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Sarah Burke - Flax Spinner

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Christopher Report 14 Feb 2013 15:15

I am trying to find any information re the above, who I believe was my great grandmother.
She gave birth to my Grandmother (Louisa Burke ) out of wedlock on 8th October 1878
in Leeds at 13 Edgar Street. I know this because I have my grandmother's birth certificate - which shows no father's name - and also through my mother (now sadly deceased).
I believe that my grandmother (Louisa ) was brought up in some institution (possible Catholic). Louisa met my Grandfather - Christopher Kilroe - in Sheffield.
I would like to know if Sarah ever married,who her parants were, whether 13 Edgar Street was the family home, if not, what it was.
I have just had a thought, that Sarah might have been married when she gave birth to my grandmother, but her husband was not the father! Although the maiden surname of the mother, on the birth certificate is Burke
I can find no trace of a Louisa Burke in the 1881 Census, when she would have been 2/3 years old.
I appreciate that it is a complex scenario,but I would be extremely grateful if someone could help.
Many Thanks



brummiejan Report 14 Feb 2013 15:58

Sorry if I am missing this (won't be the first time!) but have you given a location?


brummiejan Report 14 Feb 2013 15:59

1901 England Census
Name: Louisa Kilroe
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Cristopher Kilroe
Gender: Female
Where born: Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Civil parish: Ecclesall
Ecclesiastical parish: St Silas
Town: Sheffield
County/Island: Yorkshire

Registration district: Ecclesall Bierlow
Sub-registration district: Ecclesall Bierlow

Cristopher Kilroe 26
Louisa Kilroe 22


Maddie Report 14 Feb 2013 16:17

there is no number 13 on Edgar street in 1871 or 1881 census that i can see


brummiejan Report 14 Feb 2013 16:30

Probably a red herring but this Burke family on Edgar St 1911:

1911 England Census
Name: Ellen Burke
Age in 1911: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relation to Head: Mother-In-Law
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Leeds
County/Island: Yorkshire-West Riding
Country: England
Street Address: 33 Edgar Street Leeds
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Cloth Weaver
Registration district: Leeds

James Godfrey 41
Melenda Godfrey 32
Thomas Godfrey 7
James Godfrey 4
Ellen Burke 54
William Burke 15


PricklyHolly Report 14 Feb 2013 16:53

Not that it helps.....

Household transcription
1911 census
Person: KILROE, Louisa
Address: 1 Court 1 H Monmouth Street Sheffield

KILROE, Christopher Head Married M 36 1875 Railway Labourer Liverpool VIEW
KILROE, Louisa Wife Married13 years F 31 1880 Leeds VIEW
KILROE, Agnes Daughter F 8 1903 Scholar Sheffield VIEW
KILROE, Mildred Daughter F 7 1904 Scholar Sheffield VIEW
KILROE, Christiner Daughter F 0 (9 MONTHS) 1911 Sheffield VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 27840
Reference: RG14PN27840 RG78PN1593 RD509 SD7 ED10 SN344
Registration District: Ecclesall Bierlow
Sub District: Broomhall
Enumeration District: 10
Parish: Ecclesall
Address: 1 Court 1 H Monmouth Street Sheffield
County: Yorkshire (West riding)
(3 children born and living)

Births Sep 1913 (>99%)
Kilroe Louisa Burke Ecclesall B 9c 1032

Births Sep 1916 (>99%)
Kilroe Christopher Burke Ecclesall B. 9c 865


PricklyHolly Report 14 Feb 2013 17:00

Quite often only the initials of a person was detailed on census records for people in institutions.

Having said that.........i can't find anything for L B with her details in 1881


brummiejan Report 14 Feb 2013 17:05

Do you have an address for Louisa on the marriage cert? And who were the witnesses?


brummiejan Report 14 Feb 2013 20:09

Christopher, you have PM'd me that you do not know where Louisa was born - so I am guessing you did not have her on a census. As you can see above, she was born in Leeds.
You must put replies on here so everyone can see all your info - type in box below and click 'submit.
And you have ticked my posting above as 'answered' - this marks the whole thread and indicates you do not require further help, which I suspect isn't so! You should be able to remove this I think.
Please can you answer my queries above?


Christopher Report 14 Feb 2013 22:16

Sorry for my error, I am not very competent regarding these threads etc.
I do need further help anyone can give me.
I understand that Louisa was born in Leeds, it is Sarah Burke whose birthplace I do not know.
How can I correct my mistake re marked threads etc. please?
Thank you very much for your interest.
Kind Regards


brummiejan Report 14 Feb 2013 22:38

Oh, I see - sorry!

I have never marked a posting as 'answered', but if you look at it, can you see anything which you can click on to reverse this?
Just putting those queries again!

'Do you have an address for Louisa on the marriage cert? And who were the witnesses?'



brummiejan Report 14 Feb 2013 23:16

Christopher - remember to put info on here!

'The address on Louisa's marriage certificate is shown as Trippet Lane Sheffield.
The witnesses' are recorded as Arthur William childs and Sarah Ann Codd. '