Me and my mum's cousin Sandra have been trying to discover who Frederick's Brodie's parents are for years. Now I thought for a while it was Joseph Brodie and Marie Thomson, but I'm starting to have my doubts as I can't find enough evidence on the paper trail right now. I'd be grateful for any help. I also discovered in his marriage certificate that he was widowed and had one wife before Clara Taylor.
Here is what I know so far..
Frederick's father's surname could be either Brodie, Brody, McDonald or MacDonald.
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1851 England Census - Paddington
Frederick Brodie - Age 38 - Born abt 1813 - Head - Wife: Clara Brodie - Born: Snsemess, Scotland (Invernessshire?) - Job: Artist in hair(Hairdresser)
Clara Brodie - Age 26 - Born abt 1825 - Wife - Born: Bromly, Essex, England
George Brodie - Age 5 - Born abt 1846 - Son - Born: Brighton, Sussex
Charles Brodie - Age 3 - Born abt 1948 - Son - Born: Ramsgate, Kent
John Brodie - Age 1 - Born abt 1850 - Son - Born: Marylebone, Middlesex
For some odd reason they were missing the oldest son Frederick Brodie (Jr?)
1861 England Census (Now oddly Frederick and Clara are no longer there, but their children are living with a John and Maria Brodie (John is possibly the uncle?) Although the children are too old to be the children of John and Marie is it possible Frederick and Clara changed their names?)
John Brodie - Head - Age 34 - Labourer - Born in Hampstead, Middlesex
Maria Brodie - Wife - Aged 32 - Charwoman - Born in Bromley, Kent
Frederick Brodie - Son - Aged 16 - Errand Boy - Born in St Pancras, Middlesex
George Brodie - Son - Aged 15 - Born in Brighton, Sussex
Charles Brodie - Son - Aged 13 - Born in Ramsgate, Kent
John Brodie - Aged 11, Born in Marylebone, Middlesex
I discovered that Clara Brodie, nee Taylor had registered her daughter Clarissa Brodie's death on 18 May 1853 of 1 years old in Paddington (Died of whooping cough, fits)
The last evidence I could find was Frederick and Clara's marriage certificate:
Marriage solemnised in the parish church. ST George Hanover-square on 10 Sep 1843 between Frederick Brodie, of full age, widower, hair worker, of Maddox street, son of Joseph Brodie, Publican and Clara Taylor, minor, spinster, of Upper Grosvenor Street, Daughter of George Taylor, coach smith. Both signed witnesses: George Lee, Susanna Lee
I hope this helps to begin the search. I'm lost at this point and appreciate any help possible. Thank you