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Fathers DOB: George Ernest DOUGLAS married 1947 Norfolk

Fathers DOB: George Ernest DOUGLAS married 1947 Norfolk

Posted: 10 Oct 2012 7:30PM GMT
Classification: Birth
Edited: 11 Oct 2012 1:03PM GMT
Surnames: Douglas, Self, McEwan-Douglas
Hello, my name is Andrew Ernest Douglas I am trying to locate my fathers DOB and the location of his birth.
His name was George Ernest Douglas
His marriage certificate shows he was married to my mother (nee Betty Self) at Norwich Norfolk England 27th December 1947
His age was given as 35years old.
He died at Norwich Norfolk England on the 9th July 1958 age estimated at 49 years old.
Dad did not know his exact age.
Estimated DOB 1909--1912.
We believe that he may have been illegitimate and he may have been name George Ernest McEwan-Douglas at birth.
He was always known as Tim by all who knew him.
If you have any information that maybe of help with my search please do not hesitate to contact me
Thank you all very much for taking th etime to read this message.

Andrew Douglas

Re: birth of George Ernest DOUGLAS married 1947 Norfolk

Posted: 10 Oct 2012 7:53PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 11 Oct 2012 1:05PM GMT
Hi,
Birth reg.

George Ernest Douglas

Partington 9d 610 Dec.Qtr 1905

Should have fathers name and occupation on it which will enable you to find your dad on the 1911 census.

Marriage reg.

George E Douglas - Betty Self

Norwich 4b 1538 Dec.Qtr 1947

This will 'prove' you have the right father along with the marriage cert. data.

Regards

Sandra

Re: Fathers DOB

Posted: 10 Oct 2012 9:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
That reference is for a *marriage*, not a birth. There is no birth registration for a George Ernest Douglas around the right time.

Re: Fathers DOB

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 6:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
My mistake. Carol is right I have given you 'duff' info as regards the birth reg.,it is a marriage.So all the more important that you obtain the marriage cert.

Regards

Sandra

Re: Fathers DOB

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 9:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Sandra for your help.

I already have the marriage certificate, but it was good of you to point out the information.

Andrew

Re: Fathers DOB

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 10:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Carol for your help. I am a bit new to this but getting there. I already have the marriage certificate, which I know to be correct.

Andrew

Re: Fathers DOB

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 10:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
If you have the marriage cert. what is his fathers name and occupation which should be on it??

Regards

Sandra

Re: Fathers DOB

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 10:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
There is no information in Fathers detail section of the marriage certificate. Mum told me that dad once said he thought he was illegitimate.

The main problem is that there are so many George Douglas all over the country, how to you find the right one?

I shall keep on.

Andrew

Re: birth of George Ernest DOUGLAS married 1947 Norfolk

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 12:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Oct 2012 1:05PM GMT
Hi,
D you know anything else at all,your dads mothers name.Where he grew up,who looked after him,anything at all might help.We'll try our best to help.

Regards

Sandra

Re: birth of George Ernest DOUGLAS married 1947 Norfolk

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 1:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Sandra,
Dad died when I was eight years old, he was working abroad in Africa so I did not have much contact with him. I remember mum saying that dad thought he was illegitimate and that his name could have been George Ernest McEwan-Douglas. I have tried this name but no luck so far. Just starting to try and look at the Scottish records, but they seem very messy, mostly newspaper inserts etc.
When dad was very young he mentioned that he live in Maidstone Kent (believed to be living with a relative who could have been the librarian. He served in the RAF in the war as a runway construction engineer.
I have found many George Douglas, and a few George E Douglas, but not to sure on how to find out what the E stands for. But then if I do find a correct name how do I know it is my father? I think it will just be a case of slowly going over each name.
Any way thank you very much for all this help, and I am sorry if this message is a bit long winded.

Andrew
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