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William John Laker circa1869/70 - 1920

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William John Laker

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Great Site.....

I am looking to find a birth for William John Laker died 1920 19th September aged 49 years, I have his marriage certificate also to Elizabeth Green 1898 29th May Bethany Hall Croydon Road Caterham Surrey.

Have a sackful of incorrect birth certificates at the moment..... for one reason or another, normally the fathers name incorrect, should be William John Laker (senior) occupation seaman.

I am also unable to find William on any of the Census from 1871 through to 1901 although he married in Caterham so would have thought he would be in this 1901 census at least.

Have some information regarding his military life, Bedfordshire Regiment, Commonwealth War Graves Commission etc., visited the Kew Archives no joy, records were destroyed during the bombing of the 2nd World War.

Where do I go from here, is it possible to find out who lived at 80, Commonwealth Road, Caterham residence at time of death..Also the house of his son, my father George Edward Laker 1913 who was born there.

anyways any pointers would be gratefully received.....

dottie
 

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Hi Dottie,

The electorial register will give you the name of the person living at that address.

I've had a look for William on the census, there was one but his fathers name was Alfred, he was a boatman/coastguard, but William was married to a Alice so that rules him out.

Did William have any siblings?. You could try tracing the family through them.
His fathers name could have been entered incorrectly on the marriage certificate, which does happen.
 

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Dottie,

What are the certificates you have? Theres a birth for a William John Laker 1869 district Horsham, is this one of the wrong certificates?
 

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Dottie,

What are the certificates you have? Theres a birth for a William John Laker 1869 district Horsham, is this one of the wrong certificates?
 
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Dottie,

What are the certificates you have? Theres a birth for a William John Laker 1869 district Horsham, is this one of the wrong certificates?
Yes Julie sadly it is....... twice lol lol.....

1844 registration Faversham Teynham father Edward John Laker

1879 registration Midhurst 1870 father Henry Laker
 

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