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Old 15-09-20, 06:02
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There are certainly gaps on FMP - transcripts only, rather than images etc.
It is hopelessly out of date, but the National Index of Parish Registers would indicate what was available twenty years ago and show where gaps might lie.
Devon was one of the counties were the Mormons were not allowed a toe-hold and virtually all the stuff on Family Search was from transcripts held by the West Country Studies Library in Exeter.
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Old 15-09-20, 19:49
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Thanks for the info. The Exeter interview is on Friday (done remotely, fortunately, so I don't have to go all the way down there for half an hour!), so sometime after that I should find out whether or not I'll be heading there...
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Right, back home and with access to certificates...

Death in the subdistrict of Swansea in the county of Glamorgan

When and where died: Fifth October 1884, 5 Clifton Row, Swansea
Name and surname: Robert Norman
Sex: Male
Age: 74 years
Occupation: Ship rigger
Cause of death: Apoplexy, certified by Jabez Thomas FRCS
Signature, description and residence of informant: Thomas Lloyd, son-in-law, present at the death, 5 Clifton Row, Swansea
When registered: Sixth October 1884
Signature of registrar: Arthur J. Richards

Thomas Lloyd was the husband of Sarah mentioned above. If his death was not registered by Ethel (or whatever her name was), it seems likely she predeceased him. Probably he moved from Skinner Street to Clifton Row, about half a mile away, to be with his family when he could no longer look after himself.
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Old 25-09-20, 08:37
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Without the security of marriage (and the chance of something after his death) a woman may well have moved on to be housekeeper to someone else if a man fell ill.
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Thanks Phoenix. As far as I can ascertain from the probate index, Robert left no will, so if he and Ethel were not married, anything which he left would probably have gone to his kids.
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