Author Topic: William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.  (Read 2073 times)

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William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.
« on: Saturday 17 March 18 20:46 GMT (UK) »
My great grandfathers cousin, Bessie Girvin Curry (1873-1909) married Thomas Simpson Poots on Christmas day 1902. They had three sons and one daughter. One son, Hugh Samuel Poots (1905-75) was a Drapery Manager, and in his Will dated 1974, he mentions his brother, William Girvan Poots.

I have tried (without success), to find any details about William, such as a marriage or a death in Northern Ireland. It looks like he may have been living elsewhere, possibly England or Scotland. If anyone knows anything about him, I'd be happy to hear from you.

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Re: William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 March 18 21:05 GMT (UK) »
Have found a reference in the Queensland Funeral records, might this be your man?

William Girvan Poots  Age 77
Birth year    1907
Burial year    1984
Burial date    30 Oct 1984
Home Hill Cemetery, Queensland
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Ward, Newark (Nottingham), Leicester, Scarborough
Warren, Northampton, Leicester
Moore, Leicestershire
Hunt, Leicestershire
Kirkman, Leicestershire
Hurst, Leicester, Stowmarket
Kendrick, Leicestershire
Eld, Leicestershire
Essex Edey/Eady Elsden/Elsdon

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Re: William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 17 March 18 21:14 GMT (UK) »
Australia, World War II Military Service Records, 1939-1945 -    William Girvan Poots - 29 August 1908 - Belfast Northern Ireland - enlistment Ayr Queensland - Service Number Q217870
Next of kin Frances Poots -

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Re: William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 March 18 21:15 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps you have already seen that Hugh was with an aunt and uncle in the 1911 census
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002134548/
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Re: William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 17 March 18 21:16 GMT (UK) »
Burial here

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lrq/

he married 24 Jul 1937 to Frances Jane Bawden in Queensland
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Ward, Newark (Nottingham), Leicester, Scarborough
Warren, Northampton, Leicester
Moore, Leicestershire
Hunt, Leicestershire
Kirkman, Leicestershire
Hurst, Leicester, Stowmarket
Kendrick, Leicestershire
Eld, Leicestershire
Essex Edey/Eady Elsden/Elsdon

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Re: William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 17 March 18 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Possible Fremantle, Western Australia, Passenger Lists, 1897-1963 - William Poots aged 21 years -
Southampton to Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia - 4 April 1929 - on the Hobsons Bay - single -
agricultural.

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Re: William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 17 March 18 21:28 GMT (UK) »
Was just thinking the same as I was looking at the UK outward bound list and transcribed as William J but looks like a G, last address Marymount, Dromore County Down
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Ward, Newark (Nottingham), Leicester, Scarborough
Warren, Northampton, Leicester
Moore, Leicestershire
Hunt, Leicestershire
Kirkman, Leicestershire
Hurst, Leicester, Stowmarket
Kendrick, Leicestershire
Eld, Leicestershire
Essex Edey/Eady Elsden/Elsdon

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Re: William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 17 March 18 21:29 GMT (UK) »
Frances Jane Poots born Ravenswood Queensland - - passed away 28-7-1997 - aged 84 years - Home Hill Cemetery.

https://www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/community/facilities/cemeteries/burial-register/#gsc.tab=0

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Re: William Girvan Poots (born: 1907), Belfast.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 March 18 15:18 GMT (UK) »
A big thank you to everyone for your help. Finally, I now know where William lived and who he married. I really didn't expect to ever find this. The question I'm now asking myself is, did Frances and William have any children?