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SylviaInCanada Report 15 Aug 2012 21:16

sorry, jerseylily!!!


jerseylily Report 15 Aug 2012 10:02

Hi Rita

I am very much still around.

The only thing I can do is to look in the birth indexes and that will only bring results if Pittaway was his birth name and not the name of his adoptive parents. I'll see what I can do.


Jonesey Report 15 Aug 2012 08:27

JerseyLily has made posts this month so presumably she is still an active member of GR.


SylviaInCanada Report 15 Aug 2012 05:33

Hi Rita

I haven't seen Jerseylily around for several months.

and GR does not send out notifications re new postings on threads

May I suggest that you send her a pm (personal message) ...... just click on her name, type your message in the box that appears, and submit it.

GR will then send her an email to tell there is a message waiting in the internal system on here.

Good luck



neil Report 14 Aug 2012 22:59

Hi my name is Rita and i was pointed in your direction from Jonesey.
Here's hoping you can help. My husbands grandfather was called William Pittaway born 1879 he was adopted from Jersey to the Wolverhampton area and we have him on the 1891 uk census. He married in 1906, his marriage certificate states that his fathers name was Henry and that he was deceased. William died in 1967.
We have his full name as William Joshua Francis Pittaway. We would really like to find who his mother was and why he was adopted.

Here's hoping Rita


jerseylily Report 28 Sep 2011 17:54

Hello T

I've posted a reply on the main thread as there is so much information on it.


Eames Report 28 Sep 2011 09:43

Hi Jersey,

Sorry for not replying back sooner, as I had no internet until last night.

Gladys did marry a KIRWAN, and she did have 3 children mentioned above (James, Joan and Marjorie).

In 1911 Gladys resided with her mother, Rosa b 1871 (she stated married for 13 years). So if you could find more on Gladys (and her mother or both of her parents) I'd appreciate it. Hoping it would tally up to the other thread that 2 other members have found for me.




jerseylily Report 23 Sep 2011 20:52

Hi T,

Would this be the lady you are looking for?

D/S/A/4/A6698 Registration card of Gladys Maud Kirwan, née Lainey, of 2, Hue Cottages, Hue Street, St Helier, born 19/10/1910, James Edward Kirwan, Joan Maude Kirwan, and Marjorie Ann Kirwan, registered as children on back of card 30/01/1941 - 30/01/1941

I know it's not her birth/baptism but is her Occupation record card, it should have a photo on it.

Were there any other children on the 1911? Only I've found baptisms on for Florence 1898, Rosetta Maud 1901 and Catherine Mabel 1903 Lainey. Their parents are Henry Lainey and Rosina Shiner.

I'm working at the Archive on Tues morning so I'll have a look for Gladys's birth then. I'll also look for the marriage record to James Kirwan as I can look at the marriage certificate there to get her father's name.

Edit Just seen your original thread where you say there were no there children in the household so the above 3 would seem to be a red herring!


Eames Report 23 Sep 2011 16:57

Hi Jersey,

Not sure if you're still doing the look up. If so, is there any possible that you could find birth/baptism of Gladys Maud Lainey born Oct 1910 please? All I know that her mother was Rosa as stated in 1911 Census. (I couldnt find Rosa's marriage to a Lainey in England either).

Many thanks,



Cath2010 Report 8 Jun 2011 07:01

Hi jerseylily,
I wonder if you could do a marriage look up for me. I have very limited info but will pm names to you. Many thanks for your kind offer.


PricklyHolly Report 7 Jun 2011 22:31

Hi jerseylily, whenever i see your name, it brings a little smile to my face for all the help you gave me in the past............x


jerseylily Report 7 Jun 2011 22:15

I'm at the Jersey Archive next week - Tues - if anyone needs anything looked up


Corinne Report 2 Nov 2010 21:25

Thanks for that,sorry I had not got back to you.
Regards Corinne


jerseylily Report 11 Oct 2010 12:19


This is your Michael's death

2/11/1864 at 10.45pm at 4, Parade Place, St Helier.
Michael Maloney, aged 75, cause of death, Affection du Couer (something heart related!)
Death notified by Honora Maloney (her mark) present at the death


jerseylily Report 7 Oct 2010 17:59


I have searched the birth indexes for all 12 parishes and while there are a lot of Vardons there is no Joseph. Either his birth was not registered or Joe/Joseph was the name he was known by and he was registered as something else.

Do you have his marriage certificate? If there is a father's name on it I may be able to trace him that way.


Bernard Report 26 Sep 2010 13:25


Thank you. It might be. At the moment do not know too much of the family prior to his marriage.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely holiday



jerseylily Report 25 Sep 2010 16:29


Do you think this is him in 1861

Name Age
Mary Vardon 60
Mary E Vardon 22
George P Vardon 19
Joe Philip Vardon 7 <<<<< grandson

He's the only Joseph Vardon on the 1861.
I'll have a look for his birth when I get back .


Corinne Report 24 Sep 2010 20:02

Thanks Jerseylily.Have a good week.


Bernard Report 24 Sep 2010 15:34

Hi JeseyLily

Could you please look up a birth of Joseph Vardon born St Helier c1852.

Have traced in England (via marriage in 1887 to Catherine Smith). He is my wife's 2 xgt g'father.

Thanking you in anticipation



jerseylily Report 24 Sep 2010 13:56

Hello Corinne

I can't find Ann Mahoney on the 1871 census either. Possibly she's in service somewhere and has been accidentally transscibed with the name of the family she's working for.

I did have a quick look for Michael's death but didn't find it in St Helier. I'll have another look when we get back - away next week.