My Great Great Grandfather, Luke Barnes has presumably died but I have been unable to locate his death which as my daughter says makes him quite special as he would be approaching 200 years old!!!! Luke was born in Mangotsfield, South Gloucestershire in 1824 to a Luke and Elizabeth Barnes and married Hannah Rawlings 13/9/1847 at St. Saviour's in Larkhill, Bath. They moved to Machen, Monmouthshire where my ancestor William Edgar Barnes was born in 1850. They had 2 other children that I am aware of and by census in 1861 were not living together. I have Hannah as a washerwoman and lodger in St. Woollos Newport described as married but no sign of Luke Barnes. At the end of 1861 Hannah has a child by the widower in whose house she is lodging !!!!!!! At the end of 1862 Hannah marries the widower, in Newport and describes herself as a widow!!!!!!!! Now I do know that not everyone tells the truth and not every vicar checks up on status of those getting married. They were married out of their parish so this may be the case here. I also wondered if Luke and Hannah had come to some agreement so both could go they own way because divorce was not easy in 1861 (was it possible?). I have found a death for a Luke Barnes in Bolton 1860 but this Luke was married to an Elizabeth Barnes and had been for a number of years, with a James Barnes being named as his father. Now surely he did not lie on this certificate as well? A number of A..... trees contain a death for Luke in 1860/1 but they can not give me the actual place of death, though one says back in Mangotsfield, South Gloucestershire. Having trawled parish records for Machen/Risca/St. Woolos as well as Mangotsfield and Downend I have yet to discover where and when he died Any suggestions? Help? Advice?