Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Electoral Rolls

Looking for living relatives?

Search our UK Electoral Rolls (2002-2013) and find your living relatives today.

Search Electoral Rolls

New electoral roll records

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

workhouse kids(hallis).

Page 0 + 1 of 4

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 18 May 2012 11:06

The Hallis (hollis)family had a tough start ;John and Robert were paupers in liverpool workhouse in 1941 followed by brother Samuel who was then sent to industrial school .his son Edward may also have been in an industrial school in 1881. .All went on to have trades.Aged 60 Samuel and Mary 55 ,took in my grandmother (maisie)as a boarder he,d adopted her by 1911 . they lived next door to his brother,s daughter Martha Harriet and her 2 girls.Maisie moved in with "aunt harriet" when samuel and his wife died she marrried in 1924 from their house .my mother doesn,t think there are any living descendants to share her memories of this lovely family with, or to share her research into kirkdale industrial school.please prove her wrong. EDIT I have Maisie details already on another thread .

Lynski

Lynski Report 18 May 2012 11:13

Have you tried Search Trees on this site?

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.

Lynski

Lynski Report 18 May 2012 11:22

1911 census for reference -

HALLIS, Samuel Head Married M 72 1839 Tailor Liverpool Lancs VIEW
HALLIS, Mary Wife Married47 years F 68 1843 Liverpool Lancs VIEW
HALLIS, Masie Adopted F 11 1900 Birkenhead Cheshire VIEW
HUNTER, Martha Widow Widow F 50 1861 Liverpool VIEW

RG number: RG14
Piece: 21970
Reference: RG14PN21970 RG78PN1308 RD452 SD1 ED13 SN294
Registration District: Birkenhead
Sub District: Birkenhead
Enumeration District: 13
Parish: Birkenhead
Address: 1 Greenfield St Birkenhead
County: Cheshire



Marriages Dec 1924 (>99%)
Hallis Maisie Jones Birkenhead 8a 1083
Jones Edward B Roberts Birkenhead 8a 1083
Jones Edward B Hallis Birkenhead 8a 1083
Roberts Maisie F Jones Birkenhead 8a 1083

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 18 May 2012 12:16

Maisie Hollis
England and Wales Census, 1911
birth: Liverpool,? Lancashire
census: 1911 Everton,? Everton Liverpool,? Lancashire,? England


name: Maisie Hollis
event: Census
event date: 1911
gender: Female
age: 2
birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire
record type: Household
registration district: West Derby
sub-district: North Everton
parish: Everton
county: Lancashire

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 18 May 2012 13:58

thanks for helpful facts. hoping to find descendents of Martha Harriet Hollis-m.Broadfield/ Evans .+of the Hallis boys or others who went to kirkdale school

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 18 May 2012 15:50

Aunt "Harriet" in 1891?

Name: Martha H Broadfield
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Robert Broadfield
Gender: Female
Where born: Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Birkenhead
Ecclesiastical parish: St John
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Birkenhead
Sub-registration district: Birkenhead
ED, institution, or vessel: 26
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2884
Folio: 5
Page Number: 4
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Broadfield 25
Martha H Broadfield 25
Robert T Broadfield 11/12

1901

Name: Martha H Broadfield
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Robert Broadfield
Gender: Female
Where born: Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Bootle cum Linacre
Ecclesiastical parish: St Leonard
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: West Derby
Sub-registration district: Bootle
ED, institution, or vessel: 30
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 44
Piece: 3463
Folio: 37
Page Number: 8
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Broadfield 34
Martha H Broadfield 34
Lucy Broadfield 5
Lilian Broadfield 10 Months

1911

Name: Lucy Broadfield
Age in 1911: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Relation to Head: Stepdaughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: Birkenhead
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England
Street Address: 3 Greenfield St Birkenhead
Registration district: Birkenhead
Registration District Number: 452
Sub-registration district: Birkenhead
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Piece: 21970
Household Members: Name Age
George Evans 53
Martha Harriet Evans 45
Lucy Broadfield 15
Lilian Broadfield 10



Births Mar 1896 Broadfield Lucy W. Derby 8b 457


Marriages Sep 1924
Broadfield Lucy Cookson Birkenhead 8a 1509
Cookson Thomas Broadfield Birkenhead 8a 1509


Doesn't look as though there were any children from the above marriage.

Name: Lucy Cookson
Birth Date: abt 1896
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1968
Age at Death: 72
Registration district: Wirral
Inferred County: Cheshire
Volume: 10a
Page: 995


Births Sep 1900 Broadfield Lillian W. Derby 8b 334


Possible marriage for Lillian?

Marriages Jun 1926
Broadfield Lilian Gouldbourne Birkenhead 8a 1127
Gouldbourne Robert V Broadfield Birkenhead 8a 1127


1 daughter born to that marriage in 1927.

Name: Robert V Gouldbourne
Birth Date: abt 1905
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1956
Age at Death: 51
Registration district: Newcastle under Lyme
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume: 9b
Page: 308


Not seeing a death for Lillian Gouldbourne but wondered if she re-married as I don't see a birth for this lady.

Name: Lilian Gouldbourne
Spouse Surname: Jackson
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1950
Registration district: Birkenhead
Inferred County: Cheshire
Volume Number: 10a
Page Number: 131


Couple of Possibles for the death of the above lady.

Name: Lilian Jackson
Birth Date: abt 1900
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1967
Age at Death: 67
Registration district: Birkenhead
Inferred County: Cheshire
Volume: 10a
Page: 29


Name: Lily Jackson
Birth Date: 25 Apr 1900
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1981
Age at Death: 81
Registration district: Wallasey
Inferred County: Merseyside
Volume: 37
Page: 0970

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 18 May 2012 16:04

I now have some more names to look up.I.m on my sister,s site and haven,t got hang of threads yet.
can you tell me what the numbers and letters after marriage mean?

hoping a child of Lilian Gouldbourne will turn up

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 18 May 2012 16:33

to find living descendants use Search Trees top of this page

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 18 May 2012 16:47

Surname - Broadfield
Christian name - Lilian
Spouse's surname Gouldbourne
Registration District Birkenhead
Volume number 8a
Page Number 1127

Sorry I have no connection to the family - just passing the time of day here indulging myself by trying to help others.


EDIT

If you search trees on gere as Ann has suggested, you will find that someone has Lucy Broadfield b. Bootle 1896 on their tree. It may be worth contacting him.



SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 18 May 2012 21:28

Hi Brigid/Alisoun


If you want people to continue to help you with information on the Hallis/Hollis family ............. please do remove that tick.


It shows on the Index as meaning that the question you asked has been fully answered.



In fact, my advice to you would be to NEVER click any response as answered!




sylvia

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 18 May 2012 23:11

thanks for that information and advice .
Not yet had response from the search tree man who has lucy broadfield from Bootle on his site . I,m impatient to know , if he hasn,t had time to reply to my last question yet .I could just request to view his family tree but it feels cheeky as his family won,t be on my family tree because no blood relation.
can,t find, any Gouldbournes or lilian broadfield on search trees at all
mum remembers "Aunty" lucy cookson and Tom as being childless but has no memories of Lilian so maybe she moved further afield

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 18 May 2012 23:15

I.m also going to contact anyone who knows Martha evens on search trees as she,s my mum,s "great aunt Harritit" childrens pronounciation of Harriet her middle name .she probably died at same address Greenfield st so should be easy to check if it,s the right lady

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 19 May 2012 07:42

What do you do when you get to a dead end ?The only lillian jackson didn,t have the right parents
Look at all varieties of how to spell Lily I suppose

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 19 May 2012 17:29

Aren,t people on here nice .
thanks to Rootgatherer,s info+ suggestions ,my 1 contact from search has offered to look in records office in Cheshire when he goes + see if he can find the right Lilian .
so never say never .
I find the records difficult to understand and missed that there was also a robert T broadfield i think from 1891 aged 12 so i,ll search him too.

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 20 May 2012 12:25

My mother thinks lucy and Tom cookson married on the same day as her parents edward jones and maisie hallis it was certainly same year 1924
but was theirs 15th nov 1924 too

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 20 May 2012 20:54

No, they did not marry on the same day

You will have to buy the marriage certificate to find the actual date ......... but the registration of their marriage was in the SEPTEMBER quarter of 1924.


Edward Jones and Maisie Hallis' marriage would be registered in the DECEMBER quarter.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 20 May 2012 21:43

Alisoun


re your posting on the Halls thread about John Hallis/Hollis


IF your John went under the name Hollis, and married a Mary E. Then lived in Toxteth Park, working as a Hairdresser


he is on the 1851 Census (in the workhouse), on the 1861 with brother Robert, and 1871 living in Toxteth Park with wife and children ............... and died in Sept quarter 1880, registered West Derby


I found it all on ancestry.



This looks like the marriage for the John Hollis that I've followed ......

Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921 about John Hollis

Name: John Hollis
Marriage Date: 15 Mar 1852
Parish: Liverpool St Nicholas
Spouse's Name: Mary Ellen Bentley
Father's Name: William Hollis
Spouse Father's Name: Henry Bentley




sylvia

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 20 May 2012 23:29

brilliant that will be the one ; good to have info 1 generation
What were John's children'names?maybe I can find his descendents too . The gaps are filling in for the story of all 3 apart from the missing years of samuel didn't find him on 71 census his 1st sonEdward born that year but after census
or in 81 when edward seems to be at B'head industrail school

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 21 May 2012 00:37

Alisoun


Please ... do not just accept what anyone tells you!


we are finding records, yes, but that does not mean that these people are really your relatives.

You HAVE to buy birth, marriage and death certificates to prove it all.


In this case, you need to buy the marriage certificate for John Hollis and Mary Ellen Bentley


that will prove whether or not he has the same father that you think he should have. There may also be witnesses to help further prove.



If you do NOT do this, ie buy certificates, you are just heading for trouble ....... going down the wrong path and collecting names that have no connection.



I am not willing to give you any further information from censuses, etc, until you do start proving that what I have already given you is correct.



I always feel that my function as a "helper" is to provide information but that information then has to be proved correct.




sylvia

Vera2010

Vera2010 Report 21 May 2012 06:35

On the 1891 census above for Martha H Broadfield, the age for Robert T is 11/12 which is 11 months.

Robert T is not on the 1901 census with sisters Lucy and Lillian so possibly died.

Not sure if that T for Robert is correct as the only birth and death I can find is for Robert Fitzhugh Broadfield.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Robert Fitzhugh Broadfield Name: Robert Fitzhugh Broadfield
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1890
Registration district: Birkenhead
Inferred County: Cheshire, Merseyside
Volume: 8a
Page: 513 (click to see others on page)

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915
about Robert Fitzhugh Broadfield Name: Robert Fitzhugh Broadfield
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1891
Age at Death: 1
Registration district: Birkenhead
Inferred County: Cheshire
Volume: 8a
Page: 406 (click to see others on page)

Vera