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relatives of John G Burrell and Nelly Burrell

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Shelley

Shelley Report 14 Dec 2012 18:30

Looking for help tracing these two - born in the late 1800's - I believe Nellie is my great Grandmother and John was the man she married.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 14 Dec 2012 18:33

Shelley - when you say you 'believe' she is your great-grandmother, why is this? Don't want you to climb up the wrong tree!
Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 14 Dec 2012 18:35

Bit too late I think? Do you have any location?

Marriages Dec 1931 (>99%)
Burrell John G Searson Stepney 1c 504
Searson Nellie V Burrell Stepney 1c 504

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 14 Dec 2012 18:35


There is a marriage registration for a John G Burrell and Nelly V Searson in Stepney, last quarter of 1931.

Do you know where they lived?

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 14 Dec 2012 18:37

I would say this is the Nellie in the above marriage:

1911 England Census

Name: Nellie Victoria Searson
Age in 1911: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Wall
Civil parish: Poplar
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 32 Cotton St, Poplar E
Occupation: SCHOOL
Registration district: Poplar
Registration District Number: 22
Sub-registration district: Poplar

Joseph Arthur Searson 39
Nellie Searson 37
Nellie Victoria Searson 13
Eveline Maud Searson 12
Dorothy Gertrude Searson 6
Frida May Searson 5
Joseph Arthur Searson 3

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 14 Dec 2012 18:38

Name: Nellie V Burrell
Birth Date: abt 1897
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1938
Age at Death: 41
Registration district: Edmonton
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume: 3a
Page: 814

Shelley

Shelley Report 14 Dec 2012 18:42

Sorry I know for a fact she is - but it's a bit difficult as she adopted my grandmother. I guess I don't want to scare people off.

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 14 Dec 2012 18:52


Hi Shelley,

If you go to www.freebmd.org.uk you could search the names yourself as it's a free site.
Once you have identified the registration (birth, marriage and/or death) from freebmd, use the details it gives you to purchase the relevant certificates from www.gro.gov.uk

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 14 Dec 2012 19:57

Shelley - it would take a lot more than that to scare us lot off!

So are you saying Nellie was your adoptive great-grandmother?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 14 Dec 2012 20:17

There is this:

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
Name: Nellie Victoria Burrell
Year: 1937
County or Borough: Enfield
Ward or Division/Constituency: Enfield
Street Address: 2 Carterhatch Road

with John Griffith Burrell

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 14 Dec 2012 20:20

His death:

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: John Griffith S Burrell
Birth Date: 31 Mar 1899
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1972
Age at Death: 73
Registration district: Thurrock
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 2874

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 14 Dec 2012 20:40


Her Baptism as follows......

Parish of All Hallows, E India Dock, County of London.
4 July 1897.
Nellie Victoria, daughter of Joseph Arthur and Nellie Searson.
Father's occupation: Milk Salesman.

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 14 Dec 2012 20:45


1901 Census.

Nellie V Searson, age 3, is living at 96 Stainsby Road, Poplar.


Name: Wellie V Searson
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Joseph A Searson
Mother's Name: Nellie Searson
Gender: Female
Where born: Blackwall, London, England

Civil parish: Poplar
Ecclesiastical parish: St Anne Limehouse
County/Island: London
Country: England

Registration district: Poplar
Sub-registration district: Poplar
ED, institution, or vessel: 11

Household schedule number: 336
Piece: 353
Folio: 185
Page No: 50

Household Members:
Name and Age
Joseph A Searson, 29
Nellie Searson, 27
Wellie V Searson, 3
Evaline M Searson, 2

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 14 Dec 2012 21:10


Nellie Victoria Searson's parents.....
Joseph Arthur Searson (dairyman, b.c.1871) and Nellie Newman (b.c.1874) were married on 18 Aug 1896 at the Parish church Bromley St Leonard.

Shelley

Shelley Report 14 Dec 2012 22:11

Oh my God - I can't believe how much you've found out (by the way, lived in Harborne for ten years so know Brum well.)

The poplar one is definitely her - who are the others? Siblings?

I am not sure the death certificate is hers?

Thank you so much for the help - this is a huge family mystery.

Shelley

Shelley Report 14 Dec 2012 23:36

My great grandmother Nellie had my grandmother at 17 - you can imagine the scandal as I believe it was 1914/15 (must check with my mum again.)
I would like to know if she had children with John G? I would really like you know who our great grandfather was but I feel that might be lost forever.

Shelley

Shelley Report 14 Dec 2012 23:53

My great grandmother Nellie had my grandmother at 17 - you can imagine the scandal as I believe it was 1914/15 (must check with my mum again.)
I would like to know if she had children with John G? I would really like you know who our great grandfather was but I feel that might be lost forever.

Lynski

Lynski Report 15 Dec 2012 02:38

I have sent you a personal message with details of possible children etc.

Shelley

Shelley Report 15 Dec 2012 06:30

Thank you so much!

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 15 Dec 2012 09:16


Shelley,

So you mean Nelllie Victoria Searson had your grandmother at age 17, and then married John G Burrell?

It would have been a scandal at the time, yes, but in actual fact not THAT unusual as all we family tree enthusiasts are now discovering!!
I think I have found your granmother's birth registration, but won't post here as she may still be alive, and we don't put details of living people on here. Lynski has probably found the same since she has PM'd you.

Karen