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Majella Murphy1,2

#16509, b. 18 November 1922, d. 1983
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Ella Robson
     Majella Murphy was born on 18 November 1922 in Scotland.1,3 She married Edward Robson, son of William Robson and Maria Hannah Greathead, in 1961 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.1,4 Majella died in 1983 in Hackney, London, England.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S16463] Emails between Gillian Weeks née Brooks and Jan Cooper 7 February 2006.
  2. [S16465] Emails between Brenda Ann Christopher and Jan Cooper from 4 March 2006.
  3. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1961/Q3 Portsmouth Volume 6b Page 1389.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1983/Q3 Hackney Volume 12 Page 1144 age 60.

Shafto Robson1

#16510
Last Edited=14 Feb 2006
Shafto Robson
     Shafto Robson married Myra Lilly Moore. Shafto served in the First World War in the trenches in Belgium, working with poison gas.1 Shafto Robson was a qualified pharmacist and was manager in John Willy Frank's Chemist shop in the Market Place in Guisborough. In 1927 he bought a Chemist's shop in Hartlepool. The business was initially located in the High Street though later it was transferred to new premises in Middlegate. Working hours were long as the shop opened at eight each morning and remained open until 7:30 each week-day and 9:00 on Saturday evening. Outside the shop hours there was work to be done filling bottles, making up various medicines and potions and developing photographs.1

Children of Shafto Robson and Myra Lilly Moore

Sources of Information

  1. [S1031] E-mails between Mike Hall and Jan Cooper from 8 February 2006.

Myra Lilly Moore1

#16511
Last Edited=11 Feb 2006
Myra Lily Robson née Moore
     Myra Lilly Moore married Shafto Robson.

Children of Myra Lilly Moore and Shafto Robson

Sources of Information

  1. [S1031] E-mails between Mike Hall and Jan Cooper from 8 February 2006.

Dorothy Robson1

#16512, b. 10 November 1919, d. 3 November 1942
Last Edited=4 Nov 2012
Dorothy Robson
     Dorothy Robson was born on 10 November 1919 in 14 Redcar Road, Guisborough, Yorkshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Shafto Robson and Myra Lilly Moore.1 Norma and Dorothy went to school at Westgate Private School, and later to Henry Smith School in Hartlepool.1 In October 1937 Dorothy began her studies in Physics at Leeds University. It was still quite unusual for girls to study at university in those days and most unusual for them to study a subject such as Physics. She qualified with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1940.1 Dorothy applied to join the RAF after she graduated, being determined to play her part in the defence of her country, but was rejected as she was two inches too short. She was however accepted to work for the Ministry of Aircraft Production and was based at Farnborough in Hampshire.1 She died on 3 November 1942 aged 22 in a flying accident while testing bomb sites. The plane crashed onto the moors at Enthorpe, near Market Weighton, while trying to fly under low cloud. All six members of the crew were killed and Dorothy was mortally wounded. She took the place of the usual navigator on this flight.1 Her body was cremated according to her wishes and her ashes scattered from the air from a small trainer plane that Dorothy had sometimes flown under supervision.1 Dorothy was given the affectionate nicknames of "Bombsight Bertha" and "The girl with the sparkling Eyes" A wonderful book has been published as a tribute to her by her nephew. He kindly sent me a copy, extracts of which are included on this website.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S1031] E-mails between Mike Hall and Jan Cooper from 8 February 2006.

Ann Haynes1

#16515, b. about 1797, d. 1871
Last Edited=16 Nov 2009
     Ann Haynes was born about 1797 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England.1 She married Jonathan Birks, son of Richard Birks and Mary Roberts, on 23 August 1821 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England.1,2 In the census of 7 June 1841 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Jonathan Birks.3 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Jonathan Birks.4 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Jonathan Birks.5 Her husband Jonathan died on 11 March 1863 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, aged 71.6,7,8 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Moorhouse Farm, Whiston, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the sister of William Haynes a widower aged 64 and a farm bailiff. Ann was his housekeeper. They had two servants.9 Ann died in 1871 in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England.10

Child of Ann Haynes and Jonathan Birks

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birks Family Tree.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 851/6 Folio 6 Page 7.
  4. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 221 Folio 69 Page 8.
  5. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2412 Folio 53 Page 11.
  6. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  7. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1863/Q1 E Retford Volume 7b Page 2.
  9. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4704 Folio 79 Page 2.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1871/Q2 Rotherham Volume 9c Page 311 age 73.

Louisa Basgrave Smith1

#16516, b. 21 December 1843, d. 13 May 1905
Last Edited=14 May 2015
     Louisa Basgrave Smith was born on 21 December 1843 in Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.1 She was the daughter of William Mein Smith and Louise Basgrave Wallace.1 She married Francis William Knowles on 12 March 1860 in Wairarapa, New Zealand.1 Her husband Francis died on 19 July 1887 in Wellington, New Zealand.1 She married George Stephenson Crotty on 30 December 1887 in Christchurch Register Office, Christchurch, New Zealand.1 Her husband George died on 8 January 1900 in Southampton, Christchurch, New Zealand, aged 58.1 Louisa died on 13 May 1905 in Ihuraus Valley, Mauriceville, Wairarapa, New Zealand, aged 61.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S152] E-mails between Shirley Wallace and Jan Cooper from 17 June 2006.

Gladys Bradbury1

#16517
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
4th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
4th great-granddaughter of Richard Tunley
Appears on charts:
Chart 34 - Richard Tunley
     Gladys Bradbury was the daughter of Geoffrey Bradbury and Rose ...1

Sources of Information

  1. [S9369] Emails between Malcolm Tunley and Jan Cooper from 7 December 2003.

Mary Jane Tunley1

#16518, b. 1865
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
1st cousin 3 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
Great-granddaughter of Richard Tunley
Appears on charts:
Chart 34 - Richard Tunley
     Mary Jane Tunley was born in 1865 in Woodchurch, Wirral, Cheshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Elijah Tunley and Catherine Lloyd.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S9369] Emails between Malcolm Tunley and Jan Cooper from 7 December 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1865/Q2 Wirral Volume 8a Page 431.

Fanny Keating Tunley1

#16519, b. 1894, d. 1898
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
2nd great-granddaughter of Richard Tunley
Appears on charts:
Chart 34 - Richard Tunley
     Fanny Keating Tunley was born in 1894 in Chester, Cheshire, England.1 She was the daughter of William Tunley and Mary Keating.1 Fanny died in 1898.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S9369] Emails between Malcolm Tunley and Jan Cooper from 7 December 2003.

Thomas Lloyd1

#16520, b. about 1798
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Thomas Lloyd was born about 1798 in Llanrhyar, Denbighshire, Wales.2 He married Margaret ... Thomas was listed as the head of the family on the census of 7 April 1861 in 12 Brick Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Thomas was a shoemaker.3

Child of Thomas Lloyd and Margaret ...

Sources of Information

  1. [S9369] Emails between Malcolm Tunley and Jan Cooper from 7 December 2003.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2678 Folio 104 Page 38.

Harry James Browne

#16521
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Harry James Browne was the son of Harry Browne.1 He married Sarah Greathead, daughter of Edward Greathead and Mary Owens, on 5 August 1901 in St Michael and All Angels, South Westoe, Durham, England, The ceremony took place after the banns had been read and was witnessed by Edward, Hannah and George Greathead. Edward signed with his mark. Both Harry and Sarah gave their address as 96 Elizabeth Street. Sarah also signed with her mark.2,3,4

Child of Harry James Browne and Sarah Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S46002] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of son.
  2. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1901/Q3 South Shields Volume 10a Page 1017.
  3. [S40000] Website http://www.southtyneside.info/communitysupport/register/…
  4. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - parish record collection, marriages.

Sarah Crofts1

#16522
Last Edited=3 Apr 2015
     Sarah Crofts was the daughter of Stephen Crofts and Mary Anne Turmaine.1 She married William Henry Timms on 20 December 1815 in St Giles in the Fields, Camden, London, England, William and Sarah are mentioned in Sara's mothers will. They are married after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by James Street Timms and Elizabeth Jane Mackay.2,3

Sources of Information

  1. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  2. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office PROB 11/2228.
  3. [S501] E-mails between Ian Griffiths and Jan Cooper from 3 April 2015 title.

William Henry Timms1

#16523, b. 10 November 1791, d. 24 February 1858
Last Edited=3 Apr 2015
     William Henry Timms was baptised on 10 November 1791 in St Lawrence, Reading, Berkshire, England.2 He married Sarah Crofts, daughter of Stephen Crofts and Mary Anne Turmaine, on 20 December 1815 in St Giles in the Fields, Camden, London, England, William and Sarah are mentioned in Sara's mothers will. They are married after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by James Street Timms and Elizabeth Jane Mackay.3,2 William died on 24 February 1858 in St George in the East, London, England, aged 66.2,4

Sources of Information

  1. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  2. [S501] E-mails between Ian Griffiths and Jan Cooper from 3 April 2015 title.
  3. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office PROB 11/2228.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1858/Q1 St Geo in East Volume 1c Page 351.