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James Hemmings 1920

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Amanda Report 21 Jul 2021 17:01


Would please be able to help me with finding the parents and siblins of my uncle please.

James Hemmings 1920-2006 born in stoke on trent

James married my auntie Sylvia knox and had 1 daughter jane she married a peter




ArgyllGran Report 21 Jul 2021 17:19

With the details you have, you can find his birth and mother's maiden name easily on FreeBMD

Births Jun 1920 (>99%)
Hemmings James (mmn Mainwaring) Stoke T 6b 455

For his siblings, look for other births with those parents' names.

This seems to be the only one:
Births Jun 1921 (>99%)
Hemmings Edward C (mmn Mainwaring) Stoke T. 6b 470

Per the GRO site, Edward's middle name was Cecil.

For his parents' marriage, look on FreeBMD for a marriage between a Hemmings and a Mainwaring in a likely timeframe.
However, I don't see one.
It may be that the mother had been married before, and therefore the marriage wouldn't be in the name of Mainwaring.


greyghost Report 21 Jul 2021 17:22

This free to use site will show you his Mothers maiden name

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Jun 1920 (>99%)
Hemmings James Mainwaring Stoke T 6b 455


greyghost Report 21 Jul 2021 17:23

? The family in 1939 - DOB matches that of a James Hemmings who died 2006 Stoke on Trent RD

Record Transcription in 1939
1939 Register
7 Meadow Road, Stoke-On-Trent, Stoke-On-Trent C.B., Staffordshire, England
1939 register badge

First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
James Hemmings 21 Mar 1874 Male City Corporation Labourer (Retired) Married 162 1
Maud Hemmings 17 Mar 1884 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 162 2
Elizabeth Hitchcox (Royles) 16 Jun 1911 Female Glost Warehouseman Poltery Single 162 3
James Hemmings 29 Mar 1920 Male Glost Warehouseman Poltery Single 162 4
The record for this person is officially closed.
Ref: RG101/5303I/015/21 Letter Code: ONKZ
© Findmypast Ltd


ArgyllGran Report 21 Jul 2021 17:24

If you buy a copy of James's marriage cert, that will tell you his father's name, which will narrow down the search for his parents' marriage.

Marriages Mar 1960 (>99%)
HEMMINGS James KNOX Stoke 9b 1372
Knox Sylvia A Hemmings Stoke 9b 1372


ArgyllGran Report 21 Jul 2021 17:29

But in view of the 1939 Register posted by GG:

Maud Royles
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: Maud Royles
Registration Date: Oct 1943[Nov 1943] [Dec 1943]
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration District: Stoke
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Spouse: James Hemmings
Volume Number: 6b
Page Number: 466

Maud's first marriage:

Marriages Dec 1907 (>99%)
MAINWARING Maud Stoke T. 6b 449
ROYLES John Stoke T. 6b 449


ArgyllGran Report 21 Jul 2021 17:34

Maud and her first husband in 1911:

Maud Royles
in the 1911 England Census
Name: Maud Royles
Age in 1911: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Crewe, Cheshire
Civil Parish: Stoke upon Trent
Country: England
Street Address: 17 Pump St, Stoke On Trent
Marital status: Married
Years Married: 3
Estimated Marriage Year: 1908
Occupation: House Keeper
Registration District Number: 361
Sub-registration District: Stoke upon Trent
ED, institution, or vessel: 15
Piece: 16563
Household Members:
Name Age
John Royles 36 - Eccleshall, Cheshire, drayman
Maud Royles 27
Maud Emily Royles 2
Thomas Royles 11/12

births of the children:

GRO Reference: 1909 M Quarter in STOKE UPON TRENT Volume 06B Page 247

GRO Reference: 1910 J Quarter in STOKE UPON TRENT Volume 06B Page 224


ArgyllGran Report 21 Jul 2021 17:40

The daughter Maud Emily:

Marriages Jun 1935 (>99%)
Baddeley Ernest Royles Stoke T. 6b 444
Royles Maud E Baddeley Stoke T. 6b 444

Maud E Baddeley
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name: Maud E Baddeley
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 14 Mar 1909
Residence Year: 1939
Address: Camking Ground Bungalow
Residence Place: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England
Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
Line Number: 40
Schedule Number: 86
Sub Schedule Number: 2
Enumeration District: OTMS
Borough: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Registration district: NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME no 2
Inferred Spouse:
Ernest Baddeley
Inferred Children:
Ernest Baddeley
Household Members Age
Ernest Baddeley 35
Maud E Baddeley 30
Ernest Baddeley 4

Maud E Baddeley
in the Staffordshire, England, Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1837-2017
Name: Maud E Baddeley
Maiden Name: Royals
Gender: Female
Record Type: Death
Death Date: 1 Jun 1999
Death Place: Staffordshire, England

Maud Emily Baddeley
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Maud Emily Baddeley
Death Age: 90
Birth Date: 14 Mar 1909
Registration Date: Jun 1999
Registration District: Stafford
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Register Number: S56D
District and Subdistrict: 7352
Entry Number: 119


greyghost Report 21 Jul 2021 17:43

Nearest I can get to a Maud Mainwaring born March 1884. As 6 weeks are allowed in which to register a birth then a Q2 registration is possible

England & Wales Births 1837-2006
Nantwich, Cheshire, England

First name(s) Maude
Last name Manwaring
Birth quarter 2
Birth year 1884
Mother's maiden name Browning
District Nantwich
County Cheshire
Country England
Volume 8A
Page 351
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records


greyghost Report 21 Jul 2021 17:49

If that birth is correct, then this could possibly her in 1901 - Crewe is in the Nantwich RD

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
14, Newhall Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Sam Handford Head Married Male 28 1873 Consulting electrical engineer Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
Edith C Handford Wife Married Female 28 1873 - Isle of Man, Isle of Man
Arthur C Handford Son Single Male 3 1898 - Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Edith M Handford Daughter Single Female 1 1900 - Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Maud Mannering Servant Single Female 18 1883 Cook general domestic Crewe, Cheshire, England
Florence Hardy Servant Single Female 20 1881 Nurse domestic Shropshire, England

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1886 J Quarter in NANTWICH Volume 08A Page 347


greyghost Report 21 Jul 2021 17:51

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Whitegates, Coppenhall Monks, Nantwich, Cheshire, England

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Ann Manwaring Head Widow Female 35 1856 Charwoman Audley, Staffordshire, England
Annie Manwaring Daughter - Female 10 1881 Scholar Audley, Staffordshire, England
Maud Manwaring Daughter - Female 7 1884 Scholar Crewe
Hannah Manwaring Daughter - Female 5 1886 Scholar Crewe
John Davies Lodger - Male - - General labourer -


ArgyllGran Report 21 Jul 2021 17:52

As John Royles (Maud Mainwaring's first husband) was born in 1875 in Eccleshall, per 1911 census, this looks like his death/burial:

John Royles
in the Alberta, Canada, Deaths Index, 1870-1968
Name: John Royles
Death Date: 1921
Death Place: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Registration Number: 637

John Royles
in the Canada, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: John Royles
Birth Date: Sep 1875
Birth Place: Staffordshire, England
Death Date: 8 Nov 1921
Cemetery: Union Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada


DIED NOV 8, 1921
of Eccleshall, Eng

There are virtual flowers left on Findagrave site by Andrea - "In memory of my great grandfather",

and by someone named Deb.

John Royles
in the UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
Name: John Royles
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Birth Date: abt 1876
Departure Date: 14 Jun 1913
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Quebec, Canada
Ship Name: Tunisian
Shipping Line: Allan Line
Official Number: 111248
Master: G Hamilton

Occupation: carter

I wonder if he and Maud had separated, or if he was going ahead to make a new home for the family.


greyghost Report 21 Jul 2021 17:54

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Sep 1883 (>99%)
BROWNING Ann Nantwich 8a 508a
Manwaring James Nantwich 8a 508a

Deaths Jun 1888 (>99%)
MANWARING James 46 Nantwich 8a 197


ArgyllGran Report 21 Jul 2021 18:03

I can't see any sign of James's brother Edward Cecil apart from his birth - and presumably he is the closed record on the 1939 Register.


Amanda Report 21 Jul 2021 18:07


thank you for all this information, l think is brother died in WW2 l don't know if he married at all.




greyghost Report 21 Jul 2021 18:16

The Death of an EC Hemmings on the Commonwealth War Graves site was an Edward Cyril who was in the RN. son of Robert and Edith from the Isle of Man.

"Died in WW2" doesn't necessarily mean he was killed due to the War. I was told one of my uncles died in the war - it just happened he'd died during the WW2 years!!


Amanda Report 21 Jul 2021 18:58


Is there any information on mauds husband james




safc Report 21 Jul 2021 19:21

Marriages Dec 1943 (>99%)
Bromley Charles W Filkin Stoke 6b 466
Filkin Vera D Bromley Stoke 6b 466
Hemmings James Royles Stoke 6b 466
Royles Maud Hemmings Stoke 6b 466


safc Report 21 Jul 2021 19:23

Baptism entry While we have made all efforts to correctly record the information in the original document there may be different interpretations of the written words. If you have access to the original document and believe we have made a mistake you are encouraged to report this to us. Report an Error in this Data Field
(only fields with a value are shown) Value
County Staffordshire
Place (Links to more information) Boothen
Church name (Links to more information) All Saints
Register type (Links to more information) Parish Register
Register entry number 1442
Baptism date 23 May 1920
Person forename James William
Person sex M
Father forename James
Mother forename Maude
Father surname HEMMINGS
Person abode 4 Moorfields Cottages
Father occupation Labourer
Transcribed by Raymond Joynson
File line number 197


greyghost Report 21 Jul 2021 22:06

This free site will give you mmn pre 1911 -

So a possibility -

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1874 M Quarter in STOKE UPON TRENT Volume 06B Page 276