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Death Record - Bethell.

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Simon-Peter Report 25 Mar 2013 23:06

Andrew, Kath,

Thanks for your help.
I think I have it sorted now.



KathleenBell Report 25 Mar 2013 22:35

There are these two deaths:-

Name: BETHELL, Josephine Mary
Registration district: Chester East
County: Cheshire
Year of registration: 2001 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Month of registration: March
Date of birth: 30 September 1905
District no: 3441B
Reg no: B66B
Ent no: 115
DOR: 301


Name: BETHELL, Mary Josephine
Registration district: North Yorkshire
County: Yorkshire
Year of registration: 2003 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Month of registration: May
Date of birth: 1 June 1923
District no: 6501A
Reg no: A6
Ent no: 119
DOR: 503

The death in 2001 was in March and the death in 2003 was in May.

Only you can decide which is the person you are looking for.

Kath. x


Andrew Report 25 Mar 2013 21:49

This would be marriage. Can't see any children

e First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page

Marriages Mar 1930 (>99%)

Bethell Fred Hargreaves Stockport 8a 118
Hargreaves Josephine M Bethell Stockport 8a 118



Simon-Peter Report 25 Mar 2013 21:47

Glitterbaby, Andrew,

Thanks for your help.



GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 21:35

Bona Vacantia gives 4/3/2003 Macclesfield


Andrew Report 25 Mar 2013 21:20

Says she died at a Nursing home in Stockport, so the death record you have found is probably correct. Looks like the website has the wrong date of death.

This would be her birth

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Josephine Mary Hargreaves
Name: Josephine Mary Hargreaves
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1905
Registration district: Runcorn
Inferred County: Cheshire
Volume: 8a
Page: 213 (click to see others on page)



GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 21:19

Do you have her date of birth or approx year of birth


Simon-Peter Report 25 Mar 2013 21:13


I have information that a Josephine Mary Bethell died 04th March 2003.
Looking on Ancestry's records of BMD all I can find is a record for a person of the same name as JFM 2001 East Cheshire.
Is the ancestry record comprehensive? Is it likely my 2003 date is wrong? Can anyone find a record that matches the info I have?
Any advice welcome.