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    Vivian Allport Parkinson in India

    I am finding this soooo FRUSTRATING. How difficult can it be to locate a man called Vivian!

    As far as I know Vivian Allport Parkinson (born 1898 in Durham) signed up in the Durham Light Infantry but then transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers before transferring to the 'Indian Uattached List'. I understand that he probably was in India with the Indian Defence Force before and during WW1, as his rank encompassed a sort of military/civil service role and for whatever reason (yet to find out) wasnt fit for active service, which was just as well as the DLI took a proper battering in France. He was in Madras, his role during this time, a staff Sergant Instructor, is for further research, so if anyone can point me in a direction I would be very grateful.

    I have managed to find Vivian's marriage details on the FIBIS website where he married Alicia Estelle Harvey in 1921, a lady born in India, well actually so was her father....... where would i get a marriage certificate from?

    And here comes the questions.......

    Where would I find details of any children born and, as important, although I have searched I cannot find details in India or in England of his or Alicia's death. Any clues how I can locate this detail.

    Thank you for your time
    xx
    Stellanne x

    Researching: Bennetts (Derbyshire), Parkinson (Durham, Yorkshire)

    #2
    In India, you'll find the British Embassy/Consul quite helpful............just Google for Site address.

    Try this one; delhi.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org
    Last edited by AlanC; 11-04-13, 12:52. Reason: addition

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      #3
      The India Office might have the marriage record and baptisms of any children. If so, they may be listed on the familysearch website, although the site is down at the moment, so I can't check

      https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584967

      The India Office might also have a military record for him.
      The National Archives, Kew – Research Service Offered
      Contact me via PM on Family Tree Forum or via my personal website - www.militaryandfamilyresearch.co.uk

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        #4
        A useless piece of information: Vivian was a male name long before it became feminised! (Knights of the Round Table and all that).

        It is reasonably popular still, here in Cornwall.

        OC

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          #5
          Yes, I guess it was.......It was tricky to think of a male going through WW1 with a 'girls' name!!!!
          I keep humming 'boy named Sue' when I do the research, which, by the way isnt going very well, I feel the urge to scream at the moment!!!!!!
          Stellanne x

          Researching: Bennetts (Derbyshire), Parkinson (Durham, Yorkshire)

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            #6
            From family search for you

            India, Marriages, 1792-1948
            Name: Vivian Allport Parkinson
            Birth Date: 1890
            Age: 31
            Spouse's Name: Alicia Estella Harvey
            Spouse's Birth Date: 1893
            Spouse's Age: 28
            Event Date: 18 Jan 1921
            Event Place: Madras, Madras, India
            Father's Name: Robert Allport Parinson
            Spouse's Father's Name: Charles Harvey
            Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00112-5
            System Origin: India-EASy
            GS Film number: 463305

            could try the photo duplication service as mentioned on a thread here
            Last edited by Elaine; 11-04-13, 19:14.
            Elaine

            Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

            http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
            http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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              #7
              https://www.familysearch.org/search/...IA_MIDDLE_EAST Al collections Asia and Middle East

              Edna

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                #8
                Alicia Estella Harvey

                birth 23 May 1892 baptism 26 June Trinity Madras India
                Father John Charles Harvey
                Mother Amelia Henrietta
                C75025-9

                Edna

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                  #9
                  John Charles Harvey, Amelia Henrietta
                  Name Irene Valerie Harvey
                  Gender Female
                  Christening Date28 Jan 1894
                  Christening PlaceShillong, Bengal, India
                  Birth Date29 Nov 1893
                  Father's NameJohn Charles Harvey
                  Mother's NameAmelia Henrietta
                  Indexing Project (Batch) NumberC39357-7
                  System OriginIndia-ODM
                  GS Film number512348

                  Edna

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                    #10
                    and another child https://www.familysearch.org/search/...ion_id=1584960

                    Edna

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                      #11
                      http://www.familytreeforum.com/showt...g-service-(new)

                      thread about the photo duplication service for those marriages and baptisms

                      Edna

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                        #12
                        Thanks that is 'well helpful'!!! I don't know how you do it, I have searched and searched!! Any ideas on where I would look for Vivian's death...Sometimes when I test a site with people I am certain of I get no response!! What am I doing wrong
                        Stella x x
                        Stellanne x

                        Researching: Bennetts (Derbyshire), Parkinson (Durham, Yorkshire)

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                          #13
                          Cant find a death on Familysearch for him.
                          I think you have to know the site you are searching and to do that practice and lots of use brings the experience.

                          Edna

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