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Mark Report 24 Sep 2023 10:24

Hi all,
I'm looking for my birth mother born 1944 Sheila Rose Phillips/Slater in Skerton Lancaster, She married my Dad in 1963 Terrance (Terry) Patrick Mckevitt ,
The last contact I had with her I had was probably the early 70's and she was living in Horbury near Wakefield. I know she remarried in 1987 to James Wilson.


ErikaH Report 24 Sep 2023 11:57

Try looking at the Electoral Roll..................on here


ErikaH Report 24 Sep 2023 12:03

Her birth wasn't registered as Phillips

Did she have any siblings?

Yes, she did.....several


ErikaH Report 24 Sep 2023 12:51


1939 Register
97 Colliery Village, Settle, Settle R.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England

Harry Slater 28 May 1896 Male Quarry Crusher Man Married 45 1
May J Slater 28 May 1904 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 45 2
The record for this person is officially closed.
Edward Slater 06 May 1928 Female At School Single 45 4
The record for this person is officially closed.
The record for this person is officially closed.

Marriages Jun 1923 (>99%)
Homer Mary J Slater Settle 9a 44
Slater Harry Homer Settle 9a 44

Name Mary J Slater
Death Age 49
Birth Date abt 1904
Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar 1953
Registration district Lancaster
Inferred County Lancashire
Volume 10c
Page 660

Name Edward John Slater
Death Age 56
Birth Date 6 May 1928
Registration Date Feb 1985
Registration district Birmingham
Inferred County West Midlands
Volume 32
Page 822


Maddie Report 24 Sep 2023 13:26

i'm very sorry but could this be her

Area Wakefield
First name(s) Shelagh Rose
Postcode area WF
Last name Wilson
Postcode district WF2
Sex Female
Postcode sector WF2 7
Birth year 1945
County Yorkshire
Birth date 1945
Country England
Age 64
Record set England & Wales Deaths 2007-2021
Death year 2009
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Death date 13 Jan 2009
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Residence Wakefield
Collections from England, Great Britain, Wales

© Wilmington Millennium Ltd


greyghost Report 24 Sep 2023 13:36

That death from the GRO site - free to use, you just need to register and certificates are available though the site

Name: Year of Birth:
GRO Reference: DOR Q1/2009 in WAKEFIELD (0971B) Reg 1B010 Entry Number 501496729

A copy should give you further details, including who registered the death, address etc


ErikaH Report 24 Sep 2023 14:30

SLATER Sheila Rose HOMER 1944 Lancaster Preston LAN/15A/28


ErikaH Report 24 Sep 2023 14:38

One of the siblings

SLATER Abraham Philip HORNER 1941 Lancaster

Name Abrham P Slater
Death Age 1
Birth Date abt 1942
Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep 1943
Registration district Lancaster
Inferred County Lancashire
Volume 8e
Page 677

Bizarre though it seems........................

Name Abraham Philip Slater
Death Date 21 Jun 1943
Death Place Lancaster, England
Probate Date 16 Jun 1944
Probate Registry Lancaster, England

of 2 Main street, Skerton, died at the Ramparts, Skerton
Effects £5.00
Probate to Mary Jane Slater, wife of Harry


ErikaH Report 24 Sep 2023 14:42

Phillips is also one of the forenames of her other brothers....................


Mark Report 28 Sep 2023 10:45

Thank you for all the replies, I already have all that information from Sheila's early years.its a very complicated story as Mary Jane was married to Harry Slater who had children, Edward,Mary,Dorothy. Abraham Phillips was a lodger at 2 main st and the father of Abraham,John, Ivan and Sheila (my mother).
Young Abraham died age 1yr old when a wall fell on him.I have newspaper clippings from the time, Harry Slater was away with the Army at the time (RAOC),
I also have newspaper clippings of family conflict between Abraham and Edward and Dorothy.
The story I have is quite a turbulent one in Main street, Lancaster in the late 40's to 50's.