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Trying to find- Ellen maud Oakley

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Samantha Report 2 Mar 2013 18:49

Hi! I'm looking for my relation who is my great grandad sister.
Her name is Ellen maud Oakley born 1902 in portslade in Sussex England.
Her parent is Harry Oakley and Annie Oakley . She had 3 brothers John Oakley b1900 George Oakley b1905(my great grandad ) and Richard Oakley 1912.
I have no information on her only her birth so if she in your family tree I would love to hear from you as I can't find anything on her life!
Thanks :-)


Londonbelle Report 2 Mar 2013 18:56

1911 census for info

Name: Ellen Maud Oakley
Age in 1911: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1902
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Portslade, Sussex
Civil parish: Hove
County/Island: Sussex
Country: England
Street Address: 61 Abinger Road Southern Cross Portslade
Registration district: Steyning
Registration District Number: 80
Sub-registration district: Shoreham
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household schedule number: 245
Piece: 5206
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry Oakley 37
Annie Oakley 37
John William Oakley 10
Ellen Maud Oakley 9
George Henry Oakley 5

Married 11 years. 4 children born, 4 children living.

On the actual image there is the name of another son, looks like
Charles John Oakley aged 2. His name has been crossed through and in brackets states (in hospital)


Could be Charles Leslie not Charles John


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Mar 2013 19:12

A tree on Ancestry has assumed that she was known and married as Nellie and has the following marriage

Nellie Oakley
Spouse Surname: Amos Knight
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1923
Registration district: Tonbridge
Inferred County: Kent
Volume Number: 2a
Page Number: 1303


Londonbelle Report 2 Mar 2013 19:24

I know this is not about Ellen but I came across it and thought I'd post it just in case you hadn't got it

Name: John William Oakley
Rank: Pte
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1900
Birth Place: Portslade, Sussex, England
Branch of Service: Royal Marine Artillery
Cause of Death: Died from disease
Official Number Port Division: R.M.A./16604.
Death Date: 21 Sep 1918
Ship or Unit: Royal Marines Artillery Headquarters Eastney
Location of Grave: D 8
Name and Address of Cemetery: Portslade Cemetery, Brighton, Sussex
Relatives Notified and Address: Mother: Annie, M 61 Abinger Road, Portslade Sussex

and from GWGC site


Service No:
Date of Death:
Royal Marine Artillery
Grave Reference
R. D. 8.

Additional Information:

Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. A. Oakley, of 61, Abinger Rd., Portslade-by-Sea.


Londonbelle Report 2 Mar 2013 19:28

Perhaps Ellen never married?

Name: Ellen M Oakley
Birth Date: abt 1903
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1956
Age at Death: 53
Registration district: Battle
Inferred County: Sussex
Volume: 5h
Page: 44


Cynthia Report 3 Mar 2013 16:02

Hi Samantha and welcome to the Community boards.

It looks as though several members on this site have Ellen in their tree.

Simply click on Search above and then on Search All Trees and fill in Ellen's details.

You can contact the tree owners for further information.


Samantha Report 3 Mar 2013 19:02

I already knew about John Oakley life! I already got the birth of Ellen Oakley and the marriage one I already brought marriage certificate but when I received it or show differnt father! Do not sure if this Nellie Oakley belong to me. The death information I found too but not too sure if she mine! I notice on the 1911 too about having another son Charles but I'm trying to finding information on this. Many thanks for your help I already contact one person to see if on there tree too but waiting for reply if find anything else please do get in touch! :-)