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Pam Report 18 Sep 2015 15:50

I'm trying to find marriage and possible death records of Jeffrey E Logan who was born in Bridgend 1941
Jeffrey is my dads son from his first marriage in Bridgend 1940
His parents names was Peter Logan and Ivy Frances nee Harris. I have their marriage cert and Ivy's birth and death records from BMD
Ivy died in 1943.
Dad was posted at a nearby RAF base with the Royal Artillery.

I don't know what happened between Ivy's parents and my dad after the war it may have been an amicable leaving of the baby with Ivy's parents but my dad returned to Liverpool.
I would be grateful of any input

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 18 Sep 2015 15:54

Have you looked on freebmd for any possible marriage for him

He could also be the informant on one of his grandparents death certs

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 18 Sep 2015 15:58

According to the birth record he is Jeffrey E F Logan which may help the search


Pam Report 18 Sep 2015 16:07

Yes I've looked on BMD for a marriage and death but I've not managed to find anything.

His grandparents death certificates never crossed my mind and it should have as my mum was the informant on her grandmother's certificate.

I'll search those straight away

Thank you


malyon Report 18 Sep 2015 17:58

could he have been adopted by his mothers parents as there is no birth for that name on bdm it must be him

found this

Print transcription
First name(s) JEFFREY ERROL F
Last name HARRIS
Gender Male
Birth day 13
Birth month 7
Birth year 1941
Age -
Death quarter 1
Death year 2000
District number 8611B
Register number 112B
Entry number 007
Date of registration mm/yy 0300
County Glamorganshire
Country Wales
Record set England & Wales deaths 1837-2007
Category Life Events (BDMs)
Subcategory Deaths & burials
Collections from United Kingdom


malyon Report 18 Sep 2015 18:03

not sure if this his he's marriage

First name(s) JEFFREY
Last name HARRIS
Marriage quarter 1
Marriage year 1964
Registration month -
MarriageFinderâ„¢ JEFFREY HARRIS married
Spouse's last name KNIGHT
District number -
County Glamorganshire
Country Wales
Volume 8B
Page 187
Record set England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
Category Life Events (BDMs)
Subcategory Marriages & divorces
Collections from United Kingdom
© brightsolid online publishing ltd


Pam Report 18 Sep 2015 19:49

Hi malyon

Thank you so much for the information.
I did wonder if he used the surname Harris, I'll have to look for anyone on here with him in their tree

I did look for the deaths of the grandfather and the closest I found was two years out on the age. He's a high possibility.
The closest I could find on the grandmother was a death in 1945 Cardiff

Thank you for your help

Kind regards



malyon Report 18 Sep 2015 20:39

hi pam
so sorry he died glad to help

findmypast is free today till monday

thats where i found information on jeffrey


Pam Report 18 Sep 2015 21:03

Thanks again for your help I appreciate it very much.


Pam Report 18 Sep 2015 21:09

Sorry I didn't say that my mum told me when dad came home from the war that his first wife (Jeffrey's mother) had died and her parents had adopted Jeffrey.
I wasn't sure if it was true as dad never spoke of the war or any family.
Though I do have all his ancestry and my mums except for my mums mother and half sister who both seen to have vanished in the 20s and 30s respectfully.


malyon Report 18 Sep 2015 21:25

what was the half sister's name


Pam Report 18 Sep 2015 22:09

Her name was Mary Eliza fowler.
She took her step father Levi Cowdell's surname and on her marriage to Job Taylor in Birstall she was Mary Eliza fowler Cowdell
She was born in Birstall. West Yorkshire app 1892 to Carie Fowler.

I'm off to bed now but if you're interested in a brick wall I'd be really pleased if you could make any headway.
I have loads of my mums ancestry but after about 1932 Mary Eliza vanished.
She was living in Mevagissey. Cornwall along with her mother and my mother at Lavorick Orchard.
Mum left about 1932 and that was the last she saw of her aunt.



malyon Report 18 Sep 2015 22:23

Mary Eliza F Cowdell
England and Wales Marriage Registration Index
Name Mary Eliza F Cowdell
Event Type Marriage
Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year 1909
Registration District Dewsbury
County Yorkshire
Event Place Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
Volume 9B
Page 1212
Line Number 52

Mary Eliza F Cowdell probably married one of the following people
Name Mary Bradshaw
Name Job Taylor
Name Tom Weston


malyon Report 18 Sep 2015 23:28

Deaths Dec 1939 (>99%)
Cowdell Carrie 69 Surrey S.W. 2a 812


Pam Report 19 Sep 2015 10:12

Hi malyon

Yes that's them.

Mary Eliza married Job Taylor who was wounded in WW1 as mum had said they had to save all their pennies to pay for his recuperation.
I'm not sure if Job died or what but Mary Eliza met a man sometime in the 1920s who I don't want to name on the boards, he was single and needed someone to look after his house and gardens while he was away travelling. Mary Eliza took on that roll, eventually Carie and mum went to join her

Some time in the early to mid 1930s mum and Carie moved to Surrey where mum married in 1936.
Whatever happened to Mary Eliza neither I or mum knew.
I've even trawled the cemeteries and death records in Mevagissey personally all to no avail.

Mums mother Mary Elizabeth Cowdell married Edward Patchet in Bradford 1920 she had a daughter who also died in the same quarter she was born
After that there's no sign of them
Mum was brought up by her grandmother Carie and aunt Mary Eliza.
I hope this lot helps
Kind regards


malyon Report 19 Sep 2015 12:44

was the baby born in 1920 name rita the birth name cowell mother cowell

no birth for patchett and cowell i found the marriage for them in 1920 in sept

Births Mar 1920

cowdell Rita Cowdell Bradford 9b 232

Deaths Mar 1920

COWDELL Rita 0 Bradford 9b 172


malyon Report 19 Sep 2015 13:01

Mary Elizabeth Patchett
England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
Name Mary Elizabeth Patchett
Event Type Death
Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year 1977
Registration District Bradford
County Yorkshire
Event Place Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Birth Date (available after June quarter 1969) 10 Apr 1885
Volume 4
Page 0043
Line Number 79


Pam Report 19 Sep 2015 13:18

Yes that's her baby.

I'm sure that's the death I found and phoned the registrar to be told the woman had a different maiden name
I will try again though to be 100 pee cent sure
None of the Cowdell's or Patchett's I've contacted have any idea what happened to Mary Elizabeth though one speculated he committed adultery and went to prison for it!
You're being so busy I feel guilty I can't do more


malyon Report 19 Sep 2015 15:06

this year matches birth b1892

England & Wales deaths 1837-2007
Collections from
Great Britain
Birth Year


Pam Report 19 Sep 2015 15:19

Oh wow. It is a very high possibility isn't it. Does it mention where in Yorkshire? I like to use the local register offices for certificates when I can.
I'll send for the certificate tomorrow.
It sounds strange but it would be lovely if it was her so I can at last know where my grandmothers resting place is.
I'll keep you informed about it.

It would be so special if both half sisters could be found so they get their final resting place in the family history records

Kind regards