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Maddie Report 14 Sep 2021 14:00

peter was born 1837 in pudsey and married catherine mcphee in morvan scotland in 1863
they had 3 children

1864–1864 born/died morvan

Sarah Anna Schofield married adam allan and died in scotland

George Schofield
1868– born dewsbury

in 1871 family living batley / dewsbury
1881 and 1891 catherine and the 2 children living in bonhill dumbartonshire scotland
1911 catherine living with sarah in dumbarton
catherine died 1919 dumbarton

i can find no trace of peter after 1871 except a possible death in dewsbury in 1907
George has disappeared

any help in tracing them would be appreciated

thank you

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Sep 2021 15:04

What marital status is Catherine in 1911?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Sep 2021 15:06

Can only suggest getting the cert for it’s info

Peter Schofield
Age: 70
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Death Registration Place: Dewsbury, Yorkshire West Riding, United Kingdom
Death Date: Dec 1907
Inferred Death Place: Yorkshire West Riding, United Kingdom
Volume: 9b
Page: 428

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Sep 2021 15:11

George Schofield
Registration Year: 1868
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration District: Dewsbury
Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 9b
Page: 519

George Schofield
Death Age: 86
Birth Date: abt 1868
Registration Date: Jan 1954
[Feb 1954]
[Mar 1954]
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration District: Don Valley
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2b
Page: 573


greyghost Report 14 Sep 2021 15:44

Don Valley covers Mexborough -

Probate for the death posted by Shirley -

George Schofield of Harrington Villa, 51 Park Road, Mexborough Yorkshire died 4 January 1954 at Montague Hospital, Mexborough. Probate, Wakefield 24 May to Matthew Clark technical college principal and Bernard clement White retired schoolmaster

A copy of the will (obtainable via the site) may give some clues, may name family. the 2 gents named are only the executors.

Trouble is of course that there were several George Schofields born around the same time and it could be any of them


greyghost Report 14 Sep 2021 15:50

I expect you've already checked but -

There are no death registrations in Scotland for a George Schofield born 1868 +/- 5 years post 1891 when you have sight if him

and none for a Peter Schofield b 1837 +/- 5 years


greyghost Report 14 Sep 2021 15:53

The Mexborough probate man - George's birth was registered Sept. Qtr 1868 so even allowing for the year being out, the May month should rule him out

51 Park Road, Mexborough, Mexborough U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1939 register badge

First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
George Schofield 04 May 1867 Male Insurance Superintendent (Retired) Married 26 1
Sarah Schofield 06 Nov 1870 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 26 2
Transcript of George's record
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Maddie Report 14 Sep 2021 16:00

ok thank you
they have certainly eluded the census


greyghost Report 14 Sep 2021 16:08

Does Catherine's death certificate say whether she is wife of or widow of ... ?

The 1891 census says she is married may not necessarily be correct)

Sarah Ann married 1894 in Bonhill RD - the certificate should name her Father and say whether he is deceased

Have you checked the 3 marriage records for a George Schofield between1891-1950 on Scotland's People


Maddie Report 14 Sep 2021 16:34

sorry i dont know jusy found it on sp - catherine
george not on scottish census after 1881


ErikaH Report 14 Sep 2021 17:30

The birth and death posted by Shirley are not for the same person - unless the death was registered by someone who did not know the deceased’s correct age

Has anyone checked the GRO for the MMN on the birth registration?


Maddie Report 14 Sep 2021 17:33

SCHOFIELD, GEORGE MCFEE GRO Reference: 1868 S Quarter in DEWSBURY Volume 09B Page 519

GRO Reference: 1837 D Quarter in BRADFORD UNION, WEST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE Volume 23 Page 164


ErikaH Report 14 Sep 2021 17:38

:-) :-) :-) :-)


ErikaH Report 15 Sep 2021 11:31

A tree on Ancestry which seems better than average has the 1907 death as being that of the man who married McPhee


ErikaH Report 15 Sep 2021 11:50


Name: Peter Schofield
Year: 1892
Country: England
County: West Yorkshire
Parliamentary Division: Pudsey
Place of Abode: 10, Albion road, Stanningley


Maddie Report 15 Sep 2021 12:12

thank you, i saw that and that tree is mine and i ? the death
glad it is better than average :-)


ErikaH Report 15 Sep 2021 12:13

As you know, Maddie, some trees on Ancestry are works of fiction ;-) ;-) ;-)


Maddie Report 15 Sep 2021 12:54

just found this and woulld seem yo be the 1907 death
image says born in pudsey and married
different occupation

30, Middle Road, Dewsbury, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding), England

Richard Oates Head
Married Male 56 1845 Coal dealer Yorkshire, England
Mary Ann Oates Wife
Married Female 60 1841 - Kirkburton, Yorkshire, England
Peter Scholefield Lodger
Married Male 64 1837 Small ware hawker Yorkshire, England
Hannah Scholefield Lodger
Married Female 49 1852 Small ware hawker -

can't see a marriage to hannh

any views appreciated


ErikaH Report 15 Sep 2021 13:21

There is a baptism which Ancestry thinks is that man, although the birth date would mean that the man should appear as one year younger in 1901.

Name: Peter Scholefield
Age: 0
Record Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 15 Oct 1837
Baptism Date: 12 Nov 1837
Baptism Place: Tong, St James, Yorkshire, England
Father: George Scholefield
Mother: Mary Scholefield

Interesting, though, as there is no sign of your man with Catherine in 1891 and 1901


Maddie Report 15 Sep 2021 13:54

hmmmm could be in light of the spelling