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Sussex Lookup Requests / Charles Frederick Portlock
« on: Monday 21 May 18 19:11 BST (UK)  »
I would appreciate it so much if any Rootschatter could help me break down a very long standing brick wall.  Every avenue I explore becomes a dead end.

Charles Frederick Schellenberg was born in Sunderland to Eleanor Bulmer and Charles Frederick Schellenberg in 1901.  There was no marriage for Eleanor and Charles Frederick Snr despite giving her name as Eleanor Schellenberg on the child's birth certificate.

After many years I have traced Eleanor, finding her on the 1911 Census married to a George Harrison Portlock. They married in c1903 after the death of George Harrison Portlock's first wife.  At that time they were living in Hector Street, Gateshead, Durham along with George's family to his first wife.  Young Charles Frederick would have been about two years old when they married and on the 1911 Census he appears as a 9 yr old with the name Portlock and listed as son.  It seems that at some point after this, most of the family moved to Cuckfield in Sussex.  Eleanor and George both died there, but I have drawn a complete and utter blank as to what happened to Charles Frederick, which is where my interest lies, as he is the one directly related to our family.

I have even contacted members on another site who share the same interest, but for some reason they have chosen not to respond to my message.

Any help or ideas would be so much appreciated as I think I have explored every avenue open to me, perhaps I have missed something !!

Many thanks,

Doric

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Durham Lookup Requests / Gibsons Buildings/Houses/Cottages, Tanfield, Tantobie
« on: Monday 29 May 17 21:52 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help as to exactly where the above were located and if they are still there?  Family lived there in 1911.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Many thanks.

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Durham / So confused
« on: Thursday 07 April 16 21:18 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone can sort this out for me.  For a number of years I have been trying to track down my gt.grandmother with very little success.  According to the 1841 Census for South Shields, Caroline V. Hall is shown as a 2 yr old living with a family, but I don't think it is her own family.  Then the 1851 Census shows her as a 13 yr old inmate living in the Workhouse at South Shields.  I am so curious to learn more, so thought if I tried the Bishops Transcripts I might find some record of a birth and possibly other information.  I am not familiar with searching the transcripts, but gave it a try and whilst looking a few days ago, I did find the birth for Caroline V. Hall in 1839 with a mother Mary.  No father was given, but it stated Mary was born in Newcastle, but did not give her surname.  Needless to say I was ecstatic to be one step further when just at that moment  my computer seemed to deveolp a problem and I lost the information.  Since then I have tried many times to find this information once more, but I am hitting a dead end and can't locate it.  Anyone any ideas?

Doric

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Durham / Street Query
« on: Tuesday 10 March 15 21:53 GMT (UK)  »
  Would anyone be able to tell me if 12 Cornhill Road, Southwick, Sunderland was a residential address in the late 1800's or was it some sort of refuge for ladies prior to giving birth.

    Many thanks

      Doric

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London and Middlesex / copy birth certificate
« on: Sunday 09 November 14 19:15 GMT (UK)  »
  If a birth took place in St. Pancras before 1890, which office do I apply to for certificate.

       Many thanks

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Durham / Robinson Street, Houghton-le-Spring
« on: Monday 15 September 14 11:03 BST (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

Researching family who lived in Robinson Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham. If anyone has a photograph of this street please, I would be most grateful if they would share a copy with me.

Many many thanks.

Doric

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World War One / Volunteer Aid Detachment
« on: Friday 16 May 14 23:25 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me if there is any information available online regarding nurses who were attached to the Volunteer Aid Detachment during WW1.

I am trying to find out more about Lily L. Lowes who died in 1918 and is listed on our local war memorial, but no other information is known.

Many thanks,

Doric

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Durham / Death Certificates
« on: Friday 02 May 14 20:20 BST (UK)  »
This may sound a silly question, but could someone please enlighten me as to what happened about death certificates when a soldier was killed in action during the war.

Many thanks

Doric

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Durham Lookup Requests / Marriages at Sunderland Registry Office
« on: Thursday 03 April 14 16:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

Could someone tell me where registry marriages at Sunderland took place, before the days of the Sunderland Town Hall.

              Many thanks

                  Doric

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