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:confused:Albert Walter Smith

isle of lewis - Scotland
My gt. grandfather:
Albert Walter Smith was born: 23/02/1900 Westminster in London (we think) there has been no birth certificate found.

He married May Lillian Annie Harrington 2/04/1927 in Edmonton

According to my Grandmothers information which is quite sketchy, he had 2 brothers Harry and George as well as 2 sisters Florrie and Ethel of whom i do not have estimate birth or death dates for.

I wish to find the dates for his Brothers and Sister's as well as their parents. Could anybody help i would be very greatful as i have tried this search many times without much success.

Thank you :)
Hi Glees123

Firstly what was his fathers name and occupation on his marriage certificate in 1927?

The birth may have just been registered as Albert Smith. If you could post me the fathers name details, then this will help us look for him on the 1901 census.

Hi benny,

Unfortunately i do not have that information. My Grandmother supplied the date of birth and marriage and i found the marriage & death certificate online but could only get limited information off as credits are needed to veiw it and i cannot buy any until late this year. My grandmother does not know Alberts father's name or his mother's.

Sorry about this.
Thank you

Hi Glees123

There was an Albert Walter Smith and an Albert Walter V Smith born in the June Quarter 1900, one in Lambeth and one in Islington.

A birth on the 23rd Feb could easily have been registered in early April. 42 days were allowed.


Your best bet would be to send off for his marriage certificate to get his fathers name and occupation, then you could send off for those two birth certs to be on the safe side and see if any DOB matches the one given by your grandmother.

You could always do a reference check by saying that the DOB should be 23 February for both certs and if one matches, there you go and you could get a partial refund if one or neither matches that birth date.


That is a good option if researching a common name such as Smith. I have used the reference checking facility on the GRO website and got a partial refund the the cert does not match.