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Look up for Elizabeth Mary Barker, please

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JustPenny Report 8 Mar 2010 21:19

Can anyone help me find out what happened to Eliz when she grew up?

Eliz was my grandfather Robert's eldest sister. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on 17/03/1878 (parents Henry Barker + Marcella/Margaret/Maggie McLoughlin). Henry was in the army (97th Regt).

1881 census - Eliz res. Shorncliffe Camp, Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent with mother + 2 siblings.

1891 census - res The Alley, Frindsbury, Upnor, Strood, Kent with parents + 6 siblings.

Eliz given as next of kin on younger brother's Army service record (Jan 1904). It reads "Sister Elizabeth, Bangalore, India"

I'm assuming she went to India sometime after 1891. My Mum thinks she married someone from the Diplomatic Corps (I can't find a marriage record in the UK) and had a daughter Kathleen/Catherine. They lived in India for some time, but later returned to te UK.

I would be very grateful for any information on Elizabeth's life post 1891 (especially her marriage), or any suggestions on who to ask?

Many thanks, Penny

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 7 Apr 2010 22:21

thats for the British Library

also this

Hope these help.


JustPenny Report 7 Apr 2010 23:02

Thanks, Sue

I'll check these out.

Rgds, Penny


JustPenny Report 26 Jul 2013 13:17

Still no further on. I would be grateful for any help or suggestions.

Thank you.


Reggie Report 26 Jul 2013 13:34


Registration event: Marriage

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Name: BARKER, Elizabeth
Consulate : Alexandria
Country: Egypt
Year: 1901-1905
Volume : 11
Page: 535 Spouse's last name: Not available before 1906 for GRO Consular Marriages (1849-1965)
Record source: GRO Consular Marriages (1849-1965)
Elizabeth Barker married married one of the following people Transcript
HEATON, Oswald Stanley

This is the only info I could find in the time-scale...............and en route to India

Nothing in India on this set of records


Reggie Report 26 Jul 2013 13:37

Births Mar 1881 (>99%)
HEATON Oswald Stanley Hinckley 7a 61


Reggie Report 26 Jul 2013 13:38

1891 census

Person: HEATON, Oswald S Address: Holliers Walks Broad School House, Board School Lane, Hinckley

HEATON, William Head Married M 41 1850 Certificated Master Public E School
Keighley, Yorkshire VIEW
HEATON, Susannah Wife Married F 44 1847 Certificated Mistress Public E School
Stepney, London VIEW
HEATON, Arthur M Son M 15 1876 Scholar
Hinckley, Leicestershire VIEW
HEATON, Herbert J Son M 15 1876 Scholar
Hinckley, Leicestershire VIEW
HEATON, Cecil W Son M 12 1879 Scholar
Hinckley, Leicestershire VIEW
HEATON, Oswald S Son M 10 1881 Scholar
Hinckley, Leicestershire VIEW
HEATON, Murill M C Daughter F 8 1883 Scholar
Hinckley, Leicestershire VIEW
HEATON, Leonard D Son M 4 1887 Scholar
Hinckley, Leicestershire VIEW
HEATON, Reginald B Son M 7 1884
Hinckley, Leicestershire VIEW
WEDLOCK, Emily Niece F 14 1877 Scholar
Manchester, Lancashire VIEW
HODGES, Elizabeth Servant Single F 25 1866 General Servant
Stoke Golding, Leicestershire


Reggie Report 26 Jul 2013 13:43

This explains why I couldn't find travel info for him.............

First name(s): Oswald Stanley
Last name: HEATON
Calculated year of birth: 1880
Parish of birth: Hinckley
Town of birth: Leicester
County of birth: Leicestershire
Age at attestation: 17 years 4 months
Attestation date: 3 May 1897
Attestation corps: Leicestershire Regiment
Attestation soldier number: 4962
Discharge rank: Discharge corps:
Discharge soldier number:
The National Archives reference: WO97

Was discharged in own request (bought himself out for the sum of £18)

He did not marry during his time in the Army


JustPenny Report 26 Jul 2013 19:14

Thanks very much Reggie. I'll check thro your info and see if I can make any links.

Sadly, my Mum had died since I originally posted this query, so I can't see if any of it jogs her memory.

BTW, which message board has this appeared on? I assumed it would be on the 'Find Ancestors' board, but I haven't seen it there. Neither did I get the email notification of a response, which I requested, or I would have got back to you sooner.

Thanks again


JustPenny Report 26 Jul 2013 20:00

ok - got the name of the board now :-)


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Jul 2013 04:36


you don't often get email notification ................ I think it is not yet working correctly.

Easiest ............... look to the left of your screen.

Box headed Tools

Click on My Threads

Up will come a listing of all threads that you have either started or on which you have posted.

You can also filter so that it shows only the threads you have started.

That's what most of us use to find threads we have posted on :-D


Reggie Report 27 Jul 2013 09:08

GR don't notify responses unless you have clicked on 'watch this'.

And, at the moment, one doesn't even receive notification of PM's


JustPenny Report 27 Jul 2013 12:23


And I thought I was being so efficient!!

Just returning to my researches after a 'frustration break' of a year or so. The boards seem to have changed, so thanks for helping my new learning curve. I think I'll delay nudging old threads or posting new ones until I've read a few 'stickied' advice threads :-)