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Kay???? Report 11 Feb 2011 08:55

Has she been entered as --Anderson?

Ada May Anderson.

June registration 1909.


10a vol--page 1172.


mgnv Report 11 Feb 2011 10:06

Shirley - no. If born in Lanchester 1910, she should come under Lanchester.
If born in Crook & Billy Row, she should come under Auckland.

Rutland B - 9m before 2/4/1911 would be 2/7/1910 (but still 1910q3).


mouseman Report 12 Feb 2011 20:24

Hello Tempest

Sorry for the delay my pc is playing up.
Carole is my neice- the daughter of my late sister Muriel
Muriel who was the eldest always said that mother's birthday was
3-5-1909 and that she was born in Billy Row-Crook-C0.Durham.
and that there was some link to Blackpool but am not sure, I am not sure about any hotel.

Thanks yet again Margaret


jansmith Report 12 Feb 2011 21:08

Margaret, that Anderson birth above may be worth checking as index would be the right quarter
given that date of birth i wonder about this death. I know it is a month out (June not May) but a death index is only as good as the person knowing for sure the right information when registering it
Name: Ada May Powell
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1909
Death Registration Month/Year: Apr 2001
Age at death (estimated): 91
Registration district: St Austell
Inferred County: Cornwall
Register number: 6B
District and Subdistrict: 3671B
Entry number: 101

*** none of this fits with 1911 census though does it as she would have been over 1 year old if born in 1909?

It would fit with age at marriage 18 in July 1927 wouldn't it?
I wonder if she was born before they were married but didn't want to admit it in 1911 census??


mouseman Report 12 Feb 2011 22:05

hello jansmith
I have this death certificate. I sent for it last year. I was so full of hope, but it
was not to be.
I too thought the Anderson Birth was well worth sending for. I am overwhelmed with all the help being given.
thank you Margaret


Kay???? Report 12 Feb 2011 23:31

Perhaps,1911census should have been ,,,age---18 months not 8,,??

also an late April &May birth back then was still 6 weeks or 42 days to register a birth same as now. --(UK) would make the June quarterly register office returns to the General Registrar--

Margaret you could state the parents if known and if they dont appear on the certificate you dont get it ,but you arent charged the full--£9-25.think you get £4 back..

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 13 Feb 2011 06:25

Is this a half-sister for Ada, named after her aunt?

Births Jun 1916
Thurlby Rachel Branson Auckland 10a 496


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 13 Feb 2011 07:30


Births Mar 1918
Thurlby John A Frankston Auckland 10a 405



Quinsgran Report 13 Feb 2011 11:55



Quinsgran Report 13 Feb 2011 19:08

Can someone post the details on the 1911 census

Thomas William Alderson occ coal miner hewer
living 3 Bowden Yd Willington Durham


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 13 Feb 2011 19:32

Margaret sent me a PM and they are Ada's half siblings.

Margaret, you need to click on the purple reply button at the top and not our names.



tempest Report 13 Feb 2011 19:39

just for you Quinsgran

1911 census - household transcription
Address: 3 Bowden Yard Willington Durham

Name Relation Condition/ Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born

ALDERSON, William Head Married M 46 1865 Coal Miner Hewer New Shildon C Durham
ALDERSON, Mary Wife Married 26 years F 44 1867 Crook Cf Durham
ALDERSON, Mary Jane Daughter Single F 26 1885 General Servant Domestic Crook Cf Durham
ALDERSON, Thomas William Son Married M 23 1888 Coal Miner Hewer Stanley Pit Cf Durham
ALDERSON, Florence Edith Daughter Single F 20 1891 General Servant Domestic Stanley Nr Crook Cf Durham
ALDERSON, Margaret Louisa Daughter Single F 18 1893 General Servant Domestic Brown Park Cf Durham
ALDERSON, Christaine Daughter Single F 14 1897 School Woodifield Crook Cf Durham
ALDERSON, Hilda May Daughter Single F 12 1899 School Woodifield Crook Cf Durham
ALDERSON, Ada Daughter Single F 8 1903 Woodifield Crook Cf Durham VIEW
ALDERSON, John William Grandson M 4 1907 Waterhouses Cf Durham


mouseman Report 13 Feb 2011 19:45

hi quinsgran 1911 Census Household Transcript 3 Bowden yard Willington
William Alderson Head-married-age 46-coal miner-Hewer born New Shilden
mary Alderson-wife-married 26-age 1911-44-.. Born Crook- Co Duram
Mary Jane Alderson-daughter age 26-gereral servant born in Crook- Durham
Thomas William Alderson-son-Married-age 23-coal miner hewer-born Stanley Pit-cf Durham
Florence Edith Alderson single-age 20-general servant-born Stanley-Crook-Durham
Margaret Louisa-daughter-age 18-domestic servant-born Brown park-Durham
Christaine Alderson-daughter-single-age 14-school-Woodfield-Crook
Hilda May Alderson-daughter-single-age 12-school-born Woodfield-Crook
Ada Alderson-daughter-single-age 8-born Woodfield-Crook-Durham.
John William Alderson-grandson-age 4-Born- Waterhouses-Crook-Durham.

Regards Margaret


mouseman Report 13 Feb 2011 20:34


Rachel Thurlby born 1916
JOHN Thurlby born 1918
are my mother's half siblings
Sarah Jane Alderson remarried 1918 to Joseph Thurlby
My mother would have been 6 years old when Rachel was born, unfortunately
Rachel died in or around 2002. I cannot trace John known as Jack he appears to have gone missing when his mother died in 1933.

I cannot trace Thomas William Alderson who was Sarah Jane's first husband and the father of Ada May and my grandfather. I have Thomas William Alderson's Birth Certificate-Born 16/ 2 / Stanley Pit colliery=Crook. I cannot trace T.W.Alderson's Death Certificate.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 13 Feb 2011 20:46

Possible death:

Deaths Dec 1941
Alderson Thomas W 52 Mt.Bosworth 7a 189



mouseman Report 13 Feb 2011 21:17


On the marriage Certificate Re... Ada And Thomas Powell dated 1927
it states Thomas William Alderson- Ada's father was deceased.



tempest Report 13 Feb 2011 21:23

another possible death, although date of birth is out

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005
Name: Thomas William Alderson
Birth Date: 7 Sep 1888
Death Registration Month/Year: 1971
Registration district: Durham Eastern
Inferred County: Durham
Volume: 1a
Page: 828


jansmith Report 13 Feb 2011 21:36

margaret do you have the marriage cert. for
Sarah Jane Alderson /Joseph Thurlby 1918 to confirm that she was a widow?


tempest Report 13 Feb 2011 21:40

middle initial is wrong and year of birth is out but

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915
about William W Alderson Name: William W Alderson
Estimated birth year: abt 1886
Year of Registration: 1914
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death: 28
District: Auckland
County: Durham
Volume: 10a
Page: 287


tempest Report 13 Feb 2011 21:53

re John Thurlby

this is his birth

England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005
Name: John A Thurlby
Mother's Maiden Surname: Frankston
Date of Registration: Jan Feb Mar 1918
Registration district: Auckland
Registration County: Durham
Volume Number: 10a
Page Number: 405

registered first quarter of 1918,so possibly born December 1917

a possibility for his death

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005
Name: John Alfred Thurlby
Birth Date: 23 Dec 1917
Death Registration Month/Year: Aug 1986
Age at death (estimated): 68
Registration district: Southwark
Inferred County: London
Volume: 15
Page: 45