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Another Batchelor with strange goings on.

solidrock2

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Richard Batchelor born 1857 Southampton. Married Blanch Youren 1873 Southampton. Now this is where it gets interesting, Blanch suddenly becomes Sarah.

1881 Sarah Cousins-boarder.
1891 Sarah Batchelor-wife.
1901 Sarah Batchelor-aunt.
1911 Sarah Batchelor-servant-widow.
Sarah Batchelor death 1923, Southampton.

Now I'm pretty sure that Blanch and Sarah are the same person so what is she and Richard hiding ?
 

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Just posting for reference

Marriage
Name: Richard Batchelor
Event Place: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Registration District: Southampton
County: Hampshire
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year: 1873
Volume: 2C Page: 57
Possible Spouse: Blanch Youren
 

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Somethings not right :confused:

Is this the only child or were there more?

Name: Stephen Richard Batchelor
Event Type: Christening
Event Date: 05 Jul 1874
Event Place: Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Father's Name: Richard Batchelor
Mother's Name: Blanche Batchelor

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It's the only one I have found,

BATCHELOR, STEPHEN RICHARD YOUREN GRO Reference: 1874 J Quart in SOUTHAMPTON Volume 02C Page 34
I feel that Blanch and Sarah are 2 different people. I think Blanch may have taken off and Richard had the 2 women as boarders and maybe hooked up with Sarah Cousins. They may not have married as he was already married. Just my thoughts :LOL:
 

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1881 census

1881 census
Name: Richard Batchelor
Event Place: Southampton St Michael, Hampshire, England
Registration District: Southampton
Residence Note: Castle Lane
Age: 25
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Genl Lab
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1856
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Page Number: 28
Registration Number: RG11
Piece/Folio: 1214/117
Richard Batchelor Head Male 25 Southampton, Hampshire, England
Sarah Cousins Boarder Female 25 Southampton, Hampshire, England
Mary Cousins Boarder Female 13 Southampton, Hampshire, England
 

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I feel that Blanch and Sarah are 2 different people. I think Blanch may have taken off and Richard had the 2 women as boarders and maybe hooked up with Sarah Cousins. They may not have married as he was already married. Just my thoughts :LOL:
Possible. Or I may have the wrong Richard his birth is right because of his mothers maiden name,
BATCHELOR, RICHARD DANIEL RUFFELL GRO Reference: 1856 D Quarter in SOUTHAMPTON Volume 02C Page 23
But his death is different.
BATCHELOR, RICHARD DAVID 77 GRO Reference: 1934 M Quarter in SOUTHAMPTON Volume 02C Page 2
Unless he changed his name as well.
 

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Marriages Mar Qtr 1910
BENHAM Florence Amy A Southampton 2c 27
FRASER Alexander George Southampton 2c 27
REDMAN Bessie Southampton 2c 27
Stiles Cecil Thomas Southampton 2c 27
 

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I can't find Stephen in census or his death as Batchelor. ??

A birth for Florence Benham ?
 
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I can't connect Stiles or Benham yet.

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Births Dec Qtr 1855
Batchelor Richard David - Medway 2a 275

Births Dec Qtr 1857
Batchelor Richard - Southampton 2c 8

I can't prove the 1934 death is the right or wrong one.
 
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The newspaper article states "the wife and child were chargeable to the parish since Friday"
Would there be any records for that? I don't know how these parish things work.
 

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