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Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 31 Dec 2012 16:15

(Carlisle Street probably reference from 1911, just edited earlier post!, lol)

Chris :)


Gavin Report 31 Dec 2012 17:03

Thanks Reggie

Thanks Chris


Gavin Report 2 Jan 2013 16:21


Whilst awaiting the certs I ordered, can anyone find anything relating to Henry John White, born in Sheffield in 1848.
I am looking for a marriage certificate to unknown!!
Also, any children other than George Henry White.

On George Henry Whites wedding cert there is a witness called James White (I am assuming his brother)

So another way to identify George Henry White accurately would be to place him in a family headed by Henry John White, and with a brother called James.....


Gavin Report 4 Jan 2013 01:15

One of the certificates I have ordered has been refunded... ststing it does not match the details requested.

I ordered the folllowing;

Marriage: Thomas White / Harriot Garrett - Dec 1837 - Sheffield vol 22 pg 417

Any ideas why the GRO would say its wrong if i got the details from FreeBMD?



Vanessa Report 4 Jan 2013 05:43

I would say either because Garrett is spelt GarrAtt or they didnt marry each other!


Gavin Report 6 Jan 2013 21:07


2 of the certificates received;

Death Certificate confirms George Henry White died 04/10/1925
Informant is his Widow, Violetta Harriet White (my Great Grandmother)

So I have a confirmed death of my Great Grandfather at 49 Thames Street West in Wallsend, Tynemouth in 1925.

Bad news for the birth certificate; it is for a George Henry White born 18/02/1872 to a Christiana White of Frogatt Lane, Sheffield. No father is identified on the cert so I am assuming he is an illegitimate birth.


Gins Report 8 Jan 2013 21:27

Just posting the PM from Gavin

I have checked death cert and George Henry White's and he was aged 53 at the time of death (04th October 1925) meaning he was born in 1872.

Anyone, has any info....?

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 8 Jan 2013 21:56

Births Sep 1874 (>99%)
WHITE George Henry Ecclesall B. 9c 338

(might have been other one Gins posted, he does state 1874 on 1911)

Chris :)

(ages on Death Certs. not always accurate)


Gavin Report 8 Jan 2013 22:06

Just trying to work out.... would it have been an overlap to 1871 or 1873 if he was 53 when he died in Oct 1925?


Gins Report 8 Jan 2013 22:16

Thanks Chris...

Its a strange one, you know, where people use middle names, drop them or adopt them!


Gavin Report 8 Jan 2013 22:28


Are these solvable with any real confidence then? or is it guesswork or not likely to be solved??


Gins Report 8 Jan 2013 22:28

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name: George Henry White <<53 Dobcroft Road
Probate Date: 5 Aug 1927
Death Date: 2 Jul 1927
Death Place: Sheffield, England
Registry: Wakefield

To Edith Sarah White, widow.....£1075 7s 1d

Any bells, ringing?

This might mean nothing, in relation to your family Gavin. Posting it to keep an eye on the Whites.....yikes.........The Whites :-0

And, thinking on...Carlise St, was a very working class area (Where your other family lived) as opposed to the above address


Gins Report 8 Jan 2013 22:31


Cynical....never stop trying



Gavin Report 8 Jan 2013 22:53


But havent we already proven that he died in october 1925 in Wallsend?
His widow was Violetta Harriet White (nee Horne)

I know you said you were posting that to keep eye on other Whites... is this to eliminate others later?


Gavin Report 8 Jan 2013 23:29

just noticed, on wedding certificate for George Henry White and Voiletta Harriet Horne, the date is 10 march 1895.
Georges age is 22... so he could be born in 1873.


Gavin Report 9 Jan 2013 00:06

Births Mar 1871

White - George William


9c 457


Gavin Report 9 Jan 2013 00:08

There was no George Henry listed in 1873... but there was a George William in Sheffield....
If he did change names it could be a possible?
What do you think?

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 9 Jan 2013 08:18

Looks like you might to have to order a couple more rule out.

Try, try, again, lol.

Chris :)

(or perhaps a couple of days spent in the RO for that area)


Gavin Report 9 Jan 2013 10:17

its an expensive business this family history lark isnt it....

i am slowly getting a collection of expensive certificates for people I am not related too...



Gins Report 10 Jan 2013 14:56

Hi Gavin

Taking into account the area in Sheffield that your family lived, you need to be looking under the Sheffield registration district

I'd be inclined to send for this one as a start

Births Sep 1872
WHITE George William Sheffield 9c 421

If thats not the correct one, my next choice would be this

Births Mar 1871
White George William Sheffield 9c 457

I guess the positive slant on this is, there are only two records for Sheffield between 1870- 1875