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Adoption Records in Leeds around 1903

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MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Dec 2012 20:24

Dave, it's no secret!

The marriages and baptisms are from the West Yorkshire parish records on Ancestry.

Dave

Dave Report 28 Dec 2012 20:26

Sorry I meant that John Swann was the decorator!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Dec 2012 20:29

The London Gazette 4 July 1882 lists under "Yorkshire Liquidations"

Phillip Colley, Cross Freehold Street, Leeds - Tanner and bootlace maker

(British Newspaper Archives)

Dave

Dave Report 28 Dec 2012 20:31

Thanks MarieCeleste and rootgatherer that's great, I'm still trying to take it all in . My dad got quite upset on Christmas Day and you've all help immensley!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Dec 2012 20:31

Phillip senior's probate:

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name: Philip Colley
Probate Date: 8 Mar 1907
Death Date: 26 Jan 1907
Death Place: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Registry: Wakefield

Lived 4 St Agnes Mount, Burmantofts, Leeds - tanner & currier. Probate to Mary Ann Colley, Widow. Effects £200 3s

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Dec 2012 20:36

Dave - give your dad a hug from us!

We're pleased to help.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Dec 2012 20:39

Mary Ann's probate (Dorothy's paternal grandmother):

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name: Mary Ann Colley
Probate Date: 12 Nov 1914
Death Date: 30 Sep 1914
Death Place: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Registry: Wakefield

Widow of 4 St Agnes Mount, Burmantofts, Leeds. Probate to Henry Colley, boot manufacturer and Frank Leake, butcher. Effects £58 9s 7d

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Dec 2012 20:43

Might as well throw in Isaac's baptism:

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
Name: Isaac Tempest Colley
Birth Date: 25 Apr 1862
Parish: Leeds, St Peter
Baptism Date: 31 Aug 1862
Father's Name: Phillip Colley - Currier
Mother's Name: Mary Ann Colley

Freehold Street address.

Dave

Dave Report 28 Dec 2012 20:52

Rootgatherer what was your source for this I still cant find her in the 1911 census what am I doing wrong?

Name: Dorothy Colley
Age in 1911: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1903
Relation to Head: Adopted Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Leeds
County/Island: Yorkshire-West Riding
Country: England
Street Address: 88 Freehold St Yorks Road Leeds

Dave

Dave Report 28 Dec 2012 20:56

And what about the adoption records guys any advice or is it going to be too difficult to establish?

Kay????

Kay???? Report 28 Dec 2012 21:28

Dave,

There wont be any formal records as Doroth married in 1924 as Dorothy Colley,so never legally changed her surname to Swann,it appears a surname she was known under only.

Dave

Dave Report 28 Dec 2012 21:53

Ok thanks Kay

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 28 Dec 2012 22:07

Dave, I used Ancestry for the 1911 census. I just put in Dorothy, born Leeds and her year of birth. I didn't put in a surname as we weren't sure whether she would be Swann or Colley. She came up as Colley with her Swann adopted parents.

When you search put in Dorothy Colley born 1903 Leeds, Yorkshire and you should find her.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Dec 2012 22:48

It looks like Ancestry is the only site that is fetching up the correct census for Dorothy.

I've tried Genes, FindMyPast and 1911census and none of them are finding Dorothy. I've tried census reference search and address search so Brightsolid (owners of those sites) are missing some records somewhere.

Dave, if you click on my name to send a personal message with an email address I'll send you the original image from ancestry.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Dec 2012 22:52

Aah - found it, really bad mis-transcriptions:

SWAM, John Thomas Head Married 14 years M 40 1871 House Printer Yorkshire Leeds
SWAM, Agnes Wife Married F 38 1873 Yorkshire Leeds
CALLEY, Dorothy Adopted Daughter F 8 1903 School Yorkshire Leeds

RG number: RG14 Piece: 27099
Reference: RG14PN27099 RG78PN1550 RD500 SD5 ED8 SN134
Registration District: Leeds
Sub District: North East Leeds
Enumeration District: 8
Parish: Leeds

Address: 88 Freehold St York Road Leeds County: Yorkshire (West riding)

So if you search for Dorothy Calley you should find her!

Dave

Dave Report 28 Dec 2012 23:02

Thanks Rootgather and MarieCelste I'm so impressed your both stars

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 28 Dec 2012 23:12

Always a pleasure to help Dave especially when the poster stays around to see what has been found and gives feedback.

Good luck with your research.

Mrs. Rootie.

Dave

Dave Report 29 Dec 2012 11:23

Great I've finally found it , having put in the mis-spelted names. This is what my dad wanted to see , I think he'll be a bit emotional !! He now wants me to find Agnes Swann's sister who moved to Prestbury in Cheltenam but that's another story and I guess another separate thread, cheers everyone!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 29 Dec 2012 11:53

What was Agnes' sisters name?

EDIT: I really don't think Agnes had a surviving sister. According to the 1911 census Josiah Charles and Hannah Broadhead had 6 children to the marriage and stated 4 of them had died. This is what I found:-

Agnes Owen b1873 (before parent's marriage) married John Thomas Swann, alive in 1911
William b1885 married 1907 to Amelia Rhodes and alive in 1911
Charles Arthur b1875 d1895
Mary Ann b1877 d1884
Sarah Jane b1880 d1880
John Henry b1890 d1891

Do you think your dad might mean Dorothy's sister?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 29 Dec 2012 12:11

Baptism of Dorothy's mother:

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
Name: Ada Green
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1872
Parish: Leeds, St Peter
Baptism Date: 14 Sep 1873
Father's Name: Joseph Green - Stonecutter.
Mother's Name: Jane Ann Green
Address: Crossmill Street

Baptised the same day was a brother James William born 4 November 1869.