How hard can it be to find Wybrants KINGHORN?

10 Apr

Wybrants KINGHORN was the eldest son of Thomas KINGHORN (3x great grandfather) and his first wife Alicia DALTON. It is an unusual enough name (I haven’t been able to find what it means or where it comes from yet), so I assumed it would stand out like a sore thumb. However after several hours searching last night (not quite into the small hours, but very near) I still cannot find him in the 1851 and 1861 census.

From the 1841 census I know he was born around 1832, in the county of Middlesex (most likely in Westminster or Marylebone). The birth year agrees with the age on the GRO BMD death index entry.

He married in Q2 1852 in the St Giles Registration District, London. Not sure who his wife was, because I haven’t ordered the marriage certificate yet, but I think I am going to have to if I really want to find him.

He died in Q4 1866 in the Marylebone Registration District, London, aged 34 years old. Again, I haven’t ordered a death certificate or checked probate records, so those are possible avenues of research to follow.

Try as hard as I might, I still can’t find him in the 1851 or 1861 census on (I had a quick look on with no luck).

In the grand scheme of things I shouldn’t be spending too much time or money on Wybrants KINGHORN, he is only my half 3x great uncle after all, but I don’t like to be beaten and I feel I need to find out so I can tell the complete story of his father Thomas KINGHORN.

If anyone finds him please let me know, meanwhile I will try some different websites and even more different spellings to see if I can flush him out, before I order a marriage certificate.

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