Thanks for the information you sent me.Sorry I haven't replied earlier but have been waiting for information from relatives in Spalding.Unfortunately I haven't heard to date.
I found a copy of my grandfather's birth(?) certificate which gives his mother's name as Melicent.He was born 2/11/1887 in the Union House, Spalding.She was a domestic servant.The father's details are blank.My grandfather's birth was not registered until 1899 and the certificate we have is a certified copy dated then.Perhaps she needed it when she married Mr Pickersgill.
My grandfather never mentioned his parents and given the circumstances of his birth I now know why!He says that my father's name, Allen was a family surname so I wondered if Melicent's brother and wife looked after him after his mother's marriage.We'll probably never know.
My daughter and I are still eager to find out more about the Templeman line even though my surname isn't legally Templeman now.Pity we probably will never find out who my great grandfather was.
Has anyone any information about Charles' brothers please?