Okay, just possibly I'm being a little over cautious, because when I first started trying to source my great-grandfather, George Slade1, it seemed like you couldn't swing a cat in England in the latter part of the 19th century without hitting somebody named George Slade (which is really weird, since Slade isn't all that common a surname), but still:
This month is my month to pay attention to the Slade Name Study, so, among other things, I am working on adding Slades who are listed on ThePeerage.com to WikiTree. (That is, deceased Slades, where I can identify and source them.) When looking at Patricia Slade, I found her husband John Stephen Barclay on WikiTree, so I figured that I'd at least be able to add her and have her connected to the main tree right away, so I found their marriage record on FreeBMD (because I prefer to have at least one other source when adding profiles), and created a WikiTree profile for her. Then, I looked up her birth record on FreeBMD, and saw that her mother's maiden name was Beale. That rang a bell for me, so I looked, and discovered that I had already created a profile for a George Slade who had married a woman named Beale while working to connect a notable Slade three years ago. And, as it happens, that George Slade was listed as living in Kensington (where Patricia's birth was registered) in the 1901 census, and George's son Humphrey (another notable Slade) was registered as being born in Kensington in 1905.
Still, seven years is a fair gap between children, so I'd be happier if I could find some more definitive source tying Patricia to this particular George Slade, and not any of the other hordes of George Slades who seemed to be wandering around the British Isles at the time. Can anybody help me with that?
- Who doesn't come into this story at any point, so please forget that I even mentioned him.