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Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Re: Locate a Grave: Hedon Road Cemetery
« on: Monday 25 July 16 22:24 BST (UK)  »
Hi Tony,

The Hull History Centre has, on microfilm, the burial registers of Hedon Road Cemetery. From there you will be able to find the location of the grave. The centre also has copies of the maps of plots on the microfilms.

Also, contact the Breavements Service of the council. My great grandparents are buried in an unmarked grave n the same cemetery, I contacted the service and the warden of the cemetery met me and showed me where the grave is.

Hope this helps


Dublin / Re: Is there a church called St Joseph Berkely in Dublin?
« on: Saturday 18 June 16 16:38 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Dathai,

Dublin / Re: Is there a church called St Joseph Berkely in Dublin?
« on: Tuesday 14 June 16 20:54 BST (UK)  »
Thank you both, mystery solved.

Dublin / Is there a church called St Joseph Berkely in Dublin?
« on: Tuesday 14 June 16 20:29 BST (UK)  »

Hello All,

I recently ordered a copy of my g-g grandparents marriage certificate, Denis Murphy and Elizabeth Hollywood. The handwriting on the certificate is pretty hard to read. They were married on the 13th August, 1909 and the handwriting suggests they were married in is named as St Joseph, Berkeley with Denis' address listed as 19 Ashford M and Elizabeth's as 45 Royal Canal.

Is there a church by this name? If so can anybody shed any light in which parish it would be in?

Many Thanks,


Having looked through my records, I did find that  Leslie Winnard (Norah's husband) posted information on the FamilySearch site stating that Albert was born in 1884. I have posted the link below. I did try to contact Leslie but he had passed away and the letter was returned to me.


Apologies for not replying to all messages. I didn't have email notification set up to let me know when a reply was posted to the thread but I do now.

Carol - I've come across the Oleson family from Whitty Street in the past but I can't find a link to my Olsens. Yes, the 1911 census you posted is my g-grandfather.

Ian - yes, I do have a tree on Ancestry (northcountryboy73) so the info that is in Ancestry originates from me. Clay and Turi do appear in my tree, I will expand on these names below and Mary's maiden name was Coates.

Albert may have been born in the Sundsvall region rather than the town but put Sundsvall as his place of birth for simplicity as it was the nearest town to where he was born - just a thought

Alberts children are as follows,

Gladys Olsen Clay b.27/11/1905. d.1987 Gladys was the result of a relationship Albert had with a Margeuritta Clay prior to marrying Mary
Albert Carl Olsen b. 09/09/1907 d.1985
William Turi Olsen b. 16/02/1909 d.1991
George Edward Olsen b. 14/06/1911 d.1982 (my grandfather)
Alan Olsen b. 04/11/1913 d. 30/06/1940 Dunkirk
Stanley Olsen b. 17/03/1915 d.1987
Norah Olsen b. 31/08/1918 d. 1987 emigrated to the US in the late 1940s
Walter Olsen b. b.29/07/1920 d. 1920
Kathleen Olsen b. 31/12/1923 d. 1924

Sundsvall has suffered three extensive fires; in 1721, 1803, and 1888. The last two caused serious damage to the parish records. Among other losses were the ministerial lists from before 1870, so that information on infant and child mortality, fertility, migration, etc. is unreliable for the period before that date. Some of the municipal archives were also destroyed by the last fire 1888.


Hi Ian,

Yes, the book did belong to Albert as the copy was passed to me by one of his grandsons (my dads cousin).

Also, that is the correct 1911 census return for Albert, yeton birth, marriage and death certs the family name is spelt as Olsen, as it is on electoral rolls for Albert (how he managed to be able to vote if he was not a Naturalized subject is another mystery)

With regards to his year of birth, it is all very confusing. The Merchant Seaman book gives his dob as 1875 but his first marriage certificate of March 1907 gives his age as 28 (b.1879). His second marriage certificate of March 1931 gives his age as 55 (b.1876) and his death certificate of March 1933 gives his age as 56 (b.1877).

I remember reading somewhere on the internet that some records for Sundvall were destroyed in a fire, could Alberts birth record be one of them.

Many Thanks,


Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Re: Albert Edward OLSEN and descendants from HULL
« on: Friday 27 February 15 23:52 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Ian,

Just emailed the records to you. Looking through my records, I have found a 1911 census return for a Charles Olsen b. 1875 Sundsvall residing in Walker on Tyne with his family. I also have him on the 1901 census listed as an Able Seaman at sea on a ship. Unfortunately the name of the ship is blank.


Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Re: Albert Edward OLSEN and descendants from HULL
« on: Thursday 26 February 15 18:56 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there.

The only information I have on Albert is that his Merchant Seaman book states he was born in 1875 in Sundsvall. The first voyage in the book is 22 Jan 1901 from Cardiff. His two UK marriage certificates state that his father was Carl Edward Olsen.

I have found a Fodelesbok entry for an Albert Edward Olsen born 1874 (christened 09/09/1874) in Gothenburg whose parents are Carl Edward and Carolina Olsen. Could this be him?

Thanks for looking.


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