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michael Report 23 Feb 2022 08:23

My first love Gillian Hartley moved to melbourne aus in 1956. aged 7

I know that she married because I have been able to find a tribute to her mother IVY dying.

whats the best way of finding her married name?

then I can maybe look into finding her .



ErikaH Report 23 Feb 2022 09:05

Check if she’s in anyone’s GR tree


ArgyllGran Report 23 Feb 2022 09:27

Welcome to the boards, Michael.

To check if she's on anyone's GR tree, see "Search all member trees" under "Search" at top right of this page.

If any of the results look like your Gillian, send a message to the tree "owner" by clicking on "Find out more" and explaining your interest.

Where and when did Ivy die? I assume you found the tribute online, and that it mentioned grand-children, to lead you to believe that Gillian had married.


ErikaH Report 23 Feb 2022 10:35

Any siblings?


ErikaH Report 23 Feb 2022 10:38


Name: Tom Hartley
Death Registration Year: 1985
Death Registration Place: Victoria, Australia
Father: Charles Hartley
Reference Number: 26732

Name: Tom Hartley
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 26 Aug 1934
Marriage Place: South Kirkby, All Saints, West Yorkshire, England
Father: Charles Herbert Hartley
Spouse: Ivy Nowell

1939 Register
44 Harold Street, Leeds, Leeds C.B., Yorkshire (West Riding), England
Tom Hartley 19 Dec 1911 Male Tram Conductor Married 111 1
Ivy Hartley 28 Jun 1913 Male Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 111 2
The record for this person is officially closed.
Benn T J (Thomas James) Nowell 24 Apr 1912 Male Aircraft Fitter Married 111 4

If the poster returns and says this is not the right family, I will delete


ErikaH Report 23 Feb 2022 11:09

IF - and I stress IF - I have the right family Gillian and her sister are in a GR tree which almost certainly belongs to their brother


Maddie Report 23 Feb 2022 11:30

with mr t, mrs i mr t miss j and miss g born 49
i wooodnook garth, timbull leeds
Name: Miss G Hartley
Gender: Female
Departure Date: 26 Jun 1956
Departure Port: England
Ship Name: Orontes
Shipping Line: Anderson, Green and Company, Limited
Search Ship Database: Search for the Orontes in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Destination Port: Melbourne, Australia
Master: F Edgerombe



michael Report 23 Feb 2022 13:24

thanks for help so far .much appreciated.

this looks like the correct family.


michael Report 23 Feb 2022 13:43

Thomas who owns the tree on GR sadly died 2017.

So I guess no further on GR?

He actually was given Order of Australie Medal.

I couldnt paste the copy so did screen print


nameslessone Report 23 Feb 2022 13:49

Not that this helps, but Genes don’t automatically remove trees when the owner leaves or sadly dies.


michael Report 24 Feb 2022 07:40

I have managed to message 1 of gillians sons .

her surname is Magilton hoping she will now contact me.