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Trying to find info re Norman John Harris

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SpanishEyes

SpanishEyes Report 13 Nov 2012 13:07

Norman was born on 27/02/1931, died 07.05.2009. he was born in Birmingham West Midlands.
His wife Shirley Ellen Edwards 07.05.1936.

I have agreed to help one of their children to find more information about their family.

Any help will be appreciated,
Thank you

Bridget

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 13 Nov 2012 13:11

Ahhh...........you are back!!! :-D


England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005
about Norman J Harris
Name: Norman J Harris
Mother's Maiden Surname: Crump
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1931
Registration district: Birmingham N
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume Number: 6d
Page Number: 651



According to a tree on Ancestry........Norman died 7th May 2009 in Birmingham.

His wife Shirley died............19th January 2010 Birmingham.


Edit: I see you have posted the above information now.

SpanishEyes

SpanishEyes Report 13 Nov 2012 13:18

Thank you,

This is for a friend and I would like to make sure that I have the right people in his tree. Can you help, I want to make sure that I am going in the right direction......

There are hundreds of families in Birmingham with the same names!!!!!!!!

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 13 Nov 2012 13:21

England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005
about Shirley E Edwards
Name: Shirley E Edwards
Mother's Maiden Surname: Biddulph
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1936
Registration district: Birmingham
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume Number: 6d
Page Number: 210

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 13 Nov 2012 13:22

Does your friend have the marriage cert for Norman and Shirley?

Does your friend know the names of Norman's parents?

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 13 Nov 2012 13:26

Shirley's parents marriage.......


Marriages Sep 1925 (>99%)

Biddulph Florence Edwards Birmingham N. 6d 1345
Edwards Maurice Biddulph Birmingham N. 6d 1345

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 13 Nov 2012 13:52

cert should give their fathers names
Name: Norman J Harris
Spouse Surname: Edwards
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1959
Registration district: Birmingham
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume Number: 9c
Page Number: 539
Find Spouse: Shirley E Edwards

SpanishEyes

SpanishEyes Report 14 Nov 2012 08:55

Many thanks for your help.
I do have some copies but no originals as these have been lost.
My biggest problem is that it appears me that most of Birmingham people have the same name!!

Bye the bye Shirley, I and my husband also come from the East End of London. We are cockneys!!

WayneTracey

WayneTracey Report 14 Nov 2012 09:32

Google 'Midlands Historical Data'

It's a credit based site, but it also has ER listed well into the 1930's. You might be able to find them on it and whoever else was over the age of 18 (children maybe?) living with them.

I use this site alot, it's a very very good site :-)


T x

:-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Nov 2012 10:00

Hi Bridget.

Lots of my mums family came from the East End. Mum was born in Hackney and her maternal side were from West Ham/East Ham /Poplar after being born in the rural's of Essex.

We went to Heybridge Basin and Maldon a few years ago ,after having been to Chelmsford Records Office looking up parish records, . to look at the area some family came from .A very pretty, area and one elderly gent with the same family name still lived in Heybridge Basin.

He had just gone into a home so we weren't able to make any contact which I would loved to have tried to.. One gent we spoke to in the local Inn that my grt x umpteen grandfather had either owned or run told us about him and said if you were a Chaney ,the family name. then you were all related !!. seems lots of cousins married .


:-D

Reggie

Reggie Report 14 Nov 2012 11:05

Bridget

This should be very straightforward...............the MMN's in each case are not exactly the most common

Start by finding the births........on freebmd.

Buy the certs for full info about parents

Then follow-through from there

EDIT

Looks like the births have been found for you................

Reggie

Reggie Report 14 Nov 2012 11:11

Shirley had three siblings..........details on freebmd, which I will let you find yourself

SpanishEyes

SpanishEyes Report 16 Nov 2012 07:45

Thank you all for your advice I am passing this on to our friend who asked me to help him. An....ry, have told me I cannot keep the tree name as someone else has the same! Now that person is my friend and has three people on it! I will delete my first one and give a different name or Perhaps I should start on Genes instead, I must ask him if that would be OK.
Bridget in Spain