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If you haven't already, start a research log or journal (or both) for your project, and write as you go. Record what record sets you have searched, the search terms used, and the results (including negative searches). To get a clearer picture of what is going on, create some timelines for Robert Edward Fowler and Norah, and for the properties themselves. I ...


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In 1947 England didn’t have mandatory land registration, so there was no comprehensive record of who owned what. Proof of ownership was normally established by producing the deeds to the property. So I’d be surprised if the County record office had any record of the owners in 1947. The deeds would normally be held by the owner, or by a financial institution ...


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