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GT Field and Rosina Hankin, no marriage

I am trying to trace a male relative, George Thomas Field, who was born around 1814-1816 in London. Although according to the census he was married I have found no trace of a marriage around 1850's - 1880's. His wife was a Rosina Hankin born in 1834 from Enfield. He was about 20 years older than his wife and he kept on changing his age from census to census. We know their first child was not his as his wife had the daughter out of wedlock and the daughter's marriage gives a different father. For all of their children, apart from the first one, whom I have just mentioned, his name was always recorded as George Thomas Field on their birth and marriage certificates but on the census he was only down as George. I can not find him on the census before he was with his children, so it gives me no precise details as to his parents and brothers and sisters.I have tried researching baptisms and with all of these I have traced his parents through the census and have proved they are not his parents.

I have looked at the census' he is on and tried to find parents and possible relatives with nothing, as they may have been living locally.

I wonder if there is anything I have not tried. London is a big area and it is not helpful. It gives no clues on his death certificate. He died on 26/11/1898 in Union Workhouse Barnet. unfortunately these records for this workhouse have been destroyed for the years he was present.. We have been to the local records office for this.

What is the procedure if there is no marriage? I have even gone through parish records and can not find a marriage. Of course he could have been married before but all the George Thomas' before are not him. I have also looked into a variation of his first and second names and tried George and Thomas on their own as well as Thomas George.

Of course someone reading this may have a death certificate where George Thomas Field has reported the death, this will then help me to work out his immediate family, brothers and sisters and parents.

Any advice would be most appreciated.


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