Post by stonefamily on Aug 10, 2019 7:18:03 GMT -5
So as far as I know this happened in Penzance. Because Jenny is Mom's first cousin they might be roughly the same age and mom was born in 1932. Florence was born 10 years prior to my grandmother so Jenny could be a bit older than mom. I do question mom but at the age she is and that she met these people back in the late 80's the information is harder to get out of her now. She lost contact with her cousins in the 90's so other than a cousin I keep in contact with there isn't anyone to ask. The cousin I keep up with knows little more than me.
Sue - in my experience with the 1939 Register it seems very few children were recorded, particularly infants or those only a few years old. I don't know what the criteria was but certainly for most families I have searched for I have found it rare to find the children listed.
I think the 1939 register is only searchable for deceased people, and only when the decease has been notified/verified. In my own family my mother was 9 when the register was made, and my father was 14. Both are on the register, but redacted on the image, and not searchable by name. Similarly for many other relatives on both my parents side (Cornwall, Devon, London) and my wife (Lancashire).
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 10, 2019 9:51:19 GMT -5
Well it seems we have come to a grinding halt for the time being. I've been racking my brain and cannot think of any other options that might help find a solution to this problem. But if there is a problem then there must be a solution somewhere …… !
2021 should bring the release of 1921 census information.....
One of the many problems in finding Jenny, never mind Florence, will be that Jennie may not be her given name - my gt-gran from deepest Cornwall, for example, was always known as Janie - but she was actually named Emma Jane C.... Thomas..... Most unhelpful!
Hi there, thanks for all your research! I have searched under just Florence and also Florrie which was apparently what the family called her. Also, she was indeed married and I see an Edward Clancy married a Florence Lilian Stone but not in Cornwall so I am unsure if that is her.I did try to search a Jennifer and Jenny Clancy and approximated her birth date but no luck. I could not find much on Edward Clancy either. Her mother was Sarah Beatrice Stone and the father is unknown is the case for many of the children except my grandmother Alberta. Sarah Beatrice registered most of the children with her last name and on the baptismal cert. lists herself as single woman. If she did indeed die in the work house which is where we last see her did would they have buried her there and perhaps in an unmarked grave or would they still have done that in the late 30's? It is very odd and she is not the only one that disappeared from the family. Her brother George Ivor I. Stone also disappeared after apparently deserting from the Royal Navy after the second world war so I am also working on that. I am getting my info from my mother who spoke to my grandmothers sisters around the mid 80's. They basically said Florence left and was never heard from again. Perhaps she had some mental illness that caused a break down but that is just a guess. I like a challenge and it has always intrigued my mother as to what happened to her aunt.