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Lookup William B Dawson b1901 Levens,Westmorland

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Ann Report 14 Apr 2013 09:57

Hi All
Looking for information on William Brockbank Dawson, the only information I can find is as follows
b:Dec1901 Levens,Westmorland
1911 Census shown as adopted son of Thomas Hird and Jane

Have looked on Familysearch and Free BMD

Any help would be great, Many thanks Ann :-)


Gins Report 14 Apr 2013 10:04

HIs birth cert might give you his parents

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: William Brockbank Dawson
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1901
Registration district: Kendal
Inferred County: Westmorland
Volume: 10b
Page: 731


Ann Report 14 Apr 2013 10:06

I am researching the Hird family and just wanted to know what connection William was to the family as to have been adopted by them

Maybe a lookup on the 1901 Census may show him


patchem Report 14 Apr 2013 10:13

As he was not born until the end of 1901 he will not show in the census.

William Brockbank Dawson
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1901
Date of Registration: Feb 1995
Age at Death: 93
Registration district: West Lancashire
Inferred County: Lancashire
Register Number: 3A
District and Subdistrict: 5901
Entry number: 72

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 14 Apr 2013 10:16

If his birth was the Dec quarter he won't be on the 1901 census.


Gins Report 14 Apr 2013 10:17

1901 England Census

Name: Lily Hird
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Thomas Kind
Mother's Name: Hannah Kind
Gender: Female
Where born: Heversham, Westmorland, England

Civil parish: Levens
Ecclesiastical parish: Levens St John the Evangelist
Town: Beathwaite Green
County/Island: Westmorland
Country: England

Registration district: Kendal
Sub-registration district: Milnthorpe
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 46
Piece: 4914
Folio: 136
Page Number: 10
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Kind 46
Hannah Kind 45
Tom Kind 15
Edward Kind 13
Ernest Kind 11
Lily Hird 7
Annie May Hutchinson 14

Marriages Sep 1878
HIRD Thomas Kendal 10b 889
HUTCHINSON Hannah Kendal 10b 889


Ann Report 14 Apr 2013 10:17

Thank you patchem


Ann Report 14 Apr 2013 10:19

Yes have realised that with a Sept birth he wouldn't be in the Census, it's me having a cell malfunction sorry

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 14 Apr 2013 10:22

Sounds to me like his mother was a Dawson and his father a Brockbank. Only by buying his birth cert will you find out if the father was named when his birth was registered.

This happened with my gt grandfather, could follow mother who married after two children were born out of wedlock.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 14 Apr 2013 10:23

Do you want to go back from Thomas HIrd?


Ann Report 14 Apr 2013 10:25

No have information for Thomas back to 1861 Census

Thank you for asking :-)

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 14 Apr 2013 10:33

Now I know this is an awful long way back but it seems strange that the name should turn up.

William Herd
International Genealogical Index (IGI)
birth: 1644
Townhead, Westmorland, England
marriage: 28 Apr 1679
Grasmere, Westmorland, England

spouse:Jane Dawson**********************************