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Another Batchelor with strange goings on.

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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 ?
 
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
 
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
 
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:
 
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
 
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.
 
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
 
I've been trying to tie in Stiles with them but as yet can't see any connection. Got to go now guys it's getting late here, thanks for your help.
 
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.

??
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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