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Hi

I'm looking for the family of William Binfield who married Minnie Dowle in Dover, Kent.

I know they had one daughter Mabel, who married Tommy Fox in India, and they had two children 'Molly' and Lynley.

However, apparently Minnie married again, although I cannot find any record of this anywhere. I know she used to say of her children, they're 'yours, mine, and ours'. Also my mum remembers her being with 'Uncle Bob', but she doesn't know anything more about him - except that he'd apparently been a deep sea diver, and also had something to do with either diamond or gold mines in South Africa, as they were all emigrating (with my grandparents) in order to become a manager of the mine.

I'd be very grateful if anyone knows anything about the Binfield's or of any other useful information.

Thank you for your help
Tracey6

Surnames: BINFIELD DOWLE
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on 2011-06-03 10:22:49

thelmaolive , from England, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2011. is researching the following names: DOWLE, BOND, FRIEND and 34 other(s).

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by janilye on 2011-06-03 20:38:56

I have a Minnie Binfield who died in 1953 as Minnie BINFIELD
England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005:
Name: Minnie Binfield
Birth Date: abt 1873
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1953
Age at Death: 80
Registration district: Dover
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 5b
Page: 714

Now this particular Minnie was born according to all these records;
1881 England Census
1891 England Census
1901 England Census
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
in Dover Kent in December 1875
and she lived
1. Limekiln Cottage 1881
2. 84 Limekiln St. 1891
3. 23 Penfold Rd Elham, Kent. 1901
Her father was Henry Leopold Lepper Dowle 1841 1896 and her mother was Mary Ann Stevens 1841 189
She married at Dover in December 1898;
William Jonas BINFIELD born September 1873 in Dover Kent and died September 1915.
William Jonas BINFIELD was the son of Philip Upton BINFIELD 1841-1931 and Margaret Ann HICKS 1843-1907

Now I can't find another marriage for this particular Minnie and she died as BINFIELD. I found only one daughter-Minnie Winifred M Binfield 1900 1993 who married Reginald GROOMBRIDGE in 1931.
Perhaps this is a completely different family.

I will continue to look for others in Dover for you.

by thelmaolive on 2011-07-05 09:33:52

Thanks so much for all your help. Sorry for the delay in answering, but my mum has recently passed away and it's been a bit upside down.

That's certainly the right Minne Binfield, she was the sister of my grandfather William Charles Dowle, and she raised him after the death of his parents at quite a young age. My grandfather was the baby of the family and Minnie was like a mother figure to him.

I was quite surprised at her date of death, as my mum said she must have died during WW2, as the whole family were evacuated together, and when they came back they could't find any record of her anywhere - or of her children. My mum did go to Molly's wedding, and knew that Lynley was in the air force, but no more than that. I know Aunt Min also had either a grandson or son called Philip - but no more about him.

Oh yes, I nearly forgot, two of Uncle Bob's children emigrated to Canada - one as a G I bride, that was Violet, and her sister Edna went with her for company, as they were going to live on a farm right out in the wilds.

I haven't heard anything about a daughter Minnie though - although it does sound like we're on the right track.

Thank you so much for all the information and work you've put into this.

Thanks again
Tracey

by janilye on 2011-07-05 23:14:03

This is the BINFIELD family I offer. Of course there were a couple of other Binfield families.
Philip and Margaret BINFIELD and their children, below lived at 72 Limekiln St. Dover 1881.
(Source:-1881 England Census;)

Philip Upton Binfield born abt 1841 in Folkestone Kent married Margaret Ann HICKS 1843-1907 in June 1862 at Dover in Kent
(Source:-England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915)

They had 8 Children including your William:-

1. Joseph Absolom Binfield 1866, married Louisa Ann BRYCE in Dover and Joseph and Louisa had 5 Children :-
Edward Philip G Binfield 1890
Eliza Jane B Binfield 1894
Arthur Binfield 1901
Philip Michael Binfield 1903
Grace Felicia Phylis Binfield 1906 1985

2. Philip Edward G Binfield 1868, married married Eliza Ann BRICE

3. Charlotte Lydia S Binfield 1871 1883

**4. William Jonas Binfield 18731915 married Minnie DOWLE 1875-1953 in December 1878 (Source:-England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915.)

5.Michael Henry Binfield 1875 1934
6.Alfred Edward Binfield 1876-1876
7.Robert Stephen Binfield 1878

8.Annie Maria Binfield 1879 married James HALLAM 1870 in 1898 Dover.
( Source England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915)

by thelmaolive on 2011-09-16 09:20:47

Sorry for the delay in replying. I'm very grateful for all your help, and the time you've spent helping me.

I did notice that William Jonas died in 1915, which might support Aunt Min's having remarried. My mum remembered her having a husband, and she wasn't born until the 1930's, so I think Min must have found another husband.

It's another very good line of enquiry.

Thanks so much for everything.

Bye
Tracey

by thelmaolive on 2011-09-16 09:22:09

Sorry for the delay in replying. I'm very grateful for all your help, and the time you've spent helping me.

I did notice that William Jonas died in 1915, which might support Aunt Min's having remarried. My mum remembered her having a husband, and she wasn't born until the 1930's, so I think Min must have found another husband.

It's another very good line of enquiry.

Thanks so much for everything.

Bye
Tracey

by h_ayley on 2012-08-27 15:54:54

Hi,

I think you may have two families there. My great-nan was Minnie Winifred Binfiel (Later Hammond & Groombridge) who died in 1993. I know a lot about her children not much about her parentage but I can find out.

Hayley

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