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Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 09:50

I am wanting to order the death certificate for Patricia M Cook, born 2 March 1943, Bridgend, Wales.

Her birth entry from GRO Patricia M Cook, registered first qtr 1943, Glamorgan, Wales, mmn Richards, 11a, 1025. Her Mum was Eunice Richards, 1919 to 1978 (my great aunt).

Patricia married Brian Howe, Jan qtr 1961,bridgend, Glamorganshire, 8b, 177.

Her Father was Charles Cook, who I cant find anything on, yet, but that is something I will look at later, he lived with but did not marry my Great Aunt Eunice Richards, 1919 to 1978, sister of my Grandfather.

I was told Patricia died in 2013, to my knowledge she always lived in Wales, and died there.

The death is too late for Free BMD, I have looked at FMP, and Ancestry, and cant see anything. I also checked GRO without success.

I have ordered her birth certificate and marriage certificate, I should get those next week, but am stuck with the death certificate because I cant find the GRO reference number.

I would be most grateful if you could have a quick look for me, I don't need anything else, just the GRO number so I can order the death certificate.

As for Charles Cook, no one in the family can help me there apart from his name, so I may never get very far with him, I know nothing about him at all.

Thank you in anticipation.


ErikaH Report 14 Jul 2021 10:24

How reliable is the ‘source’ who told you the woman had died?

If the death isn’t on the official GRO site, you’re stuck

Is her husband alive?


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 10:29

Her sister, maybe I wrote it down wrong at the time, I do have my notes, put it straight in my tree after the phone call.


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 10:30

Yes, will pm you.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Jul 2021 10:33

If she is Patricia Margaret she may be on her own in 2002 in Glamorgan electoral rolls


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 10:36

Shirley, I wont know for sure until I get the birth and marriage certificate.

There were so many Patricia M Howes, and Cooks.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Jul 2021 10:40

What about this one

GRO Reference: DOR Q1/2008 in BRIDGEND (8611A) Reg 1A002 Entry Number 500814857


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 10:43

It could be Shirley, but its a bit out date wise, the area is right though.

Maybe I should wait to get the other certificates and have another look at then.


ArgyllGran Report 14 Jul 2021 10:59

The 2008 death looks very likely to me.
Everything fits (name, place, YOB), except that the date isn't what you expected.

Brian Howe is on the 2021 ER for Bridgend, with Patricia listed at the same address in 2002.

You could write to him .

Go to "Electoral Rolls" under "Search" at top right of this page.

Search for Brian Howe in Bridgend - no other search info necessary.
The first result is obviously the one you want.
Click on the document symbol on the right to see the full address.


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 11:11

Thank you AG, maybe I did just write the date down wrongly at the time. I will look at the ER.


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 11:19

Found the ER, thank you. She was there on her own in 2002, by the look of it.


ArgyllGran Report 14 Jul 2021 11:29

It's just the way the record has been transcribed.

Searching for Patricia Howe, Bridgend, gives you a basic result with Brian also listed as another occupant, although his name isn't there when you click to see the address.

Searching for Brian - the basic result includes Patricia M Howe, and the address result lists Patricia Howe.

Patricia may have opted out of the public ER after 2002. It doesn't mean she wasn't with Brian.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 14 Jul 2021 11:31

If you put Patricia's full name and Bridgend into a search, there is an obituary for 2008.

Perhaps the details there will help you decide whether or not that is the person you are researching.


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 11:32

Understand now, thank you.


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 11:33

Thank you Gwyn I will do that now, did it yesterday, but I was searching for the wrong date, thank you.


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 11:53

I have looked and cannot find the obituary for 2008.


ErikaH Report 14 Jul 2021 13:22

When you get the birth cert, you'll find out the woman's second forename to enable you to 'match' the death - or not


ErikaH Report 14 Jul 2021 13:26

Patricia Margaret Howe is listed as being in Bridgend at the same address as Brian Howe on

Payment required for full details


Deborah Report 14 Jul 2021 13:58

Yes I saw that on

Hopefully will get the birth certificate within the week.

Thank you ErikaH


Kucinta Report 14 Jul 2021 14:42

Mentions a Brian. 2008 funeral notice.