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Bit of a long shot....1930s Liverpool Street directories
« on: Saturday 22 September 18 11:58 BST (UK) »
Does anyone have access to (or could find out) who was living at 66 Durning Road, Liverpool and 32 Glencairn Road, Liverpool in the early 1930s?

I am trying to see if I can make some headway and out of curiousity in finding an illegitimate child of my grandmother's cousin who gave birth at 66 Durning Road in 1931 and was 'formerly of' 32 Glencairn Road.  I am wondering if Durning Road might have been a mother and baby home or the like.

These two addresses are on the child's birth certificate and we were always told the child was adopted/fostered by my grandmother's cousin who transpires it seems to be his mother instead.  There is no possibility that her husband was the child's father as he was killed very young in WW1.  Judging by things my mother heard no-one had any idea she was pregnant.

Both the cousin and her son also died long ago as did her legitimate daughter but it does seem as though his origins were kept quiet.

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Ruth  :)


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Re: Bit of a long shot....1930s Liverpool Street directories
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 September 18 12:04 BST (UK) »
There is this article which suggests 66 Durning Road was a house in the war ( I know you are looking slightly earlier)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/09/a3365309.shtml
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Re: Bit of a long shot....1930s Liverpool Street directories
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 September 18 12:21 BST (UK) »
Could you give us a surname?
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Bit of a long shot....1930s Liverpool Street directories
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 September 18 12:27 BST (UK) »
I think this is 32 Glencairn Road but not very good at searching for addresses so perhaps someone can double check it's the right area

Willie Sugden
Gertrude Annie Sugden

1929/30

Same couple there in 1920 and 1925
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Re: Bit of a long shot....1930s Liverpool Street directories
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 September 18 12:32 BST (UK) »
I think this is 32 Glencairn Road but not very good at searching for addresses so perhaps someone can double check it's the right area

Willie Sugden
Gertrude Annie Sugden

1929/30

Same couple there in 1920 and 1925

Beat me to it!
Willie Sugden was there in 1910 as well.

Philip
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Re: Bit of a long shot....1930s Liverpool Street directories
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 22 September 18 12:32 BST (UK) »
Thank you All  :)

Child was John Connor (known as James) and Mum was Annie May Connor (nee Hart)
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Re: Bit of a long shot....1930s Liverpool Street directories
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 22 September 18 12:42 BST (UK) »
1925: 66 Durning Road (Liverpool Edge Hill and Everton) Richard Dunn, Ellen Dunn
1934-35: 66 Durning Road Richard Dunn, Ellen Dunn, Thomas Dunn, Sarah Ellen Dunn

(from electoral rolls on Anc****y)

Philip

(Added - the Dunn surname ties in with the article found by rosie99)
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Re: Bit of a long shot....1930s Liverpool Street directories
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 22 September 18 15:00 BST (UK) »
As the Sugden couple appear to have been at 32 Glencairn Road for some time maybe they are a link to the mother and baby.

Do the names ring a bell in the family Ruth?

I suppose Annie could just have been a lodger there  :-\
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Re: Bit of a long shot....1930s Liverpool Street directories
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 22 September 18 15:11 BST (UK) »
Annoyingly I can't find the birth registration with mothers maiden name for Willie and Gertrude's son Harold born 1909.

Should be Sep 1909 West Derby - can anyone find it on the GRO births?
It's on the Free BMD index.
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