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Mystery Father?

I'm looking into my great-gran's parents. (Parents of Beatrice May Marks, 15/09/1906 - 27/10/1995)

Looks like her mother was Clara Jane Marks (Apr 1884 - Sept 1955)

My gran always thought Clara Jane's maiden name was Torrington, but remembers seeing a wedding certificate with a different name on it.

Her maiden name was actually Marks. Clara Jane Marks didn't marry Torrington until 8 years after the birth.

The 1911 census has them both living at 20 Prospect Row in Devonport, but there's no sign of the dad.

I have since ordered both the wedding and birth certificates to see if that helps.

Not really... can anyone help decipher these? It seems to the the same name on both, but no idea what it is.

Why would the birth certificate have been altered?

Thanks in advance for any assistance



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