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James Deakin?

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EmDee Report 30 Dec 2017 21:16

Trying to trace any living relatives of my late Grandfather James Deakin?Born in Aston, Birmingham in
Left home.Moved to Manchester, married with four children.
Would like to let his relatives know what happened to him and his family.


Rambling Report 30 Dec 2017 21:19

Who did he marry?

Have you looked in trees (under Search top of page) to see if anyone has him in their tree?


Rambling Report 30 Dec 2017 21:22

There are several James Deakins born around same time so you'll need to have some details of his father ( from marriage cert) to make sure you get the right one.


patchem Report 30 Dec 2017 22:49

If he is definitely the one born in Aston, then this one:

Births Sep 1878
DEAKIN James Thomas Aston 6d 398 (mmn Dowler)

possibly parents' marriage

Marriages Sep 1874
DEAKIN James Thomas W. Bromwich 6b 944
Dowler Sarah W. Bromwich 6b 944


patchem Report 30 Dec 2017 22:54

When and where do you think he died, as this looks like his death record:

James T Deakin
Death Age: 38 Birth Date: abt 1878
Registration Date: Sep 1916
Registration district: West Bromwich Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume: 6b Page: 698


patchem Report 30 Dec 2017 23:12

This looks like 'your' James Deakin in 1911 census:
James Deakin
Age in 1911: 32 Estimated birth year: abt 1879/1878
Relation to Head: Head Gender: Male
Birth Place: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Civil Parish: Manchester County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 24 Lancashire Street Harpurhey Mc
Marital Status: Married Occupation: Groom
Registration district: Manchester
Registration District Number: 466 Sub-registration district: St George
ED, institution, or vessel: 36 Piece: 24169
James Deakin 32 Birmingham
Sarah Ann Deakin 31 Manchester
Alice Deakin 8 Manchester
Lucy Deakin 6 Manchester
James Deakin 5 Manchester (Born William James Deakin March quarter 1906)

and possibly these 2 children (which makes 5 not 4?)
Births Sep 1911
DEAKIN Isabella Kennedy Manchester 8d 534
Births Mar 1914
DEAKIN Edith Kennedy Manchester 8d 498


patchem Report 30 Dec 2017 23:22

William James Deakin was born on 1st February 1906, and baptised February 14th, to parents William James and Sarah Ann, of 9 Ogden Street (?).

Is this your father?

He married Winifred Linihan.


patchem Report 30 Dec 2017 23:37

This could be your grandfather's birth?

Births Mar 1878
DEAKIN Arthur James (mmn Thomas) Aston 6d 465


greyghost Report 31 Dec 2017 20:40


patchem Report 1 Jan 2018 08:30

James Deakin (age 23) married Sarah Ann Kennedy (22) on March 31st 1902 at St Augustine, Newton Heath.

He claims his Father as William James Deakin, deceased, and that his father was a timekeeper.

Cannot see a death for a William J Deakin between 1877 and 1902 of appropriate age.


EmDee Report 7 Jan 2018 21:29

Thank you one and all for info. James Deakin who married Winifred Linihan are indeed my
Father and Mother.
James who married Sarah Ann Kennedy, I believe to be my late Grandfather from Brum.Edith is a new
name to me, otherwise, Alice,Lucy and Bella were indeed my aunt's.
I wanted to trace any living relatives as he wanted his family in Brum to know what had happened to him.
He had a sister, also Sarah, who according to Census was older than him and worked as a clerk in
The jewellery quarter.He left home and maybe travelled with the circus to look after the horses.
There was a circus above the Hippodrome in Aston High Street.
.In Manchester he had his own horses and cart selling vegetables. He does give his occupation as Groom on his marriage certificate (Thanks for that)
I am puzzled he said his father was deceased and a timekeeper, my research shows he was a die-sinker!?
However, he enlisted in Manchester in the K.OS.B. regiment during the First World War,
sadly he was gassed and brought over to England where I believe,he died in Hospital in 1916.
I have tried to find out which hospital, but to no avail. He asked my Grandmother to let his
family in Birmingham know what had happened to him but unfortunately was unable to
give her their whereabouts and died .
Unfortunately, official records show he was born in Harpurhey, Manchester which is incorrect,
He enlisted when he was living there!
Does anyone know which Hospital He died in? Again official papers just say "home".
My late Father tried, unsuccessfully, to find the family, so I am
carrying on with the quest!


EmDee Report 7 Jan 2018 21:42

He was buried in a Soldier's grave in Manchester General Cemetery in Harpurhey.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Jan 2018 18:28

As advised on your other thread, his DC will give you the place of death.

Order from using the references given above. If you're happy to receive a PDF of the certificate sent to your email address, it will cost £6. You can then print it off or 'save', which ever you prefer. A paper version posted to you will cost £9.25. There's no difference in the information either version contain.


AustinQ Report 9 Jan 2018 18:03

But he was born Manchester??

GRO Reference: 1906 M Quarter in MANCHESTER Volume 08D Page 306