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Annie Sykes (nee Dockerty) - Leeds

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Wendy Report 2 Jul 2013 21:57

I have now solved the mystery thank you to my Grandad' Cousin who i found on here, he sent me a photo of a Mary Sykes who he knew had children Edward (my Grandad) and Kenneth. As soon as I showed my Mum the photo she said said yes that is definitely Grandma Sykes. So she was Mary not Annie.


Wendy Report 9 Mar 2013 16:05

I have deleted the other thread as I was 'duplicating' information.


GlitterBaby Report 9 Mar 2013 14:07

I hope the poster copied all the information that was given on a duplicate thread that was on Genealogy Chat Board


MarieCeleste Report 9 Mar 2013 08:48

Do let us know what it says when you receive it Wendy.


Wendy Report 8 Mar 2013 23:15

I have ordered my Grandad's birth certificate so hopefully should have an answer on this.


MarieCeleste Report 18 Feb 2013 20:56

Wendy, it's not impossible that two sisters married Sykes but without that certificate (order it from GRO) you'll probably never get to the bottom of it.


Wendy Report 18 Feb 2013 20:15

Will do as I'm at a loss now as she has always been known as Annie in the family.

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Feb 2013 19:37

Get you grandfather's birth certificate to see if his mother was Annie or Mary


MarieCeleste Report 18 Feb 2013 19:33

.. so she could have been Mary?


Wendy Report 18 Feb 2013 19:32

As Annie is my Grandad's (Edward) Mother, I've asked my Mum what she called her and it was always Grandma Sykes.


MarieCeleste Report 18 Feb 2013 19:30

So it was the older sister Mary who married the Sykes, not Annie?


GlitterBaby Report 18 Feb 2013 19:29

Why do you think it was Annie that married a Sykes ?


GlitterBaby Report 18 Feb 2013 19:27

Marriages Jun 1906 (>99%)

Chadwick James Newell Leeds 9b 1057
DOCKERTY Mary Leeds 9b 1057
Sharp Emma Leeds 9b 1057
Sykes James Ernest Leeds 9b 1057


MarieCeleste Report 18 Feb 2013 19:27

Three of her siblings were living with a Sykes family in 1911:

SYKES, James Ernest Head Married M 29 1882 Spindle And Flyer Maker Yorks Middletown
SYKES, Mary Wife Married 4 years F 27 1884 Yorks Leeds
SYKES, James Ernest Son M 4 1907 Yorks Leeds
SYKES, Mary Ann Daughter F 2 1909 Yorks Leeds
DOCKERTY, Thomas Brother In Law Single M 20 1891 Pattern Case Maker Yorks Leeds
DOCKERTY, Edward Brother In Law Single M 17 1894 Pattern Case Maker Yorks Leeds
DOCKERTY, Maggie Sister In Law F 8 1903 School Yorks Leeds

RG number: RG14 Piece: 27062 Reference: RG14PN27062 RG78PN1549 RD500 SD4 ED9 SN61
Registration District: Leeds
Sub District: Kirkstall
Enumeration District: 9
Parish: Leeds

Address: 2 Greenhow Crescent Leeds County: Yorkshire (West riding)


Wendy Report 18 Feb 2013 19:27

That seems about right, going by the names, especially Thomas, Ann, Mary, Annie and Edward


GlitterBaby Report 18 Feb 2013 19:26


Name: Edward Dockerty
Age in 1911: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relation to Head: Brother-in-law
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Leeds
County/Island: Yorkshire-West Riding
Country: England
Street Address: 2 Greenhow Crescent Leeds
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Pattern Case Maker
Registration district: Leeds
Registration District Number: 500
Sub-registration district: Kirkstall
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Piece: 27062
Household Members: Name Age
James Ernest Sykes 29
Mary Sykes 27
James Ernest Sykes 4
Mary Ann Sykes 2
Thomas Dockerty 20
Edward Dockerty 17
Maggie Dockerty 8


MarieCeleste Report 18 Feb 2013 19:22

I'm not too sure about the birthplace on that 1911, there was more than one Annie Dockerty born around that time.

This is the 1901 for reference:

DOCKERTY, Thomas Head Married M 48 1853 Bricklayers Labourer Ireland
DOCKERTY, Ann Wife Married F 46 1855 Leeds, Yorkshire
DOCKERTY, Mary Daughter Single F 17 1884 Nail Maker Leeds, Yorkshire
DOCKERTY, James Son Single M 15 1886 Litho Press Feeder Leeds, Yorkshire
DOCKERTY, Annie Daughter Single F 13 1888 Doffer At Woollen Mills Leeds, Yorkshire
DOCKERTY, Thomas Son Single M 10 1891 Leeds, Yorkshire
DOCKERTY, Edward Son Single M 7 1894 Leeds, Yorkshire

Piece: 4238 Folio: 96 Page: 1
Registration District: Leeds
Civil Parish: Leeds

Address: 20, Lisbon Street, Leeds County: Yorkshire (West riding)

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Feb 2013 19:20

she was single in 1911

Name: Annie Dockerty
Age in 1911: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relation to Head: Servant
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Derby, Derbyshire, England
Civil parish: Reading
County/Island: Berkshire
Country: England
Street Address: 6 Kendrick Road, Reading, Berks
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: General Servant
Registration district: Reading
Registration District Number: 121
Sub-registration district: St Giles

Stuart Brockelbank 39
Harold Attwood Brockelbank 1
Janthe Brockelbank 37
Annie Dockerty 24


Wendy Report 18 Feb 2013 19:16

It is all based Leeds, possibly the area of Hunslet.


Wendy Report 18 Feb 2013 19:15

Kenneth was born in 1921, Edward May 1918, Frances 1915 and Elsie 1913.
Annie has brothers Thomas, Edward and James and 1 Sister Mary. Their parents were Ann and Thomas Dockerty.

I hope this helps.