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Elusive Deaths?

ptjw7

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I find it strange that in some families the death of an ancestor is never found:confused:
I have often wondered if it was due to the birth being incorrect at the time of death or that poor written skills:D
Later deaths seem to be more correctly listed:)
Maybe they died alone with no relatives who had the relevant information - still very trying!

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Not only do some disappear from the Census but there are some who aren't baptised or married either. There are so many baptisms , marriages and deaths that I cannot find I sometimes wonder how I manage to have a family tree!
 

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Unknown man found drowned.
Died in the street on a job (coachman, carman etc) far away from where they lived and were unidentified.
Buried in the workhouse grounds.
 
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Emeltee - when you say you can't find baptisms, you are assuming they followed the Anglican traditions. The family may have been non-conformists so there wouldn't necessarily be a baptism.
 

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There are times when I can find the marriage of the parents and baptisms of some of the children but not necessarily all of them. I know there are other children because they appear in Censuses and later as witnesses at weddings even but their baptism is not to be found.
 

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