Thank you for that reply, it is very confusing as the 'half blood' has no relationship to the actual blood in the artery.
So if the mother of the 10 children had a child with their stepfather, and a descendant of this child died intestate then descendants of these 10 children would...
In my research I have discovered a great grandfather who remarried after his first wife died. His second wife brought with her 10 children by her late spouse, are these children 'stepchildren'?
Would the descendants of these 'stepchildren' have inheritance rights under the intestacy...
Thank you Leelou and welcome. Can you confirm your Francis (Frank) parents - James Hardy 1843-1916, Mary Ann Deeley 1848-1922. Received your PM (thank you) and will send my email address. My tree (Barlow-Hardy) is on Ancestry.
Thank you All,
I think these look more likely:
Henry hardy birth:
Marriage to Elizabeth Beresford...
Henry Hardy b1869 vanished 1891 - 1911
Mystery - James Hardy b 1869
It kooks as if James re-marries to Martha before 1940 and daughter Mabel still single living with the James household.
1953 James retired from the railway as a 'carman' (they refer railway carriages as cars) with daughter Mabel still single. Mabel must be 53 by then
Thanks Geoff, I have spent all day trying to find a death in Canada for James also for Mabel his daughter - so far no positive results on family Search.
I have posted on the 'Railway' forum re his employment with Canadian Pacific Railways.