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Desmond Martyn Slade Hitchins

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Sue Report 14 May 2020 11:02

Does anyone have any information on Desmond Martyn Slade Hitchins born 1900 in Cornwall.
I am looking for details of his wife or wives and any possible children and on his parents.
Thank you

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 14 May 2020 11:29

Births Jun 1900
HITCHINS Desmond Martyn S......... St. Austell.. 5c 97


Marriages Sep 1920
Hitchins Desmond M S..... Kidner.... I.Wight 2b 1669

Marriages Dec 1939
Hitchins Desmond M S..... Blake.... Holderness 9d 436

In 1901 in Truro Road St Austell

Name Age
Arthur S Hitchins 32....corn merchant
Sophie M Hitchins 28
Winifred S Hitchins 4
Desmond S Hitchins 1
Eliza K Osborne 21
Florence George 22
Selena Phillips 22

Hitchins family all b. St Austell


nameslessone Report 14 May 2020 11:48

Desmond should appear on both the 1901 and 1911 census and potentially on the 1939 lists.
Have you tried looking for any of them on freebmd. I expect that is where Gwyn got the two marriage infos from.

Edit: Sue, you also started a thread today on Genealogy Chat About earlier Hitchens. Usually it is best to keep your requests in one place. Genealogy chat being the best one. However, you now have replies oN both threads.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 14 May 2020 11:54

Desmond is not listed with his parents in 1911
Parents say they have been married 16 years and have had 2 children, both living.

Name: Sophia Mary Pearce Hitchins
Age in 1911: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1871
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: St Austell, Cornwall
Civil Parish: Fowey

County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England
Street address: Abergarwyd, Esplanade, Fowey
Marital status: Married
Estimated Marriage Year: 1895
Registration district: St Austell
Registration District Number: 295
Sub-registration district: Fowey
ED, institution, or vessel: 01
Piece: 13741
Household Members:
Name Age
Arthur Slade Hitchins 43............Private means
Sophia Mary Pearce Hitchins 40
Winifred Irene Slade Hitchins 14
Mabel Penrose 20
Beatrice Ellen Parsons 21


KathleenBell Report 14 May 2020 11:56

Desmond in the 1939 register:-

Kincora West Ella Road, Haltemprice U.D., Yorkshire (East Riding), England

First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number

Desmond (M) Hitchins 04 Apr 1900 Male Poultry Food Sales Manager B O 9 C M Hull Married 126 1
Rosa C Hitchins 07 Oct 1909 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 126 2

His wife's name tallies with the second marriage already mentioned by Gwyn. Perhaps this was a second marriage for him?

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 14 May 2020 12:05

This looks like him going to South Africa:-

First name(s) D M S
Last name Hitchins
Title MR
Gender Male
Birth year 1900
Birth day 4
Birth month 4
Marital status M
Departure year 1955
Departure day 27
Departure month 10
Departure port Southampton
Destination port Durban (Port Natal)
Country South Africa
Destination country South Africa
Ship name Carnarvon Castle
Ship destination port SOUTH AFRICA
Ship destination country SOUTH AFRICA
Number of passengers 0
Record set Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960
Category Travel & migration
Subcategory Passenger Lists
Collections from Great Britain, England

His wife Rosa was with him on the voyage. Her birth date is given as 7th Oct. 1909

Looks like Rosa's address was given as the 8th Women's Bowling Team, 8 St. Molton Street, London.

Desmond's address given as c/o POD/F. Cooks, London. W.1. His occupation given as Property Owner.

Kath. x

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 14 May 2020 12:05

In 1911 Desmond ( wrongly transcribed ) is at boarding school and listed with other pupils

Name: Desmond Martin Slate Hitcham
Age in 1911: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1900
Relation to Head: Boarding Pupil (Boarder)
Gender: Male
Birth Place: St Austin, Cornwall
Civil Parish: Plymouth
County/Island: Devon
Country: England

Street address: Walmer House, Mannamead, Plymouth
Registration district: Plymouth
Registration District Number: 276
Sub-registration district: Plymouth North
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Piece: 12951
Household Members:
Name Age
Alfred Edwin Tilby 39
Jessie Blanche Tilby 32
Clara Gulliford 34
Herbert Thomas Tabb 20
Jean Jacq 15
Ives Carnet 14
Henri Laroque 12
Darville Cricktor 10
Thomas Harold Crossman 10
Desmond Martin Slate Hitcham 11

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 14 May 2020 12:12

Someone named David on this site has listed Desmond.
You could send him a message by using the Search facility ( top right of screen) searching Desmond's name, then contacting David for further information.

Online Isle of Wight Family History site lists Desmond's first marriage to Doris Kidner


Maddie Report 14 May 2020 12:28

Desmond Martyn Slade
Last name Hitchens
Gender Male
Birth year -
Birth place -
Baptism year 1900
Baptism date 02 May 1900
Residence St. Mewan, Cornwall, England
Place -
County Cornwall
Country England
Father's first name(s) Arthur Slade
Father's last name Hitchens
Mother's first name(s) Sophie Mary Pearce

Desmond Martyn Slade
Last name Hitchins
Name note -
Age 20
Marriage year 1920
Marriage date 1920
Marriage place Whitwell
Father's first name(s) Arthur Slade
Father's last name Hitchins
Spouse's first name(s) Doris
Spouse's last name Kidner
Spouse's birth year 1892
Spouse's birth date 1892
Spouse's father's first name(s) Mason
Spouse's father's last name Kidner
Residence Whitwell, Hampshire, England


Maddie Report 14 May 2020 12:38

Name: Desmond M S Hitchins
Arrival Age: 52
Birth Date: abt 1900
Port of Departure: Durban, South Africa
Arrival Date: 13 Jun 1952
Port of Arrival: Southampton, England
Ports of Voyage: Durban; East London; Port Elizabeth; Cape Town and Madeira
Ship Name: Winchester Castle
Shipping Line: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd
Official Number: 162489
Search Ship Database: Search for the Winchester Castle in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

with rosa and son ian martin aged 11


PatinCyprus Report 14 May 2020 12:41

GRO Reference: 1900 J Quarter in ST. AUSTELL Volume 05C Page 97

Name: Sophie Mary Pearce Martyn
Gender: Female
Marriage Age: 25
Marital status: Single
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1870
Marriage Date: 16 Oct 1895
Marriage Place: St Austell, Cornwall, England
Father: Richard Uriah Martyn
Spouse: Arthur Slade Hitchins

Father Richard Uriah Martyn

GRO Reference: 1870 M Quarter in SAINT AUSTELL Volume 05C Page 133


PatinCyprus Report 14 May 2020 12:44

Name: Arthur Slade Hitchins
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Birth Date: 1868
Marriage Date: 16 Oct 1895
Marriage Place: St. Austell, Cornwell, England
Father: Thomas Hitchins
Spouse: Sophie Mary Pearce Martyn
FHL Film Number: 1545297
Reference ID: item 4 p 202

Thomas Hitchins father

GRO Reference: 1868 M Quarter in ST AUSTELL Volume 05C Page 135


Maddie Report 14 May 2020 12:47

1911 Census For England & Wales

Abergarwyd Esplanade Fowey, Fowey, Cornwall, England

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Arthur Slade Hitchins Head Married Male 43 1868 Private Means St Austell Cornwall
Sophie Mary Pearce Hitchins Wife Married Female 40 1871 - St Austell Cornwall
Winifred Irene Slade Hitchins Daughter - Female 14 1897 - St Austell Cornwall
Mabel Penrose Servant Single Female 20 1891 Cook Domestic St Blazey Cornwall
Beatrice Ellen Parsons Servant Single Female 21 1890 Housemaid Domestic Bodmin Cornwall

only 2 children baptised
desmond and
Winifred Irene Slade
Last name Hitchins
Gender Female
Birth year -
Birth place -
Baptism year 1896
Baptism date 16 Oct 1896
Residence St. Austell, Cornwall, England
Place St Austell
County Cornwall
Country England
Father's first name(s) Arthur Slade
Father's last name Hitchins
Mother's first name(s) Sophie Mary
Mother's last name Peace

Winifred Irene Connell
Gender: Female
Marital status: Married
Birth Date: 6 Sep 1896
Residence Year: 1939
Address: Ravensworth,
Residence Place: Staveley, Derbyshire, England
Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
Schedule Number: 28
Sub Schedule Number: 2
Enumeration District: RBWJ
Registration district: 438-3
Inferred Spouse: Arthur Grewatt Connell
Household Members:
Arthur Grewatt Connell
Winifred Irene Connell

:Winifred I S Hitchins
Registration Date: Jan 1920
[Feb 1920]
[Mar 1920]
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Bristol
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Spouse: Arthur G Connell

probate to arthur - husband
Name: Winifred Irene Connell
Death Date: 18 Nov 1949
Death Place: Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, England
Probate Date: 31 Mar 1950
Probate Registry: London, England


Maddie Report 14 May 2020 12:51

Arthur Slade
Last name Hitchens
Gender Male
Birth year -
Birth place -
Baptism year 1868
Baptism date 04 Mar 1868
Place St Austell
County Cornwall
Country England
Father's first name(s) Thomas
Father's last name Hitchens
Mother's first name(s) Nanny Opie

Arthur Slade
Last name Hitchins
Title -
Year 1910
Day 27
Month 5
Place St Austell
Country England
Event role EXEC
Volume 123
Folio 89
Folio suffix -
Entry number 416
Column 7
Record set Great Western Railway Shareholders 1835-1932

Arthur Slade
Last name Hitchins
Death year 1922
Death date 02 Jun 1922
Probate year 1922
Probate date 11 Dec 1922
Residence town -
Registry Bodmin
County Cornwall
Linked persons Sophie Mary, Pearce Hitchins
Country England
Record set England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019


PatinCyprus Report 14 May 2020 12:55

Name: Nanny Opie Hitchins
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 16 Aug 1865
Marriage Place: St. Agnes( Near Truro), Cornwall, England
Father: Martin Treinnick Hitchins
Spouse: Thomas Hitchins
FHL Film Number: 1545199
Reference ID: item 13 p 24


PatinCyprus Report 14 May 2020 13:13

First name(s) RICHARD URIAH
Last name MARTYN
Marriage quarter 2
Marriage year 1857
Registration month -
MarriageFinder ™


Ann Matilda Pearce,

District St. Austell
District number -
County Cornwall


PatinCyprus Report 14 May 2020 13:16


First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Richard U Martyn Head - Male 55 1826 Living On Land Rents St Austell, Cornwall, England
Elizabeth Martyn Wife Married Female 57 1824 - City of London, Middlesex, England
Emily Errenge Niece Single Female 24 1857 Living On Monies Invested Belgium
Elizabeth Gilbert Servant Single Female 31 1850 Domestic Servant St Austell, Cornwall, England
Elfrida Gilbert Servant Single Female 20 1861 Domestic Servt St Austell,


PatinCyprus Report 14 May 2020 13:21

1881 - looks wealthy

Martin T Hitchins Head Married Male 74 1807 Genl. Merchant Banker St Agnes, Cornwall, England
Nanny Hitchins Wife Married Female 71 1810 - St Agnes, Cornwall, England
Mary Hitchins Daughter Single Female 46 1835 - St Agnes, Cornwall, England
John Hitchins Son Single Male 34 1847 Manager For Merchant St Agnes, Cornwall, England
Lavinia Harris Servant Single Female 27 1854 Cook St Agnes, Cornwall, England
Eliza Roberts Servant Single Female 26 1855 Housemaid St Agnes, Cornwall


PatinCyprus Report 14 May 2020 13:37

1891 have sent correction re Nancy being Nanny - it's clear on original document

Thomas Hitchins Head Married Male 53 1838 Corn Merchant St Austell, Cornwall, England
Nancy Hitchins Wife Married Female 53 1838 - St Agnes, Cornwall, England
Martin J Hitchins Son Single Male 24 1867 Corn Merchant Assistant St Austell, Cornwall, England
Arthur S Hitchins Son Single Male 23 1868 Milling Enginers St Austell, Cornwall, England
Isabella S Hitchins Daughter Single Female 21 1870 - St Austell, Cornwall, England
Frederick C Hitchins Son Single Male 19 1872 Medical Student St Austell, Cornwall, England
Grace Crowle Servant Single Female 24 1867 General Servant Domestic St Dennis, Cornwall, England
Rhoda Pedwell Servant Single Female 22 1869 General Servant Domestic Truro, Cornwall, England
Ellen Turcott Servant Single Female 22 1869 General Servant Domestic St Austell, Cornwall, England
Nancy Hitchins's Census Details


ErikaH Report 14 May 2020 13:41


Requests such as this are not normally posted on this board, which, as the title suggests, is for General Chat

Find Ancestors is more appropriate when you are asking for assistance, as opposed to just 'chatting'

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