Any hope of identifying George Wellbelove's father?

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Wellbelove-14  I can only find this birth record naming Eliza Wellbelove as mom. Anyone with access to Egham, Surrey, England records, or one name study?

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR8V-MX7
WikiTree profile: George Wellbelove
in Genealogy Help by Caren Smith G2G1 (2.0k points)

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His father's name was Daniel.

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J358-CGH : 20 March 2020), George Wellbelove, 1853.

Edit to add: Or maybe not.  One of the George Wellbeloves died in Surrey in 1932.

Further to add:  Daniel's son was probably not your man.  George William's headstone indicates he was military: "Ex RSM KOYLI."  RSM is Regimental Sergeant Major, and wild guess KOYLI is King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.  Maybe you can get his Army records and find clues there?

by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (639k points)
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Thank- you. I believe you are correct that the son of Daniel is the one buried in England. This George was indeed a military man who travelled around and ended up in Canada. He seemed to have no other connection to other family, and probably joined the army due to do other future hope as a fatherless son. He had one son William George. Further generations named George and/or William, no Daniel's.

Still I can hope someone with Egham / Wellbelove connections might find something.

The GRO registration for George William indicates that his mother was not married.

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
WELLBELOVE, GEORGE  WILLIAM   -  
GRO Reference: 1853  D Quarter in WINDSOR UNION  Volume 02C  Page 320

Thank you! Oh, dear, does that mean all the Wellbelove descendants are not 'really' Wellbeloves?

I guess I'll have to go through all the census records ....
They would definitely be of Wellbelove lineage, because his MOTHER was one, and her father was, as well.  What you don't know is his paternity - which, quite frankly, means very little in the scheme of things (all he did was provide the sperm, and some dna), unless you hang on dna as the answer to puzzles.

It is also possible that Eliza had more than one child without naming a father, depending on how many of those listed on the GRO are actually hers.

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