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Ivan Reed from Co Durham in the 1960's

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Unknown Report 28 Mar 2013 17:29

Looking for Ivan Reed, of Stanhope, Co Durham, my 2nd cousin. I would like to ask him about the details I have (or lack) regarding his family links to the Williamson's of Consett Co Durham. I believe his grandmother was Laura M Williamson b1904.
I would ultimately like to visit his mother Dorothy (if she is still alive) and perhaps also meet Ivan (who I haven't seen since he was 4 months old).
Clive Williamson


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Mar 2013 18:26

Hi - have you any idea what year he was born? You could check Freebmd or this site if you aren't sure.

Have you used the Search All Trees function on this site to see if anyone has him listed?


Reggie Report 28 Mar 2013 23:51

In which year did you see him?

To find his grandmother's name, use freebmd.................

Find his birth...then his mother's (you know her first name)

Cross-refer with Laura's marriage record...........


Reggie Report 28 Mar 2013 23:53

Fairly unusual set of names............shouldn't be hard to trace her

Births Jun 1904 (>99%)
Williamson Laura Marjery A Lanchester 10a 368


Reggie Report 28 Mar 2013 23:58

Marriages Sep 1929 (>99%)

Reed Arthur G Williamson Lanchester 10a 823
Williamson Laura M A Reed Lanchester 10a 823


Name: REED, Laura Marjory A
Registration district: Durham Northern
County: Durham
Year of registration: 1980
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Date of Birth:22 April 1904
Volume no: 1
Page no: 1290


jax Report 29 Mar 2013 05:49

His fathers death who married a Dorothy

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Arthur Reed
Name: Arthur Reed
Birth Date: 17 Jul 1932
Date of Registration: Nov 1990
Age at Death: 58
Registration district: Durham Western
Inferred County: Durham
Volume: 1
Page: 1461

I see you know when Ivan and his parents were born as you have them in your tree


patchem Report 29 Mar 2013 08:35

Dorothy M Reed is on in Durham, 2002 - 2008


Reggie Report 29 Mar 2013 10:02



Reggie Report 29 Mar 2013 10:05

1911 census

Person: WILLIAMSON, Laura M A Address: 10 Rosebery Terrace Consett

ELLIOTT, George Head Widower M 78 1833 Old Age Pensioner Iron Works Wincomblee Near Newcastle VIEW
ELLIOTT, Margery Daughter Single F 46 1865 Housekeeper Consett VIEW
WILLIAMSON, Margaret Daughter Married20 years F 43 1868 Dressmaker Consett VIEW
WILLIAMSON, Amy Granddaughter Single F 20 1891 Consett VIEW
WILLIAMSON, Harry Elliott Grandson Single M 19 1892 Store Wheeler Angle Mills Consett VIEW
WILLIAMSON, George Grandson Single M 16 1895 Stock Taker Steel Mills Consett VIEW
WILLIAMSON, Frederick Grandson M 12 1899 School Consett VIEW
WILLIAMSON, Laura M A Granddaughter F 6 1905 Consett


Reggie Report 29 Mar 2013 10:17

As you know the names of Ivan's parents, it should be straightforward enough to find the 'links' to which you refer


Unknown Report 30 Mar 2013 15:42

Thanks to Reggie, jax and patchem, and DetEcTive
I thank you for all your suggestions and also finding the death record of Arthur Reed, don't know why I couldn't find that!
Sometimes I find that the search cannot come up with the same result that I know I previously have found successfully???
Still no success with search for Ivan Read b1960 in Co Durham, so perhaps he's abroad now.
His mother disappears about 2007 from her address in Durham (I had found that on and I have written to that address to see if current owners know where she went . . . . . just wondered if she is in sheltered accommodation or retirement home where the electoral role is not up to date.
Anyway, thanks again folks, and I'll be happy to rx any more info and suggestions,
nice to 'meet' you all,


patchem Report 30 Mar 2013 16:41

She might have decided to exclude herself from the electoral roll, or be in a retirement home that does not declare who is there for ER purposes.