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David Report 23 Dec 2023 04:32

Hi, I have an Arthur Malin born around 1885 who married my great Aunt Lavinia Ames on May 30, 1907. They had a daughter Lilian, who was born in 1908. The Malin family started the first Fish and Chip shops in the UK, and am looking for any other children and descendants they may have had as I don't have access to the 1921 census, only the 1911 and that only shows Lilian. I hope someone can assist me, please


Kay???? Report 23 Dec 2023 08:38

Name Arthur A Malin
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 9 May 1885
Residence Date 1939
Address 17----Woodville Road- S Heath.
Residence Place Croydon, Surrey, England
Occupation Fishmonger
Line Number 38
Schedule Number 399
Sub Schedule Number 1
Enumeration District Clbr
Borough Croydon
Registration district 39-1.
Inferred Spouse
Lorenia A Malin
Household Members (Name) Gender
Arthur A Malin Male
Lorenia A Malin (image shows its Lavinia)



nameslessone Report 23 Dec 2023 09:20

This was also posted on General chat.


LondonBelle Report 23 Dec 2023 09:23

Thanks names copied to this Thread too

Here we go 1921 Census

Arthur Malin Head Male 1885 36 Poplar, London, England Fishmonger Employer
Lavina Malin Wife Female 1883 38 Mile End, London, England Home Duties -
Lilian Malin Daughter Female 1908 13 Stratford, Essex, England - -
Edith Malin Daughter Female 1912 8 Homerton, London, England - -
Doris Malin Daughter Female 1914 6 Poplar, London, England - -
Beatrice Newbegging Servant Female 1896 25 Homerton, London, England Servant Private

Address is 560 Old Ford Road, Poplar, London


ErikaH Report 23 Dec 2023 09:36

You can look for children of the marriage on freebmd and the GRO site, which is alo free.

As you have access to 1911, you should also be able to access 1939 register


greyghost Report 23 Dec 2023 11:28

The 1911 - as you say only Lilian showing. Checking the original shows that Arthur and Lavinia had been married for 4 years and confirms that they had had one child born alive who is still alive.

1911 Census For England & Wales
245 Wick Road Homerton N E, St John At Hackney, London & Middlesex, England

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Arthur Malin Head Married Male 26 1885 Fishmonger Old Ford Meddlesex
Lavinia Malin Wife Married Female 28 1883 Assistant in business Mile End
Lilian Malin Daughter - Female 3 1908 - Stratford Essex


greyghost Report 23 Dec 2023 11:34

freebmd shows the birth registrations of the 2 younger children with second initials which should help find them in future records.

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Dec 1912 (>99%)
Malin Edith C Ames Hackney 1b 918

Births Dec 1914 (>99%)
MALIN Doris I Ames Poplar 1c 776

and using the GRO site pre Q4 1911 shows Lilian was registered as Lily Lavinia

Free to use but you need to register.

Here you will see that the second forename of the child is shown - even more helpful

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1908 J Quarter in WEST HAM Volume 04A Page 3

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1912 D Quarter in HACKNEY Volume 01B Page 918

GRO Reference: 1914 D Quarter in POPLAR Volume 01C Page 776

Use this site to order B M D certificates


greyghost Report 23 Dec 2023 11:44

Several Edith Malin marriages up to 1961, but only 1 with initial C - so a possibility. You would need the marriage certificate to confirm second name and Father's name and/or birth certificate which would confirm DOB.

A Q4 birth reg. would "fit" a September birth as 6 weeks was allowed in which to register a birth

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Jun 1934 (>99%)
Harding Raymond P Malin Croydon 2a 1355
Malin Edith C Harding Croydon 2a 1355

so possibly her in 1939

1939 Register
16 Lakehall Gardens, Croydon, Croydon C.B., Surrey, England

First name(s) Last name(s) Birth date Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule sub number
Raymond P Harding 17 Mar 1908 Male Laundry Work Hpusew Married 101 1
Edith C Harding 17 Sep 1912 Female Laundry Packs & Carter Married 101 2

You can now look for possible births to surname Harding / mmn Malin and then possible marriages for those children, births of their children etc.

If you find births in a different area check if there was a marriage of Harding/Malin in that area as is the case with this combination.


greyghost Report 23 Dec 2023 11:52

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Jun 1937 (>99%)
Bartlett Thomas H Malin Croydon 2a 1404
Malin Doris I Bartlett Croydon 2a 1404

Looks like Doris married a further twice - first to SEAR and then PYKE (not Pyute - bad transcription). Thomas may already be in the forces and so not registered at home.

Possibly 2 children by 1939, (closed records) but info. withheld due to 100 year rule. You can search these records yourself

1939 Register
58 Townmead Road, Sands End, Hammersmith And Fulham, Fulham, London, England

First name(s) Last name(s) Birth date Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule sub number
Doris I Pyute (Sear,Bartlett) 26 Aug 1914 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 63 1
The record for this person is officially closed.
The record for this person is officially closed.


greyghost Report 23 Dec 2023 11:59

And Lily. Appears to be 2 children at this point, you can check for others.

As Patricia's details are "open" on the register, it indicates that she has died. She married a second time to SAWYER. The surname change was noted on the register on 4.7.1955 - not necessarily the date of the marriage but only when the change was made.

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Jun 1933 (>99%)
Malin Lily L Smith Croydon 2a 910
Smith Leslie J Malin Croydon 2a 910

1939 Register
779 Rochester Way, Bexley, Bexley M.B., Kent, England

First name(s) Last name(s) Birth date Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule sub number
Leslie J Smith 05 Jan 1908 Male Co-Op Society Grocery Clerk Married 143 1
Lily L Smith 08 Mar 1908 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 143 2
Patricia L Sawyer (Smith) 02 Mar 1934 Female At School Single 143 3

You can google to find out more about the 1939 register


David Report 24 Dec 2023 04:48

Thanks everyone for this information its much appreciated. I would like help now with Brothers etc of my Great Uncle Arthur Malin who is mentioned above.


nameslessone Report 24 Dec 2023 08:29

Look for Arthur on the various census.

Use the freebmd site mentioned earlier

Try the sister sites of and


ErikaH Report 24 Dec 2023 09:24

Find Arthur's birth registration on the GRO site then look for siblings using the two surnames.

You refer to him as your great uncle - therefore one of his siblings must have been your grandparent

Much more fun for you to find things for yourself as far as possible


nameslessone Report 24 Dec 2023 10:19

You do have to register with the GRO but it IS free. You may already have done this if you have purchased certificates as suggested.

If you don’t know how sites like freebmd work try and copy the infirmstion you have already been given.


greyghost Report 24 Dec 2023 12:10

The entry referred to for Arthur from the 1939 register (shown here in a different format from earlier.)

Also on the 1911/1921 census already shown with place of birth given

1939 Register
17 Woodville Road, T Heath, Croydon, Croydon C.B., Surrey, England

First name(s) Last name(s) Birth date Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule sub number
Arthur A Malin 09 May 1885 Male Fishmonger Married 399 1
Lavinia A Malin 14 Apr 1883 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 399 2

As he was born before Q4 1911 you'll need to use the GRO site to find his Mother's maiden name.

You can then check for other births with the same combination of names and look for a marriage of the parents.

Then look for census with the family on

Then check census to find the family

The 1911 census for the family says married 44 years with 18 children born, of which 9 have died!

EDIT - Have found 15 births - 9 alive 1911 and 6 died


ErikaH Report 24 Dec 2023 12:31

To give you a kick-start...........

GRO Reference: 1885 J Quarter in POPLAR Volume 01C Page 559

Now look for siblings....................


ErikaH Report 24 Dec 2023 12:50

Military Tribunal

First name(s) A
Nature of appeal D, G
Last name Malin
Date received 02 Jan 1917
Birth year 1886
Case serial number 1792
Hearing year 1917
County Middlesex
Hearing date 08 Feb 1917
Country England
Occupation Fishmonger
Record set Middlesex, Poplar, Military Tribunals 1916-1918
Address 560 Old Ford Road
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Town Poplar
Subcategory First World War
Person appealing M
Collections from England, Great Britain


ErikaH Report 24 Dec 2023 12:52

You obviously have the forward from it.............

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census
560, Old Ford Road East, Bow or Stratford-Le-Bow, Poplar, London & Middlesex, England

John Malin Head Married Male 53 1848 Fishmonger shop keepr London, England
Clara Malin Wife Married Female 50 1851 Fishmonger assistt London, England
Arthur Malin Son Single Male 15 1886 Fishmonger assistt Bow, Middlesex, England
Flory Malin Daughter Single Female 13 1888 - Bow, Middlesex, England
Lillian L Malin Daughter Single Female 12 1889 - Bow, Middlesex, England
Edith B Malin Daughter - Female 10 1891 - Bow, Middlesex, England


ErikaH Report 24 Dec 2023 13:01

1921 Census Of England & Wales
4, Cowley Road, Wanstead, Essex & London, England
John William Malin Head Male 1848 73 Bethnal Green, London, England Fishmonger Retired -
Clara Malin Wife Female 1850 70 Bethnal Green, London, England Home Duties -


ErikaH Report 24 Dec 2023 13:03

Arthur Albert
16, Catford Road, Thornton Heath
England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019
Surrey, England