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Patricia Report 20 Feb 2013 11:12

Hi anyone help ESTHER GRIFFITHS was born to ESTHER ANN GRIFFITHS [NEE WILKES] and JAMES GRIFFITHS 1913,I think i've found marriage to WAINWRIGHT on free bmd 1933,I was looking for death but no joy any help would be appreciated. Any children as well please.Also anything on her brother George Griffiths born 1919 thanks Pat.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Feb 2013 11:15

A tree on Ancestry has
married Harold Wrainwright 1910-1983

Esther's death attached as

Heather May Wainwright
[Esther Wainwright]

(Esther Wainwright rather than Heather May Wainwright
Correction due to an error in transcription.)

Birth Date: 19 May 1912
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1980
Age at Death: 68
Registration district: Halifax
Inferred County: West Yorkshire
Volume: 4
Page: 0902

DOB doesn't quite tie on with your yob


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Feb 2013 11:19

The same tree has

George Henry Griffiths
Birth 3 Aug 1919 in Barnsley, Yorkshire
Death Jan-Feb-Mar 1983 in Leeds, Yorkshire,

George H Griffiths
Mother's Maiden Surname: Wilkes
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1919
Registration district: Barnsley
Inferred County: Yorkshire
Volume Number: 9c
Page Number: 457

George Henry Griffiths
Birth Date: 3 Aug 1919
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1983
Age at Death: 63
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: West Yorkshire
Volume: 05
Page: 0316


Patricia Report 20 Feb 2013 11:25

HI thanks for the info bit of a mystery as her birth is on free bmd as 1913 with the correct maiden name of mother [wilkes] thanks again Pat.


Patricia Report 20 Feb 2013 11:28

Hi again thanks for the info of George thats fantastic you are a star was going round in circles ha ha Pat. :-)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Feb 2013 11:30

It's always best to buy the cert when funds are available - even with the best intentions, people can make mistakes ;-)


Alemap Report 20 Feb 2013 11:57

Article on ianounce about Esther May Wainwright.


Patricia Report 20 Feb 2013 12:13

HI Pam where do i look for this article sorry to be a pain Pat


Alemap Report 20 Feb 2013 12:17

Hi Pat

Type in Esther May Wainwright

It is a memorial birthday announcement.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Feb 2013 12:37

"Who brought 7 children up on her own."

One of the trees on Ancestry has an additional female partner for Harold Wainwright

Mary Elizabeth Richardson
Birth 13th July 1916 in Tillingham, Essex, England
Death 13th Dec 1995 in Maldon, Essex, England

With 2 children.

Perhaps he was a naughty boy? Divorce was expensive and difficult to come by.


Patricia Report 20 Feb 2013 12:40

HI again thanks for latest info seems to be a lot of it about !! Pat.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Feb 2013 12:44

Lol - it's a bit like teenages who think that they're the first generation to discover s*x. How did they think they came to be?? :-D