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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bankes Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Bankes Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Bankes family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bankes

Wikipedia William George Hawtry Bankes VC (Wimborne Minster, Dorset 11 September 1836 - India 6 April 1858) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia Lady Mary Bankes "n?e" Hawtry (c.
Wikipedia Sir Ralph Bankes (1631 - 1677) was a servant of the restored Charles II and a knighted member of the Privy Chamber.
Wikipedia William John Bankes (11 December 1786 ? 15 April 1855), son of Henry Bankes, the second, was a notable explorer, Egyptologist and adventurer.