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From: Keith Jeffery <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Roberts etc
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 20:30:56 +1200
>> Hi Anne and others, I know his date of birth from his death on
>> Freebmd in the June 1/4 of 1976 Southend/S date of birth 02 Jy 1887 .
>> ............Well I have searched the 1891 and so on for as many
>> combinations of his name as is possible , I think !!! and pages and pages
>> of births of Metcalfes and Roberts , and bought 4 so far birth
>> certificates all wrong . And yes there is one particular Edward Cecil
>> Roberts who appears in the 1871 as a 17yr old asst draper b Manchester,
>> disappears 1881, 1891,1901 , and reappears in 1911 as a clerk , dry
>> seller, aged 57, married for 30yrs, ( so c 1881 ) with 4 children living ,
>> married to Frances , 52, b Bombay, India . and they are living in Forest
>> Gate , Essex , not too far from Leigh on Sea where he was living in 1954 .
>> If he was in the cotton trade then I suppose its possible he and Frances
>> were in India from 1881 ?????????????
>> But who the 4 children of Edward and Frances were , I don`t know
>> ............ what else could Roberts be mistaken for ?? Robartes, Robells
>> , Robetts, Rebetts , I mean its a pretty standard sort of name ..
>> And I fully agree with Nick and Roy, marriage certs are not always
>> the truth !!!! my grandmother`s entry was a complete fiction , except for
>> her Christian name !!!! But I may try the Mariners list again , they were
>> wonderfully helpful with my grandfather ........
Have you tried FIBIS (Families in British India...
Presidency of Marriage Bombay
Marriage Year 1881
Husband First Names Edward C
Husband Surname Roberts
Wife First Names Frances M
Wife Surname Smith
IOR Reference Z/N/3
Volume Number 55
LDS Film Reference 523857
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