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From: "Pam Downes" <>
Subject: Re: dates
Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 14:35:29 +0100
Some other points to consider.
With both children having the middle name of St Vincent, is there a
possibility that they could have been born on the island of St Vincent
?(geography -wise, Caribbean way, but can't be more accurate) This could
explain why Edward is not on the 1881 census - he and parents are still on
the island. www.statistics.gov.uk/registration/CertificatesOverseas.asp
might be of help.
Edward and Arthur may not be on the 1901 census because they're not in the
UK. Is Edward a full-time soldier? Have you tried the regiments they were in
for any more info?
I presume that the Debt of Honour List you refer to is the Commonwealth War
Graves Commission site? (www.cwgc.org) Did you notice that Arthur had his
parents and wife listed? And Edward had his wife's initial listed. Know
it's boring, but a trawl through the GRO Index for the marriages, and then
obtaining the certificates, might be of help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "L&S Chilvers" <>
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2003 1:31 PM
> Many thanks to all who answered my query re birth dates. I'll briefly
explain the circumstances regarding my problem. Firstly my g.uncles name was
Edward St. Vincent Blackaby - I wouldn't have thought it was a common name -
and he was discovered on the Debt of Honour Register when my son was
researching my grandfather - Albert Victor Blackaby - Edward is listed as
having died on the 15th October 1916 aged 39. That is how I worked his birth
out to be in 1877. I have found his death registered on www.1837online.com
but not his birth for the relevant year plus or minus one year. He also had
a brother Arthur St. Vincent Blackaby who also died on 17th December 1917
aged 30. I can find no trace of these people on the 1901 census or the 1881
census nor can I find any reference to Arthur St. Vincent on www.1837 These
ancestors of mine do not originate from Essex but from Kings Cross, London
but I put my query on the Essex site because I have found the listers here
to be very help!
> ful. Hope this information answers the queries raised by Bert. Thanks once