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Vena Report 31 Oct 2012 20:59

hi im looking for any living relatives or information of a vena nee thorpe from whitwell in derbyshire, she was born 1911


Lynski Report 31 Oct 2012 21:02

Have you tried "Search all trees" under the Search button above?

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.


Lynski Report 31 Oct 2012 21:10

Marriages Sep 1908 (>99%)
STEEPLES Lily Chesterfield 7b 1420
THORPE James Alfred Chesterfield 7b 1420

1911 census -

THORPE, James Alfred Head Married M 26 1885 Coal Miner Hewer Yorks Thorpe Saloin
THORPE, Lily Wife Married2 years F 24 1887 Derbys Hartsey
THORPE, William Alec Son M 1 1910 Derbys Whitwell
THORPE, Vena Elizabeth Daughter F 0 1911 Derbys Whitwell
STEEPLES, Lizzie Visitor Single F 16 1895 Derbys Danesmoor

RG number: RG14
Piece: 20270
Reference: RG14PN20270 RG78PN1214 RD427 SD4 ED12 SN221
Registration District: Worksop
Sub District: Carburton
Enumeration District: 12
Parish: Whitwell
Address: 1 Duchess St Whitwell Mansfield
County: Nottinghamshire

2 children born, both living

Possible 10 other children on FreeBMD -


patchem Report 31 Oct 2012 22:05

Have you looked for marriages on free bmd?
Do you know if she stayed in this country?

Births Jun 1911
Thorpe Vena E Worksop 7b 61


Vena Report 25 Jan 2013 20:29

yes i did actually find her death where she remained in whitwell...
i do know that she had a daughter but i have searched the marriage records for vena and cannot find a marriage .. to search for the surname of the child im at a brick wall thankyou so much for your reply

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Jan 2013 21:03

What was her surname at death


patchem Report 25 Jan 2013 23:00

Have you got the death certificate for name of informant - who could be the daughter?

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 26 Jan 2013 02:17

She died as Smith but Ancestry has her name as Vera.

Whitwell Local History Group have a John Smith also in her grave.

This could be the marriage?

Marriages Dec 1935
Smith John H Thorpe Barnet 3a 1475
Thorpe Vera E Smith Barnet 3a 1475



patchem Report 26 Jan 2013 14:07

Just putting the death, for reference:
Vera Elizabeth Smith
Birth Date: 19 Mar 1911
Date of Registration: Mar 1998
Age at Death: 87
Registration district: Chesterfield
Inferred County: Derbyshire
Register Number: D43E
District and Subdistrict: 3931D
Entry number: 160

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 26 Jan 2013 15:07

Maybe a family member was the informant


Vena Report 26 Jan 2013 23:30

thankyou so much i think her daughter was named susan.. is ancstry a site like this , i am new to it all, i have managed to find an awful lot and thanks for your help once again


patchem Report 27 Jan 2013 07:53

Where did the information about the daughter being Susan come from?
The only birth would be with Thorpe as Thorp, and a long time after that marriage.
Births Sep 1948
Smith Susan Thorp Staincross
Do you think Vena/Vera actually married, or just took another name, and do you think the daughter was born before or after this marriage or living together?

Is the death that I posted correct, as you had not mentioned a change of Vena to Vera?


Vena Report 27 Jan 2013 16:22

i really have no idaea, i know i met vena in the early 70s and she used to write to me, i remember her address well, my parents told me she had a daughter named susan , all of a sudden my letters were returned no explanation
i seem to have hit a brick wall

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 27 Jan 2013 19:29


Chances are her daughter registered her death. If you order the death certificate, you will get her name and address.



Vena Report 27 Jan 2013 21:04

yes i will do that thanx told you i was quite new to this... didnt think of that thankyou

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 27 Jan 2013 21:47

You can get certificates here: