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Dorothy Report 17 Jun 2020 12:15

My Mothers cousin Shelia Batrick born 1908, married Henry R Dixon in 1934 in Steyning,( don't know if they divorced or if Henry died) then in 1946 married John D Rennie in Cuckfield. I wondered how I could find out if she had any children who may still be living. I don't know where to look as I don't know their names. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.


ErikaH Report 17 Jun 2020 12:22

Look for births using freebmd

Simply enter both surnames -select 'births'. Click 'find'


ErikaH Report 17 Jun 2020 12:24

1939 - no children living with them

11 Sackville Road, Hove M.B., Sussex, England
Henry R Dixon 04 Jan 1905 Male Chartered Accountant Married 273 1
Sheila W Dixon 30 Aug 1908 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 273 2


ErikaH Report 17 Jun 2020 12:27

They must have divorced

Deaths Jun 1975 (>99%)
DIXON Henry Redmile 4Ja1905 Hove 18 1266


ErikaH Report 17 Jun 2020 12:30

Where does Batrick fit in?

Marriages Mar 1934 (>99%)
Dixon Henry R Gearing Steyning 2b 530
Gearing Sheila W Dixon Steyning 2b 530


ErikaH Report 17 Jun 2020 12:33

Marriages Dec 1946 (>99%)
Dixon Sheila W Rennie Cuckfield 5h 336
Gearing Shelia W Rennie Cuckfield 5h 336
Rennie John D Dixon Cuckfield 5h 336
Rennie John D Gearing Cuckfield 5h 336


Maddie Report 17 Jun 2020 12:42

her birth ???
Last name GEARING
Birth year 1908
Birth quarter 3
Registration month -
Mother's maiden name Cunningham
District Stow on the Wold
County Gloucestershire

1911 Census For England & Wales

Gawcombe Westcote Chipping Norton, Westcote, Gloucestershire, England

Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Arthur Gearing Head Married Male 29 1882 Chaffeur Domestic Brixton London
Robina Gearing Wife Married Female 28 1883 - Edinburgh Scotland
Beatrice Gearing - Single Female 2 1909 - -
Sheila Gearing - Single Female 2 1909 - -


Dorothy Report 17 Jun 2020 12:45

I'm really sorry, her name was Sheila Gearing.
My Mother's name was Batrick.
When you say click to view- Scan available is this on freebmd?


ErikaH Report 17 Jun 2020 12:47

First name(s) SHEILA W
Last name RENNIE
Marriage quarter 1
Marriage year 1996
Registration month 2
George Carter
District Haywards Heath
District number 781
County Sussex
Country England
Volume -
Page number 0489
Entry number 171
Source code R1B

Last name CARTER
Gender Female
Birth day 30
Birth month 8
Birth year 1908
Age -
Death quarter 2
Death year 2003
District Haywards Heath
District number 7811A
Register number 35A
Entry number 182
Date of registration mm/yy 0403


ErikaH Report 17 Jun 2020 12:48

Just look for births on freebmd as per my previous post


Dorothy Report 17 Jun 2020 12:49

Yes this is my Mother's cousins and her Uncle. I have them as being born 1908. so will change to 1909, thank you.


ErikaH Report 17 Jun 2020 12:51

DON'T change the birth year - the census info shows ESTIMATED birth year based on AGE on the day of the census.

Use freebmd or the equally free GRO index for accurate info

In any case, Maddie posted her BIRTH for you

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Dorothy Report 17 Jun 2020 12:51

I will have to assume she had no children even though she had 3 husbands.
I guess she was a game old bird marrying George Carter I think in her 90's!
Thank you all for your help.


ErikaH Report 17 Jun 2020 13:08

No need to assume - check the records.

She was 87 when she married Carter


Dorothy Report 22 Jun 2020 14:34

Thank you.

Sorry I'm so rubbish at this, I do get confused.
You are all very kind for helping me.
Best wishes to all.


ErikaH Report 22 Jun 2020 15:36

Always pleased to help

No children as far as I can see.- certainly not legitimate ones

Sheila's baptism

Name: Sheila Winifred Gearing
Event Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 20 Sep 1908
Baptism Place: Westcote, Gloucestershire, England
Parish as it Appears: Westcote
Father: Arthur Charles Gearing
Mother: Robina Gearing