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Looking for relatives of Donald V Lowe

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Nicola

Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 09:48

Im trying to trace any relations of Donald V Lowe. He was born 29th dec 1924, in birmingham. I believe his family lived in the west bromwich area of birmingham. His dad was called George V Lowe, and his mother Esther Lowe nee George. My grandad served in the navy, on the Newfoundland, but im unable to find any docs relating to him actually being on the ship. We also believe his parents moved to Australia, with his sister(s). Donald married my nan Ivy Lowe in 1949, and he sadly passed away n 1971. Would love to hear off anyone who may be related.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Mar 2013 09:59

Welcome to the boards Nicola.

His Naval records for WW2 would still be with the MOD. This link tells you how to obtain a copy - free if his widow applies, or £30 otherwise

https://www.gov.uk/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

Use http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ (or GR if you have that level of sub) to look for names of any siblings, entering Lowe as the surname and George as the mother maiden name. Use a wide year range, based on his parents marriage year.

If you don't know the year, look for it on freeBMD/GR. FreeBMD is what is says on the tin - Free!

Use the Search all trees function on this site (found under the Search button at the top of the page) to see if anyone else has the same names as you in their tree. Then you can send them a message. Try not to use the default 'May I see your tree' message as many people want more information before they do that, and may even not reply.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Mar 2013 11:23

several Lowe /George births but only the two for Staffordshire
Name: Donald V Lowe
Mother's Maiden Surname: George
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1925
Registration district: West Bromwich
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume Number: 6b
Page Number: 1259

Name: Mavis Lowe
Mother's Maiden Surname: George
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1934
Registration district: Walsall
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume Number: 6b
Page Number: 904

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 11:42

Marriages Jun 1911 (>99%)
Lowe George V W. Bromwich 6b 1433
George Esther W.Bromwich 6b 1433

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 11:47

Births Sep 1915 (>99%)
Lowe Dora M George W. Bromwich 6b 1419

Donalds birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1925...

Births Mar 1925 (>99%)
Lowe Donald V George W. Bromwich 6b 1259

Do you George V Lowes Middle name or when and where he was born?

You mentioned Birmingham.......

??

Births Mar 1887 (>99%)
LOWE George Victor Birmingham 6d 89


Do you know when and where Esther was born?

??

Births Jun 1885 (>99%)
George Esther W. Bromwich 6b 745

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Mar 2013 12:22

a big gap then between Dora and Donald . but then theres a big gap again to Mavis!

Nicola

Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 12:30

Thank you guys! Thats great. And prickly holly is that the year 1419? Xxxx

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 12:44

Hi Nicola and welcome to the boards.

No that is the volume and page number.

As in.........Vol 6b page 1419

Handy for when you want to purchace copies of certificates.

You had 6 weeks to record a birth.......so even though Donald was born in Dec1924 his birth was not registered until the beginning of 1925.

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Mar 2013 12:45

1419 is the page in the GRO index

Look at the record on freebmd to understand how the system operates

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 28 Mar 2013 12:57

George Victor's WW1 records are on Ancestry.

Name: George Victor Lowe
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Age at enlistment: 28
Residence: 33 Church Vale, Handsworth Birmingham
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 150657
Regiment Name: Army Service ??
Number of images: 9


Occupation: Coppersmith
Wife Esther (Married in The Parish Church, Handsworth June 1911)

2 Children
Hilda Alice b. 14 January 1913 Kings Norton
Dora May b. 8 August 1915 West Bromwich

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 28 Mar 2013 13:05

1911

Name: George Victor Lowe
Age in 1911: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relation to Head: Boarder
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Birmingham
Civil parish: Nottingham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Street Address: 119 Forster St Radford Notts
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Tinman (Gear Casemaker)
Registration district: Nottingham
Registration District Number: 430
Sub-registration district: Nottingham North West
ED, institution, or vessel: 34
Piece: 20626
Household Members: Name Age
William Grundy 66
Pheobe Grundy 60
Arthur Grundy 13
George Henry Hughes 22
George Victor Lowe 24

Nicola

Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 13:12

My god, your blowing my mind lol. All i had to start with was my grandad ( donald v lowe) his age, whenhe died and the fact he served in hms newfondland. I was told he lied about his age, so he could serve. I found esthers maiden name off docs for donalds birth reg, so used her maiden name and the surname lowe, to findntheir marriage details. And thats as far as ive been able to go. Rootgatherer, do you think those details are connect to donalds dad as you havent listed donald? Im sorry if i sound think, and cant thank young guys enough.mthis is something that should have been done, whilst my nan ( donalds wife ) was a live. Xx

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 13:13

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
about George Victor Lowe
Name: George Victor Lowe
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Age at enlistment: 28
Residence: 33 Church Vale, Handsworth Birmingham
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 150657
Regiment Name: Army Service ??
Number of images: 9
Occupation: Coppersmith.

Wife........Esther George...(Residence: 33 Church Vale, Handsworth, Birmingham
Married in the Parish Church, Handsworth Stafford 08/06/1911

Children.........
Hilda Alice 14th Jan 1913 Kings Norton
Dora May 8th Aug 1915 West Brom Handworth






Nicola

Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 13:18

Pricklyholly, where did you get those details from, as im intrigued to see the images and sorry for my bad grammer just getting used to my ipad lol xxxx

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 13:20

Ancestry Nicola.

You will need to buy a subscription to be able to view the images though.

P.S.......Your not thick!! We all had to start somewhere. :-)

Nicola

Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 13:21

Oh right, thank you, will have a look x

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 13:24

Ooops sorry Rootgatherer.........i didn't see your earlier post.

Prickles.

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 13:31

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Hilda A Lowe
Name: Hilda A Lowe
Mother's Maiden Name: George
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1913
Registration district: King's Norton
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume: 6d
Page: 47

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 28 Mar 2013 13:46

???

Marriages Jun 1935
Dunford Wilfred Lowe Birmingham 6d 79
Lowe Dora M Dunford Birmingham 6d 79


1 Son born to above marriage in 1941

If you think they may have gone to Australia?

Name: Dora M Dunford
Death Age: 46
Birth Date: abt 1915
Death Date: 24 Sep 1961
Cemetery: Woronora Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Location: Sutherland


Marriages Jun 1934
Horrobin William H Lowe Birmingham 6d 58
Lowe Hilda A Horrobin Birmingham 6d 58


Possibly 2 daughters and a son on Freebmd to the above marriage.


Looks like they may have gone to Australia?

Name: Hilda A Horrobin
Death Date: 20 Aug 1973
Cemetery: Woronora Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Location: Sutherland


Name: William H Horrobin
Birth Date: 1909
Age at Death: 71
Death Date: 1980
Burial Place: Laurieton, New South Wales, Australia

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 28 Mar 2013 13:52

No you're not thick Nicola - just a learner as we all were once upon a time.

Donald is not listed as one of George's children on the Military records as that information was recorded before Donald was born.

It looks like Hilda and William emigrated sometime after the second world war but I haven't found any records of that yet. Still looking.