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Finding a person between 1968-1991

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ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 7 Oct 2021 12:26

Your grandfather's birth:

Births Sep 1918 (>99%)
Matthews Leslie Hawker Stratford 6d 1366


His parents' marriage:

Marriages Dec 1912 (>99%)
HAWKER Rose Matthews Stratford 6d 1457
Matthews Wilson J Hawker Stratford 6d 1457


His parents in 1939 :

Wilson J Matthews
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name: Wilson J Matthews
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1887
Residence Date: 1939
Address: Bell Bank
Residence Place: Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Occupation: Commercial Motor Driver
Line Number: 33
Schedule Number: 53
Sub Schedule Number: 1
Enumeration District: QFLT
Borough: Stratford-on-Avon
Registration district: 394/2
Inferred Spouse:
Rose Matthews
Inferred Children:
John W Matthews
Amy Matthews
Household Members Age
Wilson J Matthews 52
Rose Matthews 56
John W Matthews 23 [ scored through in red and marked "Cancelled" ]
This record is officially closed.
Amy Matthews 25 [ later surname Webb ]


The closed record shouldn't be Leslie, going by ages, but Wilson and Rose didn't have a child between John and Amy.


However, none of that helps to answer your query.

Duchess6

Duchess6 Report 7 Oct 2021 12:20

Thank you so much

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 7 Oct 2021 12:16

An old record for 49 Alma Road.


Robert Leslie Matthews
in the London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
Name: Robert Leslie Matthews
Electoral Date: 1936
Street Address: 49 Alma Road
Ward or Division/Constituency: Enfield
County or Borough: Enfield, England

With Kathleen Eileen Rhoda Matthews.


Don't know if that's the same Leslie as in 1958 or not .
If so, he's not your Leslie

I don't see them on the 1939 Register, nor do I see Leslie with the DOB stated on his death registration.


ADDED:
here's that couple in 1939 - so NOT your Leslie:

Robert L Matthews
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name: Robert L Matthews
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 6 Jul 1903
Residence Date: 1939
Address: 49 Alma Road
Residence Place: Enfield, Middlesex, England
Occupation: Relief Pressure Man and Booster Duties (Arp Gas Work
Line Number: 29
Schedule Number: 22
Sub Schedule Number: 1
Enumeration District: BECB
Borough: Enfield
Registration district: 132-7
Inferred Spouse:
Kathleen Matthews
Household Members Age
Robert L Matthews 36
Kathleen Matthews 28

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 7 Oct 2021 12:06

The ones I found were on Ancestry - but as I said, they only go up to 1965 on Ancestry.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 7 Oct 2021 12:06

Viewing the electoral register
You can view the Electoral Register by visiting Electoral Services at Enfield Civic Centre. You must make an appointment in advance by emailing elections@enfield.gov.uk.
https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/councillors-and-democracy/the-electoral-and-open-register/


That will be the current ER they're talking about, but they'd be able to tell you where to see historic ERs.

Duchess6

Duchess6 Report 7 Oct 2021 12:05

Where did you find the electoral registers please?

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 7 Oct 2021 12:02

Interesting -
well, that first example I posted was for Alma Road, and the second one includes a Patricia.

However, the London ERs on Ancestry only go up to 1965.

You'll probably have to refer to ERs for Enfield - possibly still held locally at an Enfield library - or they could advise you on where to go.

Duchess6

Duchess6 Report 7 Oct 2021 12:00

ArgyllGran i have found out that he was living with a woman who took his surname,

her name was Patricia and when he died he was living at Alma Road, Ponders End

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 7 Oct 2021 11:55

For our reference - and to check that he had no middle names:

Leslie Matthews
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Leslie Matthews
Death Age: 72
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1918
Registration Date: Feb 1991
Registration District: Enfield
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume: 12
Page: 531

Unfortunately, unless you're able to find him on an Electoral Register, I think that's something which will remain unanswered.

Also unfortunately, Leslie Matthews is not a very unusual name.

What was your grandmother's name?
What was his address on his death cert?


Without knowing your grandmother's name, there was this couple in Enfield in 1958. I know that's earlier than you want but if this is the right couple, it might possibly be a clue to address:

Leslie Matthews [ and Kathleen Matthews ]
in the London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
Name: Leslie Matthews
Electoral Date: 1958
Street Address: 49 Alma Road
Ward or Division/Constituency: Enfield South East
County or Borough: Enfield, England


OR -

In 1964 there's a Leslie and Patricia Matthews at 266 Nightingale Road.

LeslieMatthews
in the London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
Name: Leslie Matthews
Electoral Date: 1964
Street Address: 266 Mottingham Road [ Nightingale Road on image ]
Ward or Division/Constituency: Edmonton
County or Borough: Enfield, England
Reference Number: LCC/PER/B/3011

Just two examples - and of course we don't when he moved to Enfield .

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 7 Oct 2021 11:53

Electoral Rolls are the answer, but as you don’t know when he moved to Enfield/London it will be difficult.

Try Ancestry for the ER, Ithink FMP may also added a lot of them.

Duchess6

Duchess6 Report 7 Oct 2021 11:00

Hi

I know im probably asking the impossible but .........

My grandfather Leslie MATTHEWS b.1918 Welford on Avon
d. 1991 Enfield

He left my grandmother in the early 1960s, but i would love to know where he was living and any info between the years above......

I really am at a loss as where to start, any help would be great.

TIA
:-) :-)