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Looking for relatives of Donald V Lowe

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Nicola Report 21 Apr 2013 22:03

Hi guys, my dad has found a photo album of pics my grandad took during ww2, he served on hms newfoundland' hms illustrious, & hms speaker from 1941 - 1946. Ive also been told he was married breifly whilst he was serving, and had a son. Our local achivea is shut until september, so cant really search until then, but was extremely excites about what i had found, i wanted to share!


Nicola Report 29 Mar 2013 09:56

Thank you, thats great and will do pricklyholly and thank you for your help x


PricklyHolly Report 29 Mar 2013 09:21

Do get back to us Nicola when you have the details.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 29 Mar 2013 09:11

Nicola - the Register Office won't allow you to view their copies of the marriage certificate without first buying it.

However, the Record office (or Archive/Library) will let you scroll through all parish records they hold for free, and pay to make a copy. Not sure of the current cost of printouts, but usually a nominal sum in the region of £1 or less.

ADDED - the extract from the WW1 records previously posted says

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

Some of the registers for Handsworth, Staffs are on line according to this link
Quote from that link cos I was confused
*Handsworth used to be in Staffordshire, but is now part of Birmingham*

If the link doesn't help, they are likley to be held at Birmingham Central Library within the Local Studies and History Department.

From reading the Boards, access is/was limited due to rebuilding/relocation. You might want to contact them before travelling. The web site says the FH section is closed until Sept 2013

Contact details from that link
Tel: 0121 303 4549


Nicola Report 29 Mar 2013 06:19

Ok thank you. Ive been told if i go to the reg office in birmingham i can view the docs for free, do u know if this is correct? Will give them a ring on tuesday xxx


PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 22:30

My thoughts exactly Rootgatherer. x


rootgatherer Report 28 Mar 2013 22:17

Yes, I agree Prickles! Marriage certificate first, then if we can't find him on census his birth certificate.

I am wondering if his Mum re-married and he is lurking under a different surname in 1891 and 1901.


PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 22:11

Ok............someone correct me if i am wrong.

But i think the only way forward (Or backward!) and i know i have said it before............but i really do think you need to purchase a copy of George and Esther's marriage cert to be certain.

Prickles. x


rootgatherer Report 28 Mar 2013 21:44

Choccy that's the same census as posted on page 1......

Nicola, I don't think that is your George....too young?

This man was born in 1911. Although I am not seeing a possible birth for him on FreeBMD.

Deaths Mar 1956 LOWE George V 45 Birmingham 9c 361

Your George would have been 69 in 1954?

Births Mar 1887 LOWE George Victor Birmingham 6d 89


Choccy Report 28 Mar 2013 18:00


RG14PN20626 RG78PN1231 RD430 SD4 ED34 SN41
Reg. District: Nottingham
Sub District: Nottingham North West
Parish: Nottingham
Enum. District: 34
Address: 119 Forster St Nottingham
County: Nottinghamshire

GRUNDY, William Head Marraid M 66 1845 Lace Maker Nots Basford
GRUNDY, Phoebe Wife Marraid
26 years F 60 1851 Birmingham
GRUNDY, Arthur Adopted M 13 1898 Southampton
HUGHES, George Henry Boarder Single M 22 1889 Tinman Gear Case Maker Ladywood Bham
>>>>LOWE, George Victor Boarder Single M 24 1887 Tinman Gear Case Maker Birmingham


Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 17:20

Youll have to bear with me here lol. After adding him to my family tree, i had a few hits on the 1901 census. I knew he was born on west bromwich, birmingham, but obv wasnt sure. It showed him and his siblings and his parents.


Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 17:18

Thank you


PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 17:13

That's good.

How do you know it is George's family's?


Choccy Report 28 Mar 2013 16:54

The Dunford family travelling to Sydney, arriving on 9th August 1949

Mr W Dunford, Mrs D M Dunford and Master M A Dunford

travelling on the 'Otranto'

Births Dec 1941 (>99%)

Dunford Michael A Lowe Birmingham 6d 895


Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 16:26

Ive found on the 1901 census georges family, :-D


Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 15:40

Thank you. I have found death details for. Geroge v lowe age 45 living in birmingham, but thats all it says so obv not 100% its him


PricklyHolly Report 28 Mar 2013 15:29

Unfortunately MMN (Mothers Maiden Name) only appears on the record index of births from June 1911.

I have tried searching for George Victor with parents in the 1891 and 1901 census.......but not only is there not a George on a census with the middle name Victor or even with just the intial "V"........there is more than one to choose from.

I will take another look.....

Had a look and there are 3 possibilities.

I think you will need to purchase George and Esther's marrage cert.

The best place to order certs is online here.........

Certs cost £9.25

You will be asked......Is the GRO index reference number known?

By that they mean the Vol and Page number.


Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 14:47

Ive tried searching for georges side of the family, but im unable to find his mothers maiden name, any ideas? Xxx


Nicola Report 28 Mar 2013 14:42

Mmm so looks like a child was born out of wedlock and there was me worried about having our children, then getting married lol and thank you :-D


rootgatherer Report 28 Mar 2013 14:42

That looks good Prickles - same year of birth on Esther's emigration record.

Blowed if I can find George Victor going to Australia or death records for him or Esther.