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Query by sukie

Hi I have been searching for my great grandparents for the last 30yrs, with very little success.

I have birth and marriage records of my grandmother and her siblings, which state their parents were John Hales a Tinplate worker and Mary Ann Hales formely Evans.

John only appears on the 1881 census says his birth is Middlesex,Mary is calling herself Maria.

John dies on 22 July 1890 aged 44yrs, I pondered for a long time wondering if I had the correct death certificate, then I came across LABG/200/08 Norwood Schools, Elder Road, West Norwood. Admission and Discharge Register 1890-1893.
This register has John's 3 sons entering on 16 July 1890 and the address for Mary Ann is the same as on the death certifcate 65 East Street Lambeth Walk.

Its not clear if John entered before the boys,as it says father John in the Infirmary.

Mary An tips up on the 1891 census as being born St Martins Middlese.
1901 she is Anna A Stagg with 2 Hales stepchildren.
1911 she is Mary Ann again married 15 yrs to Alfred Stagg.

Next I find her death, she died 28 Dec 1916 at 1 Ernest Street Bermondsey, the death was registered by Alfred Stagg.
She was Mary Ann Louise Hales widow of John Hales tinplate worker.

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on 2011-11-23 08:00:03

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by millorange on 2011-11-24 16:45:15

I'm not sure what you are asking here - but it seems to me that you have all the right information. My guess is that Mary Ann never legally married Alfred Stagg though she listed herself as his wife. It is common then to use Mrs X and not be legally so. The census worker probably listed the kids as step children because their last name was different but they would be the step children of Mr Stagg not Mary Ann (again a common census error of the time).

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