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Mysterious change of name Thomas Henry DAVIES/THOMAS

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Re: Mysterious change of name Thomas Henry DAVIES/THOMAS

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 4:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DAVIES THOMAS
Thanks for this Megan.

Based on this I had a look a to if I could see Thomas Henry DAVIES in the censuses as a child. Something very funny is going on in 1911.
His mother Elizabeth WEBSTER marries Thomas Henry DAVIES' father, Thomas DAVIES, in 1882. But the 1881 census shows Elizabeth WEBSTER living with her first husband Lewis THOMAS and with five children. They have a boarder - none other than Thomas DAVIES (assuming its the same one).
It seems that in 1911 Thomas Henry DAVIES inexplicably adopts his mother's previous married name. This is made even more interesting because the name he gives his first son, Lewis John, is shared by his half-brother - the last of his siblings to be born to his mother's first husband.
Now, I can't a suitable death entry for Elizabeth WEBSTER's first husband Lewis THOMAS. I wonder if her second marriage was bigamous? Or if even Lewis John's parentage was in question by 1911?
Very, very weird!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Lisa Garnham 25 Jan 2013 4:06PM GMT 
Megan Roberts 25 Jan 2013 11:53PM GMT 
Lisa Garnham 26 Jan 2013 11:30AM GMT 
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