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Edwin Douglas Birks1,2

#376, b. 3 December 1914, d. 20 January 2006
Last Edited=3 Apr 2017
Relationship
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
Edwin Douglas Birks
     Edwin Douglas Birks was born on 3 December 1914 in Elm Grove, Hartlepool, Durham, England.3,4 He was the son of Hugh Hallifield Birks and Emily Douglas Lamb. The first part of Edwin's working life was as a manager of the Whitby Street branch of Birks Brothers who were grocers in Hartlepool. Later he worked for Amos Hinton in Middlesborough and finally as a hospital gardener in Guisborough. He lived in Hartlepool 1914-1960, Guisborough 1961-81, Reeth 1981-87 and Morpeth until his death.4 He married Norma Hall, daughter of Shafto Robson and Myra Lilly Moore, on 12 June 1953 in Hartlepool, Durham, England, Wedding arrangements had to be changed at the last minute when Edwin's mother refused to be at the wedding if Aunts from the Birks side of the family were present. The old Birks/Lamb rift was still alive and well. Edwin was Norma's second husband and there were no children from this marriage.5,2,4,6 He died on 20 January 2006 in Ashington General Hospital, Ashington, Northumberland, England, aged 91 Edwin was living at Morpeth, Northumberland.4,7

Sources of Information

  1. [S380] E-mails between George Lamb and Jan Cooper from 7 February 2003.
  2. [S270] Letters between Dorothy Lamb née Hull and Jan Cooper from 13 March 1998.
  3. [S378] E-mails between Hugh Reginald Birks and Jan Cooper from 16 January 2001.
  4. [S1031] E-mails between Mike Hall and Jan Cooper from 8 February 2006.
  5. [S435] E-mails between Peter Hugh Birks and Jan Cooper from 6 February 2003.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1953/Q2 West Hartlepool Volume 1a Page 2056.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - January 2006 Northumberland C District 67771B Reg 188 Ent 219 DOR 106.

Norma Robson1,2

#377, b. 6 September 1916, d. 11 March 2015
Last Edited=31 Mar 2015
Norma Birks née Robson late Hall
     Norma Robson was born on 6 September 1916 in Guisborough, Yorkshire, England.2,3,4 She was the daughter of Shafto Robson and Myra Lilly Moore.2 Norma and Dorothy went to school at Westgate Private School, and later to Henry Smith School in Hartlepool.2 She married Joseph Hall in 1942 This was Norma's first marriage and took place just a few months before her sister Dorothy was tragically killed.1 Norma and Joseph were divorced in 1950.2 She married Edwin Douglas Birks, son of Hugh Hallifield Birks and Emily Douglas Lamb, on 12 June 1953 in Hartlepool, Durham, England, Wedding arrangements had to be changed at the last minute when Edwin's mother refused to be at the wedding if Aunts from the Birks side of the family were present. The old Birks/Lamb rift was still alive and well. Edwin was Norma's second husband and there were no children from this marriage.4,1,2,5 Norma died on 11 March 2015 aged 98.4

Child of Norma Robson and Joseph Hall

  • Michael Hall

Sources of Information

  1. [S270] Letters between Dorothy Lamb née Hull and Jan Cooper from 13 March 1998.
  2. [S1031] E-mails between Mike Hall and Jan Cooper from 8 February 2006.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1916/Q3 Sunderland Volume 10a Page 1179.
  4. [S435] E-mails between Peter Hugh Birks and Jan Cooper from 6 February 2003.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1953/Q2 West Hartlepool Volume 1a Page 2056.

Hugh Reginald Birks1,2,3

#378, b. 26 August 1917, d. 25 September 2016
Last Edited=22 Jul 2017
Relationship
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
Hugh Reginald Birks
     Hugh Reginald Birks was born on 26 August 1917 in 2 Elm Grove, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, he weighed 11lbs at birth.4,5,6 He was the son of Hugh Hallifield Birks and Emily Douglas Lamb. He married Catherine Vansteenwinckel, daughter of Louis Vansteenwinckel and Teresa McKenna, on 20 August 1945 in St Mary's the Virgin, Arkengarthdale, Richmond, Yorkshire, England.1,7 He was an engineer on Toronto airport. Hugh and Catherine invited friends, neighbours and relatives to their "open" house over the weekend of their diamond wedding anniversary. Over 100 people turned up over the period and I understand a great time was had by all.1 Hugh died on 25 September 2016 in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada, aged 99 Hugh had developed Shingles (on his face) starting 1 September and had recovered but the toll was simply to too great.6 Hugh was buried in Meadowvale Cemetery, 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.6

Children of Hugh Reginald Birks and Catherine Vansteenwinckel

  • Peter Hugh Birks
  • Stephen Henry Birks
  • John Edwin Birks
  • Jennifer Christine Birks
  • Robert Louis Birks

Sources of Information

  1. [S378] E-mails between Hugh Reginald Birks and Jan Cooper from 16 January 2001.
  2. [S380] E-mails between George Lamb and Jan Cooper from 7 February 2003.
  3. [S270] Letters between Dorothy Lamb née Hull and Jan Cooper from 13 March 1998.
  4. [S40043] Record OfficeHartlepool HC-013-0397.
  5. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1917/Q3 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 208.
  6. [S438] E-mails between John Edwin Birks and Jan Cooper from 10 July 2006.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1945/Q3 Richmond Volume 9d Page 1819.

Catherine Vansteenwinckel1

#379, b. 11 May 1921, d. 1 November 2016
Last Edited=22 Jul 2017
     Catherine Vansteenwinckel was born on 11 May 1921 in Grace Hospital, Ancoats, Manchester, Lancashire, England.2,3 She was the daughter of Louis Vansteenwinckel and Teresa McKenna. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Catherine Vansteenwinckel was listed as living at 17 Hampden Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England with her parents.4 Catherine was a land girl at Holker Hall during WW11.2
She married Hugh Reginald Birks, son of Hugh Hallifield Birks and Emily Douglas Lamb, on 20 August 1945 in St Mary's the Virgin, Arkengarthdale, Richmond, Yorkshire, England.2,5 Hugh and Catherine invited friends, neighbours and relatives to their "open" house over the weekend of their diamond wedding anniversary. Over 100 people turned up over the period and I understand a great time was had by all.2 Her husband Hugh died on 25 September 2016 in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada, aged 99 Hugh had developed Shingles (on his face) starting 1 September and had recovered but the toll was simply to too great.6 Catherine died at home as she wished on 1 November 2016 in 45 Ascot Avenue, Bramalea, Ontario, Canada, aged 95 just five weeks after her husband Hugh.6 Catherine was buried in Meadowvale Cemetery, 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.6

Children of Catherine Vansteenwinckel and Hugh Reginald Birks

  • Peter Hugh Birks
  • Stephen Henry Birks
  • John Edwin Birks
  • Jennifer Christine Birks
  • Robert Louis Birks

Sources of Information

  1. [S270] Letters between Dorothy Lamb née Hull and Jan Cooper from 13 March 1998.
  2. [S378] E-mails between Hugh Reginald Birks and Jan Cooper from 16 January 2001.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1921/Q2 Manchester Volume 8d Page 503.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/4542A/009.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1945/Q3 Richmond Volume 9d Page 1819.
  6. [S438] E-mails between John Edwin Birks and Jan Cooper from 10 July 2006.

George Lamb Birks1,2

#380, b. 18 January 1921, d. 15 March 2014
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
George Lamb Birks
     George Lamb Birks was born on 18 January 1921 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.3,4 He was the son of Hugh Hallifield Birks and Emily Douglas Lamb. George started work in the Midland bank when he was 17 years of age.5 George joined the Territorial Army in May 1939, he said his time in the army was a disaster, as he was declared to be irresponsible.5 After demob he rejoined the Midland bank and rose through the ranks to end up as the Bank Manager.5 He married Jean Elliot in May 1948 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.1,6 Sadly Jean went into a nursing home but George visited her daily.3 A wonderful photograph of George on his 90th birthday.7 At the family reunion in the Grand Hotel, 100 years after his parents marriage George told the story that he wore his father's wedding ring on his little finger. It had been given to him by his mother who had worn it until shortly before her death. It is promised to his son Richard upon his death. Barbara his daughter in law wears his mother's wedding ring.5 His wife Jean died on 16 September 2011 in Nursing Home, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, quietly in her sleep.7 George died on 15 March 2014 in Yorkshire, England, aged 93.8 George was buried on 24 March 2014 in Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire, England.8

Children of George Lamb Birks and Jean Elliot

Sources of Information

  1. [S380] E-mails between George Lamb and Jan Cooper from 7 February 2003.
  2. [S378] E-mails between Hugh Reginald Birks and Jan Cooper from 16 January 2001.
  3. [S1] Jan's knowledge,Barbara told me at the Birks Reunion 13 August 2011.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1921/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 255.
  5. [S1] Jan's knowledge,George told me at the Birks Reunion 13 August 2011.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1948/Q2 Leeds Volume 2c Page 608.
  7. [S633] E-mails between Judith Hochkiss and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 title.
  8. [S435] E-mails between Peter Hugh Birks and Jan Cooper from 6 February 2003.

Jean Elliot1,2

#381, b. 1925, d. 16 September 2011
Last Edited=17 Aug 2012
Jean Birks née Elliot
     Jean Elliot was born in 1925.2 She married George Lamb Birks, son of Hugh Hallifield Birks and Emily Douglas Lamb, in May 1948 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.1,3 Sadly Jean went into a nursing home but George visited her daily.4 A wonderful photograph of George on his 90th birthday.5 Jean died on 16 September 2011 in Nursing Home, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, quietly in her sleep.5

Children of Jean Elliot and George Lamb Birks

Sources of Information

  1. [S380] E-mails between George Lamb and Jan Cooper from 7 February 2003.
  2. [S378] E-mails between Hugh Reginald Birks and Jan Cooper from 16 January 2001.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1948/Q2 Leeds Volume 2c Page 608.
  4. [S1] Jan's knowledge,Barbara told me at the Birks Reunion 13 August 2011.
  5. [S633] E-mails between Judith Hochkiss and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 title.

Rebecca Jane Rowell1

#387, b. 6 December 1982
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
     Rebecca Jane Rowell was born on 6 December 1982 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1,2,3 She was the daughter of John Robert Rowell and Penelope Mary Lamb.

Sources of Information

  1. [S270] Letters between Dorothy Lamb née Hull and Jan Cooper from 13 March 1998.
  2. [S40009] Scotlands People website 591/00 0370.
  3. [S344] E-mails between Penny Rowell and Jan Cooper from 6 January 2011.

Charles Edward Smith

#391, b. 1856, d. 1930
Last Edited=6 Feb 2013
     Charles Edward Smith was born in 1856 in Cowesby, Yorkshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Charles Smith and Sarah Ainsworth. In the census of 7 April 1861 in 56 South North Codsell Road, York, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the son of Charles Smith.3 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Normanby Hotel, 36 Mainsforth Terrace, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Charles Smith Charles was a scholar.4 He married Elizabeth Leng, daughter of Stephen Leng and Mary Ann Colling, in 1881 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.5 He was a marine engineer in 1884. Charles was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 April 1891 in 89 Scarbro Street, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, Charles was a Superintendant Marine Engineer living with his wife and two younger children, his daughter Sarah was with her grandparents.6 Charles was listed as head of household in the census of 31 March 1901 in Cowesby, 48 Clifton Avenue, Hartlepool, Durham, England, Charles was a shipowner living with his wife and two of his children.7 The will of Sarah Laking was proved on 27 January 1903 in London to her children Charles Edward Smith and William Abbey Smith shipowners and Jane Ellen Mitchell. Her effects were valued at £3435 14s 6d.8 Charles was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in Cowesby, 48 Clifton Avenue, Hartlepool, Durham, England, Charles was a Consulting Marine Engineer and Ship Marine Surveyor living with his wife and daughter in their nine roomed home. They had a servant called Isabel Harrison aged 19.9 Charles died in 1930 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.10

Children of Charles Edward Smith and Elizabeth Leng

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1856/Q4 Thirsk Volume 9d Page 327.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3312 Folio 7 Page 7.
  4. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4921 Folio 82 Page 2.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1881/Q2 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 203.
  6. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4063 Folio 15 Page 23.
  7. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4639 Folio 157 Page 20.
  8. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  9. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29616 RG78 Piece 1718A Registration District 545 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 16 Schedule Number 186.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1930/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 167 age 73.

Elizabeth Leng

#392, b. 1856, d. 1959
Last Edited=6 Dec 2016
     Elizabeth Leng was born in 1856 in Stockton on Tees, Durham, England.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Leng and Mary Ann Colling.2 She married Charles Edward Smith, son of Charles Smith and Sarah Ainsworth, in 1881 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.3 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 89 Scarbro Street, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Charles Edward Smith.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Cowesby, 48 Clifton Avenue, Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Charles Edward Smith.5 Ellen, Georgina and Elizabeth together with Mrs Hull, and Mrs Pringle were involved in a serious driving accident on 8 July 1905 when they were thrown from their brake being driven in the direction of West Hartlepool when the horse shied and upset the vehicle. Mrs Hull, Mrs Pringle and Ellen were rather badly hurt and were sent home in a cab after receiving medical attention. Elizabeth and Georgina escaped with a shaking. The driver and the horse were unhurt.6,7 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Cowesby, 48 Clifton Avenue, Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Charles Edward Smith.8 Her husband Charles died on 1930 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.9 Elizabeth died in 1959 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.10

Children of Elizabeth Leng and Charles Edward Smith

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1856/Q1 Stockton Volume 10a Page 84.
  2. [S333] Letters between John Lamb and John Cooper from 4 December 1997.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1881/Q2 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 203.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4063 Folio 15 Page 23.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4639 Folio 157 Page 20.
  6. [S15] E-mails between Grenville Davies and Jan Cooper from 7 February 2003.
  7. [S40045] Newspapers Northern Daily Mail West Hartlepool 11 July 1905.
  8. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29616 RG78 Piece 1718A Registration District 545 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 16 Schedule Number 186.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1930/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 167 age 73.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1959/Q3 West Hartlepool Volume 1a Page 823 age 103.

Charles Frederick Smith1

#393, b. 4 February 1884, d. 1967
Last Edited=28 Oct 2012
     Charles Frederick Smith was born on 4 February 1884 in 23 Bertha Street, Hartlepool, Durham, England.1,2 He was the son of Charles Edward Smith and Elizabeth Leng. In the census of 5 April 1891 in 89 Scarbro Street, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Charles Edward Smith.3 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Cowesby, 48 Clifton Avenue, Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Charles Edward Smith Charles was an apprentice marine engineer.4 Charles died in 1967 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.1,5

Sources of Information

  1. [S333] Letters between John Lamb and John Cooper from 4 December 1997.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1884/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 159.
  3. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4063 Folio 15 Page 23.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4639 Folio 157 Page 20.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1967/Q4 Hartlepool Volume 1a Page 1075 age 83.

Anne Smith

#394, b. 25 January 1886, d. 1981
Last Edited=6 Feb 2013
     Anne Smith was born on 25 January 1886 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Charles Edward Smith and Elizabeth Leng. In the census of 5 April 1891 in 89 Scarbro Street, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of Charles Edward Smith.3 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Cowesby, 48 Clifton Avenue, Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of Charles Edward Smith.4 She married James Edward Sellex in 1911 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.5 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Cowesby, 48 Clifton Avenue, Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of Charles Edward Smith.6 Her husband James died on 1957 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.7 Anne died in 1981 in Cleveland, Yorkshire, England.8

Child of Anne Smith and James Edward Sellex

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1886/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 144.
  3. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4063 Folio 15 Page 23.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4639 Folio 157 Page 20.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1911/Q3 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 274.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29616 RG78 Piece 1718A Registration District 545 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 16 Schedule Number 186.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1957/Q4 W Hartlepool Volume 1a Page 1123 age 80.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1981/Q4 N Cleveland Volume 3 Page 2864.

Jessie Edith Noyes

#395, b. 6 August 1904, d. 1993
Last Edited=26 Aug 2017
Jessie Mitchell née Noyes
     Jessie Edith Noyes was born on 6 August 1904 in Hambledon, Surrey, England.1,2 She married Henry Charles Mitchell, son of Thomas Mitchell and Emily Raggett, in 1928 in Hambledon, Surrey, England.3 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Jessie was listed as living at Southbourne, Dorking Road, Chilworth, Surrey, England with her husband Henry. With their son Kenneth and a boy called Peter Lambird.4 Her husband Henry died on 1972 in Surrey, England.5 Jessie died in 1993 in Surrey, England.6

Child of Jessie Edith Noyes and Henry Charles Mitchell

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1904/Q3 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 168.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1928/Q4 Hambledon Volume 1a Page 461.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/1951E/015/19.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1972/Q1 Surrey SW Volume 5g Page 1451.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - September 1993 Surrey SW Reg 86E District 7613B Entry 210 age 89.

Anne Sellex1

#396, b. 24 October 1912, d. 24 January 2005
Last Edited=28 Oct 2012
     Anne Sellex was born on 24 October 1912 in Tynemouth, Durham, England.2,3 She was the daughter of James Edward Sellex and Anne Smith. Anne died on 24 January 2005 in Clifton House, Hartlepool, Durham, England, aged 92.4,5 Peggy's death was given in the Daily Telegraph paper under announcements on 26 January 2005. Inquiries were suggested to be made to Mason and Gerald Martin Funeral Directors on 01429 862021.6 Her body was cremated on 8 February 2005 in Stranton Grange Crematorium, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S333] Letters between John Lamb and John Cooper from 4 December 1997.
  2. [S74] E-mails between Peter Hogg and Jan Cooper from 1 July 1997.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1912/Q4 Tynemouth Volume 10b Page 562.
  4. [S74] E-mails between Peter Hogg and Jan Cooper from 1 July 1997 Entry in Telegraph of 26 January 2005.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - January 2005 Hartlepool Reg J54 District 351/1A Entry 71.
  6. [S40045] Newspapers Daily Telegraph 26 January 2005 - Announcements.

Charles Smith1

#397, b. about 1831, d. 1871
Last Edited=16 Mar 2013
     Charles Smith was born about 1831 in Margate, Kent, England.1 In the census of 30 March 1851 atHungate, York, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the brother in law of Zachariah Waite. The household consisted of Zachariah a tinner and iron monger, his wife Mary, their children Dinah and Rachael and Charles who was working as a footman.2 He married Sarah Ainsworth in 1854 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.1,3 Charles was listed as the head of the family on the census of 7 April 1861 in 56 South North Codsell Road, York, Yorkshire, England, Charles was a butler living with his wife and three children.4 Charles was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in Normanby Hotel, 36 Mainsforth Terrace, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, Charles was a hotel keeper living with his wife and children with a domestic housemaid.5 Charles died in 1871 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.6

Children of Charles Smith and Sarah Ainsworth

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2355 Folio 194 Page 15.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1854/Q4 Huddersfield Volume 9a Page 389.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3312 Folio 7 Page 7.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4921 Folio 82 Page 2.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1871/Q4 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 109 age 40.

William Abbey Smith1

#398, b. 1863
Last Edited=16 Mar 2013
     William Abbey Smith was born in 1863 in Low Moor, Yorkshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Charles Smith and Sarah Ainsworth. In the census of 2 April 1871 in Normanby Hotel, 36 Mainsforth Terrace, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Charles Smith William was a scholar.3 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Normanby Hotel, 36 Mainsforth Terrace, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of George Laking.4 William is mentioned as brother of Charles Edward Smith page 80 Yesterday once more by George Colley. He was an insurance broker in 1901. The will of Sarah Laking was proved on 27 January 1903 in London to her children Charles Edward Smith and William Abbey Smith shipowners and Jane Ellen Mitchell. Her effects were valued at £3435 14s 6d.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1863/Q2 Bradford Y Volume 9b Page 33.
  3. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4921 Folio 82 Page 2.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4911 Folio 102 Page 3.
  5. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Harry Buckner

#399
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Harry Buckner was a chemist.

Child of Harry Buckner

James Dakers

#400, b. about 1834, d. 1906
Last Edited=4 Sep 2008
     James Dakers was born about 1834 in Hetton le Hole, Durham, England.1 He was the son of James Dakers and Alice Tulip.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Nova Scotia, Harraton, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Alice Dakers.2 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Hetton le Hole, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of James Dakers James was a coalminer overseer helper.3 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Lyons house, Hetton le Hole, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of James Dakers James was a colliery agent.4 He married Margaret Loudon in 1865 in Houghton, Durham, England.5 James was listed as the head of the family on the census of 3 April 1881 in South Side, Lyon House, Hetton le Hole, Durham, England, James was a collier surveyor.6 James was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 5 April 1891 in Lyons House, Hetton le Hole, Durham, England, James was a mining surveyor living with his wife and son.7 James was listed as head of household in the census of 31 March 1901 in Lyons Colliery, Hetton le Hole, Durham, England, James was a colliery worker.8 James died in 1906 in Houghton, Durham, England.9

Child of James Dakers and Margaret Loudon

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 300/5 Folio 2 Page 27.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2393 Folio 349 Page 7.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3755 Folio 92 Page 10.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1865/Q1 Houghton Volume 10a Page 458.
  6. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4976 Folio 24 Page 42.
  7. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4117 Folio 81 Page 55.
  8. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4696 Folio 116 Page 51.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1906/Q4 Houghton Volume 10a Page 30 age 71.