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Maria and Rose Driscoll, Wigan, 1911

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Reggie Report 9 Jan 2013 15:00

Use freebmd to look for info about them.............


Jimbob86 Report 9 Jan 2013 13:35

Yes thank you I had already found Maria in 1901 and I think I've found Caroline's death being registered in 1904. I'm looking to find out more what happened to Maria and Rose after 1911. Thanks again!


GlitterBaby Report 9 Jan 2013 13:00

1901 just for info

Name: Maria Driscoll
Age: 3/12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: William Driscoll
Mother's Name: Caroline Driscoll
Gender: Female
Where born: Limehouse, London, England

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

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Stepney
Sub-registration district: Limehouse
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 177
Piece: 320
Folio: 157
Page Number: 29
Household Members: Name Age
William Driscoll 24
Caroline Driscoll 20
Maria Driscoll 3/12


GlitterBaby Report 9 Jan 2013 12:57

Just to give some idea of ages

Name: Rose Driscoll
Age in 1911: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Stepney, London, England
Civil parish: Billinge, Higher End, Billinge and Chapel End
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Registration district: Wigan
Registration District Number: 458
Sub-registration district: Billinge
ED, institution, or vessel: 6-7
Piece: 23087

Maria born 1900 Stepney

Have you found Maria on 1901 census ?


Jimbob86 Report 9 Jan 2013 12:39

Dear all,

Another family mystery, this time on my Mother's side.

I have been trying to find some information about the above people (Maria and Rose Driscoll). I'm pretty sure they are the children from my great-grandfather's (William Driscoll 1878 - 1945) first marriage.

The story goes that William Driscoll could be quite unpredictable shall we say and when his first wife (who I think may have been Caroline Vine 1881 - 1907) was dying she asked a Nun to take the kids away from him somewhere that he wouldn't know about.

Acting on this information I have managed to find a Maria and Rose Driscoll, born in Stepney, London living in Greenfield Billinge Chapel End in Wigan which seems to be some kind of school or maybe orphanage. However, I seem to have come to a brick wall now.

If there are any living relatives of Rose or Maria who may know of this story, or any nice people out there who are just willing to help, I would be eternally grateful.

Thanks in advance and kind regards,