Any information on the death, marriage and children of Frederick Albert Weston born 1916 in Birmingham, England? [closed]

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Can anyone help with information about the marriage and possible family of this second cousin once removed of mine?  I'm pretty confident of the birth registration, thanks to the mother's maiden name of Pedley.  

Confusingly, there are two possible death registrations.

For the first in 1960 (see and the probate record gives his widow's first name as Mary.

The best marriage record I've found so far is to a Mary Jones in 1934 (, though it seems a bit early.  Supposing that is the right one, then some of the following might be children: Sylvia D (; or George ( ; and Lynne V (

The second death registration in in 1979 (  It has the name as "Frederica" Albert Weston, but that may just be a transcription error.  It gives a date of birth of 20 Mar 1916, which tallies with my notes from an entry in the 1939 Register, (which sadly I can't access to check at present). In that case, he might (as an entry on Ancestry suggests) be the  Frederick A Weston who married Elsie R Newbold in 1939 (  And/or he might be the Frederick A Weston who married Dorothy I Vickery in 1942 (

Apologies for having to rephrase this question after finding further possible sources.

Any help much appreciated.


WikiTree profile: Frederick Weston
closed with the note: Death and spouses corrected with biography and citations updated
in Genealogy Help by Chris Weston G2G6 Mach 1 (17.5k points)
closed by Chris Weston

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Is this the one?

1939 register

174 Well Street, Birmingham, Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire, England

Frederick J Weston 16 Aug 1860 Male Silver Finisher Polisher Retired Single 173 1

Frederick C Weston 30 Oct 1888 Male Builders Brass Work Married 173 2

Edith May Bradford (Weston) 27 Feb 1893 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 173 3

Frederick Albert Weston 20 Mar 1916 Male Bradd Founders ? Single 173 4

Ellen Dianter (Weston) 03 Dec 1923 Female Canteen Assistant Single 173 5

Ref: RG101/5499J/012/13 Letter Code: QAIR

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by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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Thank you Marion.  I guess this is the record that I must have seen in the 1939 register.  The date of birth shows that he is the man who died in 1979.  The context of the rest of his family that you've provided show that he is my distant cousin the son of Frederick Charles Weston and Edith May Pedley.  That helps me a lot!

I've tidied up the profile using the information from the 1939 register and it actually seems likely that Frederick married firstly Elsie Newbold in 1939, having a son David in 1941, with her dying later that year (, and secondly Dorothy Vickery in 1942 ((
 ), having a further son Paul in 1944 ((

Interestingly there is a Dorothy I Vickery born at Bridgewater in Somerset  in 1915 ( and a Dorothy I Weston marrying at Norton Radstock in Somerset in Q3 1945 (, but given Frederick Albert Weston's survival to 1979, it doesn't seem possible that these are all the same woman.

More guidance from anyone on all this would still be very welcome.

Name: Dorothy Irene Weston
Death Age: 77
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1923
Registration Date: Apr 2000
Registration District: Sandwell
Inferred County: West Midlands
Register Number: B58
District and Subdistrict: 0701B
Entry Number: 238

Source Citation

General Register Office; United Kingdom

Ah yes, that looks much better.  I think that probably ties it all up.  Thank you again so much for your help.
Great.  I've updated the profile with all that.  I live in hope that it will attract some interest from my relatives.

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