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John Report 29 Dec 2012 19:51

I would like to thank all for their help & apologise for the delay in replying due to a long illness, again thank you all.


patchem Report 9 Oct 2011 16:52

Just wanted to check what the H was on the marriage certificate - in case it was actually Harold (or Howard).
Trying to see if he were illegitimate and only took the Hancox name later on, but cannot see a suitable Clasby or Green.
Not finding a Les Brettnal.

Bretnall exists, but cannot see any Les connection.


brummiejan Report 9 Oct 2011 15:46

Patchem, I think the H is for Harry - I located the death on Ancestry:

Name: Leslie Harry Hancox
Birth Date: 31 Aug 1915
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1982
Age at Death: 67
Registration district: Birmingham
Inferred County: West Midlands
Volume: 32
Page: 0811

But - just to add to the confusion?!!

Name: Harry Leslie Hancox
Birth: 6 Sep 1912
Death: Dec 1982 - Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England


patchem Report 9 Oct 2011 15:02

I cannot see any records for Brettnal (whether Les or something else)
Do you know of an alternate spelling?
Do you know what the H was short for, in Leslie H Hancox?
Do you know if Ted and Ivy were younger or older than Leslie?


patchem Report 9 Oct 2011 14:24

Births Sep 1894
Hancox Arthur Howard King's N. 6c 447
Births Jun 1896
Hancox Arthur Howard Aston 6d 404

But marriages appear to be after Leslie's birth.

Marriages Sep 1918
Green Eleanor A Hancox Kings N. 6d 263
Hancox Arthur H Green Kings N. 6d 263

Marriages Dec 1921
Clasby Violet M Hancox Kings N. 6d 335
Hancox Arthur H Clasby King's N 6d 335


John Report 9 Oct 2011 12:19

Yes, his fathers name was ARTHUR HOWARD HANCOX,but on the marriage certificate he was entered as deceased, dont know what year.


patchem Report 8 Oct 2011 17:33

Have you got Leslie's Father's name from Leslie's marriage certificate?


LadyofKent Report 8 Oct 2011 17:24

Found a birth of Harry L Hancox O-D 1915 Birmingham (mmn Scott)


brummiejan Report 8 Oct 2011 17:05

I can see his death record (he was Leslie Harry it seems) but no corresponding birth interestingly. This makes it very tricky to pin down births of siblings.

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 8 Oct 2011 16:57

Have you tried a search on this site, friends reunited, facebook or the electoral rolls,


John Report 8 Oct 2011 14:42

I am trying to find any relatives,brothers,sisters or cousins of the late
LESLIE H HANCOX,in the BIRMINGHAM area, he was born in 1915, married in 1935 to BEATRICE WHISTON in B/ham, they had two daughters,JUNE & SHIRLEY. They lived in TOWER RD Aston, then moved to HANDSWORTH in the late 50s. Beatrice sadly died in 1960 due to a car crash,Les passed away in the late 80s. Les had a brother TED & a sister IVY, she had a shop in LONG ACRE, NECHELLS,.She was married to LES BRETTNAL,TED lived near the BAGOT PUB on CHESTER RD.
Any imformation would be very helpful.