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info on the death date of Grace Roberts nee Toplis born 24.8.1909.
« on: Wednesday 08 November 17 21:35 GMT (UK) »
My aunty Grace Roberts nee Toplis born 24.8.1909 at Normanton Yorks (illegitimate daughter of Florence Toplis) - moved to Notts as a baby....Married William Roberts and had a son in the  mid 1930's......became a Councillor and was made Sherriff of Nottingham 1976/77.....retired and moved to Holt Norfolk to live with her son - When did she pass away and where ?

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Re: info on the death date of Grace Roberts nee Toplis born 24.8.1909.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 21:48 GMT (UK) »
Nothing showing up before 2007.

Is her death more recent?
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Re: info on the death date of Grace Roberts nee Toplis born 24.8.1909.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 22:02 GMT (UK) »
I thinks she may have passed away in 2009....not sure though as I lost touch when she moved to the Norwich area to live with her son in Holt/Diss, residential home....

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Re: info on the death date of Grace Roberts nee Toplis born 24.8.1909.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 23:33 GMT (UK) »
There is a will for this Grace:

Grace Roberts  Probate 29th December 2008 probate number 2902760   died 18th November 2008   Grant and will   Ipswich

Added: No, she was 94.

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Re: info on the death date of Grace Roberts nee Toplis born 24.8.1909.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 23:43 GMT (UK) »
Is this her birth, in which case you have her birth year wrong?

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Grace Toplis, no mmn,  born December quarter 1910 in Basford

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Re: info on the death date of Grace Roberts nee Toplis born 24.8.1909.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 November 17 01:19 GMT (UK) »
chempat is right - she was born 24/8/1910, not 1909 - this looks likely to be her death entry:

Grace Roberts aged 99 died 22/4/2010 Cromer, Norfolk - so died 4 months short of her 100th birthday.

Electoral rolls indicate she was living in Holt up to 2005 (looks like she lived alone) and from 2006-2009 in Highfield Residential Care Home, Cromer.  Son and wife living at another address in Holt.

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Re: info on the death date of Grace Roberts nee Toplis born 24.8.1909.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 November 17 09:03 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much Annette  - I am was almost certain she was born 1909, must have been told wrong....I knew she must nearly 100 when she died in a Residential home out that way, .....She did live alone for years as my mother used to visit her, my mother passed away in 2003 - I wanted Grace to be at my daughter's wedding (May 2009) but was informed she was unable to get due to her old age, then lost touch.......... Grace was a suffragette in her early days, then became a Councillor and was elected as the first Lady Sherriff of Nottingham 1976/77 - she was my God mother.......

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Re: info on the death date of Grace Roberts nee Toplis born 24.8.1909.
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 November 17 09:06 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much Annette  - I am was almost certain she was born 1909, must have been told wrong....I knew she must nearly 100 when she died in a Residential home out that way, .....She did live alone for years as my mother used to visit her, my mother passed away in 2003 - I wanted Grace to be at my daughter's wedding (May 2009) but was informed she was unable to get due to her old age, then lost touch.......... Grace was my Godmother, she was a Suffragette when she was younger, became a Councillor and then was later appointed the first Lady Sherriff of Nottingham in 1976/77........dined with Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace....