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ptjw7

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I have found a marriage that fits most of the information I have to but wondering just how much is enough :rolleyes:

Henry William Taylor Townsend was born 15 Oct 1855 to parents
Samuel Luke Townsend a surgeon and Louisa Taylor

Louisa died 1861 by committing suicide and Samuel died in 1866, never found Henry in the 1871 census but have found a marriage for a Henry Taylor Townsend born 1855 with occupation of surgeon his first name is a bit unclear but could be William.
Is this convincing enough :rolleyes:

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The marriage on FS has Henry Taylor Townsend, marriage 1876 Bethnal Green.
Also a death for same name, London City 1877 age 21 born 1856.
 

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It's possible that when he asked for the father's names the Vicar only heard William so gave both fathers the name William.

I'd say that is the son of Samuel and Louisa. How many Henry Taylor Townsend births can you find between 1854 and 1856 with a father who is a Surgeon?

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Checking GRO & Baptisms I cannot find another TOWNSEND to match.
Fathers name William could be an error though occupation of Surgeon increases the positive. Samuel may not have been in his life much so maybe wasn't sure?



Townsend - Birch marriage Aug 1877. There is a birth in Apr 1877. Occupation on baptism matches marriage.


Birth
TOWNSEND, HENRY CHARLES WILLIAM (mother) BIRCH
GRO Reference: 1877 J Quarter in LONDON CITY Volume 01C Page 15


London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917
Name: Henry Charles William Townsend
Record Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 7 Apr
Baptism Date: 29 Apr 1877
Baptism Place: Saint Bride Fleet Street, City of London, England
Father: Henry William Townsend (Occ. Brass Finisher)
Mother: Anne Eliza Townsend
Abode: 5 Montagu Place Little Britain


EDIT: Your original post reading #4 One son is with grandparents (is this from 1861 census)?


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This doesn't help none and you might already have this but just for interest sake if you dont.

Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England),
Saturday, February 17, 1866
TOWNSEND: On the 12th inst, of bronchitis, Mr S L Townsend, Surgeon, of Seymour street, Euston Square London, only brother of E L Townsend, Brunswick road Southsea. in the 73rd year of his age.
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Not sure if this is the same Samuel Luke

The Hampshire Chronicle, etc (Hampshire, England),
Monday, June 06, 1814
On Thursday last was married, at East Knoyle, by the Rev Talbot, Mr S L Townsend, Surgeon, of Hindon, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr J Sympson, of the same place.
 

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Thanks Rupert and Gibbo,
The other son is with the grandparents in 1861 -Charles Taylor dies 1861 and Ann Taylor - she dies 1866
That's also correct Gibbo see 1861 Census for Samuel Luke Townsend and Newspaper articles by Rupert.

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