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Ronald Prior


Hi, am looking at my mother-in-law's family. In the 1939 reg I've found her family household with her father and grandparents and her fathers siblings appears to include a Ronald Prior born 13th (I think) May 1921 and as the parents were both Prior in surname, I did indeed find a Ronald Prior born in Q3 1921 in Lambeth so right area and Prior for mothers maiden name.

However when I asked my MIL she said oh was did he have the middle name James and did he die young as that was the only Ronald she'd ever heard of - I said, no doesn't seem to (there's a Ronald J Prior born in 1921 in Woolwich maiden name Howard that dies same year but I've yet to connect him to the family)- and she said then she's got no idea who that Ronald is in the 1939 reg. I don't seem to be able to find a death for this Ronald ? Can anyone help?
No death that fits on CWGC either.

Didn't die in England or died but no death reg in index for some reason??

When you look at records on Ancestry they give you a suggested records list. They are suggesting this was a marriage for this Ronald:

Name: Ronald Prior
Registration Date: Apr-May-Jun 1942
Registration district: Wandsworth
Spouse: Ylia M R Fox
Volume Number: 1d
Page Number: 1019

And this is the suggested death:

Name: Ronald Prior
Death Age: 39
Birth Date: abt 1923
Registration Date: Jun 1962
Registration district: Surrey Mid eastern
Volume: 5g
Page: 156

Details of a death are only as good as the informant. I can't say it's definitely him, but it's worth looking into.

Oh thanks, that's great. I might order the marriage cert before maybe the death cert. It looks like Ylia got remarried in the 60's but she was born 1923 so is the right age range.

Many thanks!