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My great grandfather's name was Edwin Addison born 1880 in Shropshire. His Father is listed as Edwin Addison and the mother as Helen Radcliffe.I can find no birth, marriage or death for Edwin and Helen. The 1881 census shows an Edward and Ellen Addison as the parents of Edwin which then match with Known facts up to 1901 census and death records for both.
Prior to 1881 I can find no records for Edward and Ellen which match known birth years and birth places. Strangely enough there are records of an Edward Harrison and an Ellen Ratcliffe which match, even up to there marriage in 1878 but then these two seem to disappear and I cannot find any records of these two past there marriage.Could it be possible for them to have changed surnames?

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