Help on Prescott-2487 please?

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My father Kenneth Ronald (Prescott-2483) was adopted (his father died whilst his mother was pregnant with him) and I have recently started researching his biological parents. We always thought that he was an only child but it seems he had an older sister Queenie (Prescott-2488) and older brother Leonard (Prescott-2487). I have found loads of info about Queenie but cannot find anything about Leonard other than his birth.

I have written some 'Research Notes' in his profile showing where I have searched in vain.

I don't have any subscriptions to paid-for genealogy sites I'm afraid.

Can anyone suggest where else I might look? Or perhaps find something I have overlooked?

Many thanks in advance for any useful info.
WikiTree profile: Leonard Prescott
in Genealogy Help by Martin Bryant G2G Crew (610 points)

Could this be him?

PRESCOTT, LEONARD  HENRY   1915  
GRO Reference:  DOR  Q1/2014 in BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET  (300-1C)  Entry Number 509604134

Name: Mr Leonard Henry Prescott
Gender: Male
Age: 99
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1915
Last Residence: Bath, Somerset, England
Postal Code District: BA2
Death Date: 3 Jan 2014

Leonard Prescott in the UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-2019
Name: Leonard Prescott
Gender: Male
Death Age: 98
Birth Date: abt 1916
Residence Place: Bath
Death Date: 3 Jan 2014
Death Place: Bath, Kingswood
Obituary Date: 9 Jan 2014
Spouse: Jean
Child: Clive
Leonard H Prescott in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: Leonard H Prescott
Registration Date: Jan 1949
[Feb 1949]
[Mar 1949]
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration District: Bath
Inferred County: Somerset
Spouse: Jean Densley
Volume Number: 7c
Page Number: 26
Follow the reasoning here with the dates.  You already wondered about the marriage. The Leonard Henry Prescott who died in 2014 had a wife with the same name.  He was born in 1915, late enough to have the birth registered first Quarter of 1916.

Even if he is not your Leonard Henry Prescott, these records all belong to the same person.  (And I cannot find another Leonard Henry Prescott.)
No guarantees this one is the same man, but it looks as though it could be --

Mr Leonard H Prescott in the UK, Electoral Registers, 2003-2010
Name: Mr Leonard H Prescott
Birth Date: 1915-1917
Residence Date: 2003-2010
Address: 162, Wellsway, BA2 4SE
Residence Place: Bath, Somerset, England

Thanks for all the replies Melanie. That's great! I think you've got him :)

I used the death search on FreeBMD which gives the last Leonard Prescott in 1986... I guess they don't have all of the latest records.

I see that your source 'UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-2019' is available on ancestry.com but I guess it isn't freely available elsewhere? But now I know the year, I can see the record in the GRO index as in your first reply.

I think you are right about the marriage being him also (wife Jean Densley).

Thank you so much!

I don't have ancestry membership -- but I do use the library edition.

I almost got sidetracked by a Henry Leonard, and a William Henry (until I realised it was William, not Leonard).

Have you tried finding records using FamilySearch?
I didn't know ancestry had a library edition!! :)

But I do now! I've found the home page on the web. I'll have to dig out my library card details for the login now :)

I have used FamilySearch but couldn't find Leonard on there.

I found the birth record, and the marriage, on FS, but they're not attached to any profile.

Still, you now have an actual date of birth, not just the Quarter, a date of death, and a wife. smiley

The child you cannot enter - and some would say you shouldn't even put his name on his father's profile.

"The child you cannot enter - and some would say you shouldn't even put his name on his father's profile" surprise

Why do you say that? Am I breaking some unwritten rule?

If the parents were married in 1949, and the child was presumably living when his father died in 2014, chances are strong that he is still living 7years later.   We're not supposed to discuss the genealogy of those who are living, and, as I said, there are some who think we should not even name them on the profiles of the parents.  (Despite the fact that the names, spouses, etc, are available in public obituaries. If they're living . . . )
Ah I see. Duly noted.

I must admit that I was curious if I had any living cousins.

And at least WikiTree does make profiles of still living people private by default.

I must admit that I was curious if I had any living cousins.

And at least WikiTree does make profiles of still living people private by default.

.

I know that feeling. I also know what a buzz it is when you find them, or they find you, on Wikitree!  I've found a few living cousins (my maternal line) I didn't know I had until I branched out and started adding more and more family members.  Collaborating with them on building out those branches is also a buzz!

Yep .. or my grandkids would not have  profiles, nor would my kids. Nor would our other cousins (my paternal line) who are not members, but who gave permission, and information, for me to add them.  (One of those particular cousins did sign up, although he's rather too busy elsewhere to be very active here.)

Hi again Melanie.

In your second answer you gave the following data...

"Name: Mr Leonard Henry Prescott

Gender: Male
Age: 99
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1915
Last Residence: Bath, Somerset, England
Postal Code District: BA2
Death Date: 3 Jan 2014"

But where did you get that from please?
(I've got access to the Ancestry Library edition now but can't find that data.)

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