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Edmonton UK 1919-1930

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Tim Report 19 Jan 2021 21:04

I’m trying to find out where my grandfather Alfred James Kent (born 1893 Braughing Herts) would have lived after he married in 1919. I know where he was in 1933.
My father Alfred Charles Kent’s (born 1922) birth records him born Edmonton but that’s a big area!

My g grandfather Samuel Charles Kent moved from Braughing and in the1939 survey records him living 4 Meux’s cottage Whitewebbs Lane under Enfield


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 21:16

Buy a copy of the 1922 birth cert for the address, or wait till next year for the 1921 census to be released. Viewing records will be costly

There is no 1931 census


Tim Report 19 Jan 2021 21:27

Hi ErikaH, I have a copy of his birth certificate which only states District...Edmonton and Sub District also as Edmonton


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 21:35

Surely there is an address at which the birth took place. And the home address of the informant. Or have you only got a ‘short; cert?


Tim Report 19 Jan 2021 21:55

Just the short one....will obviously have to get the full one, thanks


ArgyllGran Report 19 Jan 2021 22:04

Alfred James's wife's death:

Dorothy Emma L Kent
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Dorothy Emma L Kent
Death Age: 85
Birth Date: 5 May 1893
Registration Date: Apr 1979
[May 1979]
[Jun 1979]
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration District: Colchester
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 9
Page: 1876

Alfred James Kent
in the London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932
Name: Alfred James Kent
Gender: Male
Record Type: Banns (Bann)
Marriage Banns Date: 6 Apr 1919
Marriage Banns Place: All Saints, Edmonton, Enfield, England
Dorothy Emma Laura Jeeves
Register Type: Parish Register

I'm not sure who this relates to, if Alfred James was still alive in 1933:

Alfred Kent
in the UK, World War I Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923
View Original Image on Fold3.
Name: Alfred Kent
Rank: Cpl
Record Type: Card
Service Number: 16213
Corps, Regiment or Unit: Bedfords
Title: WWI Pension Record Cards and Ledgers
Description: Widows and Dependents of Other Ranks Died Kennedy F-Kernutt K
Next of Kin:
Name Relation to Soldier
Alfred Kent
Dorothy Emma Laura Kent - widow <<<<<<<<<<

Perhaps "widow" is a mistranscription.


ArgyllGran Report 19 Jan 2021 22:08


Dorothy E L Kent
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name: Dorothy E L Kent
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 15 May 1893
Residence Year: 1939
Address: Pinkuah Lane
Residence Place: Halstead, Essex, England
Occupation: Housewife D Duties
Line Number: 39
Schedule Number: 98
Sub Schedule Number: 1
Enumeration District: DDLX
Borough: Halstead
Registration district: 200-1
Household Members Age
Mary A Robinson 69 - widow, housewife, 21/8/1870
Dorothy E L Kent 46
Alfred Kent 46 - disabled ex-serviceman - 1/6/1893
Edwin G Robinson 34 - 26/9 /1905, incapacitated
Edna D Kent 19 - 25/3/1920, "mental case"
Alfred C Kent 17 - 12/4/1922, student


ArgyllGran Report 19 Jan 2021 22:12

1926: Dorothy Emma Laura and Alfred James

Dorothy Emma Kent
in the London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
Name: Dorothy Emma Kent
Electoral Date: 1926
Street Address: 11 Fore Street Ward [ it's 11 Seaton Street on image ]
Ward or Division/Constituency: Edmonton
County or Borough: Enfield, England

They were at the same address in 1927..


Tim Report 20 Jan 2021 10:12

ArgyllGran, WOW thanks that is just what I was hoping for, but didn’t think it was available.

Thank you very much


ArgyllGran Report 20 Jan 2021 10:35

In 1939 they're next door (or possibly in the same house but listed as a separate household) to

Charles Jeeves, 11/12/1870, retired house painter.
Emma Jeeves, 2/4/1869, housewife.

Presumably Dorothy's parents.


Tim Report 20 Jan 2021 12:06

Both families moved to Pentlow and built bungalows next door to one another. I think they both took in disabled ex serviceman from WW1 and I can recall father saying they hosted children from London to give them a break from the city.


Maddie Report 20 Jan 2021 12:47

Name: Alfred James Kent
Electoral Date: 1927
Street Address: 11 Henrietta
Ward or Division/Constituency: Edmonton
County or Borough: Enfield, England

Name: Alfred James Kent
Electoral Date: 1926
Street Address: 3483 F0re Street Ward
Ward or Division/Constituency: Edmonton
County or Borough: Enfield, England


ErikaH Report 20 Jan 2021 13:38

in 1926 and 1927 the correct address is 11, Seaton Street, as posted by ArgyllGran