Looking for descendants of Geroge and Caroline Dance from the UK

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Their son George served in the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy. He disappeared in 1914 on the submarine AE1.
asked in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Rookie (220 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
A couple of questions that might make your search easier:

Do you know where in the UK they came from and when they were born? When and where did they marry? What was Caroline's maiden name? Is there a Wikitree profile for either of them?
Dear Lynda,

Sorry it has taken me awhile to reply.

His parents were George and Caroline Dance. His dad was a police constable.

Parents address in 1901: Church Road, Bill England

His wife was: Annie E Dance (nee Trickey)

She remarried and she became Annie E Hinstudge

                                                   28 Queen Street

                                                    Emsworth Hants

I am unsure if they had any children.

Thanking you

Robyn Rosenstrauss
That is ok. It looks as though Paul has managed to find some information for you in the meantime. You may want to comment on his answer and let him know whether that is what you were looking for.

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Starting point is the death entry for their son George:

Signalman
DANCE, GEORGE
Service Number 8262

Died 14/09/1914

Aged 27

H.M.A. S/M. "AE1"
Royal Australian Navy

on loan from (R.N./230063)
Royal Navy

Son of Police Inspector Dance, of Brill, Thame, Oxon; husband of Annie E. Hinstudge (formerly Dance), of 28, Queen St., Emsworth, Hants.

Source: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3044799/dance,-george/

George with his parents in 1891:

"England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4GXZ-8N2 : 10 December 2017), George Dance in household of George Dance, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Buckinghamshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Father's occupation is Police Constable, which fits with the death entry. George is living with his sister Beatrice, born about 1890.

George with his parents in 1901:

"England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9Y1-JND : 8 April 2016), George Dance in household of George Dance, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Haddenham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Father is still a Police Constable. George now has siblings William (1892), Florence (1894), Maud (1896), Mabel (1899) and Thomas (1901)

answered by Paul Masini G2G6 Mach 3 (31.6k points)

Parents marriage - George Dance married Caroline Letitia Nash in 1887:

"England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DYC-MTM : 22 May 2014), George Dance, 1887; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1887, quarter 3, vol. 2C, p. 602, Reading, Berkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

From searching the GRO index (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp) the birth registrations for their children are:

DANCE, GEORGE       NASH
GRO Reference: 1887  D Quarter in WOKINGHAM  Volume 02C  Page 395

DANCE, BEATRICE       NASH
GRO Reference: 1889  J Quarter in WOKINGHAM  Volume 02C  Page 406

DANCE, WILLIAM       NASH
GRO Reference: 1891  D Quarter in AMERSHAM  Volume 03A  Page 618

DANCE, FLORENCE       NASH
GRO Reference: 1893  J Quarter in AYLESBURY  Volume 03A  Page 752

DANCE, MAUD       NASH
GRO Reference: 1895  J Quarter in AMERSHAM  Volume 03A  Page 672

DANCE, MABEL       NASH
GRO Reference: 1898  D Quarter in AYLESBURY  Volume 03A  Page 751

DANCE, THOMAS       NASH
GRO Reference: 1900  J Quarter in AYLESBURY  Volume 03A  Page 847

Dear Paul,

Thank you for that information. I now know George had siblings.

Cheers,.

Robyn

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