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William Binfield

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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

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

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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