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JohnDoe

JohnDoe Report 14 Jun 2013 06:50

There is little known about my paternal ancestry. I am wondering if anyone can help at all.

William Joseph Lawrence is my great-grandfather born 17 June 1919.
He married Margaret Long who was adopted and born 12 Aug 1923.

William Joseph Lawrence parents were named WILLIAM LAWRENCE and KATHLEEN SUMMERS. Little is know about these to, I don't really know there births but I know William Lawrence was born in Wales and Kathleen Summers was born in Dundalk, Ireland.

Astra

Astra Report 14 Jun 2013 07:01

I wonder if they married late for some reason or whether the names are just coincidental.

Marriages Jun 1937 (>99%)

LAWRENCE William Summers Cardiff 11a 660
Summers Ann C Lawrence Cardiff 11a 660

Gai

Gai Report 14 Jun 2013 07:05


Just posting this for reference.

Births Jun 1919
Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page

Lawrence William J Summers York 9d 46

patchem

patchem Report 14 Jun 2013 07:09

Do you know when or where William or Kathleen died, or when they were born?
Thanks

Gai

Gai Report 14 Jun 2013 07:31


I must need my eyes tested as I can't seem to find a marriage for William and Kathleen.

Fredk

Fredk Report 14 Jun 2013 07:40

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Mar 1947 (>99%)
Atkins Queenie A L Fergusson Cardiff 8b 213 Scan available - click to view
Fergusson William A A Atkins Cardiff 8b 213 Scan available - click to view
Lawrence William J Long Cardiff 8b 213 Scan available - click to view
Long Margaret Lawrence Cardiff 8b 213 Scan available - click to view

Astra

Astra Report 14 Jun 2013 07:50

A tree on Ancestry has this

Violet Emma Kathleen Summers
Birth 04 Sept 1894 in Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Death 1979 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

1918 Marriage to William James Lawrence
4 Sep
Age: 24
Randalstown, Antrim, Ireland

Fredk

Fredk Report 14 Jun 2013 07:51

Births Jun 1919 (>99%)
Lawrence William Pugh W. Ham 4a 185 Scan available - click to view
Lawrence William J Summers York 9d 46 Scan available - click to view
Lawrence William P Coxhead Liverpool 8b 104 Scan available - click to view

Astra

Astra Report 14 Jun 2013 07:55

Name William James Lawrence
Event Type Marriage
Event Date Jul - Sep 1918
Event Place Antrim, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year Jul - Sep 1918
Registration District Antrim
Age
Birth Year (Estimated)
Mother's Maiden Name
Volume Number 1
Page Number 3
GS Film number 101264
Digital Folder Number 004199366


Name Kathleen Summers
Event Type Marriage
Event Date Jul - Sep 1918
Event Place Antrim, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year Jul - Sep 1918
Registration District Antrim
Age
Birth Year (Estimated)
Mother's Maiden Name
Volume Number 1
Page Number 3
GS Film number 101264
Digital Folder Number 004199366

Astra

Astra Report 14 Jun 2013 07:57

It looks as though it was William who was born in Dundalk

Name William James Lawrence
Event Type Birth
Event Date Jul - Sep 1896
Event Place Dundalk, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year Jul - Sep 1896
Registration District Dundalk
Age
Birth Year (Estimated)
Mother's Maiden Name
Volume Number 2
Page Number 714
GS Film number 101066
Digital Folder Number 004193980

Astra

Astra Report 14 Jun 2013 08:04

Death

Name: Violet Emma K Lawrence
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1894
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1979
Age at Death: 84
Registration District: South Glamorgan
Inferred County: South Glamorgan
Volume: 28
Page: 2520

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 14 Jun 2013 08:23

Not sure if this is the 1901 for the William Lawrence birth posted above:

Residents of a house 36 in Barrack Street (Dundalk Urban No. 4., Louth)

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Lawrence Emily 31 Female Wife C of England
Lawrence Valintine 8 Male Son C of England
Lawrence Charles 7 Male Son C of England
Lawrence William 4 Male Son C of England

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Louth/Dundalk_Urban_No__4_/Barrack_Street/1561635/

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 14 Jun 2013 08:25

1911 for the same family:

Residents of a house 47 in Jocelyn Street (Dundalk Urban No. 4, Louth)

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion

Lawrence Joseph 44 Male Head of Family C of E
Lawrence Emily 40 Female Wife -
Lawrence Valentine 18 Male Son -
Lawrence Charles 17 Male Son -
Lawrence William 14 Male Son -
Lawrence Joseph 6 Male Son -
Lawrence Edward 4 Male Son -
Lawrence Emily 2 Female Daughter

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Louth/Dundalk_Urban_No__4/Jocelyn_Street/578587/

JohnDoe

JohnDoe Report 24 Jun 2013 08:18

Thank you all for the help so much, you have come up with so many different things. I will have to review it carefully later. Thanks for the help!