maidstone but the ages don't quite match so I am not sure it is definitely him.


ErikaH Report 11 Sep 2023 15:59

Is he an open record on the 1939 Register?

Where have you looked for the death?

Age at death is only 'as known'..........................did he marry?


greyghost Report 11 Sep 2023 16:03

Births Dec 1910 (>99%)
BOWLES George E Bramley 9b 204
BOWLES George H Biggleswade 3b 276

Deaths in Maidstone

George H Maidstone Q1 1949 - age 60 so nowhere near correct and probate shows George Harold

George Q1 Maidstone 1969 - age 81 so again well out and no second initial

George Q4 Maidstone was born 1922 and is George Edward

Was he married - if so what was her name and age

Do you know his actual DOB? Deaths post mid 1970's give DOB


ErikaH Report 11 Sep 2023 16:07

Dob 6/11/1910. as per 1939 register, if I have the right man

The wife died in 1999, in DORSET


greyghost Report 11 Sep 2023 16:10

A possibility? A Q4 birth reg. could have him born anytime from mid August to end of December. The year is one out but an easy mistake

Name George Henry Bowles
Death Age 89
Birth Date 30 Sep 1909
Registration Date Dec 1998
Registration district Ashford With Shepway
Inferred County Kent
Register Number AS2B
District and Subdistrict 5581B
Entry Number 226

Possible obit to go with that - died 21.12.1998, obit in Dover Express, Kent

EDIT - not now we know he was 4 months old at the time of the 1911 census


LaGooner Report 11 Sep 2023 16:16

I couldn't find him on 1939 Erica.He was supposidly in London with the GPO in 1938. On 1911 census he was 4 months old. I couldn't find a marriage for him either. I have looked on Ancestry, FMP and Freebmd


ErikaH Report 11 Sep 2023 16:20

So this isn't him?

1939 Register
64 Allandale Crescent, Potters Bar, Potters Bar U.D., Middlesex, England
George H Bowles 06 Nov 1910 Male Civil Servant Clerical Offic Married 137 1
Winifred M Bowles 12 Feb 1913 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 137 2



ErikaH Report 11 Sep 2023 16:21

1921 Census Of England & Wales
28, Rose Lane, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
George W Bowles Head Male 1878 42 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England Platelayer Great Northern Railway
Margaret S Bowles Wife Female 1879 41 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England Home Duties -
Dora M Bowles Daughter Female 1901 19 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England Bookbinder D M Spong & Son Printers
Reginald J Bowles Son Male 1903 18 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England Storeman -
Clifford W Bowles Son Male 1908 13 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England Errand Boy Motor Works Co Operative Society Limited High St Beggliswade
George H Bowles Son Male 1910 10 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England - -
Edward Bowles Son Male 1915 6 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England - -
Winifred M Bowles Daughter Female 1917 4 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England - -
Leslie A Bowles Son Male 1920 - Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England - -

10 years 7 months, which fits a November birth, as the 1921 census date was 19th JUNE


ErikaH Report 11 Sep 2023 16:26

There is a closed record on the 1939 for the family...........presumably Leslie


greyghost Report 11 Sep 2023 16:26

1911 census was taken Sunday 2 April so if 4 months old likely born November 1910 to very early December.

ErikaH's find would "fit".

There is only one other birth of a George H Bowles 1909 - 1911 and that is Q4 1909 Nottingham

GPO was a Civil Service job at that point in time


LaGooner Report 11 Sep 2023 16:33

He was definitely born in Biggleswade Greyghost.

That would be Leslie as he was born in 1921. Erica


Kay???? Report 11 Sep 2023 16:34

Potters Bar handled and sorted most of UK mail and parcels in many years gone by.


greyghost Report 11 Sep 2023 16:36

Yes, I posted the birth in Biggleswade. Until you told us his age was 4m in 1911, the 1998 death could have been a possibility, (ages often a year out) but with the Nottingham birth that more or less proved it couldn't be yours.

The marriage ?

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Jun 1938 (>99%)
Bowles George H Robinson Hitchin 3a 3026
Gale Allan L Wilkins Hitchin 3a 3026
Robinson Winifred M Bawles Hitchin 3a 3026
Wilkins Mabel L Gale Hitchin 3a 3026


ErikaH Report 11 Sep 2023 16:38

According to 1921 census, which I posted for you, Leslie was born in 1920........

His birth was REGISTERED in 1921

Name Leslie Arthur Bowles
Death Age 77
Birth Date 26 Nov 1920
Registration Date Nov 1997
Registration district Biggleswade
Inferred County Bedfordshire
Register Number 32C
District and Subdistrict 3101
Entry Number 258


LaGooner Report 11 Sep 2023 16:42

That marriage sound very possible as he was with the GPO in Hitchin.
That may well be him on the 1939 at Potters Bar then Erica


ErikaH Report 11 Sep 2023 16:43

As I posted some time ago, the wife died in spread your net ;-) ;-)


LaGooner Report 11 Sep 2023 16:44

Ah that fooled me because I was not sure he married :-)
Slough is not in Dorset as posted Erica ;-) it is Bucks.


greyghost Report 11 Sep 2023 16:47

?? Death

Name: Year of Birth:
GRO Reference: DOR Q2/2013 in WORCESTERSHIRE (527-1E) Entry Number 508437718

Probate - ignore the Registry being in Oxford and death Worcs.

Last name First name Date of death Date of probate Probate number Document type Registry office
BOWLES GEORGE HENRY 26 April 2013 26 June 2013 4102010 PROBATE Oxford


LaGooner Report 11 Sep 2023 16:52

My goodness this chap is giving us the run around :-0.


ErikaH Report 11 Sep 2023 16:54

Senior moment............dealing with another query at the same time and got my wires crossed

Her death was 100% in BOURNEMOUTH

First name(s) Winifred Mabel
Register number B22D
Last name Bowles
Entry number 190
Sex Female
Date of registration mm/yy 0999
Birth day 12
County Dorset
Birth month 2
Country England
Birth year 1913
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Death quarter 3
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Death year 1999
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
District Bournemouth

DoB exactly as per 1939 register