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Brick Wall- Minnie May Gorton born 1893

Postby ABN55 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:41 pm

Copy birth certificate shows dob. 24 May 1893, Registration District Hackney, parents Charles Nathan & Minnie (nee Roberts) Gorton . I have been unable to trace any further details for her after she gave birth to illegitimate child ( my mother) Olive May Gorton on 8 July 1922 at 30 Fitzjohn Avenue, Barnet, her occupation was given as domestic servant. Can anyone help to find further details ?
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Re: Brick Wall- Minnie May Gorton born 1893

Postby meekhcs » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:06 pm

The 1939 register on Ancestry has a record for a Minnie Burkin dob 24 May 1892 married to a John Thomas Burkin bn 1893. They were living at The Lodge, Carrick Grange, Snaithings Lane, SHEFFIELD. He was a chauffeur, she upd domestic duties.
On the actual record, in green ink, was added "May" to Minnies name.
John Thomas was born in Surrey in 1892, baptised in South Wimbledon in 1894. He left a will after passing away in May 1979 in Sheffield. This may be worth looking at.
Minnie Burkin passed away in Dec 1977.
Access to Ancestry is free this weekend so this may be worth following up. Dates of birth can often vary by a year or two so I wouldn't reject this possibility because her birth year is different.
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Re: Brick Wall- Minnie May Gorton born 1893

Postby meekhcs » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:07 pm

I should have added there was no obvious marriage between the two.
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Re: Brick Wall- Minnie May Gorton born 1893

Postby sdup26 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:59 pm

There's an ancestry tree that says John Thomas Burkin married Minnie Fitzgerald (b1892, Cork) in Bromley, Kent 1913. They then lived in Sheffield, appearing on the 1939 Register there, and it's where Minnie died in 1977. There are indeed several Burkin births registered in Ecclesall B, with mother's maiden name Fitzgerald. Ancestry trees vary wildly in terms of accuracy, but you might want to keep this one in mind when researching your Minnie May.
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Re: Brick Wall- Minnie May Gorton born 1893

Postby elsabels » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:47 pm

Whilst this one has a year of 24 May 1891 maybe worth considering
1939 Register
sadly in Brentwood Mental Hosp

Name: Minnie M Ferrier
Death Age: 75
Birth Date: abt 1891
Registration Date: Dec 1966
Registration district: Brentwood
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 458

1945 Electors....Olive was living at Bow Lane

I looked at the 1911 census and have had difficulty instantly picking up any of the girls, the sons are readily identifiable
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Re: Brick Wall- Minnie May Gorton born 1893

Postby elsabels » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:45 pm

Been looking at the address 30 Fitzjohn Avenue Barnet

1920-1930 Electoral Roll has a Thomas F Whittemore residing, he is still there in 1939.
he was b 2 Oct 1877

He married 1917 Emily Lydia D Hale Smith who died 1934 in S Kensington. Probate was granted to the public Trustee, Emily is only recorded at the property 1924,1925 & 1930

Re married 1947 Evelyn Shinto who is with him in 1939

Thomas F Whittemore died 1956 Probate to Westminster Bank est circa £43k

The 1911 census indicates that father Thomas C was the managing director of a Flower & feather company Thomas F worked within the company, his job desc Salesman Flower and Feather Warehouseman could this be a link to Minnie?

Potentially there could be a child Margaret Whittemore b q4 1922 Barnet
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