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Trying to confirm Dorothy Johnson & Albert Porter

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looby04 Report 18 Nov 2012 02:37

Hello all,

Really stuck on this. Dorothy & Albert were married just after the 1911 census, and because their children (one of which was my Grandad Alexander) were born after this time, I can't be sure that the people I have found with the same names and birth dates are actually them.
I know very little about them, but I've listed what I know below:
Albert James Porter, b.1893 in West Ham, London. d. in Leyton. My Uncle's Tree states that Albert was a Dockworker / Meat Porter in later life.
Dorothy Johnson, b.1892. I think her middle initial might be L.

Can anyone advise how I might be able to verify the individuals I have found so far?

Many thanks, Looby


jax Report 18 Nov 2012 02:56

For info

Marriages Dec 1911 (>99%)

Johnson Dorothy L West Ham 4a 660
Porter Albert W.Ham 4a 660


jax Report 18 Nov 2012 03:01

Maybe you need the marriage cert for his age and occupation at the time plus his fathers name and occupation


jax Report 18 Nov 2012 03:06


England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about Dorothy L Porter
Name: Dorothy L Porter
Birth Date: abt 1890
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1961
Age at Death: 71
Registration district: Essex South Western
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 5a
Page: 278

Household transcription
1911 census

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Person: JOHNSON, Dorothy Louise
Address: 110 Howard Road Walthamstow

JOHNSON, George John Head M 50 1861 Retired Postal Overseer Hampshire Southampton VIEW
JOHNSON, Amy Agnes Wife Married9 years F 33 1878 London Stamford Hill VIEW
JOHNSON, Dorothy Louise Daughter Single F 21 1890 Laundrymaid London Stoke Newington VIEW
JOHNSON, Winifred Amy Violet Daughter F 9 1902 Essex East Ham VIEW
JOHNSON, Ivy Mary Ann Daughter F 6 1905 Essex East Ham VIEW
JOHNSON, Rose Agnes Daughter F 4 1907 Essex Leyton VIEW
JOHNSON, Margaret May Daughter F 2 1909 Essex Walthamstow VIEW
JOHNSON, Maud Gabrielle Daughter F 0 (8 MONTHS) 1911 Essex Walthamstow VIEW


jax Report 18 Nov 2012 03:11


London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
about Dorothy Louise Johnson
Name: Dorothy Louise Johnson
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 6 Apr 1890
Father's Name: George John Johnson
Mother's Name: Amelia Maria Johnson
Parish or Poor Law Union: Clerkenwell St Peter
Borough: Islington
Register Type: Parish Registers

Household transcription
1891 census

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Person: JOHNSON, Dorothy L
Address: 53, Barretts Grove, Stoke Newington, London
JOHNSON, George J Head Married M 30 1861 Clerk P O Telegraph
Southampton, Hampshire VIEW
JOHNSON, Amelia M Wife Married F 26 1865
Clerkenwell, London VIEW
JOHNSON, George E Son M 5 1886
Stoke Newington, London VIEW
JOHNSON, Frederick G Son M 3 1888
Dalston, London VIEW
JOHNSON, Dorothy L Daughter F 1 1890
Dalston, London VIEW

Although this fits...without confirmation of the father its only a guess


jax Report 18 Nov 2012 03:27

Is this his death?

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about Albert J Porter
Name: Albert J Porter
Birth Date: abt 1894
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1962
Age at Death: 68
Registration district: Essex South Western
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 5a
Page: 200

No middle inital when he married

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Albert James Porter
Name: Albert James Porter
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1893
Registration district: West Ham
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 358 (click to see others on page)


looby04 Report 18 Nov 2012 10:49

Thanks so much for helping me, Jax!
I really appreciate you doing all that research.
I will try to get hold of the marriage certificate to see if I can confirm some of your findings. I'll keep you posted!
Many thanks! :-)


Flip Report 18 Nov 2012 12:07

I think Jax's death is correct - here is his probate:

Albert James Porter
Probate Date: 14 Mar 1962
Death Date: 12 Jan 1962
Death Place: London, England
Registry: London, England

States of 100 High Road E10, admin to Arthur Leonard Porter (painter) and Alexander John Porter (metal polisher). Effects £615 8s


looby04 Report 18 Nov 2012 17:12

Omg! Thank you so much Flip. That's a great bit of info! :0)