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Trying to contact my cousin Elizabeth Jane Smith.

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Sidney Report 16 May 2024 10:26

My cousin's name is Elizabeth Jane Smith. She will be approx. 80 years old now. Her husband is Harry Smith. He is quite a bit older than her, in his 90's so may well have passed by now. They both lived and worked in Newbury Berks until at some stage moved to either Cornwall or Devon. This is when I lost contact. I know this is a big area but the 'help' I got from other members of the family where split 50/50 Devon or Cornwall. Harry was a G.P.O. Technician and Elizabeth, an Invoice clerk in Newbury. Elizabeth was always known as Bunty growing up. Sid.


ErikaH Report 16 May 2024 11:01

What was her maiden name?

Have you looked for her birth registration?

An approximate age is not enough if we are to look for a possible death, with such a common surname.

You don't mention children - do you know if there were any in the marriage?

WHEN did you last have contact?

Have you searched the Electoral Roll on here?

Unless Elizabeth is a paid-up GR member, she won't see your message


ErikaH Report 16 May 2024 11:03


Marriages Jun 1965 (>99%)
MITCHELL Elizabeth J Smith Newbury 6a 115
Smith Harry Mitchell Newbury 6a 115


Jink20 Report 16 May 2024 12:26

85 Results for Harry Smith in Devon (includes Henry's and Harold's)
36 Results for Harry Smith in Cornwall "

21 Results for Elizabeth J Smith in Devon (includes Lisa's,Betty's,etc)
17 Results for Elizabeth J Smith in Cornwall "

BT- The Phone Book

You could try their names in the Phone Book too

Have you tried X,Facebook etc etc ????
May be able to trace them if they are in the friends lists of another family member using Facebook

Anyone in the family sending them/ their children Christmas cards ????
Do they have any long standing friends you know of who would do so??

"Desired to Trace" announcement in Regional Newspapers / FreeAds etc etc
Yes, I know it's a bit old fashioned


ArgyllGran Report 16 May 2024 15:29

Births Sep 1931 (>99%)
Smith Harry Farley Newbury 2c 455

Harry's parents' marriage???

Marriages Sep 1929 (>99%)
Farley Florence A Smith Newbury 2c 800
Smith George Farley Newbury 2c 800

Florence A Smith
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name Florence A Smith
Gender Female
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 22 Aug 1892
Residence Date 1939
Address 8 St John's Road
Residence Place Newbury, Berkshire, England
Occupation Unpaid Domestic Duties
Line Number 43
Schedule Number 227
Sub Schedule Number 2
Enumeration District DUMB
Borough Newbury
Registration district 114 - 1
Inferred Spouse
George Smith
Household Members (Name) Gender Birth Year
George Smith Male 1899
Florence A Smith Female 1892
This record is officially closed. <<<<<<<

Harry's death ???
GRO Reference: DOR Q4/1998 in TRURO (3701A) Reg A38D Entry Number 48

Mr Harry Smith
in the England and Wales, Death Index, 1989-2022
Name Mr Harry Smith
Gender Male
Age 67
Birth Date 1931
Last Residence Helston, Cornwall, England
Postal Code District Tr13
Death Date 20 Nov 1998

An Elizabeth J Smith lived in Tregunna Close, Helston from at least 2002 until at least 2018, per Electoral Roll.

Sadly, she died in 2023.
Elizabeth Jane Smith, aged 79.
"Much loved wife of the late Harry ("H") Smith"
Her funeral notice, with a photo: