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Walter Levi Young born Croydon

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dsg Report 27 Aug 2013 10:36

My great uncle Walter Young, told he had a son called Basil, been looking for his family for my old aunt. Basil would be maybe in his late 80's early 90's..


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Aug 2013 11:08

Do you know who Walter married, so that we can find Basil's birth?

On Ancestry is a story on a Private Tree

Title: Emmigration to Australia
Attached To: Walter Levi Young (born 1901)

There is also

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 about Walter L Young
Name: Walter L Young
Birth Date: abt 1902
Date of Registration: Mar 1932
Age at Death: 30
Registration District: Croydon
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 580


Reggie Report 27 Aug 2013 15:04

Births Dec 1901 (>99%)
Young Walter Levi Croydon 2a 306


Reggie Report 27 Aug 2013 15:05

Have you tried looking for info yourself using freebmd?


Reggie Report 27 Aug 2013 15:07

Was Walter known to have been married to Basil's mother?

If he wasn't, you'd need to know the mother's surname.............


Reggie Report 27 Aug 2013 15:08

1911 census

Person: YOUNG, Walter Levi Address: 16 Frith Road Croydon

YOUNG, Samuel Head Married23 years M 42 1869 Carman Church Surrey Croydon VIEW
YOUNG, Emily Amy Wife Married F 45 1866 Croydon Surrey VIEW
TOFFING, Norman Stewart Boarder Single M 22 1889 Musician Lancs Pola Pool VIEW
DICKEY, James Horace Stanley Visitor Single M 18 1893 Errand Boy Lancs Here VIEW
SYRES, Thomas Visitor Single M 19 1892 Soldier Croydon Surrey VIEW
YOUNG, William Son Single M 12 1899 Croydon Surrey VIEW
YOUNG, Walter Levi Son Single M 10 1901 Croydon Surrey VIEW
YOUNG, Alfred Edward Son Single M 8 1903 Croydon Surrey VIEW
YOUNG, Herbert Frank Son Single M 19 1892 Canvasser Croydon Surrey VIEW
YOUNG, Alice Gertrude Daughter Single F 5 1906 Croydon Surrey


patchem Report 27 Aug 2013 19:13

Could Walter have been mixed with William?

Marriages Mar 1924
WOOTTON Mabel G Young Croydon 2a 465
Young William G Wootton Croydon 2a 465

Births Jun 1927
Young Basil A Wootton Croydon 2a 469

Basil Young, 1927, Croydon is in 2 people's trees on here. Worth contacting them as Young is a very common name and lots of William G's born in Croydon.


dsg Report 28 Aug 2013 14:33

Thanks everyone, Walter was born on 6/11/1901 at 74 Derby Road, i have his birth cert, i also years ago found a site on here [cannot remember name of it] but it had emmigrations to Aus, i left a message on that site, seems it was a government site, about 6 weeks after i left the message i recieved a letter through the post, they could not find Walter Levi coming into the country, [thought that was jolly nice of them to post me to UK.
My aunt was born in 1926 and she remembers seeing Walter and a son, not sure about a wife but cannot ask my aunt now as most of the old folk have passed on now.
I think most of the William Young born in Croydon belong to my family some where along the line,
Looks like i need to renew my ancestry and have another look, thanks everyone.


Reggie Report 28 Aug 2013 16:31're ruling out the info about WILLIAM, who was possibly WALTER's brother (see the census info)

Your aunt could have been mistaken................


dsg Report 29 Aug 2013 07:17

William was William Samuel Young, he married Lily Carey. There cousin William married an Louisa Dowden, The uncle William married a Florence Kerrell, another cousin William married Ivy Dean, another cousin William married Lucy Lewis.
I am going to send for the cert for William G to Mabel Wooton as i have a William George not married and would have been old enough to be the groom, This Williams father was Levi Young who my grandafthers brother was named after.
If the marraige cert is right, then will send for the birth cert for Basil, as my aunt could have got it mixed up, they are a huge family, William George was another one i could not find a marriage for, maybe i was looking to hard. I was waiting for my next trip to Croydon to search newspaper as any marriage for my William would more than likely be in it as his father was very well known in the town.
I have left in my tree 4 William Young that i have not married of yet...will find them one day, but Walter has always been on my mind because of my aunt.
Thank you once again for your help.


FAIRTHORN Report 29 Aug 2013 08:52

YOUNG Basil Alfred England Berkshire, Windsor & Maidenhead DIED 1981
YOUNG Basil Arthur England London, Wandsworth DIED 2006

Births Jun 1927
Young Basil A Wootton Croydon 2a 469
Young Basil A Endicott Swindon 5a 15

.The widow of BASIL ARTHUR is in CROYDON & on the telephone
(married 1949 in Croydon)