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Catherine Phenna

Postby fiesta » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:52 pm

Catherine Elizabeth Phenna. Born 1895 in Southampton. Died 1923 in London. Occupation - Actress

Catherine may have used the Christian names Kate or Katie and the surnames Phenna, Durrant, Durrant Grey or Grey. She is buried in the Actors Acre in Brookwood Cemetery in London. She spent some time in America and/or Canada.

Any help in finding any information about her would be appreciated.
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Re: Catherine Phenna

Postby elsabels » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:29 pm

Welcome, and for starters,

https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/l ... d/6830346/

extract from the end of the 3rd para

Around 1922-4, he lived with Catherine Elizabeth Phenna,
and used Catherine's surname. There were two children, a girl and a boy.
Catherine died right after giving birth to the boy in 1924. The children
were put into a London Church of England orphanage, then transported to a
farm orphanage in Australia in 1932.
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Re: Catherine Phenna

Postby woodchal » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:42 pm

There is, what appears to be, a very well researched tree on ancestry by someone called Lizbradley143 (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/ ... 1130/facts).

This tree has Catherine’s birth as 29 AUG 1895 in Southampton, England the daughter of Thomas Herbert and Susannah Catherine (nee Roberts). She was resident in Kirkdale with grandfather in 1901 and in 1911 was still in Kirkdale with her mother, who had remarried.

This tree has her death as being 27 Nov 1923, Lambeth, London, England and as you say has the burial in the Actors Acre and speculates that the funeral was paid for by the Actors' Church Union.

There is wealth of information in the tree and I doubt if we could add anymore and suggest that you make contact with this person.

The tree identifies the partner from Elsabels’ link as Luke Lewis (or Leo) James Durant although the trees says he used many aliases and had several criminal convictions including bigamy.

The tree identifies the children as Leslie and Marjorie, going to Australia, with Leslie dying in 2012 and Marjorie in 1967. Leslie having obtained an MBE along the way.

Interesting tree – good luck
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Re: Catherine Phenna

Postby elsabels » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:23 pm

I forgot to post this....

Not sure what you have...

PHENNA, CATHERINE ELIZABETH ROBERTS
GRO Reference: 1895 D Quarter in SOUTHAMPTON Volume 02C Page 6

1901
30 Tees Street Kirkdale
RG13; Piece: 3468; Folio: 6; Page: 3
John Roberts 60
Hannah C Phenna 28
Gwendoline Roberts 23
George Phenna 6
Lillian Roberts 6
Catherine E Phenna 5 granddaughter

1911
56 Barlow Street Kirkdale
Susannah C Hopkins 38
Edward Micholas Hopkins 8
Helen Arumoi Hopkins 3
George A H Phinna 17
Catherine E Phinna 15

Marriage cert on line
Name: Susamah Catherine Roberts
Gender: Female
Marriage Age: 20
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Year: abt 1872
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1892
Marriage Place: Everton, St Ambrose, Lancashire, England
Father: John Roberts
Spouse: Thomas Herbert Phenna

Thomas Herbert Phenna died 1896

Susanna remarried Rbt Nicholas Hopkins in 1902 W Derby

Some of the PHENNA family are listed on https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Your time frame for actress appears to be 1911 census to death in 1923. I have searched newspapers and cannot find a reference to CEP
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Re: Catherine Phenna

Postby fiesta » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:12 pm

Re Catherine Phenna

Thank you for the replies. They were very helpful. Any information about her acting career would be appreciated.
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