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Fred and Ethel Brown

Postby LizA77 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:29 am

Just started my research and I’m stumped already! I can’t find the Brown family on the 1939 census. Fred and Ethel (nee Harris) who married in 1920 and had 4 children between 1928 and 1933 (not sure if they had other children pre 1928) in Holbeach, Lincs. Why can I not find them on the 1939 census?? Any help, much appreciated!


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Re: Fred and Ethel Brown

Postby ciderdrinker » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:24 am

Hello and Welcome
From what I can see Doreen R born 1926 and Douglas are on the 1939 at Batleyfields lane East Elloe
They are with a Hilda P Brown born 14 July 1896 widow.Hand worker
There are 4 other entries blacked out which could be the other children.(There are 6 in all 1926-1933).

Hilda Pheobe Brown was buried at Holbeach 30 Oct 1961 age 63.

I'll see what else I can spot
ps a family tree on line suggests the following
Fred Brown b c 1892 died Dec 1951 Scunthorpe
Emily Ethel Harris died 26 Mar 1973 Scunthorpe born 16 .4.1897 d of Francis and Mary Ann nee Hopkins at Binbrook.
There is a nice photo of the couple.

She is then on the 1939 as Emily C Hyke birth 16 .4.1896 with son Cyril Harris born 26 Dec 1916,(step)daughter Doris Evelyn born 21 Feb 1923 and a Mr Fred Dudley Hyke born 16 Feb 1900 iron foundry furnace man.No note of a marriage to Mr Hyke.
But whether that is accurate ,who knows?
Sorry but I think you are going to have to get that marriage certificate.

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Re: Fred and Ethel Brown

Postby LizA77 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:29 pm

Thanks so much


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Re: Fred and Ethel Brown

Postby elsabels » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:43 pm

There are 6 children listed on freedmd as being born in Holbeach of a Brown / Harris marriage. 2 of those are named as being with Hilda P Brown a widow

There is a Hild P Harris marriage to Frank Brown 1925 Oxfordshire.

As already suggested you need to obtain the 1920 marriage certificate to enable you to find the correct Fred & Ethel Brown
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