I've adopted a profile which I think I'm connected to. Can someone check my work please? Full trail included.

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I have found an orphaned profile for Frederick Hawking Crabb (was initially showing as Hocking - I've amended this to reflect the correct information).

I found him by tracing back from my grandfather Ernest Crabbe and I'm confident of the line until it moves from Ireland to England. I'm from Northern Ireland and just feel more sure when they were geographically close!

My grandfather was Ernest Crabbe born 1916 or 1917, son of Ernest Richard Crabb and Catherine Browne - married 1914. The certificate lists Frederick Crabb, Coast Guard, as his father, born 1865.

Ernest was working as a footman in Mayo on the 1911 census, which matches his profession on his marriage cert so I'm confident of these records. Frederick Crabb, wife Edith M. and the rest of the family are in Islandmagee on the 1911 census.  I went back to the 1901 census but couldn't find Frederick himself but did find Edith and the children (including Ernest) in Donegal, there is a note to say that her husband is listed with the coastguard station. The birth place for the older children is Devonport and I found  Frederick Crabb and family there on the 1891 census. His birth place was listed as Landulph, Cornwall and he is easily found on previous census' there, living with his grandmother. I also found a Baptism record for Frederick Hawking Crabb from 15 Oct 1865 with mother listed as Elizabeth Ann Crabb - no father listed.

Is this Frederick Hawking Crabb from Landulph, Cornwall  the same Frederick Crabb on the Ireland census'? I'm fairly sure they are but would love someone to confirm for me before I add my ancestors as his descendents.  I've adopted the profile and amended the spelling and added in the birth date but don't want to connect my tree if I'm wrong.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you!
WikiTree profile: Frederick Crabb
in Genealogy Help by Kara McGhee G2G Crew (760 points)

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Kara, there is little shown in the profile to prevent you from changing it to match your records as no other profile would be affected except for Elizabeth Ann Crabb's profile, which seems to be the correct name for his mother. I do not know about the census information, but with nothing affected by making this change, that can be placed in the biography as a research note for further work and confirmation.
by Terry Welshans G2G6 (7.3k points)
selected by Kara McGhee
Thank you Terry! I'm almost positive that they are one and the same. It would seem that Frederick was an illegitimate child so possibly the Hawkings was a link to the identity of his father. I can find no further records for a Frederick Hawkings Crabb at all so if they are the same person, he maybe decided not to use his middle name. I could see this being a realistic choice for an illegitimate child in those days, who did not want the reminder or speculation. I'll continue working on it to see if I can trace any further info. Thanks for your advice, I feel a bit more comfortable about connecting my tree knowing that I'm not creating a huge knock on effect!
You are welcome. Kara, nothing ventured, nothing gained.Remember, everything can be changed back if an error is made, Be bold! (but be cautious if in doubt)

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