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William Driscoll

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Rosalyn Report 23 Mar 2013 20:31

Thanks everyone for all the help - looks like I will have trouble finding William, but will keep looking. At least I found Dora.


Flip Report 9 Feb 2013 11:37

It may be ocult?


MarieCeleste Report 9 Feb 2013 11:06

At first glance I'd thought it said "strip" - but looked again.

Moody Blue

Moody Blue Report 9 Feb 2013 10:47

MarieCeleste, How about "sculp" artist......................................sculptress?


Flip Report 9 Feb 2013 10:18

Good spot for Dora/Ada Moody Blue!

Not seeing Janet 1901 or 1911, do you know the names of the family members who brought her up please?


MarieCeleste Report 9 Feb 2013 09:47

Well found MoodyBlue, just couldn't see her. I think it should be artiste, the word written above looks like "oculy".

Where's little Janet?

Moody Blue

Moody Blue Report 9 Feb 2013 09:21

1901 England Census about Dora R Perry
Name: Dora R Perry
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: William Jepson,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this is not correct
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Jepson,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this is not correct
...........................................these are other boarders at the Inn.
Gender: Female
Where born: Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: Clowne
Ecclesiastical parish: St John the Baptist
Town: Clowne
County/Island: Derbyshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status:

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Registration district: Worksop
Sub-registration district: Carburton
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 252
Piece: 3130
Folio: 49
Page Number: 44
Household Members:
Name Age
William Jepson 54
Elizabeth Jepson 54
Charles W Jepson 20
Mary E Jepson 18
Jane Jepson 17
Sam Jepson 15
Joseph H Jepson 12
John E Jepson 9
Arthur Jepson 8
Eanies A Jepson 5
Frank H Jepson 2
Mary E Woodhead 16
William Woodhead 21
Constance Hardy 35
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ada Perry 32
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Dora R Perry 5

Ada Perry says married occupation something? Artist born Nottingham
Dora Perry daughter born Nottingham

Constance Hardy is a widow occupation Pianist born Lichfield Staffs

all others on Census have "regular occupation"

all staying at The Angel Inn High St, cown Derby


Moody Blue

Moody Blue Report 8 Feb 2013 21:04

Ada's birth perhaps?

Births Mar 1871
PERRY Ada Aston 6d 354


Flip Report 8 Feb 2013 19:40

Been away, but I have looked for all of them under Perry and Driscoll in 1901 but no luck either - even tried Ireland census just in case they'd gone back to William's alleged birth place.

Can't find Dora's birth , but that could be a nick-name (my ancestor, born around the same time, was Dorothy Jane, but her marriage/death/census details were for Dora) and I agree with MC, they may never have married especially given his profession.


MarieCeleste Report 6 Feb 2013 08:21

No,not seeing a birth for Dora either as Driscoll or Perry.

The fact that Ada married as Perry suggests she was never legally married to Driscoll. Am also thinking that William Driscoll didn't die 1901/2 but was just no longer on the scene then.

Sorry for stereotyping but if he was a music hall singer he may have been a bit footloose and fancy free. (But I am a bit of a cynic!)

Have to go now but will do some digging later.

Can anyone see Ada or the girls in 1901?


Flip Report 6 Feb 2013 04:52

PM rec'd from Rosalyn, with a bit more background info.

Many, Many thanks - yes this has got to be Dora - the name Albert Edward Currie is on my grandmothers certificate. Janet (my grandmother) will not be on the same census as she was given to relatives in Pye Bridge, Notts to raise. Mr. Currie would only take 1 child. As last I know that Dora was older than my grandmother, she was born in 1899. Dora took the surname Currie as she also signed my grandmothers marriage certificate. Will keep looking for William, a promise I made to my mother before she died.

Rosalyn, it's better to post direct to your thread, that way others can see and may be able to help further.

I can't see a marriage for Thomas/Ada, nor a birth for Dora but maybe someone else will have more luck? Margee's marriage posted earlier could be right, if they were not free to marry (either Thomas of Ada were still married to someone else)


Flip Report 5 Feb 2013 17:22

One of the Currie children's christenings:

Albert Edward Currie
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1902
Parish: Barnsley, St Mary
Baptism Date: 10 Sep 1902
Father's Name: Thomas Currie
Mother's Name: Ada Currie
Address 32 Back High Street.


Flip Report 5 Feb 2013 17:11

Think this may be them in 1911, but no sign of Janet?

Dora Driscoll
Age in 1911: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Civil parish: Barnsley
County/Island: Yorkshire-West Riding
Country: England
Street Address: 13 Westgate Barnsley Yorkshire
Occupation: General Labourer
Registration district: Barnsley
Registration District Number: 507
Sub-registration district: Barnsley
ED, institution, or vessel: 15
Piece: 27574
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Currie 41 << born Clifton, Westmorland
Ada Currie 40 <<Aston
Albert Edward Currie 8 << Barnsley
Violet Currie 7 <<Barnsley
William Currie 4 <<Barnsley
Thomas Currie 1 << Barnsley
Dora Driscoll 14 <<Chesterfield
John Banon 45

Married 9 years, 4 children to this marriage, all still alive.


MargaretM Report 5 Feb 2013 15:22

Wonder why you have marked this as answered?


MargaretM Report 5 Feb 2013 15:08

Could this possibly be gt. grandmother's remarriage? But she's Ada Perry not Driscoll.

Marriages Mar 1928 (>99%)

Currie Thomas Perry Birmingham N. 6d 561
PERRY Ada Currie Birmingham N. 6d 561


Rosalyn Report 5 Feb 2013 14:35

The only info I have is that William was born in Cork Ireland, he married Ada Perry from Aston Birmingham - no dates known.
My grandmother, Janet, was born on 15 June 1899 in Nottingham and was married on 7 August 1923 to Ernest Allen. She had a sister Dora, I have no dates for her. My late mother was told that William died in Nottingham 1901/02 by Janet (her mother). My g.grandmother remarried a gentleman called Currie, again no dates known.
William was a Music Hall singer as stated on my grandmother's birth certificate.


GlitterBaby Report 3 Feb 2013 14:33

Wonder if that Janet married in 1923


MargaretM Report 3 Feb 2013 14:29

So when and where was your grandparent (William's son/daughter) born? His/her name?


Nyx Report 3 Feb 2013 14:29

also on tree which may give a lead...until Rosalyn posts more

Births Sep 1899 (>99%)

Driscoll Janet Nottingham 7b 273


MarieCeleste Report 3 Feb 2013 14:24

There were quite a number of William Driscolls born around 1870 in Cork so we really need more info from Rosalyn.