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Tunbridge Wells Records Help Needed

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Anthony

Anthony Report 5 Nov 2009 16:23

Looking for any help to locate the family that took Thomas Edwin Pretty in when his mother died about 1922. Know they lived near the railway station, down a hill!

JaneyCanuck

JaneyCanuck Report 5 Nov 2009 16:37

Did he marry, and can you get the marriage certificate?

You might find that his address on the certificate was the family's and/or a witness was a member of that family.

... He married in 1941 in Deptford? well into adulthood it seems, so the address wouldn't likely help, unfortunately.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 5 Nov 2009 17:18

How old was Thomas?
If he was still in school. you may be able to locate school records which show his address.


Gwyn

Anthony

Anthony Report 26 Aug 2014 17:32

Gwyn
Thank you
It is very complicated as I do not have any link although he may have attended Clyde Street School Deptford at some stage.
Yours
Tony

Anthony

Anthony Report 20 Nov 2018 12:23

Thank you
I have gust returned back to my searching for the early years of my fathers life Thomas Edwin Pretty
Tony

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Nov 2018 13:17

What was his date of birth? Maybe we can find him on the 1939 Register. If we’re lucky, the other names could be significant.

Did you purchase his MC? If so, have you traced the witnesses?

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 20 Nov 2018 13:28

Is this your Dad's baptism please?

First name(s) Thomas Edwin
Last name Pretty
Birth year 1913
Birth date ? ? 1913
Baptism year 1913
Baptism date 18 May 1913
Place Greenwich
County Kent
Country England
Father's first name(s) Benjamin William
Mother's first name(s) Christina
Source
St.Peters Greenwich 1866-1936 baptisms
Record set Thames & Medway Baptisms
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Baptisms
Collections from England, Great Britain

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 20 Nov 2018 13:30



First name(s) THOMAS EDWIN
Last name PRETTY
Gender Male
Birth day 19
Birth month 4
Birth year 1913
Age -
Death quarter 4
Death year 1992
District Lewisham
Register number 1092
County London
Volume 14
Page 666
Country England
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Great Britain, England
(c) brightsolid online publishing ltd

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 20 Nov 2018 13:32

1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
Brewster Household (4 People)
80 Adelaide Avenue , Lewisham, London, England

Thomas Pretty
DOB 19 Apr 1913
SEX Male
OCCUPATION Carpenter
MARITAL STATUS Single
SCHEDULE 187
SCHEDULE SUB NUMBER 4

Ernest Brewster
DOB 30 Jan 1874
SEX Male
OCCUPATION Shop Keeper Off License Retired
MARITAL STATUS Married
SCHEDULE 187
SCHEDULE SUB NUMBER 1

Violetta S Brewster
DOB 09 May 1887
SEX Female
OCCUPATION Unpaid Domestic Duties
MARITAL STATUS Married
SCHEDULE 187
SCHEDULE SUB NUMBER 2

Hilda E (Emily) Thurlow (Ward)
DOB 14 Jun 1890
SEX Female
OCCUPATION Unpaid Domestic Duties
MARITAL STATUS Divorced
SCHEDULE 187
SCHEDULE SUB NUMBER 3
Ref: RG101/0408B/013/26 Letter Code:
© Findmypast Ltd

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 20 Nov 2018 13:38

???

Marriages Jun 1911 (>99%)
Brewster Ernest W. Ham 4a 682
Copsey Violetta S W Ham 4a 682

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 20 Nov 2018 13:43


Thomas Edwin Pretty
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Thomas Edwin Pretty
Death Age: 79
Birth Date: 19 Apr 1913
Registration Date: Oct 1992
Registration district: Lewisham
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume: 14
Page: 666


Thomas Edwin Pretty
in the London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917
Name: Thomas Edwin Pretty
Record Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 29 Apr
Baptism Date: 18 May
Baptism Place: St Peter, Greenwich, Greenwich, England
Father: Benjamin William Pretty
Mother: Christina Pretty



Christina Bennett [Boswell]
in the London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932
Name: Christina Bennet
[Christina Boswell]
Gender: Female
Marriage Age: 21
Record Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1892
Marriage Date: 19 Jan 1913
Marriage Place: St Peter, Greenwich, Greenwich, England
Father: Samuel Bennett
Spouse: Benjamin William Pretty
Register Type: Parish Register


Christina Pretty
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Christina Pretty
Death Age: 25
Birth Date: abt 1892
Registration Date: Mar 1917
Registration district: Eastbourne
Inferred County: Sussex
Volume: 2b
Page: 149


Benjamin remarried in 1922:

Benjamin William Pretty
in the London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932
Name: Benjamin William Pretty
Marriage Age: 28
Record Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1894
Marriage Date: 27 May 1922
Marriage Place: St Andrew, Poplar, Tower Hamlets, England
Father: Thomas Edwin Pretty
Spouse: Annie Amelia Rogers


So Thomas Edwin's mother died 1917, when TE was 4.
Perhaps that's when he was taken in by another family?

Or do you mean he was taken in by them when his father remarried in 1922?

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 20 Nov 2018 13:43

First Name Benjamin W
Last name PRETTY
Marriage quarter 1
Marriage year 1913
Registration month -

MarriageFinder ™
BENJAMIN W PRETTY married one of these people
Christina Boswell
Spouse's last name Boswell
District Greenwich
District number -
County London
Country England
Volume 1D
Volume as transcribed 1D
Page number 1435
Record set England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce
Collections from Great Britain, England
© brightsolid online publishing ltd

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 20 Nov 2018 13:50

Benjamin W Pretty
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name: Benjamin W Pretty
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1893
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 3 Harp Road
Residence Place: Ealing, Middlesex, England
Occupation: Scientific Instrument Maker
Schedule Number: 177
Sub Schedule Number: 1
Enumeration District: BCBB
Registration district: 128.3
Inferred Spouse: Annie A Pretty
Inferred Children: Iris A Pretty
Stanley R Pretty
Norman R Pretty
Household Members:
Name
Benjamin W Pretty
Annie A Pretty
Iris A Pretty - 10 April 1923
Stanley R Pretty - 17 May 1925
Norman R Pretty - 22 Dec 1931

greyghost

greyghost Report 20 Nov 2018 14:12

Thomas awarded Cross de Guerre - see linked thread
https://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/military_chat/thread/1344036

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Nov 2018 14:46

Kent Libraries have an Ask a Librarian service.
https://tinyurl.com/y7o727by
AKL@kent.gov.uk

It might be worth asking them if they can work out where the nearest Primary School was to the Railway Station, Also if or where records might be found.

Tunbridge Wells railway station *is* on a hill - there'd have been a number of residential roads further down! :-D

Anthony

Anthony Report 12 Apr 2020 19:23

Can I thank you for all the info on Thomas Edwin Pretty. It may have been Tonbridgeand a boarding school for artesian children eitherTunbridge Wells orTonbridge or a family he moved to after being brought up by his grandparents Thomas Pretty and Louisa Parker