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Title: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: eda on Friday 19 January 18 17:39 GMT (UK)
Hi hoping for a little help ,trying to trace Tom Dooley ,wife nelly ,they lived in Stockport but trying to trace where they originated from ,l know they lived there n Portwood and had a son James Edward ,possibly there only child this would be about 1925/30s ,lm hoping maybe a census will give me more info thankyou eda
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: heywood on Friday 19 January 18 17:48 GMT (UK)
Hello,
Free BMD shows this birth
1925 James E Dooley with mmn Bethell. So that is a start.

Heywood
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: heywood on Friday 19 January 18 17:49 GMT (UK)
1924 marriage shows Tom Dooley and Elizabeth E Bethell.
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: eda on Friday 19 January 18 18:03 GMT (UK)
Thankyou ,great start so they could be on the census or parish records ,,thankyou Heywood
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: heywood on Friday 19 January 18 18:08 GMT (UK)
Yes, there are two births though for Tom Dooley - 1895 and 1900.

When did your Tom die? You might confirm which one he is by his birth/death date.
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: JJen on Friday 19 January 18 18:22 GMT (UK)
Hi,

Free search of the 1939 register has Tom Dooley b. 1900 living in Cheshire with Elizabeth E Dooley b. 1902 and one other person (could be James E Dooley)

JJ
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: JJen on Friday 19 January 18 18:26 GMT (UK)
Death record-

Tom Dooley aged 69 b 14 Mar 1900 registered Dec 1969 Stockport RD, Cheshire
Vol 10a Page 1499

JJ
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: heywood on Friday 19 January 18 18:27 GMT (UK)
Yes thatís the one I saw JJ and his father was Edward which could be another pointer.  :)
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: JJen on Friday 19 January 18 18:30 GMT (UK)
Baptism -

Tom Dooley
Birth Date - 14 Mar 1900
Baptism - 1 Apr 1900, Christ Church, Heaton Norris, Lancashire
Father - Edward Dooley, Mill Operative
Mother - Mary Jane Dooley
Abode - 19 Port Street, Heaton Norris

JJ
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: JJen on Friday 19 January 18 18:33 GMT (UK)
1901 -

Edward Dooley   44 Cotton Carder
Mary J Dooley   38
George W Dooley   10
Edward Dooley   5
Walter Dooley   3
Tom Dooley   1

RG13 Piece 3287 Folio 108 Page 34, Heaton Norris

All born in Stockport all but for Mary J. who came from Scarborough.

JJ
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: JJen on Friday 19 January 18 18:40 GMT (UK)
Marriage -

Edward Dooley
q2 1889, Scarborough
Vol 9d Page 558

On the same page is Mary Jane Hall.

On GRO website Tom's mother's maiden name is recorded as Hall  :).

Hopefully the above information will help you to move further back. If you need any further help then please let us know.

JJ
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: heywood on Friday 19 January 18 18:45 GMT (UK)
Thatís great JJ. Looks very promising  :)
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: JJen on Friday 19 January 18 18:56 GMT (UK)
Thatís great JJ. Looks very promising  :)

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: eda on Friday 19 January 18 19:00 GMT (UK)
This looks promising ,thankyou
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: eda on Friday 19 January 18 19:35 GMT (UK)
Hi jj does this mean Edward & Mary Jane married in Scarborough,,
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: JJen on Friday 19 January 18 19:37 GMT (UK)
Hi jj does this mean Edward & Mary Jane married in Scarborough,,

Yes they did.

JJ
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: JJen on Friday 19 January 18 19:41 GMT (UK)
Edward Dooley, Mill Operator
Age - 32
Birth Date - 1857
Abode - 108 Water Street, Stockport
Marriage - 15 Jun 1889, Scarborough, York
Father - William Dooley (deceased)
Spouse - Mary Jane Hall
Age - 26
Birth Date - 1863
Abode - 9 Bedford Street
Spouse's father - George Hall, Shoe Maker
Wits - George & Agnes Hall
Both Edward and Mary Jane signed their names.

JJ
Title: Re: Looking for Tom Dooley
Post by: eda on Friday 19 January 18 20:17 GMT (UK)
Thanks jj I've had a look on the free 1881 census I found a Mary Jane hall she was born 1863 she was a tailoress  ,which maybe gives me a clue ,,,now I have  her mother and fathers names ,the book l have is a kneedlwork instruction book ,so lm hoping its maybe her mothers .clutching at straws maybe ,,thankyou