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Pickett/ Harris family- South Wales

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Rachbugs Report 21 Feb 2013 11:09

Hi, I'm looking for any descendants of Dorothy Ellen Pickett, born 1906 in Merthyr Tydfil South Wales. Any information would be wonderful, she was my maternal grandmother but I never met her as my mum was adopted at a young age. I think Dorothy's mother was Emily Pickett, who married William Harris in 1910 in Merthyr when Dorothy was around 4 years old. I would love to know if Dorothy had any half brothers/ sisters ( they would be Harris) or if she had any other children? My mother was called Stella Yvonne Pickett, born 1943, died January 2013.
Fingers crossed! <3


Reggie Report 21 Feb 2013 11:52

Start by checking for a marriage for Dorothy.........on freebmd

Look on the same site for half-siblings.............MMN is on the index after 1911


Reggie Report 21 Feb 2013 11:55

Suggestion only............

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: Dorothy Pickett
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1906
Date of Registration: Mar 1987
Age at Death: 80
Registration district: Newport
Inferred County: Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire
Volume: 28
Page: 512


Reggie Report 21 Feb 2013 11:57

1911 Wales Census
Name: Dorothy Pickitt
Age in 1911: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Dowlais, Glamorgan, Wales
Civil parish: Gelligaer
County/Island: Glamorgan
Country: Wales
Street Address: Garden Cottage, Graigfargold Trelewis Glam
Registration district: Merthyr Tydfil
Registration District Number: 590
Sub-registration district: Gelligaer
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Household schedule number: 21
Piece: 32413
Household Members:
Name Age
William Harris 54
Emily Harris 38
Dorothy Pickitt 4


Rachbugs Report 21 Feb 2013 18:24

Thanks for this Reggie, I also found these entries and I think they are our Dorothy! Would there be any way of finding out if she had any other children?


Reggie Report 22 Feb 2013 00:02

If the death is hers, all children she had would have been illegitimate, so look for Pickett births with MMN Pickett

One would hope she learned from her mistake, but that wasn't always the case.


Rachbugs Report 22 Feb 2013 09:05

Thanks again Reggie, it's a real labour of love all this isn't it?! I had a bit of a look last night and found a Monica Pickett, MMN PIckett, in 1929 Cardiff. Dorothy would have been 23 then so it's entirely possible there is an older sister... she was 37 when she had my mum. How would I check this? I guess I would need to see the name on the birth certificate, can I do this without buying it incase it's not her? Sorry to keep bothering you!


Reggie Report 22 Feb 2013 10:33

I'm afraid that the the only way to see the mother's first name is by purchasing the cert.........


Reggie Report 8 Mar 2013 14:46