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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Clifford Dorrington
« on: Friday 09 April 21 22:44 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Carole.

The John Dorrington born 1852 father of Clifford is very elusive - the first sighting is his marriage in 1885 to Amy Thomason.  Not found on any censuses before 1891. No Birth certificate.

(have posted about this John D a number of times on this site with no luck.)

This John D died in 1910 and most of his children ended up in Canada or USA.  On the 1920 USA census his daughter noted that her father was born in Wales and was Welsh. (This contradicts the info this John D put on the census from of 1891 where he said he was born in Whittlesey Cambridgeshire.)

When Clifford left the navy he was an orphan - no family home - for some reason he ended up in South Wales - somewhere he had never lived previously.
Did he end up there because he had a Dorrington relative there?
The John D. who died in 1889 was born in Henham - in 1861 was in Watford -1871 Nottingham -1881 Builth Wells - 1891 Ystradyfodwg.

(I have details of Cliffords marriage children and death,)

It seemed a bit of a coincidence that there are two families called Dorrington in an obscure place like Ystradyfodwg (apologies to the good folk of Ystrad Y F)

Family History Beginners Board / Clifford Dorrington
« on: Friday 09 April 21 21:47 BST (UK)  »
Leaving the Navy in 1919 Clifford Dorrington (b1894) moved to 39 Gynor Place Ynyshir Rhondda S Wales.  He was born in Leeds the son of John and Amy (Thomason) Dorrington.

In 1889 one John Dorrington born Henham Sussex of 8 Llywelyn Street Ystradyfodwg died aged 70.  His widow Jemima died in 1901 aged 69.  They had children Rosalie (1861) unmarried - Ethel (1864) unmarried - John ((1865) - Edith (1870.)

Am trying to link Clifford Dorrington to the John Dorrington who died in 1889.  They are not father and son.
Clifford's father was John Dorrington b.1852/3 in Whittlesey Cambridgeshire - and this John's father is noted as James Dorrington on John's marriage certificate.

Possibly John Dorrington (Henham) who died in 1889 was a brother to James Dorrington (have no info about him.)

Of course it may just be coincidence that there are two families with the name Dorrington in the small village of Ystradyfodwg. (Clifford had no connection with the place before he left the navy.)

I have details of all Clifford's siblings and details of his life in South Wales and Australia.

Many thanks.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Electoral Register Query
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 21:07 BST (UK)  »
A couple of questions:

1. Do you know the family name of those living at no. 39 in 1911?

2. Is Gynor Place the same as Upper Gynor Place or are they separate (Ynyshir) entities?


thanks Willyam

My forebear Clifford Dorrington gave the address - 39 Gynor Place Ynyshir in 1918  when he was demobbed.  I am hoping to find the name of the family whom lived there - relatives of Clifford ?? -  of course the family there in 1918 may have been different to the one in 1911.   (I gather that Electoral Registers were not produced during the period 1914-1918.)

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Electoral Register Query
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 19:00 BST (UK)  »
thanks Sandblown

how can I access the 1914 Electoral Register for  39 Gynor Place Ynyshir Rhondda?

Family History Beginners Board / Electoral Register Query
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 16:31 BST (UK)  »
Who was living at   39 GYNOR PLACE, YNYSHIR, RHONDDA, SOUTH WALES between 1918-1919.


Family History Beginners Board / Islington marriage 1922.
« on: Tuesday 06 April 21 20:46 BST (UK)  »
Thomas P. Dorrington married Lilian Hageman in Islington M1/4 1922  (free BMD ref 1b 428.)

Looking for Thomas Dorrington's middle name, age when married and father's name if possible.

Many thanks.

The Lighter Side / Re: 1939 Register
« on: Friday 02 April 21 16:53 BST (UK)  »
many thanks for the replies.

The Lighter Side / 1939 Register
« on: Wednesday 31 March 21 20:47 BST (UK)  »
Found aunt on 1939 Register - she was unmarried then  registered in her maiden name - above her name is written her married name - she married in 1948 - also noted is her new surname following her second marriage in 1970.  - nothing sinister!

I wonder what were the 'mechanics' whereby 'new' surnames were added.  Was the Register held locally or in central place and who informed the Register Keeper of the changes?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Martha Maud Marshall
« on: Saturday 27 March 21 19:39 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks for the replies.

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