Based on Anne's findings, it may be time to buy some certificates.
Herbert's life before and after the marriage and the birth of Frederick are
fairly east to trace. This includes FMP newspaper stories as a garage and
taxi owner in the 1920's . He appears in all census from 1881 to 1901 as
born in Dorset the son on a Russian immigrant. Around 1908 there was unrest
about immigration and many immigrants changed or anglised their name but
then reverted back.
I would start with the Fitzgerald and Frederick George wedding certificates
in particular ages and fathers.
1. Was Frederick George illegitimate and either registered in his
mother's name or not at all. He gave his date of birth as 1907 but Elsie
Augusta Clarke's wedding was 1908. Elsie would only be 18 at this time.
2. Were there 2 Elsie Augusta Clarkes but I can find no evidence.
3. Was Herbert Gerald Fitzgerald a real person or just a change of
name. I can't see anyone of this name in the Plymouth area. Was he a sailor
who had no intention of staying and did Herbert just move in and start
living as man and wife.
4. Did Herbert spend some time overseas either in the services to seek
his fortune. I noticed that Frederick's wife Morfa is on various ships lists
Frederick George Grillage
England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
spouse: Morfa Ann Roose
Frederick George Grillage
Find A Grave Index
death: 3 December 1944
Venray, Venray Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
These are the only two Grillage events in Devon 1900-1910 apart from the
death of Peter, Herbert's father. Who is he?
GRILLAGE HERBERT F 1904 - 1904
England & Wales births 1837-2006 St. Thomas, Devon, England
GRILLAGE HERBERT F W 1905 1905 1905 England
& Wales deaths 1837-2007 St. Thomas, Devon, England
Finally this is on Ancestry with an image. Unfortunately I don't have a
1911 England Census Summary Books
Name: Grillage Mrs
Residence: city, Devon, England
From: devon-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Paul Bennett via
Sent: 29 May 2016 01:02
Subject: [DEV] Marriage of Herbert Grillage
Can SKS help please.
Herbert Grillage was born in 1874 he married Elsie Augusta Clarke b 1889
between 1900 and 1908 They lived in Plymouth Herbert died in 1934 and is
buried in Plymouth with his parents Peter and Temperance Grillage.
I have searched through records for Herbert's marriage but can find nothing.
They produced a son Frederick George Grillage I think in 1908 but I can find
no record of his birth on Ancestry or Find My Past. Also there is no
mention of them on the 1911 census.
This is a brick wall I am desperately trying to knock down.
I hope someone can help.
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