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Durows/ Durose/ DuRose, family Birmingham

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Julie

Julie Report 28 Oct 2012 07:24

I am tracing my paternal granmothers line
Her mane was Ada Durows born 1899 Birmingham
Her Perants were William Henry Durows 1873-1922 and Elizabeth White 1874- 1961
I have traced as far back as Williams father Francis William Durows 1852
And his Grandfather Henry Durows 1809
There have been many variatons of the spelling of the surname including Durows, Durose , DuRose and Douro.
My Fathers and Aunts both have differnt spelling for the mothers maiden name.
We believe there might have been a family rift as William francis left the family after 1891 census and his wife had not declared herself as a Widow. I have found a death entry for a William Francis in Bromsgrove but I am not sure if it is my William F
Also William Francis got married under the surname Douro
is there any way finding out what happened to William and or Henry?
I had a conversation in the late 70's with my Great Aunt Elizabeth and she told me the name was of French origin and was originally spelt Du Rose.
I hope I can get a new lead
Regards Julie

K

K Report 28 Oct 2012 08:00

Welcome to the Durose/Durows family research. My husband's mother was also a Durose and as you say the originated from France and probably Brittany. There is Durose family gathering each year in Staffordshire and this web site results for the group and may be of use. Difference in spelling of the name was common and they can be a nightmare to trace, but I will have a look

http://durose.org/1Trees.html

Julie

Julie Report 28 Oct 2012 08:10

Thank you so much ...I would love to attend, but live in Australia. I might have to make it a mission to travel back there in a few years

Julie

Julie Report 28 Oct 2012 08:13

Sorry on reading back it should have been Francis William disapearinag and for the death in 1915 in bromsgrove.
Also henry was born in Staffordshire

patchem

patchem Report 28 Oct 2012 08:15

Have you looked to see if anyone on here has Francis, Henry, or anyone from your family in their tree on here?
If so, have you tried to contact them?

Added:
Is he William Francis or Francis William in censuses and birth and marriage that you have found?
Thanks

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 28 Oct 2012 08:16

Is this the marriage as Frank?

Marriages Mar 1872
Doody Emily Birmingham 6d 229
Douro Frank Birmingham 6d 229

Rose

K

K Report 28 Oct 2012 08:22

Most of the trees that were brought to the meeting are online on the site I posted. The group usually meet in Bramshall where all the church has many Durose gravestones

For reference is this your family in 1881 and is the William Francis the father here just show as Francis?

Name: Wm.Hy. Durries
[Wm.Hy. Durows]
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Francis Durries
Mother's name: Emily Durries
Gender: Male
Where born: Birmingham

Civil parish: Birmingham
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England

Street Address: 145 Grosvenor St West
Education:

Employment status:

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Occupation: Scholar

Registration district: Birmingham
Sub-registration district: Lady Wood
ED, institution, or vessel: 14
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2966
Folio: 78
Page Number: 21
Household Members:
Name Age
Francis Durries 28
Emily Durries 27
Wm.Hy. Durries 8
Francis Wm. Durries 6
Ann Elizh. Durries 4
Hy. Durries 2
Emily Durries
Wm. Dudy 16

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 28 Oct 2012 08:24

Henry's death:

Deaths Dec 1854
Durows Henry Birmingham 6d 38

Rose

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 28 Oct 2012 08:25

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JCJW-743
name: Henry Durows
gender: Male
burial date: 03 Dec 1854
burial place: Birmingham, Warwick, England
death date:
death place:
age: 45
birth date: 1809
birthplace:
occupation:
race:
marital status:
spouse's name:
father's name:
father's birthplace:
mother's name:
mother's birthplace:
indexing project (batch) number: B02817-6
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 817179
reference number: 1376
Collection: "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," Henry Durows

Rose

Julie

Julie Report 28 Oct 2012 08:29

Yes that is them. I have that record for Francis william and Yes he was married as Frank Douro to emily Doody
He disapears on the 1901 census and there is a remark as Husband away.We are not sure if there had been a Falling out in the family.
I was contacted by a fellow researcher that Francis William went to an asylum, but I am yet to find records of this.
As I said there is a death record of a Francis W Durows for Bromsgrove

Julie

Julie Report 28 Oct 2012 08:29

Yes that is them. I have that record for Francis william and Yes he was married as Frank Douro to emily Doody
He disapears on the 1901 census and there is a remark as Husband away.We are not sure if there had been a Falling out in the family.
I was contacted by a fellow researcher that Francis William went to an asylum, but I am yet to find records of this.
As I said there is a death record of a Francis W Durows for Bromsgrove

patchem

patchem Report 28 Oct 2012 08:29

?
Marriages Mar 1904
Burrows Frederick Birmingham 6d 178
Durose Francis William Birmingham 6d 178
Myatt Alice Birmingham 6d 178
Weston Emma Birmingham 6d 178

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No, he was born 1875 in 1911 census.

Buy the death certificate.

K

K Report 28 Oct 2012 08:56

In Bromsgrove there was the Barnsley Hall Hospital which was at the time the County Lunatic Asylum.

Patients were only show by their intials, so they are more difficult to indentify.

Ivy

Ivy Report 28 Oct 2012 08:58

Looking for initial F, born Birmingham in 1853 +/- 10 years gives this result:

Name: F W D
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Relation: Patient (Institutional)
Gender: Male
Where born: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

Civil parish: Kings Norton
Ecclesiastical parish: The Lickey Holy Trinity
Town: Rubery
County/Island: Worcestershire
Country: England

Registration district: Kings Norton
Sub-registration district: Kings Norton
ED, institution, or vessel: Rubery Hill
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 1
Piece: 2807
Folio: 166
Page Number: 8

Ivy

Ivy Report 28 Oct 2012 09:01

He is a married silverplater

Ivy

Ivy Report 28 Oct 2012 09:03

The entry is confusing since the initials are given as DWF, although since it is listed alphabetically by the first initial, it seems that this should be interpreted as D., W.F.

K

K Report 28 Oct 2012 09:12

Good Find Ivy

Possible 1911

Name: W D
Age in 1911: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Relation to Head: Patient
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Birmingham, Warwickshire
Civil parish: Kings Norton and Northfield
County/Island: Worcestershire
Country: England
Street Address: Rubery Hill And Hollymoor Lunatic Asylums, Rubery Near Birmingham
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Formerly silver Plater
Registration district: Kings Norton
Registration District Number: 383
Sub-registration district: Kings Norton

Ivy

Ivy Report 28 Oct 2012 09:18

Hi K

Wikipedia says that Rubery Hill was commandeered as a military hospital during the First World War, so your suggestion that he may have died at the Bromsgrove Asylum would fit for a 1915 death if the patients were transferred there in 1914.

Julie

Julie Report 28 Oct 2012 11:07

Thank you all so much... yes he was a silver plater
As rumour goes the child of Alice Myatt amy not have been Francis William Jnr 1875
But that of his father, Alice was a boarder in the 1901 cnesus and had a son Frederick in 1898...Francis snr had gone by the 1901 census, and Alice did not marry until 1904
Thanks again for finding Francis snr

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 28 Oct 2012 19:04

Julie,

Did you see the death for Henry I posted?

Rose