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Mather- Derby

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Jeanette Report 1 Sep 2011 08:25

Hi i am looking for any family of Sylvia Mather nee Eyre in Derby. thanks Jeanette


GlitterBaby Report 1 Sep 2011 08:38

The marriage took place in 1928


Flick Report 1 Sep 2011 09:13

Start by looking for possible births in the marriage.............

Look on here in search trees to find whether anyone else on GR is researching this person


Jeanette Report 1 Sep 2011 18:11

Thanks for your responses. I am looking for living relatives born to Sylvia Mather or her descendants. thanks again Jeanette


Flick Report 2 Sep 2011 10:10

Have you followed up on the info sent by PM?

There are several places you can search...........


Search trees on here, as advised previously

BT phone book


Emma Report 31 Jan 2020 16:28

also looking for details of sylvia mather nee eyre my birth grandmother my mum was adopted and the last child of 6


Emma Report 31 Jan 2020 16:30

Seaching for Doreen Thomas Nee Mather Approx age 83, Also Brothers Gerald, Keith and David Mather, Possibly Cook as Mother Remarried. All Over 70, Derby Area, Mother Sylvia Mather Possibly Cook Nee Eyre) Deceased 1963, Father Alfred Mather Deceased 1984, Possible Step Father Cyril Cook. In Box Me If you know these people around Derbyshire, Regarding Adoption of a Sibling in 1951. If your In Derbyshire Please Share, If these could be your parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles.


Rambling Report 31 Jan 2020 18:20

Emma, Jeanette is no longer a member and can't be connected via the message system unfortunately.

Advice as above to search trees, freebmd etc

for ref anyone helping poss marriage of Sylvia M Mather 1957 to Cook, but there is no middle initial given on the marriage of Sylvia Eyre to Mather 1928


Rambling Report 31 Jan 2020 18:24

Births of all Eyre/Mather children on


ErikaH Report 1 Feb 2020 08:49

You can't 'share’ on here. This isn’t like Facebook


ErikaH Report 1 Feb 2020 10:42

If you look at freebmd, you'll get accurate info about birth years


Emma Report 10 Feb 2020 14:47

thanks have all that info but that is a different family to this one x


ErikaH Report 10 Feb 2020 16:09

First name(s) ROY WILLIAM
Last name MATHER
Gender Male
Birth day 22
Birth month 7
Birth year 1929
Age -
Death quarter 4
Death year 1984
District Derby
Register number 1084
County Derbyshire
Volume 6
Page 489

Gerald married in 1957


ArgyllGran Report 12 Feb 2020 17:47

Doreen S Mather (born in Derby 1931) married Philip Thomas in 1948 in Derby.

Gerald A, 1936
Roy W, 1929
Keith W, 1945
David 1948
Carole 1951

Sylvia married Cyril Cook in 1957 .

Doreen S Thomas was at an address in Belper until at least 2008.

?? Death of the Sylvia born Dec qr 1909 (birth posted by Erika )

Sylvia M Cook
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Sylvia M Cook
Death Age: 53
Birth Date: abt 1910
Registration Date: Apr 1963
[May 1963]
[Jun 1963]
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Derby
Inferred County: Derbyshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 304


Jenny Report 28 Nov 2021 10:33

Emma, I am also researching this family. Carole was not the only child to be adopted.
I’ve sent you a message on here.

I have ordered the marriage certificate for Alfred and Sylvia, which will also give us Sylvia’s correct parentage.



ArgyllGran Report 29 Nov 2021 14:34

Doreen's death in 2008:

GRO Reference: DOR Q2/2008 in DERBY (3941C) Reg 1C003 Entry Number 38


ErikaH Report 1 Dec 2021 15:35

The marriage cert will give info about the father - as provided by the bride. No guarantee that it is accurate.


Jenny Report 6 Dec 2021 13:56

Emma, I now have Sylvia's marriage certificate, and have ordered the certificates of their likely 2nd marriages.

Please check your messages if you see this - Carole was not the only child to be placed for adoption.

Sylvia was born Sylvia May EYRE 1909 Belper. Her parents were William EYRE and Emma NALLY. Emma died 1910, and William remarried.

His name is given on the arriage certificate of Sylvia and Alfred, occupation miner.