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Old 09-07-11, 23:18
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Flippin' 'eck it's a bit late to be cryptic. I'll look tomorrow. lol
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Old 09-07-11, 23:19
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And I've doubled my wine ration and had two glasses!
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I can't find the Thompson / Wicks marriage that you're talking about, so I'm giving up on that.
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Old 10-07-11, 08:01
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Merry - you are right the date of the marriage was 1916 - have changed it. I was thinking it had been a long time since I had made a mistake!

I've never heard of Florence Hilda Baxter - just out of interest, can you remember what part of the country the death was in?

I always refer to him as John Arthur, as that is what is on his marriage certificate - - so I've changed that too !

I'm afraid he was a bit of a shady character too, I think!

Have been putting together some of what I have -

1916 - marriage to Dorothy Scrutton

1922 -3 - Dorothy has 2 children

1927- sails to Curacao

1928 - John petitions for divorce

1929 - Divorce proceedings fizzle out and petition is dismissed

1929 (?) - Dorothy moves to France with my mother

1930 - John writes to the Home Office requesting that my mother's sister be added to the passports of HW Wicks and Caroline Wicks, but not to the passport of Dorothy.

1939 -John is working in an armaments factory in Liverpool and being watched by MI5.

1960 - John dies in Hove, that surprised me as it is where Dorothy was living (although they led separate lives)

Have just sent for his birth cert
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Old 10-07-11, 09:15
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Florence Hilda Baxter died in Cobham, Surrey. She was a mother of a Wicks and grandmother of a Dowsett and Thompson.

Muggins, you have J A's father as John. Just for the record, he seems to use William J too:

1891 Census
DOWSETT, William J
STEYNING, Sussex
RG12 piece 824 folio 54 page 11
DOWSETT, William J Head Married M 30 1861 Coachman Maldon Essex
DOWSETT, Ann Wife Married F 31 1860 Combe Somersetshire
DOWSETT, Mary May Daughter F 2 1889 Patcham Sussex
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Old 10-07-11, 09:30
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Thanks - Elizabeth - I just wondered - in 1977 Wicks was living in Horley - I suppose not too far from Cobham

And thanks for the census reference - I have come across Combe in Somerset before - (something to do with Caroline on a passenger list, I think, giving the name of an uncle in Combe as next of kin )
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Old 10-07-11, 09:30
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My brain is not functioning very well...lol.

If someone wants to give me a job for either of the Muggins fellows, I'm happy to search around.
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I suppose it's possible that Florence Hilda Baxter was Ann's mother John Howsett's wife's mother.

Joan doesn't seem to have a maiden name for Ann.

Edit to say: Scrap that she'd be far to old I'm errr a bit confused already *goes for a lie down* I've only just got up!

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Old 10-07-11, 09:52
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Edit to say: Scrap that she'd be far to old I'm errr a bit confused already *goes for a lie down* I've only just got up!
I feel like that too, Maggie! I have been going round in circles with this puzzle - no wonder Muggins is confused!
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Old 10-07-11, 11:12
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Join the club!

I haven't seen the Times article, but do the initials GD feature at all?
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