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Pattersons of Cowpen, later Blyth
« on: Tuesday 08 August 17 10:49 BST (UK) »
I am trying to trace any descendants of Thomas John and Eleanor Patterson who lived at 11 Double Row, Cowpen at the time of the 1911 census.  Thomas John, a miner at Cowpen Colliery, was killed fighting with the Northumberland Fusiliers on 1 July 1916, leaving his wife to raise their nine children alone.  Eleanor died in 1957, aged 80, and is buried in the same grave as her youngest daughter, Hannah, in Cowpen Cemetery.

From the 1911 census the children were
Sarah Annie Patterson b 1897
Eleanor Patterson b  1899
Edward Patterson b 1900
Oswald  Patterson b 1902
Robert Henry Patterson b 1905
John Thomas Patterson b 1907: known to be alive in 1957
Sidney Patterson b 1909
Andrew Patterson b 1911
Plus
Hannah Patterson b 24/06/1913 d 2/04/1942: buried in Cowpen Cemetery.

Hannah is my real interest.  She was educated at Blyth Secondary (later Grammar) School circa (1926-1932) but disappears from my radar until she receives an immediate commission on joining the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in September 1941.  When she died of meningitis the following April her estate amounted to over 400 (equivalent about 15000-18000 today), not bad for a lass with her beginnings. 

Unfortunately Patterson is a common name, and other than Hannah and her parents I've not enjoyed any success in tracing the lives of her siblings.

My hope is that if I can find a descendent it may be possible to fill the gap in her life between leaving school and joining the WAAF, and also find a photograph.

The information would be used in a Book of Remembrance I am compiling of meteorologists who died during the two wars.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Brian

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Re: Pattersons of Cowpen, later Blyth
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 15:39 BST (UK) »
Possible death for Oswald in 1966
Administration to John Tom Patterson locomotive driver national coal board

Death for John Tom (same address as for Oswald 44 Newsham Rd Blyth) 1977
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Re: Pattersons of Cowpen, later Blyth
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 16:54 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Milliepede.

I will have to get JTP's death certificate to see who registered it; might give me a link to another family member.  As an aside JTP registered his mother's death, also at 44 Newsham Road.


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Re: Pattersons of Cowpen, later Blyth
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 16:55 BST (UK) »
Probable death:
Robert Henry Patterson, born 20th December 1904 died June quarter 1975 at Northumberland Central


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Re: Pattersons of Cowpen, later Blyth
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 17:04 BST (UK) »
Robert H Patterson might be with a Maria in 1939 census (I do not have full access), so possibly this

Marriages Mar 1928
Maria Hilsdon  Tynemouth   
Robert H Patterson   Tynemouth   

No closed records, and I cannot see any births.

This might be her death:

Maria Patterson born 20th May 1907 died November quarter 1987 in Northumberland Central

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Re: Pattersons of Cowpen, later Blyth
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 17:17 BST (UK) »
Do you have full access to the 1939 census to see who is still living at home?

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Re: Pattersons of Cowpen, later Blyth
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 17:18 BST (UK) »
If it's any help

Some family members with Hannah are on 1939 register at same address you give in 1911

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Gibbons/Mordecai/Mort/Squire/Thomas/David/Davies/Joseph/ Bowen/Lewis/Rees/Williams/Jones/Llewellyn/Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Breckonshire
Davies/Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd/Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Thackwell/Thomas - Hereford/Monmouthshire
Shoemac/Squire/Keirle/Small - Somerset
Berry/Baggot/Lee/Clayton - Lancs
Gibbons/Timbrell/Beale/Ludlow - Glos/Wilts.
Baggot/Hurley/Keaveny/Shiel/Flynn - Ireland
Yelland/Bray/Trethewey - Cornwall

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Re: Pattersons of Cowpen, later Blyth
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 17:38 BST (UK) »
Thank you all.

I'm a little confused, Cas - do you mean there were Pattersons still living at 11 Double Row in 1939 (from the Census referred to by Chempat?).  I understood Double Row to be miners cottages/houses connected with the colliery, and would have assumed the family would have vacated the dwelling when the father was killed.

Thought the census was restricted for 100 years.

Brian

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Re: Pattersons of Cowpen, later Blyth
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 08 August 17 17:41 BST (UK) »
The 1939 register was compiled for citizens to register for ration books taken just before WW2. You can google for info.

I cannot give full details on thread due to copyright

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/1939register The index is free to search but a sub or credits needed to view full records.  The NHS updated the register until around 1990.

Any records blacked out are those presumed or still living when the register closed.

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Gibbons/Mordecai/Mort/Squire/Thomas/David/Davies/Joseph/ Bowen/Lewis/Rees/Williams/Jones/Llewellyn/Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Breckonshire
Davies/Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd/Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Thackwell/Thomas - Hereford/Monmouthshire
Shoemac/Squire/Keirle/Small - Somerset
Berry/Baggot/Lee/Clayton - Lancs
Gibbons/Timbrell/Beale/Ludlow - Glos/Wilts.
Baggot/Hurley/Keaveny/Shiel/Flynn - Ireland
Yelland/Bray/Trethewey - Cornwall