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Another family mystery?


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dovercourt but born Enfield
My great Aunt Martha Murray married an Herbert Jones 3rd quarter 1883 in Edmonton.
In the 1871 Census they are there with 4 children and Herbert is there as Herbert Jones 28 born West Bromwich and 4 children Maud, Herbert, Louisa and Annie.
So far so good but in the 1901 census
They are all listed with a 'B' as a middle name :- Herbert B Jones
All the children are still there.

In the 1911 census they are now all listed with the 'B' now shown as Brant.
Only 3 of the children are listed the 4th Maud Brant Jones is listed but crossed out!

There is a listing for the Daughters marriage to a Frederick W Blasing with the daughter shown as Maud Jones Brant.
Father is listed as Herbert Jones Brant and mother Martha Jones Brant?

Very, very strange just where did the Brant come from, so far I haven't been able to find Herberts birth in West Bromwich so cannot see if his mother was a Brant which could be an answer but not to the name reversal!

Any other guesses!


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