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Elusive Marriage & Birth details for Osborn

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Hello there,

I am having a big problem with one of my ancestors, KEELY OSBORN - various spellings have been seen Keeley, Osborne etc. On all his census forms he stated he was born in Chatteris, Cambs c 1848 but I haven't been able to track down a birth or bap. for him never mind a marriage. The only other detail I have about him is his death cert. He died on 10 May 1917 supposedly aged 69

However, I did find an Osborn Keely from Burnham Sutton cum Ulph in Norfolk (b approx 1845). I have lots of details (family, marriages and births etc.) for this person but the only thing that made me wonder if this was the same person was the fact that his occupation was a bricklayer journeyman and this was the same profession as Keely Osborn a bricklayer. Plus I cannot find Osborn from Norfolk after 1871 not even death records. 1881 sees the appearance of Keely who states he was born in Chatteris. It just struck me as odd that when one guy disappears the other one emerges, could they be the same person??

My ancestor Keely Osborn was "married" to Elizabeth b1840/1 and I think her name was Bower nee Stapleton (widow) they went on to have a few children. I have loads of information on her background and family etc. However, I cannot find a marriage record for this couple. Maybe they never did get married because for one reason if Keely was Osborn then he was already married! His wife died approx. 1880, Hannah nee Goddard from Kings Lynn.

Basically can someone give me some advice or assistance in finding proof of birth/bap/christening for Keely Osborn from Chatteris (1842 - 1848) or proof of his marriage to Elizabeth (1872 - onwards).

Any ideas anyone? I honestly don't know where to go next as he was the direct link down to my grandmother. :confused:
 

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