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Samantha Report 5 May 2024 21:49

Good Evening,

Ivor J G Ebdon,
Born - 1914, 1915 St Thomas Devon
Marriage - 1941 Plymouth Devon to Rowena Dulcie Whiteway

I have managed to locate a birth and marriage for the above person, however i am really struggling to find a death and wondered if anyone could please guide me in the right direction or even have a look for me.

I would be most grateful for your time and efforts.

Samantha <3


ErikaH Report 5 May 2024 22:04

Any record of children of the marriage?


ErikaH Report 5 May 2024 22:10

Marriage gives his first name as IVAN

AND his birth


ErikaH Report 5 May 2024 22:12

He died in 1990

The record is on freebmd


Samantha Report 5 May 2024 22:19

Thank you ever so much, as i said found a birth and marriage but unable to source anything else for him.
I had noticed the the name had changed.

Most grateful for your help <3


Samantha Report 5 May 2024 22:32

I would of thought that they had children, just not been able to find anything.

Does it state where he died by any chance?

Samantha <3


greyghost Report 5 May 2024 22:34

1939 register entry in case you don't have it.

1939 Register
20 Herbert Road, Exeter, Exeter C.B., Devon, England

First name(s) Last name(s) Birth date Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule sub number
Frederick J Ebdon 22 Oct 1900 Male Industrial Insurance Agent Married 287 1
Winifred E Ebdon 25 Apr 1904 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Collector Married 287 2
Ivor Ebdon 21 May 1914 Male Bricklayer Single 287 3
Transcript of Ivor's record


greyghost Report 5 May 2024 22:37

Register year of birth out 1 from that given by the person who registered his death

Surname First name(s) DoB District Vol Page
Deaths 1990 (>99%)

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Jun 1915 (>99%)
Ebdon Ivan J G Ebdon St.Thomas 5b 88

Birth reg. from the GRO site giving full names
Name: .............................................. Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1915 J Quarter in ST. THOMAS Volume 05B Page 88


greyghost Report 5 May 2024 22:39

Bit more information from Find My past death record - February 1990

England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Exeter, Devon, England

First name(s) Ivan James
Last name Ebdon
County Devon
Sex Male
Birth day 21
Birth month 5
Birth year 1915
Death quarter 1
Registration month 2
Death year 1990
District Exeter
Register number 290
Volume 21
Page 1090
Country England
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Great Britain, England


greyghost Report 5 May 2024 22:54

Express and Echo, Exeter, Devon Wednesday 25 July 1956

Motorist fined. Car had inefficient brakes.

Ivan James Ebdon, 51, Oxford road Exeter was fined a total of £8 at Exeter Magistrates court today for using a car with inefficient brakes and on which a door and wing were in such cindition that danger was likely to have been caused to persons.
Ebdon pleaded guilty to driving with an inefficient braking system, and not guilty to the second summons.
P.C. Jack Veevers said that all the spokes in the wheel were loose and that the wheel could be rocked on the hub for an inch.
The car, a 1932 model, was decscroibed by Mr A.J. McGAhey, defending as a vehicle "few go us would be seen driving"

Torquay Times Friday 16 October 1936
Motor Cyclist Fined
Henry Thomas Stone of 57 Bartonhill road, Torquay, was fined 6s at torquay Police court on Thursday for carrying a person on a motor cycle other than on a proper seat on September 6th in Castle Circus.
Ivor Ebdon of 33 Summerlands Street, Exeter, was fined 6s, for permitting himself to be carried in this manner.
Stone said he was only doing Ebdon a good turn.


Samantha Report 5 May 2024 23:21

Oh he sounded like a real character ??

I am on Find my past and not been able to find a death for him, how did you locate the information?
Am I doing something wrong ??


Samantha Report 5 May 2024 23:24

Also why would his name keep changing from Ivor to Ivan.
Just curious really.


ErikaH Report 6 May 2024 09:31

Not necessarily changing. Have you looked at the images? Could be bad writing

IVAN is the name he was given at birth, and in which his marriage and death are listed

The 1939 Register is the record which has the wrong birth year for him ..NOT his death.


ErikaH Report 6 May 2024 09:53

No idea why you can’t find children of the marriage - three records on freebmd

Cannot post here - much too recent

Easy to find……… ;-) ;-) ;-)


ErikaH Report 6 May 2024 09:55

The wife died in 2000


Samantha Report 6 May 2024 10:29

Maybe I have not been able to find anything due to looking under the name of Ivor rather than Ivan.

everyone always called him Ivor when he was spoken about within the family, even they could not get it right :-(

I will have a search for them on freebmd, thank you


Samantha Report 6 May 2024 10:44


Oh my I have managed to do something right.

Thank you for the guidence <3


ErikaH Report 6 May 2024 11:42

:-D :-D :-D


greyghost Report 6 May 2024 13:02

The 1936 newspaper report address would go with this 1921 census when he is recorded as with his grandparents. It also shows his uncle Frederick with whom he's living in 1939

1921 Census Of England & Wales
33, Summerland Street, Exeter, Devon, England

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age in years Birth place Occupation Employer
John Ebdon Head Male 1861 60 Devon, England Bricklayer Mr Tetter Builder Bricklayer
Bessie Ebdon Wife Female 1862 59 Barnstaple, Devon, England House Wife -
Fredrick John Ebdon Son Male 1901 19 Exeter, Devon, England Shop Assistant Tailor Mr Luget Exeter
Kathleen Ebdon Daughter Female 1904 16 Exeter, Devon, England Apprentice Tailorinhg Cannon Bros Exter
Frank Ebdon Son Male 1906 14 Exeter, Devon, England Labourering Stiler Builder Exeter
Ivor Ebdon Grandson Male 1915 6 Exeter, Devon, England - -


ErikaH Report 6 May 2024 13:17

Image of 1921 is IVON