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Irene BERRY

Postby SDV » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:15 pm

I am trying to find the death of Irene Maud BERRY, née Goldsworthy.

Irene was born in 1913 in Mile End, Essex. Her parents were Charles Edward Goldsworthy, a costermonger, and his wife May Goldsworthy (née Brown). She married Frank Harold BERRY in 1946 at Tooting, Surrey.

The couple seem to have spent the next couple of decades in South London, mainly the Wandsworth/Lambeth area. The last reference I can find to her is as the informant on the death certificate of her husband Frank, who died in 1973. At that time, Irene aged 60 was living at 35 Wayland House, Robert Street, SW9.

She may well have remarried, but if she did I have no details of her marriage. I have searched for a death for Irene BERRY between 1973 and 2013 to no avail. I am assuming that she stayed in the South London area. As far as I know, Frank and Irene had no children, though this may well be incorrect and I intend to investigate this possibility. Meanwhile any help would be gratefully received.
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Re: Irene BERRY

Postby sdup26 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Have you discounted this one? The birth year is wrong for your Irene, but that could be the fault of the informant.
Irene Maud Berry b 1915, died DQ 2001, Gipping and Hartismere, District 7451, reg. no 21A, entry 116.
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Re: Irene BERRY

Postby SDV » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:22 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I am, however, reluctant to press the trigger and order the certificate, as the stated DOB is 21 Feb 1915. As far as I am aware, Irene Maud Goldsworthy was born 26 Jun 1913 to Charles Edward Goldsworthy, a costermonger, and May Goldsworthy (née Brown). If it was only the year that was wrong I would be tempted, but for the day and month to be so out of sync suggests to me that this would not be rewarding.

I suspect she stayed in the SW9 area following the death of her husband Frank, though I am having difficulty in finding her in the electoral registers.
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Re: Irene BERRY

Postby phsvm » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:47 am

The 1939 census confirms Irene's dob as 26 June 1913. At the time she was iving with her parents Charles and Mary, although it appears that Mary may have remarried at a later date.

Her sister Matilda is also listed, along with her subsequent married name. She and her husband appear to have had a son, born in 1941 and who married in 1969. Have you tried to trace him to see if he can help?
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Re: Irene BERRY

Postby SDV » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:49 pm

I'm still having problems with this search, so any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Irene BERRY

Postby elsabels » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:17 am

Searching death with forenames and dob only produces this single match entry

Name: Irene Maud Kapur
Death Age: 73
Birth Date: 26 Jun 1913
Registration Date: Feb 1987
Registration district: Barking and Dagenham
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 11
Page: 93

Have ypu checked the Grant of Probate for a will
Name: Frank Harold Berry
Death Date: 9 Jul 1973
Death Place: London
Probate Date: 25 Jul 1973
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Re: Irene BERRY

Postby trace » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:21 pm

That death links from a marriage in 1934 Hackney Reg District
Sri K Kapur
Irene M Bellamy
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Re: Irene BERRY

Postby elsabels » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:55 pm

Thanks Trace, I couldn't find the marriage last night
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Re: Irene BERRY

Postby elsabels » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:31 pm

Listed at 35 Wayland House Robsart St SW9 0BP on 2002 electorall register on FMP. This narrows your search to 2003 - 2018, of course the lady may still be alive!

I did an address search from the probate address this looks like social housing in the Stockwell area google the address quite a bit of info comes up!

This could be her in sheltered acc
Name: MS Irene Berry
Birth Date: 1912-1914
Residence Date: 2003
Address: 35, John Roll Way, SE16 4SP
Residence Place: London, London, England

Or this

Mis Irene Berry
Residence Date: 2003
Address: Amberley Residential Care Home, 44-48, Amberley Road, N13 4BJ
Residence Place: London, London, England
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Re: Irene BERRY

Postby SDV » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:27 pm

Wow! Still there in 2002 - she would have been 89. I know I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. She is on my father's side of the family, a side I have never known due to a parental split shortly after my birth.

I looked at the record and for some reason it states occupancy as 2 years. That has got to be wrong, as we know she was at that address as far back as 1973 when her husband died.

Still it has got to be the Irene I am looking for, given the name and the address.
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