trying to parents first names

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I have put in Ronald Midmore born in 1913 Epsom, Surrey, England and his mother's maiden name was Fielder from GRO and BMD

I have checked for the marriage of Midmore and Fielder and the earliest I have found is in 1929 Hammersmith, london

Not sure if they did marry now as I have also looked on Ancestry and still nothing
WikiTree profile: Ronald Midmore
in Genealogy Help by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 7 (79.8k points)
retagged by Steve Schmidt
Name: Ronald P Midmore
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1913
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 7 Gable Cotts.Tilt.
Residence Place: Esher, Surrey, England
Occupation: Plumber & Hot Water Fitter
Schedule Number: 253
Sub Schedule Number: 3
Enumeration District: DMJL
Registration district: 30-2
Inferred Father: Percy Midmore
Inferred Mother: Nellie Midmore
Household Members:
Name
Percy Midmore
Nellie Midmore
Ronald P Midmore
Gladys M Midmore

The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/1892A

Name: Nellie Midmore
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1877
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 7 Gable Cotts.Tilt.
Residence Place: Esher, Surrey, England
Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
Schedule Number: 253
Sub Schedule Number: 2
Enumeration District: DMJL
Registration district: 30-2
Inferred Spouse: Percy Midmore
Inferred Children: Ronald P Midmore
Gladys M Midmore
Household Members:
Name
Percy Midmore
Nellie Midmore
Ronald P Midmore
Gladys M Midmore

The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/1892A

Name: Percy Midmore
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 6 Mar 1881
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 7 Gable Cotts.Tilt.
Residence Place: Esher, Surrey, England
Occupation: Plumber & Hot Water Fitter
Schedule Number: 253
Sub Schedule Number: 1
Enumeration District: DMJL
Registration district: 30-2
Inferred Spouse: Nellie Midmore
Inferred Children: Ronald P Midmore
Gladys M Midmore
Household Members:
Name
Percy Midmore
Nellie Midmore
Ronald P Midmore
Gladys M Midmore

The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/1892A

This information may or may not be correct but it is something to build upon.

The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided.
Name: Percy Midmore
Registration Date: Oct-Nov-Dec 1929
Registration district: Hammersmith
Inferred County: London
Spouse: Nellie Fielder
Volume Number: 1a
Page Number: 616

General Register Office; United Kingdom; Marriage Register Indexes

Again more information to build on for a solid source.

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Note that the marriage registration date was 16 years after Ronald was born. Also note that the other sources above Note "Inferred"

Thank you Steve this is definately something to work on
Wish I could have gave you something better to work with.
I have just checked the children and everything adds up and no other marriage for either so all good Steve

3 Answers

+2 votes

If votor registration lists are available you could look there.

Couples sometimes lived together with a change of surname to make it look as though they were married. This may have even be done with a deed poll published in the Gazette if you are lucky.

They may have subsequently married, possibly because some impediment ended like a previous marriage ended through death of ex spouse. Or they might have wanted to make things solid from a legal point of view. (Children can be made retrospectively legitimate in England and Wales if they meet the conditions of the 1926 Act)

Tim

by Tim Partridge G2G6 Mach 3 (30.7k points)
THank you Tim
+2 votes
The best way would be to purchase the GRO birth registration as a pdf from Gov.com to identify Ronald's parent's names. It is possible Ronald's mother could have been widowed and married previously and therefore married using a different name to Fielder. Alternatively she may have been raised by a step-father and married using her step-father's surname.
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
Additionally there is only one Ronald P. Midmore b. 1913 living at Esher, Surrey (Epsom registration district) in the 1939 register, living with Nellie Midmore (b 14th June 1877), Percy Midmore (b. 6th March 1881) and Gladys M Midmore (b. 9th Feb 1915) - Gladys' birth was also registered with mother's maiden name of Fielder.
Percy Midmore did indeed marry Nellie Fielder in 1929, so it does look as though they married after the birth's of the children. Maybe Percy was already married, and the marriage certificate should tell you if he was.
Thank you Michelle
+1 vote
Oh what a tangled web!!!

1911 Percy Midmore 30 with Nellie Coleman 32. 3 Coleman children (mother's maiden name Fielder). She is described as housekeeper (fair enough) and sister (definitely not).

1901 Nellie Coleman married to Charles Coleman, daughter Doris as in 1911. Again no record of marriage.

1891 Percy Midmore parents William Midmore and Sarah Susans. Nellie Fielder parents Isaac Fielder and Jane Dawes.

We obviously didn't believe in marriage. It will be interesting to see the 1921 census!

But presumably the 1929 marriage was an afterthought.
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
edited by anonymous
Not necessarily an afterthought, though...

My own grandparents separated and did not divorce until much later.  They both found new partners, but (for instance) my grandfather and his new partner did not marry until their son was 18, and my grandmother could then marry her new partner.

BTW, all these people are deceased (including the son), so I am not discussing living people here.
You could be right, although I don't think either was ever married before. I think it is more likely legitimisation of children.

I had a distant relative who had children with his housekeeper over many years and only married her shortly before he died to give her some legal rights.

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