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Pam Report 26 Aug 2013 19:13

hi trying to find james fortune silsden west yorks his spouse had children hilda ethel and 2 more he was born about 1890 died 1945 silsden


Mary Report 26 Aug 2013 19:23

What in particular are looking for and what do you have already?



Dea Report 26 Aug 2013 19:28

There is no birth record for Hilda Ethel.

There is no death record for James fortune in 1945 in the UK

There is no birth for James Fortune between 1888 and 1892 in Yorkshire.

Can you check your details please and give any other info you may have?

Dea x


Gins Report 26 Aug 2013 19:31

There is also no death in 1945?


Gins Report 26 Aug 2013 19:32

Maybe ???

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910

Name:James Fortune

Birth Date:22 Dec 1859
Parish:Silsden, St James

Baptism Date:
22 Jul 1860

Father's Name:
Thomas Fortune

Mother's Name:
Elizabeth Fortune


Dea Report 26 Aug 2013 19:33

This is the closest one I can find (geographically):

1901 England Census about James Fortune
Name: James Fortune
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Relation: Son
Father's Name: John Fortune
Mother's Name: Sarah J Fortune
Gender: Male
Where born: Keighley, Yorkshire, England

Civil Parish: Keighley
Ecclesiastical parish: Lawkholme Holy Trinity
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status:

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Registration District: Keighley
Sub-registration District: Keighley
ED, institution, or vessel: 28
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Schedule Number: 217
Piece: 4077
Folio: 20
Page Number: 31
Household Members:
Name Age
John Fortune 72
Sarah J Fortune 46..... wife
Albert Fortune 24
Alice Fortune 21
Elizabeth Fortune 18
James Fortune 17
Mary A Fortune 14
Mercy Fortune 12
Grace Fortune 9

Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 4077; Folio: 20; Page: 31.

Dea x


Dea Report 26 Aug 2013 19:42

This is his marriage:

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935 about James Fortune
Name: James Fortune
Birth Year: abt 1884
Age: 24
Marriage or Bann Date: 30 May 1908
Parish: Ilkley
Father's Name: John Fortune
Spouse's Name: Dinah Wardle

1911 census transcription details for: 21 Whitley Hd Steeton Keighley
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National Archive Reference:

RG14PN26065 RG78PN1508 RD492 SD2 ED1 SN245
Reg. District: Keighley
Sub District: Keighley
Parish: Steeton with Eastburn
Enum. District: 1
Address: 21 Whitley Hd Steeton Keighley
County: Yorkshire (West riding)
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
FORTUNE, James Head Married M 28 1883 Carter Keioghley Yorks
FORTUNE, Dinah Wife Married 4 years F 28 1883 Stockton on Lees Durham
FORTUNE, Jack Son M 3 1908 Ilkley Yorks
FORTUNE, Edna May Daughter F 2 1909 Steeton Yorks

Dea x

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Mary Report 26 Aug 2013 19:45

1901 8,chapel street Silsden
James Fortune 1860 Manchester nail maker
Elizabeth Bolton widow born Staffordshire House keeper
hilda Thomas Ethel and Ivy in name of Bolton.

1911St Johns Street Silsden.
James Fortune nail maker says born Yorkshire married??

Hilda fortune 1892
Thomas fortune 1894
Ethel fortune 1896
Ivy Fortune 1900

Elizabeth Bolton housekeeper.

it looks as though Elizabeth Bolton could be mum to his kids

1891 he was unmarried lodging in Silsden.

I can't see a married for him as yet.



Dea Report 26 Aug 2013 19:51

Probably his death:

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 about James Fortune
Name: James Fortune
Birth Date: abt 1884
Date of Registration: Mar 1955
Age at Death: 71
Registration District: Worth Valley
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2c
Page: 39

and his burial:

West Yorkshire, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985 about James Fortune
Name: James Fortune
Birth Year: abt 1884
Parish: Steeton, St Stephen
Burial Date: 29 Jan 1955
Burial Age: 71

Dea x


Mary Report 26 Aug 2013 20:02

Betty fortune 1833 widow born Silsden
James born Manchester 1860

Betty Laycock born Silsden 1833 died 22/2/1896 in Silsden married Thomas Fortune born 1833 died 13/6/1860 he was a policeman at time of marriage 26/11/1854.

A tree has parents of Betty laycock were Jonathon laycock 1800-1840 and Ann Ford.

Father of Thomas Fortune was Thomas Fortune wedding banns on

James Fortune born @ 1860 died June 1925 iregistered Skipton 9a 41



Cynthia Report 27 Aug 2013 12:56

Hello Pam and welcome to the Community Boards. :-)

As Pam is a new poster, I'll send a friendly message on how to return to her thread. :-)


ErikaH Report 27 Aug 2013 13:05

How 'new' is 'new' these days?


I think there should d be a comma between Hilda and Ethel.............


Cynthia Report 27 Aug 2013 13:55

Oh dear Reggie.......whatever is the matter - I presume your 'new' query is aimed at me? :-S

'new' to me is someone with under around 10 posts. I don't send messages to those with lots of postings but I DO try and help those who haven't used the Community boards very much.

That's what we are doing isn't it - trying to help fellow members in as friendly a manner as possible? Much as we would like to be treated really. :-)

Cx :-)


Pam Report 27 Aug 2013 18:07

trying to find spouse of james fortune and children please SILSDEN W YORKS


ErikaH Report 27 Aug 2013 18:45


I was merely asking to get the position clarified in my own mind................and you have given a clear answer.........thank you


ErikaH Report 27 Aug 2013 18:50


How do you connect to this man?

Why do you think he died in 1945?

No--one has been able to find anything to back up that idea.

Have you tried looking for info yourself using freebmd?

You refer to children.......and name two of them.

When and where were they born?

Also.............. please look at the info posted..................and comment on it


Cynthia Report 27 Aug 2013 18:53

You're welcome Reggie. :-)


Cynthia Report 28 Aug 2013 09:09

I've had a reply back from Pam and she is really struggling with getting back here. I am doing my best to help her, so let's hope she makes it back soon. :-D


ErikaH Report 28 Aug 2013 09:17

Thanks, Cynthia.......although she did manage to return yesterday.


ErikaH Report 28 Aug 2013 11:41

When was the 'answered' tag added?