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    Question Looking for death information - Leonard Edgar Biggs

    Hi all,

    I'm having trouble locating any death record for my great grandfather and was hoping someone may be able to help.

    He is Leonard Edgar Biggs, born ~1978 in Kensington. In 1901 he married Evelyn Maud Birch in Kensington. My grandfather, Leslie J Biggs was born in Birmingham in 1922, but Leonard is listed as deceased on the birth certificate, with the occupation of painter. From the records I can find, it seems like he enrolled with the army in 1914/1915 but was discharged due to epilepsy shortly after.

    Additionally, on my grandfathers marriage certificate, his father is listed as Leonard James Biggs, but I think this is a red herring.. he likely changed his name, but I've found nothing else with that name either.

    I've hunted around everywhere I can find access to, but I'm unable to find any record of a Leonard E Biggs dying around 1922 that fits this description. Does anyone have a suggestion where else I could look?

    Regards,
    Lee

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    Might not be a lot of help but he joined the army in 1898 and was released 'medically unfit' in 1899. Father William Louis and mother Amelia of 116 Portland Road Notting Hill.

    Also if he had epilepsy did he leave his family or end up in an institution. If so perhaps look for him with just his initials as this is often how they were recorded.

    Will see what else I can find but going out soon
    Lin

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    How about this 1930 Elec roll

    Evelyn Maude Carroll
    George Carroll
    Leonard Edgar Biggs
    Lewis James Biggs
    Maude Biggs

    All living 104 Kenwood Road Saltley district Warwickshire 1930

    As above with
    Amelia Biggs
    Mary Gertrude Briggs

    1931 Elec Rolls

    Not got time to sort them out but feel sure they might be yours.
    Lin

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    This is the family in 1911.
    https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bi...04&usePUB=true

    Leonard E Biggs 29 coach painter
    Evelyn M Biggs 29
    Charles A Biggs 8
    Leonard E Biggs 7
    James L Biggs 5
    Maude A Biggs 3
    Gertrude M Biggs 0
    Last edited by Katarzyna; 14-03-19 at 14:47.
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    1901
    https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bi...97&usePUB=true
    William L Biggs 72
    Amelia Biggs 49
    Walter A Biggs 26
    Oliver A Biggs 21
    Senora E Biggs 20 Leonard mistranscribed
    Matilda Biggs 18
    Lillian Biggs 16
    Herbert G Wilson 20
    Nellie Smith 22
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    BIGGS, LEONARD EDGAR mmn GROVES
    GRO Reference: 1879 M Quarter in UXBRIDGE Volume 03A Page 35

    1901 and 1911 census gives Uxbridge as his birth place.

    Birthdate 30 November 1878 so Jan-March Qtr registration is just within the time limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lin Fisher View Post
    How about this 1930 Elec roll

    Evelyn Maude Carroll
    George Carroll
    Leonard Edgar Biggs
    Lewis James Biggs
    Maude Biggs


    All living 104 Kenwood Road Saltley district Warwickshire 1930

    As above with
    Amelia Biggs
    Mary Gertrude Briggs

    1931 Elec Rolls

    Not got time to sort them out but feel sure they might be yours.
    Evelyn Maud married George Carroll

    July 1927 • The Register Office, Birmingham North 6d 1298

    Her three children are with her on that Electoral Roll- Leonard b 1904, Lewis 1906 and Maud 1908
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    Daughter Maud Amelia married in Birmingham to William George Wicklen Dec Qtr 1938

    1939 Register
    Name: Evelyn M Carroll (widow)
    Gender: Female
    Marital status: Widow
    Birth Date: 7 Dec 1881
    Address: 71 Redthorne Grove
    Residence Place: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
    Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Bernard Biggs 1912
    Frank Biggs 1914
    Leslie Biggs 1922
    Harry Biggs 1919
    This record is officially closed.
    Hilda Biggs 1905

    Still cannot see a death for Leonard.
    Last edited by Katarzyna; 14-03-19 at 17:06.
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    Well done Kat.

    I didn't have time but I was convinced they belonged but we still haven't found his death.
    Lin

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    Is 7 Charles Henry Street (St Martin's and Deritend, Birmingham) familiar as there is a Leonard and Evelyn Maud Biggs there 1921 and 1922
    In Spring 1923 Evelyn Maud lives at 7 Prince of Wales Terrace
    1927 Evelyn Maud with Lewis James 104 Kenwood Road
    Elaine

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