Apologises the profile on WikiTree needs some work.
According to GRO index, birth was registered 1887:
|GRO Reference: 1887 D Quarter in CAMBERWELL Volume 01D Page 911|
Many Ancestry trees have date of birth 15 Nov 1887. I assume someone has ordered his birth or death certificate as the birth and death records available online don't give this information. Death record has estimated birth year 1888 so it's safe to say this date (or year at the least) is correct.
The 1939 register, however, has his date of birth as 17 Mar 1886. Note that the ancestry transcriptions are the wrong way round so you'll need to look at the image itself: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/sharing/21291268?h=e803d1&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url
I know this is him because further down the list the same address, 23 Goodrich Rd, appears a second time (not sure why they're separated) with his brother-in-law James Albert Gurney (my 2x gt grandfather), whose date of birth is correct here.
His wife's name is unfortunately blocked out by a closed individual below her. Using Ancestry to look at electoral registers, for nearly every year I see the same people living at number 23 Goodrich Road; James Albert Gurney, Albert Waterman and Emma Waterman.
This is where it gets confusing. Nearly all the trees on Ancestry have a wife Emma Margaret James. However, her marriage record lists Albert's father as Thomas Waterman, which is incorrect (should be William Waterman). It does say Thomas Waterman is deceased, and William Waterman was deceased. I can't locate any other possible marriage records at all.
The death record for Emma Margaret James also gives a completely different date of birth (although, as Albert's is also wrong on the 1939 register, I don't think it's much of a stretch to say her 1939 register DOB is wrong?)
Does anyone have any idea what I should do in this situation? Do you think it's just a case of the wrong father name being written on the marriage record (not sure how or why that'd happen) or do you think Emma Margaret James is the wrong person? I'm genuinely baffled by this and would be interested in hearing other people's opinions.