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Caris Report 22 Dec 2008 15:29

please can someone help me find more info on my nans side of the family her name is edith wright born c1910 south shields. she was married to a john poynter in c1938 in derby, south shields. they had sons john poynter born 1935, george poynter born 1938 and daughter edith born 1940. thank you !


KathleenBell Report 22 Dec 2008 15:41

Could this be her birth? (its the only one on FreeBMD between 1906 and 1914 in South Shields) :-

Name: Edith Annie Wright
Year of Registration: 1908
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: South Shields
County: Durham, Tyne and Wear
Volume: 10a
Page: 863

The birth certificate will give you her parent's names and then you can look for them in the 1901 census.

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 22 Dec 2008 15:45

Are you certain that her husband's name was John? There is a marriage of an Edith Wright to a George Poynter in 1938 in South Shields. It's in the June qtr. 10a, 1717.

Kath. x


Ericthered Report 22 Dec 2008 17:21

Was the eldest chlid illegitimate?


Caris Report 12 Nov 2019 21:34

Hi sorry yes george and edith married in 1938. Who are there parents ?


greyghost Report 12 Nov 2019 23:24

Welcome back to your thread after 11 years!!

Their marriage certificate will name their Father's and give Father's occupation -

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Jun 1938 (>99%)
Gilmore Martin Lister S.Shields 10a 1717
Lister Mary A Gilmore S.Shields 10a 1717
Poynter George Wright S.Shields 10a 1717 <<<<<<<<
Wright Edith Poynter S.Shields 10a 1717 <<<<<<<<

May help to track them in the 1911 census and then find further info.


greyghost Report 12 Nov 2019 23:40

This looks like George and Edith in 1939 - Edith born a bit later than you thought.

The transcription shows a closed record which may well be son George - records closed if born under 100 years ago and death not proved

1939 Register

George Poynter's life in 1939
147 Victoria Road, South Shields C.B., Durham, England

First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
George Poynter 15 Apr 1915 Male Labourer General (Buildings Trade) Married 247 1
Edith Poynter 24 Jun 1916 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 247 2
The record for this person is officially closed. Can I get around this?
George Poynter 27 Oct 1938 Male Under School Age Single 247 3
Ref: RG101/2695H/017/38 Letter Code: FCAY

However - The original document only shows George and Edith with 1 closed record. There are letter loops below the line so could well be George. wonder if his record has been opened on transcription but not on the original page


At 151 Victoria Rd there is
John Poynter b 28 Nov 12 a Labourer and wife Sarah b 30 Apr 1910 with 2 closed records
and same address but separate household
John Poynter (Senior) b 23 Jun 1869 a Coal Depot Labourer with wife Annie b 14 Nov 1881


greyghost Report 12 Nov 2019 23:44

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1915 J Quarter in SOUTH SHIELDS Volume 10A Page 1746

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

Marriages Dec 1902 (>99%)
Cossey Adam John S. Shields 10a 1309
Poynter John S. Shields 10a 1309 <<<<<<<<
SISTERSON Annie Horsley S. Shields 10a 1309 <<<<<<<
Smith Isabella S. Shields 10a 1309


greyghost Report 12 Nov 2019 23:54

Neither the marriage nor the 1939 register show a second name for Edith.

Her birth reg. should have been in either the June or September Quarter 1916, so looking at the GRO site she was either registered late in South Shields (December Qtr) or was born elsewhere.

Do you know if she had any siblings?


greyghost Report 13 Nov 2019 00:09

Looking back at the 1939 register - looks as though John may have died so wouldn't have been on the register anyway

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Sep 1936 (>99%)
POYNTER John Wright S.Shields 10a 1032

Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
Deaths Mar 1938 (>99%)
Poynter John 1 S. Shields 10a 864


greyghost Report 13 Nov 2019 00:34

There was possibly another Poynter / Wright marriage in 1931 South Shields -
John to Sarah (? those shown on the 1939 register posted above as neighbours of George). Possibly brothers married sisters. Certainly there is a birth for a John with mmn Sisterson

There were several births Poynter/Wright in south Shields RD and it's unlikely they came from the one marriage


ErikaH Report 13 Nov 2019 10:52

Yikes......where have you been? lol!

For those trying to help, check the poster's threads on FLR

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 13 Nov 2019 12:09

Also had this request by pm today and sent the 1939 register and the marriage of George parents John and Annie Sisterson


ErikaH Report 13 Nov 2019 13:03

OP has just changed her board name


Rambling Report 13 Nov 2019 14:04

From the thread on FLR

the info that Caris has been given on a print out 2015)

"John married Sarah Maddison WRIGHT [57637] [MRIN: 17001] in Dec 1931 in South Shields, Durham. Sarah was
born on 30 Apr 1910 and died in Dec 1990 in South Shields, Durham aged 80.

Children from this marriage were:
i. Isabella POYNTER [57641]
ii. John POYNTER [57638] was born in Sep 1936 in South Shields, Durham and died in Mar 1938 in
South Shields, Durham aged 1.
iii. George POYNTER [57642

iv. Edith M. POYNTER [57643]
v. Nancy W. POYNTER [57644]
vi. John E. POYNTER [57645]
vii. Mary POYNTER [5

( My addition to thread )

That ties in with what's on freebmd birth wise BUT there are two marriages for a Poynter to Wright , so you need to know which children belong to which marriage

Marriages Jun 1938 (>99%)

Poynter George Wright S.Shields 10a 1717
Wright Edith Poynter S.Shields 10a 1717

Marriages Dec 1931 (>99%)

Poynter John Wright S.Shields 10a 1458
Wright Sarah Poynter S.Shields 10a 1458


Rambling Report 13 Nov 2019 14:11

for ref only

GRO Reference: 1910 J Quarter in SOUTH SHIELDS Volume 10A Page 935


Caris Report 14 Nov 2019 20:53

thank you guys, all so much to take in.

ok edith wright born 1916 my nan married george poynter born 1915 married 1938 souths shields.
they had john who died aged 1
george 1938 my dad
edith dont know dob

now il find more info on ediths parents but im aware ediths mum died during birth


Rambling Report 14 Nov 2019 21:14

Caris, you'll need the marriage cert for Edith to find her father's name.

Her date of birth is on the 1939 register ( other thread has it).

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Nov 2019 21:47

I also advised that today in response to a pm from Caris !


Rambling Report 14 Nov 2019 23:35

Just googling to see if anything came up and this did

Advice given there also to buy the cert. ( fortunately someone looked here and saw the threads !)