The over stimulation of the brain that cannot be expressed…….

These are the photos that I came face to face with whilst flicking through, J’s facebook photos. They are as follows;

My Great Great Grand aunt Lily Gascoyne, later Trueman, Beadle, & Dornan whom I had never, ever seen before.


(From left to right) Aunt Kate, Uncle Edward, Aunt Mary Elizabeth (known as Aunt Poll), Uncle Frank, Uncle Joseph, Gran, Florence (holding hands), and Aunt Lil.

Aunt Lil, and Joan (right).

Norah, (Lil’s Daughter / J’s Mother,) with her Pekinese.

Aunt Lil, with her 2nd Husband, George Beadle.

Aunt Lil, with her 2nd Husband, George Beadle.

Great Great Aunt Lil with J

Great Great Aunt Lil with Granddaughter, J

Aunt Lil, Norah & Gloria

Mary Ann Gascoyne Nee Cook in later years.

Aunt Lil, with her son Harold (known as Titch),and his wife,Dolly.

Aunt Lil, Norah, Mary and Mark (4 Generation)

Aunt Lil, with her 3rd husband, Fred Dornan (whom Lil married in 1950, aged 69) and her grandchildren, Mary, Gloria & Bob.

And finally……a photo of …..J, whom I had been conversing with, via the telephone, and

J with her Husband Tony

J with her Husband Tony (Sorry J, just had to add this x)

Anyway, must dash, until the next time I post, it’s see you later, 🙂


……..a skeleton comes out of it’s closet.


Hi guys,

Yesterday was somewhat a revelation! I was speaking to a lady, on and she said that she was my great, great aunt Lil’s grand-daughter, we spoke at length about the family, finally ending the conversation with a telephone number.

I called the number, and the lady’s husband answered,  a pause, then J came to the phone, it was like we had already known each other for years, spoke a bit more finally ending the conversation with, would you like to see photos, “Yes please”, I said, J then said, “I shall email you them later, or tomorrow”, later that evening I decided, to add J to Facebook, after hearing that she was.

When she was added, J said “There are some family photos already uploaded”. As I flicked through the photos, I came face to face with my great, great great grandmother, Mary Ann, I was dumbstruck as I had never seen a photo of her ever, in my entire life, there was also a photo of brothers and sisters of my great, great, gran, Florence too, who I’ve never seen.

Since yesterday, we have been digging deep into boxes, folders, you name it, and have swapped numerous photos – next summer, when the weather is hopefully warm we have decided that all the cousins should meet up face to face.

Anyway Au revoir, must sign off and get a cuppa, more news will follow.

Branches of the Past…. A Corn(e)s Family History. 

The Corns / Cornes Coat of Arms & Family Motto, Fidens et Constans, which means in Latin, Courageous & Truthful (Stand Firm On Trust).

Thomas Corns was born on 25th May 1884, in West Bromwich to John Corns and Mary Corns nee Fellows, who had married on 23rd April 1882, at St. Thomas’s Church, Dudley, Worcestershire. Previous to her marriage, Mary Fellows lodged at 70 Beale Street, West Bromwich, her occupation was Brickmaker.

St. Thomas Anglican Church, Dudley, Worcestershire, where Mary Fellows & John Corns married on 23rd April 1882.

In 1888, along came a boy named John for John and Mary, but sadly he had died by 1889.

In 1891, Thomas Corns, a scholar, aged 6, was living with his father John, a shop fitter’s labourer (wrongly written as William), his mother Mary, and sister Lizzie, aged 9, at 37 Beale Street, West Bromwich.

Lizzie was born illegitimately on 16th December 1881 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire to Mary Fellows [on subsequent documents, the date of birth is given as 16th December 1885, changed possibly to avoid the stigma of being illegitimate]. Her mother Mary and “father” John Corns finally married on 23rd April 1882, at St. Thomas Church, Dudley, Worcestershire.

1891 census showing that Thomas was living with his family at 37 Beale Street, West Bromwich.

Beale Street photo taken, next door, to the Corns’s address, at 35 Beale Street, 62 years later, on Coronation Day. (Photo courtesy of West Bromwich People Facebook group)

In 1901, Thomas Corns aged 16, a Drummer (Salesman, who was sent out for to drum up business for repairs), at Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Works (BRC&W) in Smethwick, lived with his father John, who also worked at BRC&W, as a labourer, Mother Mary, and sister Lizzie, aged 19 and nephew Bert Fellows, [who was Lizzie’s illegitimate child] at 56a Littleton (Lyttleton) Street, West Bromwich.

1901 census showing Thomas Corns living with his family at 56a Littleton Street, West Bromwich.

Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Works [BRC&W] in Smethwick, where Thomas and his father John worked.

In 1905, Thomas marries Louisa Stokes in West Bromwich.

John Thomas was born on 26th December 1905 at home.

On 13th May 1908, along came Tom Corns, a brother for John Thomas.

In 1911, Thomas Corns, a blacksmith striker, (assistant to the Blacksmith), lived with his family, wife, Louisa, sons John and John Thomas at 77 Sam’s Lane, West Bromwich.

1911 census showing John Thomas Cornes, living with his father Thomas, a blacksmith striker, in the employ of West Bromwich Carriage Company, mother Louisa and brother John, at 77 Sam’s Lane, West Bromwich

An example of a Blacksmith with his assistant, a Blacksmith striker, the kind of work Thomas was doing in 1911.

HRH King George VI Coronation Celebrations 12 May 1937.

A part of Sam’s Lane, West Bromwich, where, the Corns family lived in 1911, this part of Sam’s Lane survived the demolition of the the Lyng. (Photo courtesy of Black Country People Facebook group)

Sam’s Lane near the corner of Farmer Street (Photo courtesy of West Bromwich Memories Facebook group)

Sam’s Lane, further along the lane. (Photo courtesy of West Bromwich Memories Facebook group)

Sams Lane c1970 with Lawleys to the right, further up on the left is Farm Street, opposite Farm Street was the Windsor Castle pub, sadly all the houses were demolished in the late 70’s

Another photo of Sam’s Lane in the 70s (photo courtesy of West Bromwich Memories Facebook group)

Thomas’s parents John and Mary, are by now living at 27 Braybrook Street. Coincidentally, 28 years later, their son Thomas is living with his, his wife, Louisa and sons John Thomas and Arthur at 26 Braybrook Street.

Lizzie is missing and by the third quarter of 1911, was married to a gentleman named George Leonard Bruce, (at St Benedict’s church in Wimborne, Newcastle under Lyne, Staffordshire, (also known as Newcastle under Lyme), the marriage was registered in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire) introduced to her possibly by brother Thomas, as he was a fellow Blacksmith Striker, in the employ of Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Works (BRC&W) in Smethwick.
Lizzie’s son Bert, has either died by this point, or has been adopted out, and had his name changed.

Census showing Lizzie and Thomas’s parents John and Mary Corns living at 27 Braybrook Street, West Bromwich, 28 years later their Son Thomas, grandsons John Thomas and Arthur were to live at 26 Braybrook on the eve of 29th September 1939.

Albert Corns, was born to Thomas and Louisa Corns on 31st March 1912 at home at 77 Sam’s Lane.

At the start of the Great War. John was too old for Active Service, at the age of 58, and Thomas, because he worked at Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Works in Smethwick, he had a “reserved” occupation, which exempted him from serving his country in the armed forces.

A sign made for the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company Ltd, that would be affixed to the carriage or wagon, to show who made, or repaired it.

Another sign for the Birmingham Railway Carriage Wagon Company Ltd, dated 1914.

Another son, for Thomas and Louisa came along on 9th July 1921, whom they named Arthur.

John Thomas Cornes* (1905~1976) and Norah Thompson (1909~1973) were neighbours, John was living, with his parents, Thomas and Louisa, as well as his brothers, Tom, Albert, and Arthur at 23 Colley Street and Beatrice, with her parents James Thompson and Elizabeth nee Jones at 24 Colley Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire and they married at Christ Church, in the parish of West Bromwich, Staffordshire on 15th October 1927, Beatrice was already ten weeks pregnant when they got married.

[*John Thomas Cornes Sr, was born as Cornes, married as Cornes, but had died as Corns, his father Thomas, and his siblings, Thomas (Tom), Albert, and Arthur, had the surname of Corns, from birth until death.]

John Thomas Cornes & Beatrice Norah Thompson’s Marriage Certificate from 15th October 1927.

Christ Church, where John Thomas Cornes and Beatrice Norah Thompson married.

What remains of Colley street, where John Thomas Cornes lived at 24 Colley Street, and Beatrice Norah Thompson lived at 23 Colley Street, looking from Cronehills.

Jack and Beatrice as wood machinist, and wood ruler maker, worked for Tailby and Cox Ltd, in Spon Lane, which was bombed in 19th November 1940, which carried on trading until closure, and demolition by the council in October, November, December 1975.

John Thomas Cornes (also known as Young Jack/Jackie) was born on 18th April 1928, at home at 22 Boulton Road in West Bromwich, Staffordshire.


John Thomas Cornes’s birth certificate, which shows him being born at home, at 22 Boulton Road, West Bromwich.

On 5th September 1930, John Thomas Cornes’s sister Margaret Joyce was born, at home, this time at 17 Lyng Lane, West Bromwich.

Margaret Joyce’s birth certificate, showing she was born at 17 Lyng Lane.

Top of Lyng Lane where it meets Paradise Street, Fire Station to the left, looking at the wall in the centre of the photo were the steps that lead down to West Bromwich Railway Station in the 1950s, this was the street that John Thomas and Beatrice Norah Cornes lived with their children at 17 Lyng Lane. (Photo courtesy of Black Country People Facebook group)

Beatrice Norah Cornes nee Thompson, for many years was a lover of ice cream. Once or twice a week, she would treat herself and the children to ice cream from Trows Ice cream Parlour on Bull Street, West Bromwich.

Trows Ice cream Parlour on Bull Street, where Beatrice used to go for ice cream.

Trows Ice cream Parlour.

Throughout the marriage, there were times and scenes of violence, Jack often liked a drink, and would often stumble home drunk, threaten Beatrice Norah, his wife, until one day, when Jack returned home from the pub, one afternoon, wanting a clean shirt, to wear, expletives were exchanged, hands were raised, and Beatrice retaliated, and put a iron from the fire onto Jack’s back, a wound which he carried until the day he died.
A few Public Houses that Jack Thomas Cornes, may have patronized near his home, where he lived at a particular time.

Cottage Spring – 42 Spon Ln.

Cottage Spring, pictured here in 1932, closed its doors on 7 March 1960.

Steam Packet – 47 Spon Ln.

This photo of the The Steam Packet, predates 1968, because after then the houses either side were demolished. This pub closed its doors in March 1971.

Old Bell – 108 Spon Ln.

Ye Olde Bell Inn, shown here in 1961, it closed in 1975.

The Windsor Castle – 140 Spon Ln. (near Boulton Road where he lived in 1928).

The Windsor Castle, opened in 1853, shown here in 1965, closing its doors in 2012.

Anchor Inn – 160 Spon Ln.

Anchor Inn shown here towards the end of its tenure, in 1968.

The Horse & Jockey – 2 Hall Ln. off Lyng Ln.

The Horse & Jockey, dated 1962.

The Victoria Inn – 40 Lyng Ln. (Previously 32 Sams Ln.)

The Victoria, shown here in the 1960s

Turks Head Inn – 1 Sams Ln.

Turks Head Inn, year unknown.

Prince Albert – 101 Sam’s Ln.

A modern view of the Prince Albert.

Boot & Slipper – 118 Sandwell Road (previously 52 Sandwell Road) When Jack lived in Colley Street in 1927).

The Dog & Duck – 54 Braybrook Street. (Previously No 58).

The Dog & Duck seen here in 1961.

Nags Head – 15 Dudley Street (also known as 15 Dudley Road)

The Nags Head opened in 1871, closing its doors in 1969.

The Talbot. – 62, (42), Dudley Street, (Dudley Road),

Open in 1872, The Talbot was demolished in 1996.

Jack Thomas Cornes, according to family folklore, went into one of these hostelries, and threatened a man, pointing a shotgun at his head, an action which saw Jack, arrested, and charged with the offence of Threatening To Kill, as per Offences Against The Person Act 1861, at West Bromwich Police Station, and sent to West Bromwich Magistrates Court, and was sentenced to serve a minimum of three months in Winson Green Prison in Birmingham.

West Bromwich Police Station.

West Bromwich Magistrates Court.

John Thomas Jr, Young Jackie, went to Spon Lane Infants School situated on the corner of Parliament Street in West Bromwich.

Spon Lane School on the corner of Parliament Street opened its doors, in 1889, taking pupils at this period from temporary board institutions such as the Spon Lane Wesleyan School.

The School Yard of Spon Lane School.

Spon Lane School was subject to three extensions from 1911-31 and by 1944 it achieved the kudos of being one of the region’s earliest Secondary Modern Schools. By the Heady days of 1969 it amalgated with George Salter School. The Spon Lane buildings clung on vainly for the next twelve months as an annexe to the newly formed school until it and its long history was razed to the ground in 1971.

Marriage of Tom Corns & Dorothy Langford 18 May 1938 (left to right Louisa Corns nee Stokes, John Thomas Cornes, Mary Powell, Thomas Corns, Arthur Corns (hidden in back aged 16), Groom Tom, Bride Dorothy, Albert Corns, lady in hat behind Dorothy is John Thomas’s wife Beatrice Norah Cornes nee Thompson, the rest of the people are Dorothy’s side of the family.

Louisa Corns nee Stokes, died on 4th August 1939, at Hallam Hospital, formerly the Workhouse Infirmary, (which became Hallam Hospital in 1925), West Bromwich, of Pulmonary Carcinoma, her usual address was 26 Braybrook Street, West Bromwich. The informant was her husband, Thomas Corns, a Factory Labourer.

Louisa Corns nee Stokes death Certificate.

Hallam Hospital, formerly the Workhouse Infirmary.

Open Air Wards, at Hallam Hospital.

On 29th September 1939 John Thomas is missing from the 1939 Register, so he must have been mistranscribed. Meanwhile, John Thomas’s mother Beatrice Norah was a Wood ruler fitter was living at 19 Dudley Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, with her parents, siblings and daughter, Margaret Joyce who was born 5th September 1930, John Thomas’s father John Thomas alias Jack Corns, a Lorry Driver’s Assistant who was living with his father Thomas Corns, a Painter and Patent Glazier, and brother Arthur Corns, a Metal Polisher, at 26 Braybrook Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire.

1939 Register showing Beatrice Norah living with her family at 19 Dudley Street.

Dudley Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire (1930s)

1939 register showing John Thomas, living at 26 Braybrook Street, West Bromwich, with his father Thomas, and brother Arthur.

Braybrook Street, West Bromwich, where John Thomas Corns resided at 26 Braybrook Street with his father Thomas, mother, Louisa, and brother Arthur. Coincidentally, Thomas’s Parents had resided at 27 Braybrook Street, 28 years earlier.

The next instance where Lizzie Bruce née Corns/Fellows is found in in 29th September 1939 living at 9 Tudor Place, in Sedgley UD, of Dudley, with her husband George Leonard Bruce, Sons, David, Henry, and daughter Helen. [George dies in Sedgley in 1948, Lizzie dies in Dudley, in 1978].

1939 register for Lizzie (Elizabeth) Bruce nee Corns / Fellows

In the 1940s, John Thomas Cornes, along with his father John Thomas, who was known as Jack, left his mother Norah and sister Margaret, and came south, first to West Drayton, Hillingdon, Middlesex, John Thomas Jr. attested and went into the R.A.F. at West Drayton, then in 1946, came to Bedfordshire, to Henlow Barracks, his name, rank and number was CORNES, John Thomas Aircraftsman 1st Class, 4001092. It was here, where he met my grandmother, Rita Eileen Armitage, a leather factory machinist, whom was born at City Field Cottages, in Henlow, Bedfordshire on 5th September 1927, and living with her Aunt and Uncle Lil and Sid Pike, at City fields Cottages.

They married at St Mary’s Parish Church, Hitchin, Hertfordshire on Boxing day, 27 December 1948.

John Thomas Cornes's & Rita Eileen Armitage's marriage certificate.

John Thomas Cornes’s & Rita Eileen Armitage’s marriage certificate.

They set up home at 18 Waltham Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, where they raised, his “adopted” son Terence James, born 19th August 1946.

Terence James Armitage’s birth certificate.

On the 2nd October 1949, Rita gives birth to a boy, Michael Colin. At this point John Thomas was still in the Royal Air Force, based at Henlow Camp, in Bedfordshire.

John Thomas Cornes’s first born son Michael Colin Cornes’s birth certificate. John was still in the Royal Air Force.

Brum Cornes Jr (back row, far right) on holiday at Great Yarmouth in the 1950s.

On 20th March 1954, John Thomas’s sister Margaret, married John Stanley Tranter, at West Bromwich Registry Office, her address at the time of marriage was 19 Dudley Street, West Bromwich, an address where she lived with her mother Beatrice Norah, and her Grandparents, and aunts and uncles on 29 September 1939. Her father John Thomas (Jack)’s occupation was a Labourer – Constructional Engineer.

Margaret Cornes’s marriage certificate.

Jack Corns soon went back home to West Bromwich, his father, Thomas, died on 7th March 1958, aged 73, at the home of his son, Arthur, at 13, Ely Crescent, Hateley Heath, Staffordshire. The cause of death was:

1a. Myocardial Failure

1b. Senility

Thomas Corns’ death certificate.

Thomas’s great Grandson, Leon recalls, a story from his father, Cyril, that when Cyril and his brother Derek, were sent to be babysat at Grandad Thomas’s house, there would be a red hot poker in the fire, ready to threaten, them with, if they didn’t sit on the settee and be absolutely quiet, and behave.

On 13th December 1958, John became a father again, this time to my father Ian Robert. John Thomas’s occupation was a steelworks moulder.

Ian Robert Cornes’s birth certificate.

On the 8th of May 1963, Rita, gave birth to a daughter, Lisa Jane, and John Thomas was a taxi driver, driving for Able Taxis, Boxalls Taxis and Tiny’s Taxis.

Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire in the 1960s. Taxis are parked outside the Crown and White Lion pubs, John drove one of these taxis. In 1966 both pubs were demolished and a new incorporating Crown and Lion was built on the site of the Crown public Inn.

Lisa Jane born 8th May 1963.

Sadly Lisa Jane wasn’t to live very long and she died aged 9 days on 17th May 1963, the cause of death was a heart defect, and 16-18 Trisomy, also known as Edwards Syndrome.

Lisa Jane Cornes’ death certificate, the cause of of death was Congenital Heart Defect and 16-18 Trisomy.

John Thomas Jr. only saw his mother and father a couple of times, which in 1965/1966, since leaving West Bromwich, in the mid 1940s.

Beatrice, known as Norah, in her later years, and possibly on Holiday.

In 1972/1973, John and the family moved to 11 John Barker Place, on the West Mill Estate in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
On 23 July 1973, John’s mother Beatrice Norah died, aged 65, at West Bromwich and District Hospital in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, the cause of death was:

1a. Pulmonary Embolism

1b. Deep Vein Thrombosis

1c. Carcinoma Rectum

2. Fecal Peritonitis

West Bromwich & District Hospital where Beatrice died.

Beatrice was cremated at West Bromwich Crematorium. Three years later, his father John Thomas died on 19 December 1976, at home at 57 Denbigh Drive, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, the cause of death was:

1a. Carcinomatosis

1b. Carcinoma of lung

John Thomas was cremated at West Bromwich Crematorium on 23 December 1976, and his ashes were buried at The Garden Of Remembrance. John Thomas Jr (Young Jack/Jackie) did not attend his mother’s nor his father’s cremation.

John Thomas Cornes’s father John Thomas Corns’s death certificate in 1976.

West Bromwich Crematorium.

The Cremation Register of West Bromwich Crematorium, showing, that John Thomas Corns died on 19th December 1976, and was cremated on 23rd December 1976, and the ashes were given to his daughter, Margaret Cornes then Tranter, to be buried.

John Thomas Cornes with his wife, Rita.

Sadly on the 14 May 1991, at Milton Keynes General Hospital, aged 63. John had been disturbed at work the previous night , as a security guard in Milton Keynes, as robbers burst in, causing him to have a stroke, [Cerebrovascular Accident] which was the cause of his death in hospital. Family tried in vain to contact, Margaret, John Thomas’s sister who had married a second time, to notify her of his death.


John Thomas Cornes’s death certificate.

John Thomas was buried a week later at St John’s Cemetery, St. John’s Road, Hitchin Hertfordshire, in the new section.

The final Resting Place for John Thomas Cornes and his wife Rita, who died in 1994, in Hitchin Cemetery (St Mark’s Cemetery)

John Thomas Cornes’s sister Margaret Joyce Shore, formerly Tranter nee Cornes, died on September 12th 1994, the cause of death was:

1a. Metastatic adenocarcinoma of the endometrium.

Margaret was cremated at Sandwell Valley Crematorium on 20th September 1994, with her husband dying two months after.

SHORE, Margaret Joyce

Margaret Joyce Shore nee Cornes’s death certificate.

John Thomas Cornes Jr’s Sister Margaret in the Sandwell Valley Crematorium Register.

John Thomas’s wife, Rita Eileen died on Sunday 25th September 1994, after a spell in Lister Hospital, Stevenage Hertfordshire, and she was due to come home on Monday 26th September 1994. The cause of death was:

1a. Metastatic Carcinoma of the Bronchus.

Rita was buried with her husband John Thomas, a few days later.

Rita Eileen Cornes’s death certificate.

Colour Me So Surprised 

Here are some photos of my paternal side of the family, whom are the Corn(e)s, and Thompsons. Below is a photo of my Great Great Grandmother Louisa Corns nee Stokes (Kindly sent to me by my cousin Les Haynes)

My Great Great Grandmother Elizabeth Thompson nee Jones (1884-1960)

This photo was given to me by 2nd cousin Derek Corns.

Wedding of (Uncle) Tom Corns & (Aunt) Dorothy Langford on 18 April 1938, West Bromwich, From L-R (left hand side) my Great Great Grandmother Louisa Corns nee Stokes, Mary Powell (relation not yet confirmed to Corns family) Great Grandfather John Thomas (Jack) Corns, 16 year old great Uncle Arthur Corns, Bald man is Great Great Grandfather Thomas Corns (Louisa is his wife), and smart haired man is Uncle Albert Corns, the lady behind the bride is Jack Cornes’s wife Beatrice Norah, nee Thompson, The other people on the right are Dorothy’s family.

Photo sent to me from Ian Collard, West Bromwich Footballer of my cousin Louisa Ann (known as Ann) nee Corns with her future husband Ian Collard (whom she married in 1969) taken 18 May 1968 – Final between West Bromwich Albion and Everton. Score 1-0 to WBA.

My father, Ian Cornes,(left) and his cousin Gary Weston outside the house, I now live in, in Hitchin Hertfordshire on the day of dad’s older brother Terry Armitage’s wedding in 1969.

Young Jack Thomas Cornes with his wife Rita Eileen, nee Armitage, son Ian Robert, and nephew, Gary Weston on holiday at Butlins, Skegness.

 The Sad Tale of Muriel Amelia Eady, The Victim of Rillington Place, Notting Hill. 

Muriel Amelia Eady was born in West Ham, on 14 October 1912, at home, at 20 Baron Road, Plaistow, West Ham, to William Eady and Fanny Louisa Hooper, the youngest of four children.

In 1913, the family moved to 78, Clifton Road, Canning Town, West Ham, E16 (Before Muriel’s birth, on the 1911 census, the family had lived 81 Guildford Road, Bromley East, Poplar, E14).

In 1918, sadly Muriel’s mother Fanny Louisa, died in Poplar Hospital, and William could no longer cope with the children and the grief of losing his wife, so Muriel and her brothers were sent to Children’s Homes paid for by their father, Reginald born 1907 and  Ernest born 1909, were sent to Shenfield Home, Sheffield, whilst Muriel being placed into Poplar Homes then to Hutton Poplar Residential Home for Destitute Children, Poplar Drive, Brentwood to be with her brothers. Muriel’s older brother Leslie died at an early age. Here, she lived until 1923. From 1923 to  1935, she is living with her aunt Ethel G Souhami nee Hooper, at 48 Creswick Road, Acton, who forbade her to see boys. Ethel  falls ill, and Muriel moves back to Acton, Ethel finally dies in March 1939, and Muriel moves for a short while to 50, Creswick Road.

On September 29th 1939, she is listed as living at 8, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, as a Laundry Servant.

1939 National Identity register showing Muriel Amelia Eady living at 8 Pembroke Street, Cambridge.

By December 5th 1939, Muriel has moved, this time to 34, Tenison Road. Cambridge, presently a unemployed Domestic Servant.

Independent Press & Chronicle 15 December 1939, “Girl’s thefts from Newnham, Prison Sentence at Cambridge, had posed as a student” Muriel, was a witness at Cambridge Magistrates Court.

In 1940 Muriel then moved in with aunt Martha Hooper at 12 Roskell Road, Putney. In 1943 She began  work at integral Auxiliary Equipment Company  at Chiswick. She went to work in Park Royal, for Ultra Electronics Ltd, which made radios, not very far from her old home, in Acton, on the assembly line, It was here she met John Reginald Halliday Christie on 20th April 1944.

The two became acquainted and Muriel even visited Christie at his home, although she was accompanied by a friend, Ernest Lawson, on the first occasion. However, on Saturday, 7 October 1944,  she left home at 4pm that afternoon, after having lunch with her aunt, to do some shopping. Mrs Hooper recalled her saying at lunch, ‘I shan’t be late’, and wearing a black frock, black shows, a camel coloured coat but no hat. Yet she never returned home and, on Monday, did not arrive at work. There was no hue and cry, Muriel’s employers initially thought she was ill, and on 25 October, requested a medical certificate.

Ultra Electrics, Park Royal, where Muriel Amelia Eady and Reg Christie worked.

(Christie had planned Muriel’s murder precisely, taking sick leave from 2nd to 10th October, and was taking a risk doing so, as he was unsure if Muriel had told anyone of her whereabouts).
Wilfred Dunn, a cousin, reported Muriel missing at Putney Police Station on 4th November, and a report was duly completed. Martha, her aunt thought she might have been pregnant by her male friend. It was presumed by family she had been to a Dance Hall in Putney, which was bomb by V2 rockets and not, because all her money, her savings book which totalled ÂŁ26 14- 9d and belongings were left at home.

Her father William was told of her disappearance in 1945. Christie remained with Ultra Electrics until 8th April 1946.

Christie later explained that he had invited her around so he could help her with her catarrh, and he mixed up some Friar’s Balsam and water in a jar with the mouthpiece connected to a tube in the jar, another tube, was connected to the domestic gas which was coal gas through a tap. When she fell unconscious, he strangled her with a pair of tights he found, raped her postmortem disposed of her body in the wash-house whilst he dug a grave next to Ruth Fuerst and buried the body. Muriel had not told anyone where she was going. If she had done, one wonders whether several lives, including perhaps Geraldine’s, might have been saved if police had been led to investigate Christie earlier.

Mistakes in the investigation

The police made several mistakes in the handling of the case, especially in overlooking the remains of Christie’s previous murder victims left in the garden at Rillington Place; one femur was later found propping up a fence, overlooked in the first search, after Christie had shamelessly dug it up and leant it again the trellis in 1946. The garden of the property was very small, about 16 by 14 feet (4.9 by 4.3)  and the fence was parallel to the wash-house where the bodies of Beryl and Geraldine were later found. Several searches were made at the house after Evans confessed to placing his wife’s remains in the drains, but the wash-house was not entered at any point by the three policemen conducting the search.The garden was apparently examined but was not excavated at this point. Christie later admitted that his dog had unearthed the skull of Muriel Eady in the garden shortly after these police searches, which he simply threw into an abandoned bombed-out house in nearby St. Marks Road. (this evidence was corroborated by  an autopsy report on the skull found in St. Mark’s Road, in 1949, was that to be of a woman aged 32-34 suffering from nasal catarrh) There was clearly no systematic search made of the crime scene in which this or other human remains would have been found, and pointed to Christie as the perpetrator. Several police searches of the property showed a complete lack of expertise in handling forensic evidence and were quite superficial, at best. Had the searches been conducted effectively, the investigation would have exposed Christie as a murderer, and the lives of four women, as well as Evans, would have been saved Christie left 10 Rillington Place on 20 March 1953, being arrested a few days later, on 31 March 1953.

A policeman stands guard in the rear garden of 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, Home to John Reginald Halliday Christie, the bodies of 4 women were found in the ground floor flat, Christie later went on trial for the murder of several women, including that of Muriel.

Mrs Hart, the neighbour of serial killer John Reginald Christie, points to the spot in the garden of 10 Rillington Place, where two of his victims Ruth Fuerst and Muriel Amelia Eady, were buried circa 1953.

Conviction and execution
While in custody, Christie confessed to seven murders: the three women found in the kitchen alcove, his wife, and the two women buried in the back garden. He also admitted being responsible for the murder of Beryl Evans, which Timothy Evans had originally been charged with during the police investigation in 1949, although he denied killing Geraldine Evans, Christie was tried only for the murder of his wife Ethel. His trial began on 22 June 1953, in the same court in which Evans had been tried three years earlier.Christie pleaded insanity and claimed to have a poor memory of the events. The jury rejected the plea, and after deliberating for 85 minutes found Christie guilty. Christie did not appeal against his conviction.

On 15th July 1953, a few minutes after 8AM Christie was hanged at Pentonville Prison. His executioner was Albert Pierrepoint, who had previously hanged Evans. After being pinioned for execution, Christie complained that his nose itched. Pierrepoint assured him that “It won’t bother you for long”.

Muriel’s Death Certificate.

Final Resting Place. SADLY… Muriel’s final resting place is yet to be found, a year after getting justice for his daughter, William, in 1954.

Ó Bhreith Go BĂĄs: TĂĄ an scĂ©al tragĂłideach Éireannach agus a teaghlach //  From The Cradle To The Grave: A tragic tale of an Irishwoman and her family. 

Margaret Maylin, aged 62 in Mount Merrion, Dublin. on the back of the photograph is written “From Gran, 1948” Margaret Maylin, aois 62 i Cnoc Mhuirfean, Baile Átha Cliath ar chĂșl an grianghraf atĂĄ scrĂ­ofa “Ó MamĂł, 1948”.

Margaret Hibbets / Hibbitts was born on 3rd September 1886, the second child of James Hibbets and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Neill, in Mountmellick, Queens County, Ireland, the first child, an unnamed male born on June 20 1885 had died, two hours from birth. Margaret was the first of two children to be born outside Mountmellick Union Workhouse.

Margaret Hibbets / Hibbitts rugadh ar 3 MeĂĄn FĂłmhair, 1886, ba Ă© an dara pĂĄiste de James Hibbets agus Elizabeth “Lizzie” Neill, i MĂłinteach MĂ­lic, Contae na BanrĂ­ona, Éire, fuair bĂĄs an chĂ©ad leanbh, fireann gan ainm a rugadh ar 20 Meitheamh 1885, dhĂĄ uair an chloig Ăł bhreith. Margaret an chĂ©ad cheann de beirt leanaĂ­ a rugadh taobh amuigh de MĂłinteach MĂ­lic Aontas Teach na mBocht.


1885 Birth Certificate of Margaret Hibbitts 1885 Teastas Breithe Margaret Hibbitts

Unnamed boy’s 1885 birth in the register / 1885 breith buachaill gan ainm sa chlĂĄr

The next child, Finton was born in Mountmellick Workhouse on 17th February 1888.

An chéad phåiste eile, a rugadh Finton i Móinteach Mílic Teach na mBocht,17 Feabhra 1888.

Finton’s birth in the register / breithe Finton sa chlĂĄr

James, Margaret’s Father was sent to Tullamore Gaol, for Drunkeness, for seven days on 2nd August 1888, leaving Elizabeth, to raise the children on her own, he was released on 8th August 1888.

James, Athair Margaret cuireadh chuig PrĂ­osĂșn Tulach MhĂłr, do meisce, ar feadh seacht lĂĄ ar 2 LĂșnasa, 1888, ag fĂĄgĂĄil Elizabeth, a ardĂș na pĂĄistĂ­ ina haonar, bhĂ­ sĂ© scaoileadh ar 8 LĂșnasa, 1888.

Gaol register 1888 / clĂĄr PhrĂ­osĂșin 1888

On 18 November 1889, Elizabeth, was sent to Tullamore, charged “for making use of language likely to provoke breach of the peace”, she was bailed, and released on 17th December 1889. Her daughter, Margaret, aged three, was taken into Tullamore, with her.

An 18Ăș Samhain 1889, cuireadh Elizabeth chuig Tulach MhĂłr, “d’ĂșsĂĄid teanga a d’fhĂ©adfadh a bheith ina chĂșis le sĂĄrĂș ar an tsĂ­ochĂĄin a spreagadh”, baineadh Ă­ a scaoileadh agus a scaoileadh ar an 17Ăș Nollaig 1889. TĂłgadh a inĂ­on, Margaret, trĂ­ bliana d’aois sa Tulach MhĂłr, lĂ©i.

On 25th January 1891, Elizabeth, Margaret’s mother, was sent to Tullamore awaiting court proceedings at Maryborough Assizes, being indicted for manslaughter, in court, a coroner was questioned. She was acquitted, and released on 5th March 1891.

Ar 25 EanĂĄir 1891,Elizabeth, mĂĄthair Margaret cuireadh, chuig an Tulach MhĂłr ag feitheamh cĂșirte ag SeisiĂșin Portlaoighise, ĂĄ dhĂ­otĂĄil do dĂșnorgain, sa chĂșirt, cuireadh ceisteanna crĂłinĂ©ir. BhĂ­ sĂ­ Ă©igiontaithe, agus a foilsĂ­odh ar an 5 MĂĄrta, 1891.

Maryborough Assizes / SeisiĂșin Portlaoighise

On 9th February 1891, James, was gaoled again for drunkeness, at Tullamore for a week, being released on 16th February 1891.

An 9Ăș Feabhra 1891, James bhĂ­ i bprĂ­osĂșn, arĂ­s meisce, ar an Tulach MhĂłr ar feadh seachtaine ĂĄ scaoileadh ar an 16 Feabhra 1891.

During this time, the children were either in the care of grandparents or in the workhouse, as the parents were languishing in jail.

Le linn an ama, na pĂĄistĂ­, bhĂ­ ceachtar faoi chĂșram SeantuismitheoirĂ­ nĂł i dteach na mbocht, mar a bhĂ­ na tuismitheoirĂ­ fan i bprĂ­osĂșn.

For five years, the family had a break from the workhouse when the fourth and fifth child, Thomas and Mary, twins were workhouse born on 24 February 1893, sadly Mary died on 1 March 1893 of Debility from Birth (The doctor had wrongly written 24 hours old).

Ar feadh cĂșig bliana, bhĂ­ an teaghlach sos Ăł teach na mbocht nuair a bheidh an ceathrĂș agus an cĂșigiĂș leanbh, Thomas agus Mary, cĂșpla a bhĂ­ Teach na mBocht rugadh an 24 Feabhra 1893, faraor fuair bĂĄs Mary an 1 MĂĄrta 1893 laige fisiciĂșil (an dochtĂșir gur scrĂ­obh hĂ©agĂłrach 24 uair an chloig d’aois)

Thomas and Mary’s birth in the register / breithe Thomas agus Mary sa chlĂĄr

Mary’s death in the register / bĂĄs Mary sa chlĂĄr

On 28th March 1894, James, Margaret’s Father, was again imprisoned, for drunkeness, again for seven days, leaving Elizabeth to fend for herself, his release was set for 4 April 1894.

Ar 28 MĂĄrta, 1894, James, athair Margaret a bhĂ­ i bprĂ­osĂșn, arĂ­s ar feadh seacht lĂĄ, arĂ­s meisce, ag fĂĄgĂĄil arĂ­s Elizabeth a conlĂĄn di fĂ©in, bhĂ­ sĂ© scaoileadh 3 AibreĂĄn, 1894.

prison Register 1894 / clĂĄr PhrĂ­osĂșin 1894

Then a year later, along came James, who was born outside the workhouse, on 20th January 1895.

Ansin sa bhliain ina dhiaidh thĂĄinig in Ă©ineacht James, a rugadh taobh amuigh Teach na mBocht ar an 20 EanĂĄir 1895.

James’s birth in the register / breithe James sa chlĂĄr

On 16th December 1896, James, was imprisoned for drunkeness again,at Tullamore Gaol, and sentenced to hard labour for a week. His release date was set for 22nd December 1896.

An 16 Nollaig 1896, James a bhĂ­ i bprĂ­osĂșn arĂ­s meisce , ag Tulach MhĂłr, pianbhreith daor-oibre, ar feadh seachtaine, agus bunaĂ­odh a dhĂĄta scaoileadh le haghaidh 22 Nollaig, 1896.

Prison Register 1896 / clĂĄr PhrĂ­osĂșin 1896

Two years later they found themselves in the workhouse, when another son, Patrick Junior, was born on 11th November 1898, for the next two years they managed to stay out of the workhouse until the birth of Susan, on 9 December 1900.

DhĂĄ bhliain ina dhiaidh sin,fuair siad iad fĂ©in i dteach na mbocht, nuair mac eile, Patrick SĂłisearach rugadh, ar 11 Samhain 1898, ar feadh dĂĄ bhliain atĂĄ romhainn d’Ă©irigh leo fanacht amach as na mbocht go dtĂ­ an bhreith Susan, an 9 Nollaig 1900.

Patrick’s birth in the register / breithe Patrick sa chlĂĄr

Susan’s birth in the register / breithe Susan sa chlĂĄr


MĂłinteach MĂ­lic Aontas Teach na mBocht

Mountmellick Union Workhouse / MĂłinteach MĂ­lic Aontas Teach na mBocht

They weren’t in the workhouse for long as census 1901 night came and Margaret was at work at 1 Bridge street, as a servant, whilst the family were at home at No1 Tracy’s Lane, Mountmellick, Queen’s County.

NĂ­ raibh siad i dteach na mbocht do fada agus a thĂĄinig daonĂĄirimh 1901 oĂ­che agus bhĂ­ Margaret ag an obair ag Uimhir 1 Droichead na srĂĄide, mar sheirbhĂ­seach, fad is a bhĂ­ an teaghlach sa bhaile ag Uimhir 1 Tracy’s Lane, MĂłinteach MĂ­lic, Contae na BanrĂ­ona.

1901 Census of Margaret Hibbitts. 1901 DaonĂĄireamh Margaret Hibbitts

On 6th January 1903, Elizabeth Hibbitts, Margaret’s mother was sent to Tullamore Prison for making threats, she was released on bail on 6th March 1903.

Ar 6 EanĂĄir, 1903, Elizabeth Hibbitts, mĂĄthair Margaret cuireadh chuig PrĂ­osĂșn Tulach MhĂłr chun bagairtĂ­ a dhĂ©anamh, bhĂ­ sĂ­ scaoileadh faoi bhannaĂ­ ar 6 MĂĄrta 1903.

On 18th November 1908, James was indicted for cruelty to an ass, at Portarlington Assizes Court.

“That on the 16th day of November 1908 at Garryhinch in said District and King’s County, you, the said Defendant did unlawfully and cruelly ill-treat an ass, the property of one David Jones, by working it while suffering from several sores. viz:- one on each hip and one on right side of belly and under the straddle the latter sore being raw and bleeding, contrary to section 12 and 13 vict, cap 92″(Cruelty to Animals Act 1849)

“Defendant convicted of said offence, and ordered to pay full a fine a sum of five shillings and for costs the sum of two shillings and threepence. with the section “In default of payment to be imprisoned for the period of —– with hard labour at the gaol at Tullamore, in the King’s County unless such fine and cost are sooner paid.”

He opted to pay the fine of 5 shillings (-/5) with court costs of another 2 shillings and thruppence at court. and avoided going to Tullamore Gaol.

An 18 Samhain 1908, dĂ­otĂĄladh James cruĂĄlacht ar asal, ag CĂșil an tSĂșdaire SeisiĂșin CĂșirte.

“An 16Ăș Samhain 1908 ag GarraĂ­ Inse in dĂșirt DĂșiche agus an RĂ­ Chontae, tĂș, an CosantĂłir sin raibh neamhdhleathach agus cruĂĄlach droch-chĂłireĂĄil le asal, ina maoin de chuid amhĂĄin David Jones, trĂ­ bheith ag obair Ă© agus ag fulaingt Ăł roinnt pianmhara. Viz : – amhĂĄin ar gach cromĂĄin agus ceann ar thaobh na lĂĄimhe deise den bolg agus faoi straddle an tinn dara ceann a bheith amh agus fhuil, contrĂĄrdha d’alt 12 agus 13 Vict, caipĂ­n 92 “(FhĂłirithint ar Ainmhithe Acht 1849)

“CosantĂłir a chiontaĂ­tear sin i gcion, agus d’ordaigh a Ă­oc go hiomlĂĄn, fĂ­neĂĄil suim cĂșig scilling agus do chostais suim dhĂĄ scilling agus trĂ­ phingin. Leis an t-alt” I mura n-Ă­octar a phrĂ­osĂșnĂș go ceann trĂ©imhse —– le daor-oibre ar an prĂ­osĂșn ag Tulach MhĂłr, i Contae an RĂ­ ach amhĂĄin mĂĄ tĂĄ an fhĂ­neĂĄil agus an costas a leithĂ©id tĂșisce a Ă­ocadh. ”

Roghnaigh sĂ© an fhĂ­neĂĄil de 5 scilling a Ă­oc (-/ 5) le costais cĂșirte 2 scilling eile agus thruppence sa chĂșirt. agus a sheachaint ag dul go dtĂ­ an Tulach MhĂłr Gaol

petty Sessions Order Books / ordĂș seisiĂșin Petty leabhair

Tullamore Gaol where James and Elizabeth spent their sentences, the back of the prison was demolished in 1937, only the front wall remains. / PrĂ­osĂșn Tulach MhĂłr ĂĄit ar chaith James agus Elizabeth a n-abairtĂ­, Leagadh chĂșl an phrĂ­osĂșin i 1937, fĂłs ach ar an bhalla tosaigh.

Between 1906 and 1908 Margaret became ostracised by her parents, as on the 1911 census, James and Elizabeth was living with five children with Margaret away, but had said eight children were born to the marriage, and only 5 were living, which didn’t include Margaret.

Idir 1906 agus 1908 thĂĄinig Margaret bhĂ­ gearrtha amach ag a tuismitheoirĂ­, mar atĂĄ ar dhaonĂĄireamh 1911, James agus Elizabeth chĂłnaĂ­ le cĂșigear leanaĂ­ a bhfuil Margaret shiĂșl, ach bhĂ­ a dĂșirt rugadh ochtar pĂĄistĂ­ an bpĂłsadh, agus nĂ­ raibh ach 5 ina gcĂłnaĂ­, nach raibh I measc Margaret.

By 1908 Margaret had boarded the boat to England, and was working at the Rose and Crown Hotel, where she gave birth to Eilleen Hibbitts, a girl on 22nd July 1909.

Faoi 1908 bhĂ­ ar iostas Margaret an bĂĄd go Sasana agus bhĂ­ sĂ© ag obair ar an RĂłs agus CorĂłin ÓstĂĄn, i gcĂĄs ina rug sĂ­ Eilleen Hibbitts, cailĂ­n ar 22 IĂșil, 1909.


The Rose & Crown Hotel where, Margaret gave birth to Eilleen in 1909. An Rós Agus Coróin Óstan, Baldock, áit ar thug Margaret rugadh Eileen i 1909.

Eilleen Hibbitts BIRTH 1909

Eileen’s Birth Certificate. Teastas Breithe Eilleen Hibbitts

On 26th February 1911, Margaret Hibbits married Harry Maylin, at Church of Our Lady Immaculate and Saint Andrew, on Nightingale Road, at the time of her marriage she resided at 16 Alexandra Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, with her cousin Mary Clarke nee O’Neill, her husband James, and daughter Carrie, while Harry was at the Rose and Crown Hotel, Baldock.

Ar 26 Feabhra, 1911, phĂłs Margaret Hibbits Harry Maylin, ag Eaglais Mhuire gan SmĂĄl agus Naomh AindriĂș, ar BhĂłthar Nightingale, ag trĂĄth a pĂłsta chĂłnaigh sĂ­ ag 16 Alexandra Bothar, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, lena col ceathrar, Mary Clarke, roimhe O’Neill, a fear cĂ©ile James, agus inĂ­on Carrie, cĂ© go raibh Harry ag an RĂłs agus CorĂłin ÓstĂĄn, Baldock.

The Roman Catholic Church – Our Lady Immaculate & St Andrew, where Harry Maylin & Margaret Hibbitts, married, in February 1911. An Eaglais Chaitliceach – Mhuire gan SmĂĄl & Saint AindriĂș, i gcĂĄs ina Harry Maylin & Margaret Hibbitts, pĂłsta, i mĂ­ Feabhra 1911


Margaret’s Marriage Certificate DeimhniĂș pĂłsta Margaret

16 Alexandra Road, Hitchin, where Margaret lived at the time of her marriage. 16 BĂłthar Alexandra, Hitchin, ĂĄit a raibh cĂłnaĂ­ ar Margaret ag an am a pĂłsta.

On Census Night, 2nd April 1911, Margaret left her daughter Eilleen in the care of her father and mother in law William Albert and Alice Maylin, at 87 Queen Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, while she was at work at the Sun Hotel, 4 Sun Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, as a married Kitchen Maid. Harry was at the Rose and Crown Hotel, in Baldock, listed as single.

OĂ­che an DaonĂĄirimh, 2 AibreĂĄn, 1911, d’fhĂĄg Margaret hinĂ­on Eilleen i gcĂșram dĂĄ athair agus a mhĂĄthair sa dlĂ­ William Albert agus Alice Maylin, ag 87 Queen Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, cĂ© go raibh sĂ­ ag obair ag an Sun ÓstĂĄn, 4 Sun Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, mar pĂłsta cailĂ­n cistine. BhĂ­ Harry ar an RĂłs agus CorĂłin ÓstĂĄn, i Baldock, atĂĄ liostaithe mar singil.

The 1911 census which shows Margaret at the Sun Hotel as a Kitchen-maid. An 1911 dhaonĂĄireamh, a lĂ©irĂ­onn Margaret, in ÓstĂĄn Sun mar cailĂ­n cistin.

On the 28th September 1915, Margaret, gives birth to Olive Sybil Maylin at home, at 23 Queen Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Ar an 28 MeĂĄn FĂłmhair 1915, Margaret tugann bhreith go Olive Sybil Maylin sa bhaile, ag 23 Queen Street (SrĂĄid na BanrĂ­ona), Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Olive Sybil Maylin’s Birth Certificate / Olive Sybil Maylin Teastas Breithe.

In 1916, the Maylins, moved to a different area of Hitchin, to 11 Anderson’s Row, Florence Street, here they lived until 1918, Andersons Row, was where Anderson’s House, a sheltered accommodation facility now stands.

I 1916, an Maylins, bhog sĂ© go dtĂ­ ceantar difriĂșil Hitchin, go 11 Anderson Row, Florence Street, anseo bhĂ­ cĂłnaĂ­ orthu go dtĂ­ 1918, Andersons Rae, bhĂ­ ĂĄit Teach Anderson, ĂĄis chĂłirĂ­ochta dhĂ­deanach sheasann anois.

On the 31st August 1918, the family move to Mountmellick, Ireland, Margaret’s Hometown due to Harry’s transfer to the second Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry.

Ar 31 LĂșnasa 1918, an t-aistriĂș teaghlaigh a MĂłinteach MĂ­lic,Éire, Baile DĂșchais, Margaret, gheall aistriĂș Harry chuig an dara chathlĂĄn an Durham Light Coisithe.

15 Oxmantown Road, where, Margaret lived with her husband and two children in 1919. / 15 Bhaile na Lochlannach Bóthar mås rud é, a raibh cónaí Margaret lena fear céile agus beirt phåistí i 1919.

Sadly Harry was demobbed to England on 18 February 1919, suffering from dyspepsia, their address, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, was to be 2 Queen Street, James, Margaret’s brother, joined them for a year, until he moved in with his aunt and uncle, Mary and James Clarke in 1922.

Faraor bhí Harry demobbed go Sasana ar an 18 Feabhra 1919, ag fulaingt ó dispeipse a seoladh, i Hitchin, Hertfordshire, a bhí le bheith 2 Queen Sråid. Dearthåir, Margaret, James Hibbitts, isteach orthu ar feadh bliana,go dtí go bhog sé i lena Aintín agus uncail Mary agus James Clarke, i 1922.

On 1st April 1920 along came Margaret, born at 2 Queen Street, Hitchin, and things were beginning to take it’s toll on Margaret, and she suffered with depression, looking after three children and her invalided husband.

Ar 1 AibreĂĄn, 1920 a thĂĄinig i dteannta Margaret, a rugadh ar 2 Queen Street, Hitchin, agus bhĂ­ rudaĂ­ ag tosĂș a ghlacadh sĂ© dola ar Margaret, agus d’fhulaing sĂ­ le dĂșlagar, ag tabhairt aire do triĂșr leanaĂ­ agus a fear cĂ©ile-easlĂĄn.

Margaret Maylin Birth Certificate / Teastas Breithe Margaret Maylin

Margaret fled Hitchin, with her first daughter, Eilleen to Ireland, in 1923, along with brother, James Hibbitts.  On the 17th November 1934, Margaret,  known as Mary  is found in the Nationalist & Leinster Times, giving a summons to Mary Hibbitts, her sister in Law, who is married to Patrick, her brother to attend  Mountmellick District Court, to answer a case of abusive language and assault, Mary Hibbitts, summonsed her Husband Patrick, and his brother Thomas. She had been in the Employ of the Earle family, as a mother’s help, since 1929.

Margaret theith Hitchin, lena chĂ©ad inĂ­on, Eilleen go hÉirinn, i 1923, mar aon le dearthĂĄir, James Hibbitts.  Ar an 17Ăș Samhain 1934, tĂĄ Margaret, ar a dtugtar Mary, ar fĂĄil sa Nationalist & Leinster Times, ag tabhairt toghairm do Mary Hibbitts, a deirfiĂșr sa DlĂ­, atĂĄ pĂłsta le Patrick, a dearthĂĄir chun freastal ar ChĂșirt DĂșiche MhĂłinteach MĂ­lic chun cĂĄs a fhreagairt de theagmhasach agus ionsaĂ­, Mary Hibbitts, a fear cĂ©ile, Patrick, agus a dhearthĂĄir Thomas. BhĂ­ sĂ­ i bhFostaithe an teaghlaigh Earle, mar chabhair mhĂĄthair, Ăł 1929.

On 27 May 1924, Margaret jr, sadly died, at 18 Pulters Way, Hitchin, of Bronchitis and Heart Failure. The informant of the death was, Margaret’s grandmother Alice Maylin formerly Page, and Margaret never returned for the funeral.

An 27 Bealtaine 1924, Margaret jr, brónach fuair bås, ag 18 Pulters Way, Hitchin, ar Broincíteas agus Cliseadh Croí. An fhaisnéiseora an bhåis a bhí, seanmhåthair Maargaret, Alice Maylin roimhe Page, agus Margaret riamh ar eis chun dul go dtí an tsochraid.

Margaret’s death certificate / Teastas bĂĄis Margaret

There Margaret and Eilleen, stayed until 1926, when Eilleen, left school one day unbeknownst to Margaret, and boarded the boat to Ireland. Contact was maintained until 1948, and that was the last the Maylins heard from Margaret.

TĂĄ Margaret agus Eilleen, d’fhan go dtĂ­ 1926, nuair a Eilleen, d’fhĂĄg an scoil lĂĄ amhĂĄin fhios do Margaret, agus iostas an bĂĄd go hÉirinn. CoimeĂĄdadh teagmhĂĄil go dtĂ­ 1948, agus go raibh na deireanach an Maylins Ă©isteacht Ăł Margaret.

Margaret lived with her friends William and Evelyn Earle, until 1952, when Margaret moved into Linden Convalescent Home in Stillorgan, Dublin, until she died.

Margaret bhĂ­ cĂłnaĂ­ lena cairde William agus Evelyn Earle, go dtĂ­ 1952, nuair a d’aistrigh Margaret isteach Linden Teach TĂ©arnaimh i Stigh Lorgan, Baile Átha Cliath, go dtĂ­ go bhfuair sĂ­ bĂĄs.

153 Strand Road, Merrion the last known address. 153 BĂłthar na TrĂĄ, Mhuirfean, an seoladh is deireanaĂ­ is eol

The entrance to Linden Convalescent Home, Stillorgan, Dublin /An mbealach isteach chuig Linden Teach Téarnaimh, i Stigh Lorgan, Baile Átha Cliath

Linden Convalescent Home / Linden Teach TĂ©arnaimh i Stigh Lorgan

On 4th June 1952, Margaret had a procedure called Manchester Operation (Also known as the Fothergill Operation), which was to help fix a uterine prolapse, which released a blood clot which, travelled up to the lungs which caused a pulmonary embolus, which occurred one or two minutes before death.

She died at Linden Convalescent Home, Stillorgan, on 16th June 1952.

Ar an 4 Meitheamh 1952, bhĂ­ Margaret nĂłs imeachta ar a dtugtar Manchester OibrĂ­ocht (a dtugtar freisin mar an OibrĂ­ocht Fothergill), a bhĂ­ chun cabhrĂș le shocrĂș Úter prolĂĄideach, a scaoileadh tĂ©achtĂĄn fola a, thaistil go dtĂ­ na scamhĂłga a ba chĂșis le eambĂłlas scamhĂłgach,a tharla ceann amhĂĄin nĂł dhĂĄ nĂłimĂ©ad roimh an mbĂĄs.

Fuair sĂ­ bĂĄs ag Teach TĂ©arnaimh, Stigh Lorgan, ar 16 Meitheamh 1952.

Margaret’s death certificate / Teastas bĂĄis Margaret

Death Notice from 23rd June 1952, in Irish Times . FĂłgra BĂĄis Ăłn Irish Times an 23 Meitheamh 1952.

While the place of burial is unknown, it is likely Margaret was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave at Glasnevin Cemetery.

Cé go bhfuil an t-ionad adhlactha anaithnid, tå sé do hadhnaiceadh dócha Margaret in uaigh an pauper neamh-mharcåilte ag Reilig Ghlas Naíon.

I contacted Sister Christina Gorman of the Sisters of Charity Order at Mary Aikenhead House, whom had ownership of Linden Convalescent Home at the time of Margaret’s stay, sadly no records of Margaret’s exists there.

Chuaigh mĂ© i dteagmhĂĄil leis an t’SiĂșr Christina Gorman d’OrdĂș Sisters of Charity ag Mary Aikenhead House, a raibh ĂșinĂ©ireacht aige ar Dhaonlathach Linden nuair a bhĂ­ fanacht Margaret, agus nĂ­l aon taifid ann do Margaret ann.









Remembrance notices ended in 1965 because her friends of 24 years, Evelyn Earle died 28th March 1966. William died 18th September 1978. They were both buried at Dean Grange Cemetery, in Blackrock, Dublin.

CrĂ­ochnaigh fĂłgraĂ­ cuimhneachĂĄin I 1965 mar gheall ar a cairde 24 bliain d’aois, d’Ă©ag Evelyn Earle an 28 MĂĄrta 1966. D’Ă©ag William ar an 18Ăș MeĂĄn FĂłmhair 1978. BhĂ­ siad araon curtha ag Reilig Dhean Grange sa Charraig Dhubh, Baile Átha Cliath.

The Earle’s Grave at Dean Grange Cemetery, in Blackrock. Uaimh Earle ag Reilig an Dean Grange, an Charraig Dhubh

Thomas William Heath – A Son, Husband, Father, and a larcenous Ă©migrĂ© / En SĂžn, ĂŠgtemand, far og en tyvagtig emigrant


Thomas William Heath was born on Sunday 5th May 1889 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire to Emma Elizabeth Battams and Albert William Heath, the middle child of three, the other children being Sarah J.E. (1887-1917), Beatrice Matilda (1892-1937)

Thomas William Heath blev fÞdt den 5.  maj 1889 i Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, sÞn af Emma Elizabeth Battams og Albert William Heath, den mellemste barn af tre: Sarah J.E. (1887-1917), Beatrice Matilda (1892-1937)

On Sunday 5th 1891, he was listed as aged 1 with his parents, living at Broomhill End, Great Brickhill, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.

I 1891, stod han opfÞrt med alderen 1 Är sammen med sine forÊldre, hjemmehÞrende pÄ Broomhill End, Great Brickhill, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.

Thomas on the 1891 census, aged 1 with his parents.

Thomas on the 1891 census, aged 1 with his parents. Thomas pÄ folketÊllingen 1891 i alderen 1 med sine forÊldre.

By 1899, Thomas loses his father to death, and in 1901 he is living with his mother and stepfather Frank B Woor (his mother is listed as widow, but later marries Frank B Woor), at No 5 St Johns Road, Watford Urban, Watford, Hertfordshire.

I 1899, mister Thomas sin far og i 1901 bor han med sin mor og stedfar Frank B Woor (hans mor er opfÞrt som enke, men gifter sig senere med Frank B Woor), pÄ St Johns Road,5, Watford Urban, Watford, Hertfordshire.

1901 census. Thomas with his widowed Mother, and later to be Stepfather Frank B Woor whom was a boarder.

1901 census. Thomas with his widowed Mother, and later to be Stepfather Frank B Woor whom was a boarder. 1901 folketĂŠlling. Thomas med sin enke mor, og senere at vĂŠre stedfar Frank B Woor som var en pensionĂŠr.

In late 1908, Thomas William, courted Nellie Gascoyne from Kempston, Bedfordshire, and they eventually married on Thursday 4th March, 1909, at St Paul’s Church, Bedford, Bedfordshire. At the time of their marriage they lived at 34 Coventry Road, Bedford, Nellie was in her second month of pregnancy and Thomas was a painter.

Sidst i Ă„r 1908 bejlede Thomas William til Nellie Gascoyne fra Kempston,Bedfordshire og de blev gift den 4.  marts 1909, i St Paul’s Kirke, Bedford, Bedfordshire. PĂ„ tidspunktet for deres ĂŠgteskab, han boede her sammen med Nellie pĂ„ Coventry Road, 34, Nellie var allerede nĂŠsten to mĂ„neder gravid og Thomas var en maler.

Nellie Gascoyne

Marriage Certificate entry in the register /Vielsesattest indfĂžrelse i registret

Thomas William and Nellie Heath (nee Gascoyne) in 1909, in Bedford.

Thomas William and Nellie Heath (nee Gascoyne) in 1915, in Hammersmith.  Thomas William Heath en Nellie Heath fÞdt. Gascoyne i 1915, i Hammersmith.

Soon after, on September 25th 1909, Nellie gives birth to Gwendoline Violet, a daughter whilst residing at No 17 Beatrice Street, Kempston, Bedford. On Sunday 31st October, at Nellie’s sister Mary Elizabeth Gascoyne’s wedding, Thomas is a witness to the marriage.  The young family moved to Hammersmith. London.

Den September 25. 1909, nedkommer Nellie med datteren Gwendoline Violet, mens de er bosat pĂ„ Beatrice Street, 17 Kempston, Bedford. PĂ„ sĂžndag 31 oktober er pĂ„ Nellies sĂžster Mary Elizabeth Gascoyne’s vielse, Thomas vidne til ĂŠgteskabet.

Thomas's handwriting on the marriage certificate as witness / Thomas's hÄndskrift pÄ vielsesattesten som vidne

Thomas’s handwriting on the marriage certificate as witness / Thomas’s hĂ„ndskrift pĂ„ vielsesattesten som vidne

 The young family moved to Hammersmith. London, On Census Night (2nd April 1911), the family were residing at Thomas’s Parents house at No 69 Palmerston Street, Battersea, London, (SW11) Another child, Cyril Thomas Leslie, was born on 28th August 1911, at No69 Palmerston Street, Battersea, London, (SW11).

Den unge familie flyttede til Hammersmith i London.  PĂ„ folketĂŠllingsaftenen (den 2. April 1911), var familien bosat i Thomas’ forĂŠldres hus pĂ„ Palmerston Street,69, Battersea, London, (SW11) den andet barn, Cyril Thomas Leslie, blev fĂždt den 28 August 1911, pĂ„ Palmerston Street,Nummer 69 Battersea, London, (SW11).

1911 Census, Thomas with his wife and daughter visiting his mother and stepfather, 1911 Census, Thomas with his wife and daughter visiting his mother and stepfather.1911 Census, Thomas with his wife and daughter visiting his mother and stepfather.

1911 Census, Thomas with his wife and daughter visiting his mother and stepfather. 1911 FolketĂŠlling , Thomas med sin kone og datter besĂžge sin mor og stedfar.

Three years later they moved to No 31 Petley Road, Hammersmith London, (W6),  where Dennis Albert Edward was born on 20th May 1914. On 22nd May 1915, he attested to join the Army Service Corps. He started work as a motor fitter at Grove Park & Camberwell on the 23rd May 1915, (service of which lasted until he was arrested on 18th February 1919), by 1916, they were living at No 95 Yeldham Road, Hammersmith, London (W6)., where the last child, Ronald Frank was born on 12th November 1916.

3 Är senere flyttede de til Petley Road, 31, Hammersmith, London (W6) hvor Dennis Albert Edward blev fÞdt den 20. maj 1914. Den 22. maj 1915 sluttede han sig til Army Service Corps. Han begyndte at arbejde som motormontÞr pÄ Grove Park & Camberwell den 23. maj 1915, (han forblev i tjenesten indtil han blev anholdt den 18. februar 1919). Af 1916, den familie boede pÄ Yeldham Road, 95, Hammersmith, London (W6), hvor det sidste barn, Ronald Frank blev fÞdt 12 November 1916.

Thomas with his wife Nellie, and 3 children, Gwendoline, Cyril, and Dennis  in 1915 Thomas med sin kone Nellie og 3 barn, Gwendoline, Cyril og Dennis i 1915

Ronald Heath - FĂždsel

Ronald Frank’s birth certificate, showing their address, where he was born. / Ronald Frank fĂždselsattest, viser deres adresse, hvor han blev fĂždt.


Ronald Frank (Ronnie) in 1917 / Ronald I 1917

Ronald Frank (Ronnie) in 1918 / Ronald I 1918

Finally They moved to No 19 Russell Street, Battersea, London (SW11). On the 25th October 1918, Nellie, his wife, died of Double pneumonia leading  to Influenza, (the result of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-1920, and she was buried on 30th October 1918;  in a common grave (B20 / 309) in Wandsworth Cemetery.

Til sidst flyttede de til Russell Street,19, Battersea, London (SW11), den 25. oktober 1918 dÞde hans kone Nellie, af en dobbeltsidet lungebetÊndelse der fÞrte til en influenza, (resultatet af den Spanske Syge pandemi i 1918-1920). Hun blev begravet den 30. oktober 1918; i en fÊlles grav (B20 / 309) pÄ Wandsworth kirkegÄrd.

Wandsworth Cemetery on Magdalen Road, where wife Nellie was buried on 30th October 1918 Wandsworth kirkegÄrd pÄ Magdalen Road, hvor kone Nellie blev begravet den 30 oktober 1918

At the beginning of 1919, Thomas William Heath, is still listed as living with his landlady, Violet Lawrie, at No 19 Russell Street.

I begyndelsen af 1919 stÄr Thomas William Heath stadig opfÞrt som bosiddende hos sin udlejer, Violet Lawrie, pÄ Russell Street, 19.

Voter's list showing Thomas at No 19 Russell Street, with his landlady Violet Lawrie in 1919.

Voter’s list showing Thomas at No 19 Russell Street, with his landlady Violet Lawrie in 1919. Valglisterne viser Thomas ingen 19 Russell Street, med hans vĂŠrtinde Violet Lawrie i 1919.



Thomas William Heathwoor, No1000634 Army Service Corps (A. S. C.) was arrested on the 18th February 1919 by Detective Sergeant Stevens of “W” Division (Clapham). When arrested, Thomas said “I had done it for the money, as I was ‘hard up'”,  and he was detained at Lavender Hill Police Station (SW11), for questioning. Thomas was bailed to attend South Western Magistrates Court, 176A Lavender Hill, London (SW11), (now Lavender Hill Magistrates Court),  where he was to give his name and address, and was given bail, from the 24th February 1919 to 11th March 1919 in a trial which lasted two days at Central Criminal Court, known as The Old Bailey.


Thomas William Heathwoor, No1000634 Army service Corps (ASC) blev arresteret den 18. februar 1919 af Detective Sergeant Stevens af “W” Division (Clapham). NĂ„r anholdt Thomas sagde “jeg havde gjort det for pengene, som jeg var ” gik i stykker” ‘, og han blev tilbageholdt pĂ„ lavendel Hill Police Station (SW11), til afhĂžring. Thomas blev reddet til at deltage i South Western Magistrates Court, 176A Lavender Hill, London (SW11), (nu Lavender Hill Magistrates Court), hvor han var at give sit navn og adresse, og fik kaution, fra den 24. februar 1919 til den 11. marts 1919 in en retssag, der varede to dage ved Central Criminal Court, kendt som The Old Bailey.

A newspaper clipping from The Illustrated Police News dated 6th March 1919. Dateret 6. marts 1919, en rapport I Illustrated Police News..


Thomas, was sent to Central Criminal Court – Old Bailey, London EC4, on 11th March 1919, where he was tried and convicted of stealing a motor vehicle, the property of Secretary of State for War, (then Winston Churchill) and receiving the said property, knowing it to have been stolen.

Thomas kom for retten i Central Criminal Court – The Old Bailey, London EC4 , den 11. marts 1919, hvor han blev retsforfulgt og dĂžmt for at stjĂŠle et motorkĂžretĂžj tilhĂžrende forsvaret (StatssekretĂŠr for krig derefter Winston Churchill)  og for at have fĂ„et motorkĂžretĂžjet overdraget, vel vidende at det var stjĂ„let.

A clipping from the Daily Sheffield Telegraph dated 14th March 1919. Dateret 14. marts 1919, en rapport I Sheffield Daily Telegraph.

Criminal Register showing Trial dates, Courts attended and sentence, and where Thomas was imprisoned

Criminal Register showing Trial dates, Courts attended and sentence, and where Thomas was imprisoned. (click to enlarge) Strafferegistre viser retssag datoer, domstolene deltog og punktum, og hvor Thomas var fĂŠngslet. (Klik for at forstĂžrre)


Thomas, was found GUILTY and  sentenced by Sir (Frederick) Albert Bosanquet K.C. J.P. to 12 Months without Hard Labour.


Thomas blev fundet SKYLDIG af Sir (Frederik) Albert Bosanquet K.C. J.P. og idÞmt 12 mÄneders fÊngsel uden hÄrdt arbejde.

Sir Frederick Albert Bosanquet, K.C who sentenced Thomas. / dĂžmt Thomas.


Thomas William Heath, having been found guilty of the offence of theft, was sent to His Majesty’s Prison: Wandsworth, which coincidentally, around the corner from where his wife, Nellie was buried at Wandsworth Cemetery, Thomas was a Second Division Prisoner.  Second division prisoners are kept apart, as far as possible, from other classes of prisoners. They receive more frequent letters and visits and they wear clothes of a different colour.


Thomas William Heath blev sendt til hans MajestĂŠts FĂŠngsel: Wandsworth [His Majesty’s Prison: Wandsworth], som tilfĂŠldigvis lĂ„ lige rundt om hjĂžrnet fra hvor hans kone, Nellie blev begravet pĂ„ Wandsworth kirkegĂ„rd. Thomas var en fange i anden Division. Anden divisions fanger var fĂŠngslet seperat, sĂ„ vidt muligt fra andre klasser af fanger. De modtog hyppigere breve og besĂžg og de bar tĂžj i en anden farve.

Nominelt Register over Prisoner IndlÊggelser viser posten for Thomas William Heathwoor, dette viser ogsÄ hans udgivelsesdato den 25. januar 1920.

HMP Wandsworth where Thomas was imprisoned on 4th March 1919

HMP Wandsworth where Thomas was imprisoned on 4th March 1919 Hans MajestĂŠts fĂŠngsel Wandsworth hvor Thomas var fĂŠngslet den 4. marts 1919


Thomas was due to be released on 5th March 1920, but was released early for good behaviour. He was released on 25th January 1920, and duly made it known, that he was called Thomas Leslie Heath, he remarried at St. Gabriel’s Church, in Pimlico, South West London, to Katy Olga Vilhelmine Oberg Nielsen. who was of Danish descent, on rd April 1920. They lived at 1 Charlwood Street, Pimlico, Westminster (SW1) at the time of their marriage with Katy’s sister, Carla and her husband John Henry Brown.


Thomas skyldtes at blive frigivet den 25. januar 1920, men han har sin straf reduceret pÄ god opfÞrsel. Han blev lÞsladt den 25. januar 1920. Herefter bekendtgjorde han, at han hed Thomas Leslie Heath og han giftede sig igen den 3. april 1920 i St. Gabriel kirke i Pimlico, South West London, med Katy Olga Vilhelmine Oberg Nielsen, der var af dansk afstamning. De boede pÄ harlwood Street, 1,  Pimlico, Westminster, (SW1) pÄ tidspunktet for deres Êgteskab, med Katys sÞster Carla og hendes Êgtemand John Henry Brown.

Marriage between Thomas Leslie Heath & Katy Olga Vilhelmine Nielsen, on 4th April 1920 at St Gabriel's in Pimlico, 1 month after his release from Wandsworth Prison.

Marriage between Thomas Leslie Heath & Katy Olga Vilhelmine Nielsen, on 4th April 1920 at St Gabriel’s in Pimlico, 1 month after his release from Wandsworth Prison. Vielsesattest

In 1921, Thomas was living at  92 Elmhurst Mansions, 54 Edgeley Road, Clapham, (SW4), with his new wife, of one year.

I 1921, Thomas boede pÄ 92 Elmhurst Mansions, 54 Edgeley Road, Clapham, (SW4), med sin nye kone, pÄ et Är.

1921 electoral Register

1921 electoral Register, 1921 valglisterne


In 1922 Thomas left England, to set up home with Katy, in Copenhagen, Denmark, they took children Dennis Albert Edward  & Ronald Frank (from his previous marriage to Nellie) with them, and left the other 2 children, Gwendoline Violet, and Cyril Thomas Leslie, in England (also from previous marriage).  They arrived at Dronningensgade, 13, 4, on 1st May 1922.


I 1922 forlod Thomas England, for at stifte hjem med Katy i KÞbenhavn, Danmark. De tog bÞrnene Dennis Albert Edward og Ronald Frank (fra sit tidligere Êgteskab med Nellie) med dem og efterlod de 2 andre bÞrn, Gwendoline Violet og Cyril Thomas Leslie, i England (ogsÄ fra tidligere Êgteskab). De ankom til Dronningensgade 13, 4 sal, den 1. maj 1922.

Politiets Registerblade or Police Register Entry for Thomas & Katy which they had to complete upon entry into Denmark.

Politiets Registerblade or Police Register Entry for Thomas & Katy which they had to complete upon entry into Denmark.

On 17 July 1923, Thomas and the family left Copenhagen, and went to live elsewhere in Denmark.
Den 17 Juli 1923, Thomas og familie, forlod KÞbenhavn, en udlignede andetsteds i Danmark.

Thomas was in the Employ of Magasin du Nord, a large Department Store, in Copenhagen in 1930.
Thomas var ansat i Magasin du Nord, et stormagasin i 1930.

1930 Census / FolketĂŠlling I 1930

1930 Census / FolketĂŠlling I 1930

The family obtained Danish Citizenship in 1940, 1954, and 1955. There were no children born to this marriage.
Familien opnÄede dansk statsborgerskab i 1940, 1954 og 1955. Der var ingen bÞrn i dette Êgteskab.


  • 1922 – 1923 – Dronningensgade, 13,4 – KĂžbenhavn K
  • 1923 – 1928 – andet sted i Danmark
  • 1928 – 1935 – GunlĂžgsgade, 46 – KĂžbenhavn S
  • 1935 – 1936 – Lombardigade, 9 – KĂžbenhavn S
  • 1936 – 1939 – Njalsgade, 39 – KĂžbenhavn S
  • 1939 – 1940 – Dublinvej, 5 – KĂžbenhavn S
  • 1940 – 1964 – Kurlandsgade, 18 – KĂžbenhavn S

From 1923 to 1928 Thomas is MISSING.


  • 1922 – 1923 – Dronningensgade, 13,4 – KĂžbenhavn K
  • 1923 – 1928 – Et andet ukendt sted i Danmark
  • 1928 – 1935 – GunlĂžgsgade, 46 – KĂžbenhavn S
  • 1935 – 1936 – Lombardigade, 9 – KĂžbenhavn S
  • 1936 – 1939 – Njalsgade, 39 – KĂžbenhavn S
  • 1939 – 1940 – Dublinvej, 5 – KĂžbenhavn S
  • 1940 – 1964 – Kurlandsgade, 18 – KĂžbenhavn S

Fra 1923 til 1928 kende Thomas addresse ikke. 

In 1946, Thomas is found living with his sister in law, Carla Maria Gustava Brown and her husband John Henry Brown, at 57, Harrow Road, Wembley, (HA9) with his wife Katy,  who remained at this address, in 1947, when Thomas returned to either his mother’s house in Essex or Denmark. 57 Harrow Road, is now Cape House Dental Surgery

I 1946 boede Thomas Leslie Heath sammen med Katy hos hans svigerinde Carla Maria Gustava Brown og dennes mand John Henry Brown pÄ adressen  Harrow Road, 57, Wembley, (HA9). Det efterfÞlgende Är 1947 returnerer Thomas til hans mors hus i Essex og Danmark, mens hans hustru Katy bliver tilbage, hvor hun bor pÄ adressen 57 Harrow Road, Wembley. 57 Harrow Road, er nu Cape House Dental kirurgi.

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1946 Electoral Register / 1946 Valglisterne.

Thomas was living at his mother Emma Elizabeth Woor’s address, of No 32 Tennyson Avenue, East Ham, at the time of her death in 1948.

I 1948 og frem til moderens dĂžd boede Thomas i sin mors hus Tennyson Avenue, 32, East Ham, Essex, England.

Emma Elizabeth Woor, Thomas’s mother’s administration after her death naming Thomas and Marjorie, her granddaughter, the sole heirs to her estate. DĂžd administration for Thomas’s mor.

In 1949 Kurlandsgade, 18, has new occupants, Thomas’s son Ronald Frank, a Salesman move in, and here he lives until at least 1968, with Thomas Leslie and Katy Olga Vilhelmine Oberg HEATH nee NIELSEN, and they continued to do so after Thomas’s death.

I 1949 fik Kurlandsgade 18 nye beboere, Thomas sĂžn Ronald Frank, som var sĂŠlger. Han boede her sammen med Thomas Leslie og Katy Olga Vilhelmine Oberg HEATH (fĂždt Nielsen) og boede der fortsat efter Thomas’s dĂžd indtil mindst 1968.

Drivers License

Thomas Leslie Heath’s driving license issued just six months before he died. / Thomas Leslie Heaths kĂžrekort udstedt bare seks mĂ„neder fĂžr han dĂžde.


Thomas died at Kurlandsgade, 18 on 4th December 1967, and on 8th December 1967, a service was held at Sundby Church, Copenhagen, then Thomas was cremated at Sundby Crematorium aged 81 (78, if he had gone by his original birth year).


Thomas dÞde i Kurlandsgade 18 den 4. december 1967 og blev bisat fra Sundby Kirke, KÞbenhavn den 8. december 1967. Thomas blev kremeret pÄ Sundby Krematorium. Alderen angives til 81 Är (78 Är hvis han havde angivet sin oprindelige fÞdsels Är)

DĂžde / Death

DĂžde / Death

See the following link for information on the Police Officer who arrested Thomas Heathwoor below.
Se nedenstÄende link for information om politibetjent, der anholdt Thomas Heathwoor under.

Police Constable / Politiets konstabel Frederick Stevens 85451 

The first of many family reunions.

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Gascoyne reunion on 13th June 2015 – Each and every one of us cousins.

For the 13th June 2015, I arranged and attended a reunion for Gascoyne decendants, where it all began for the Gascoyne family, in Kempston, Bedfordshire, at Kempston Hammers Sports and Social Club,  it was a very enjoyable day, and even the rain didn’t stop the fun. There were drinks, laughter, food and photographs and stories exchanged.

Rita, who comes from Florence Emily Gascoyne's branch of the family, welcoming a new addition to the Gascoyne Clan - Polly Charlotte.

Rita, who comes from Florence Emily Gascoyne’s branch of the family, welcoming a new addition to the Gascoyne Clan – Polly Charlotte.

Nutty Keren, one of the many cousins with Andy, another cousin'ss husband.

Keren, one of the many cousins (decends from Lily Trueman nee Gascoyne) with Andy, who is cousin Jeanie’s husband. Jeanie stands behind (also comes from the Trueman branch).

Kevin, who stems from Lily Trueman, nee Gascoyne's side of the family, with his daughters,  Adele & Lara.

Kevin, who stems from Lily Trueman, nee Gascoyne’s side of the family, with his daughters, Adele & Lara.

Rita, Rosemarie, Rodney and partners, who decend from Florence Emily Blows nee Gascoyne's line.

Rita, Rosemarie, Rodney and partners, who decend from Florence Emily Blows nee Gascoyne’s line.

The day was such a successful one, that the family have asked me to arrange an even bigger and better event for them for November 2015. This time there will be a newspaper reporter there, and hopefully many more decendants.

Finally here’s me receiving a thank you card, and I had to say a speech, AND I hate speeches.

Me with my thank you card.

Me with my thank you card.

Daniel Benjamin Baldwin, an upright citizen, or not……………..

Daniel Benjamin Baldwin with his second wife Lucy Kate, nee Bartlett.

Daniel Benjamin Baldwin with his second wife Lucy Kate, nee Bartlett.

Daniel Benjamin Baldwin, Otherwise known as Daniel Benjiman, was born in 1867, at Low Street Cottage, in East Tilbury, Essex, to Joseph, a Railway Labourer, and Frances Baldwin, a charwoman. he had previously had another sibling, Sarah born in 1860, and died in infancy.

On Sunday 2nd April 1871, Daniel, was still living at Low Street Cottage, East Tilbury, his Father still a Railway Labourer and Mother, a Charwoman, and his siblings, Joseph aged 13, Esther aged 9, and Fanny aged 7.

1871 Census

1871 Census

On Sunday 3rd April 1881, Daniel aged 13, had moved to Grays Thurrock, Essex, with his parents, and sibling, Esther, Joseph had left the family home and moved to Poplar, London, with his wife, and now another sibling Martha, aged 9 appears. At the time of the census, they were living at №5 Park Place, Essex, and Daniel was Grocer’s Shopman,

1881 Census

1881 Census

On Sunday 29th August 1886, Daniel Benjamin, marries Annie Elizabeth Bartlett, a Domestic Spinster by certificate, at the Wesleyan Chapel, in London Road, in Grays, Daniel, at the time of the marriage, lived at №5 Park Place, and Annie Elizabeth at Maypole Terrace, both in Grays. At the time of the marriage, Annie was pregnant.

Marriage certificate, of Daniel Benjamin Baldwin, who married by certificate to Annie Elizabeth Bartlett at Grays Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday 29th August 1886

In 1887, a daughter Nellie Beatrice was born, Stanley, a son was born on 4th January 1890. On Sunday 5th April 1891, Daniel Benjamin, a Coffee House Manager, was living with his wife, Annie Elizabeth, and their two children Nellie Beatrice, and Stanley at Church Path, Grays Thurrock, Orsett, Essex, he went to work, in the mornings, riding on a Penny Farthing Machine, which he continued to do for many years. 2 years after Stanley, was born along came Bertie, another son on 9th December 1891.

1891 Census

1891 Census

I’m 1896, Annie Elizabeth dies, and Daniel “Benjiman”, married Lucy Kate Bartlett, Annie Elizabeth’s sister (it was illegal until the passing of the Dead Wife’s Sister Marriage Act 1907 came into force) on Sunday 6th February 1898. At the time of his marriage, Daniel Benjamin, was living at №68 Brooke Road, Grays, and Lucy Kate, at №65 High Street, Grays.

Marriage certificate, of Daniel Benjamin Baldwin, who married by certificate to Lucy Kate Bartlett at Grays Baptist Tabernacle on 6 February 1898.

Marriage certificate, of Daniel Benjamin Baldwin, who married by certificate to Lucy Kate Bartlett at Grays Baptist Tabernacle on Sunday 6th February 1898.

Read the Marriage Act 1907 here .

On Thursday 28th July 1898, a daughter, Elsie is born. On Friday 17th August 1900, daughter Annie is born. On Sunday 31th 1901, Daniel Benjamin, a Grocery & Coffee Shop Manager, is living at №29 Bedford Road, Grays Thurrock, Orsett, Essex, with his wife Lucy Kate, and children, Nellie Beatrice, Stanley, Bertie, Elsie & Annie

1901 Census

1901 Census

Newlands Street, four years before the Baldwins arrival. (1900)

Newland Street, four years before the Baldwins arrival. (1900)

Newlands Street, 3 years before the Baldwins arrival. (1901)

Newland Street, three years before the Baldwins arrival. (1901)

On Tuesday 11th October 1904, Claude, a son is born, and Daniel, is a founder member of the Witham Bowling Club, which opens Saturday 6th May, 1905. On Saturday 29th July 1905 the first ever friendly match for Witham resulted in them winning by 80 points to Chelmsford’s 18. Daniel Benjamin, moves the family to Witham, Essex, where, he becomes Manager of the Witham & Braintree Branches of Co-Operative Societies.

In the late hours of the evening of Thursday 27th October 1906, twin sons, Rex & Owen arrive. In 1909, the final child, a daughter, Dora is born. In 1910 he became a one time treasurer at the Congregational Church.

1911  Census

1911 Census

On Sunday 2nd April 1911 Daniel is listed at King’s Chase, №109 Newland Street, with his wife, Lucy Kate, Daughters Nellie, Annie, & Dora, and sons, Claud, Rex & Owen, 1 child had died, Norman, aged 6 months, Stanley, Bertie is missing from the census, The next time Bertie appears, is at his Father in-law’s Walter Wager’s funeral in 1926. Stanley appears, at Lucy Kate’s funeral in 1937 – Daniel writes 7 children when in fact there were 9 in all, not including the child that had died.

During the 14-18 War, Daniel was a Special Constable. On Saturday 19th July 1919, he was awarded the Great War Medal 1914-1918 for three years service.

The Great War Medal 1914-1918, which Daniel Benjamin Baldwin received on Saturday 19th July 1919 for serving three years as a Special Constable in Witham, which reads “For Faithful Service In the Special Constabulary”

The Great War Medal 1914-1918, which shows the head of King George V.

The Great War Medal 1914-1918, which shows the head of King George V & 1914-1918 Clasp.

Special Constables have all the legal powers of their regular counterparts when on and off duty and, their Special Constables’ powers were restricted to within their force areas and neighbouring forces only.

Newlands Street in the 1920s.

Newland 9Street in the 1920s.

On Tueday 22nd September 1925, Daniel was summoned to the local Bench, accused of employing a man to work, after working hours, contravening the “Factory & Workshop Act 1901”.

Witham Co-Operative Socoety makes the headlines, for the wrong reasons, bad news for Daniel B. Baldwin (Misprint of W. Baldwin)  (The Chelmsford Chronicle 25th  September 1925)

Witham Co-Operative Society makes the headlines, for the wrong reasons, bad news for Daniel B. Baldwin (Misprint of W. Baldwin) (The Chelmsford Chronicle 25th September 1925)

Read the Factory & Workshop Act 1901 here.

On Friday 17th December 1926, Witham Co-Operative Store, made headline news, an employee, had stolen articles belonging to the Co-Operative, and was at Court the previous Tuesday (14th December)

The Witham Co-Operative Store, made headline news - Essex Chronicle 17th December 1926.

The Witham Co-Operative Store, made headline news – Essex Chronicle 17th December 1926.

The following year, a Labour paper, stated that Parliament wanted the above case to be questioned there.

The Co-Op Case from last year, is dragged up again,  (Essex Chronicle February 11 th 1927)

The Co-Op Case from last year, is dragged up again, (Essex Chronicle February 11th 1927)

On Wednesday 13th February 1929, Daniel, resigns as Hon. Treasurer, of the Congregational Church after many years of service.

Lucy Kate & Daniel Benjamin down by the sea, Clacton, Essex

Lucy Kate & Daniel Benjamin down by the sea, Clacton, Essex

Sometime between, 1927 and 1935, possibly 1928, after the traumatic ordeal of being robbed, and taken to court, Daniel, retires as General Manager of the Witham Co-Opertive Society.

On the morning of Sunday 27th at their home of King’s Chase, № 109 Newland Street, Witham, Lucy Kate dies, suddenly.

The Essex Chronicle dated Friday 3rd  1937, reporting the Sudden Death of  Mrs Lucy Kate Baldwin at her home.

The Essex Chronicle dated Friday 3rd 1937, reporting the Sudden Death of Mrs Lucy Kate Baldwin at her home.

On the morning of Thursday 9th February, Daniel Benjamin Baldwin dies at the home of his daughter, Annie Rallings nee Baldwin, № 41 Chipping Hill, Witham, Essex. The cause of death, was 1a. Cerebral Thrombosis, b. Atherosclerosis c. Senility.

Daniel Benjamin Baldwin's death certificate.

Daniel Benjamin Baldwin’s death certificate.

The Essex Chronicle dated Friday 17th February 1950, reporting the Death of Mr Daniel Benjamin Baldwin  at his home.

The Essex Chronicle dated Friday 17th February 1950, reporting the Death of Mr Daniel Benjamin Baldwin.

Chipping Hill, where Daniel Benjamin Baldwin died on  9th February 1950.

Chipping Hill, where Daniel Benjamin Baldwin died on 9th February 1950.

The Co-operative Society at 115 Newland Street, is on the left, where Daniel Benjamin Baldwin was manager for many years.

Now read his son Rex’s story here

Rex Baldwin, an intriguing character……

Rex Baldwin

Rex Baldwin

Rex Baldwin was born to Co-operative Store Manager, Daniel Benjamin Baldwin & Lucy Kate Bartlett on Saturday 27th October 1906, at King’s Chase at 11:40 P.M. he was a twin, born first, of Owen Baldwin.

Rex Baldwin's birth certificate showing he was born at  11:40 P.M. on Saturday 27th October 1906.

Rex Baldwin’s birth certificate showing he was born at 11:40 P.M. on Saturday 27th October 1906.

Lucy Kate & Daniel Benjamin Baldwin, Rex's parents.

Lucy Kate & Daniel Benjamin Baldwin, Rex’s parents.


1911 census, of Kings Chase, Brentwood, Essex, where the Rex, aged, 4 lived with his family.

Rex played a ferocious wolf, alongside his sister Annie who played Aphrodite in the school play and was mentioned in the Chelmsford Chronicle, published on 26th December 1913.

Chelmsford Chronicle, published on 26th December 1913.

Chelmsford Chronicle, published on 26th December 1913.

Rex was knocked down, whilst cycling on Wednesday 15th May 1918, by William Edwards, driving a horse & cart. Rex was mentioned in the Essex County Chronicle, published on Friday 17th May 1918.

Rex mentioned in the local news after his accident. (Essex County Chronicle,  Friday May 17th 1918)

Rex mentioned in the local news after his accident. (Essex County Chronicle, Friday May 17th 1918

From January 1920 to Monday 11th November 1925, Rex was in Employment as a clerk to W.P.Perkins, a surveyor to Witham Urban District Council. On Wednesday 2th February 1921, Rex won a young person’s contest, and was mentioned again in the local newspaper.

Contest Winner - Essex Chronicle  Friday 4th February 1921.

Contest Winner – Essex Chronicle Friday 4th February 1921.

Rex’s employment ended on Tuesday 12th November 1925, when he joined up at Witham, for the R.A.F., whilst in employment, he was living with his mother & father, at 109 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, Rex was posted to “T” Depot. On Monday 12th November 1928, Rex was awarded a medal for “Good thanks for “. Soon, Rex, was stationed at R.A.F. Henlow, in Bedfordshire, and met my Great Grandmother, Gladys May Blows, the following year, married her on Saturday 7th December 1929 at St Peter’s Church, Arlesey, Bedfordshire after Banns by Frederick William Woods M.A.R.N. Vicar.

Rex's Marriage certificate showing he married Gladys May Blows at St Peter's Church on Rex Baldwin's birth certificate showing he was born at  11:40 P.M. on Saturday 7th December 1929.

Rex’s Marriage certificate showing he married Gladys May Blows at St Peter’s Church on Rex Baldwin’s birth certificate showing he was born at 11:40 P.M. on Saturday 7th December 1929.

Along came a child, Barbara May, born on the 15th May 1930. On the 3rd of February 1933, my grandmother, Janet Evelyn, was born,

Edna Florence with brother in law Rex Baldwin (left) and their daughters Rita & Barbara (1930)

Edna Florence with brother in law Rex Baldwin (left) and their daughters Rita & Barbara (1930)

Rex with Wife Gladys May & their first born child Barbara.

Rex with Wife Gladys May & their first born child Barbara. (the only photo of the the two of them together in existence)

In 1940, Rex was on his way to Alberta, Canada, stationed at R.C.A.F. Penhold, until 1944, where he played in the Sports Team.

R.A.F. Penhold Sports Team (Rex, third row down, on the left).

R.C.A.F. Penhold Sports Team in 1943 (Rex, top row, in the centre).

Rex in Mess Hall at R.A.F. Penhold.

Rex (centre) in Mess Hall at R.A.F. Penhold.

A selection of Photographs taken by/for Rex in Springbrook, Alberta, Canada

A selection of Photographs taken by/for Rex in either Peace River, or Springbrook, Alberta, Canada


Enjoying a melon.


Rex on the back of a miltary vehicle.


Rex’s Comrades


Rex, out in either Peace River or Springbrook, Alberta, chopping firewood.


Out on the streets of Alberta.


Rex with his comrades (back row, left, in the middle of 2 comrades).


Down time.

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A comrade of Rex’s (Name unknown)


A spot of dancing.

Pte R. Baldwin 505200 with his comrades in Henlow, Bedfordshire.

Pte R. Baldwin 505200 with his comrades in Henlow, Bedfordshire.

In late 1949 Rex and his wife separated and later divorced, and moved to Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire, and in 1950, Rex was summoned with maintenance order of 40/- (ÂŁ2) a week (ÂŁ59.79 roughly in today’s money) for the maintenance of his wife and children, he had admitted Wilful Neglect, whilst his wife, Gladys admitted Adultery, but he did not attend the Family Court, in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Biggleswade Chronicle 21st June 1950 reported on the case.

The next month, they were up in court again, but Rex, again did not attend. Rex was ordered to pay 25/- (ÂŁ1/5s/-) (ÂŁ37.37 roughly in today’s money) for the maintence of the wife, and had to pay another 42s/- (ÂŁ2/2/-) (ÂŁ62.78 roughly in today’s money)

Biggleswade Chronicle 23rd July 1950 reported on the

Biggleswade Chronicle 23rd July 1950 reported on the case.

Rex pictured here with his girlfriend Madge, whom he later married, on Saturday , which was an open day in 1956.

Rex pictured here with his girlfriend Madge, whom he later married, on Saturday , which was an open day in 1956.

In 1957, Rex married Margaret Orr, in Fylde, Lancashire.

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Cuerden Hall - the Army North West Headquarters, where Rex Baldwin was presented with a long-service National Savings Badge & a certificate of merit by Major General James Wilson.

Cuerden Hall – the Army North West Headquarters, where Rex Baldwin was presented with a long-service National Savings Badge & a certificate of merit by Major General James Wilson.

Rex, dies at the Royal Infirmary, Preston, Lancashire, on Wednesday 9th November 1977. The cause of death was 1a Chronic Renal Failure b. Bilateral Hydronephrosis and c. Prostatic hypertrophy. His address at the time of death was Flat 1 Kirkgate, Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire.

Rex's Death certificate showing he died at The Royal Infirmary in Preston. Lancashire.

Rex’s Death certificate showing he died at The Royal Infirmary in Preston. Lancashire.

The funeral was a week later, Rex was cremated at Lytham Park Cemetery, and scattered in Queen Elizabeth Garden, which is now known as Bed B (it is now a grassed area), his wife Madge was cremated at Preston. now read his father Daniel Benjamin’s story here

Harry Archibald Maylin, a tale of sadness & anger………..

Harry Archibald Maylin was born on the 16th April 1888 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, to William Albert Maylin & Alice Page,  Harry was christened on the 23rd May 1888.

Christening register

Christening register, showing Harry being christened on 23rd May, 1888.

In 1891, Harry is listed as living at 88, Queen Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, aged 2, with his parents, brother,  Albert and sister, Hannah.

Census of 1891

Census of 1891, showing Harry as living at 88 Queen Street, Hitchin, ageed 2.

In 1901, Harry is listed as a fellmonger’s labourer, aged, 13, living at 89,Queen Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, with his parents, brother, Albert, sister, Gertrude and brother, Bernard.

Census of 1901

Census of 1901, showing Harry living with his parents, as a 13 year old fellmonger assistant, at 89 Queen Street, Hitchin.

On the 22nd of July 1909, Margaret Hibbitts, gives birth to Eilleen Hibbitts (No father is listed, but is more than likely Harry was her father)

Eileen's Birth Certificate.

Eileen’s Birth Certificate, showing no father’s name.

On the 26th February 1911 , Harry marries Margaret Hibbitts, at Our Lady Immaculate & St Andrew’s Catholic Church, in Nightingale Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

The Catholic Church – Our Lady Immaculate & St Andrew, in Nightingale Road, where Harry Maylin & Margaret Hibbitts, married, in December 1910. An Eaglais Chaitliceach - Ár Mhuire gan Smál & Naomh Andrew, ar Bhóthar Nightingale, i gcás ina Harry Maylin & Margaret Hibbitts, pósta, i mí na Nollag 1910.

The Catholic Church – Our Lady Immaculate & St Andrew, in Nightingale Road, where Harry Maylin & Margaret Hibbitts, married, on 26th February 1911. 

Margaret's Marriage Certificate DeimhniĂș pĂłsta Margaret

Harry’s Marriage Certificate

Meanwhile, on the 2nd April 1911, while his wife Margaret was at the Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin,Hertfordshire working, and his daughter was being cared for by his parents in Queen Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Harry was listed as being single, a Boots Hotel worker, at the Rose & Crown Hotel, aged 22, in Baldock, Hertfordshire.

Census of 1911

Census of 1911, showing Harry, aged 22, as living at the Rose & Crown Hotel, Baldock, Hertfordshire,  as a worker for Boots Hotel.

On the 28th September 1915, Margaret, gives birth to Olive Sybil Maylin. Harry’s first child, six months later,  he attested, to Army Reserve, this time Harry’s occupation is a Motor Vanman, and on the 10th April, 1916, Harry is mobilised, to join the 4th Reserve Battalion. Essex Regiment (Regiment number 4014).

Between the 11th, of April, 1916 and the 28th of September, 1916, Harry is posted in the Field, and is then transferred to the Royal Fusilliers, on 11th October, 1916 (Regiment number 60369). From the 14th of September, 1917, to the 30th  August, he is posted again,  this time to St Omer, France, and was gassed, the medical report said “When going over the top, a shell, fired close to him and the liquid went right through his clothes causing burns of his lips. Sent to No10 Stationary Hospital, and thence to Norwich”.

On the 3rd September, 1917, was admitted to 10 Stationary Hospital, (possibly being treated by my Great Great Grandfather Pte. Bert Blows, from my mother’s side of the family), suffering from burns, and was sent to Essex, with, No10 Stationary Hospital. As well as suffering from burns, Harry suffered Dustalar condition of abdomen (Abdominal pain), and pain in his thighs. he also was suffering a rash, over his extremities.

The report reported”After became confluent, dried up well”, Harry was discharged from Lakenham Military  Hospital on 10th November 1918, while in Boulogne, on the 16th April, 1918, Harry was sent to 28 Field Ambulance, suffering from wounds.

Harry is now transferred, as of the 31st August 1918 to the Durham Light Infantry (Regiment number 91882, re-allotted from 79733), and posted to 15th Battalion,  this is the time, Harry moved his family, to his wife’s home town of Mountmellick, Ireland.

On the 17th April 1918, Harry, again was hospitilized at 83 General Hospital.  On the 16th May 1918, Harry arrived at Etaples, a week later, Harry was back in the Field.  On the 17th January, 1919, Harry applies for unpaid leave probably due to the fact he is in pain from wounds. and on the 18th February 1919, after the Medical board, deemed him unfit for purpose, and that “his symptoms were the completely the cause of his Dyspepsia”  is demobbed to England.

After being demobilized, he was transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve. The Family then went back to England,  to 11 Anderson’s Row. Hitchin, Hertfordshire?. Harry was then duly awarded, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.

Discharge cover

Discharge cover

Discharge cover 2

Discharge cover 2

Statement as to Disabilty

Statement as to Disabilty

Statement as to Disabilty 2

Statement as to Disabilty 2

Service Form 1

Service Form 1 note that he has put single but has then afterwards listed his wife as next of kin.

Service form 2

Service form 2

Casualty Form

Casualty Form

Casualty Form 2

Casualty Form 2

General Service

General Service

Hospital Admissions

Hospital Admissions

Hospital Admissions 2

Hospital Admissions 2

Particulars as to treatment, vaccinations

Particulars as to treatment, vaccinations

Medical report page 1 of 4

Medical report page 1 of 4

Medical report page 2 of 4

Medical report page 2 of 4

Medical report page 3 of 4

Medical report page 3 of 4

Medical report page 4 of 5

Medical report page 4 of 4

Pte. Harry A Maylin's M.I.C.

Pte. Harry A Maylin’s M.I.C.

In June, 1919, Harry & Margaret, were expecting their 3rd child, whom they named Margaret, born in March 1920. after Harry had left the Army), after the return of life in Ireland, at No15 Oxmantown Street, Dublin, and Irishtown, Mountmellick and in the Army, It was not a happy marriage ….. When Eilleen was 11, her mother, Margaret, not long given birth to Margaret, left her husband, unable to cope, with her husband’s illness, also suffering post natal depression, and took off, taking Eilleen, the only daughter,  back to Ireland, Harry was soon to follow, but was too late take his daughter back home, as Margaret & Eilleen, boarded the train, for a new life.

In 1923, Eilleen, aged 14, without a word to her mother, left school, one morning, and boarded, the ferry to England, then boarded to train to Hitchin,(this must have been planned, by secret letters to Harry Maylin, her father, as Harry was due to meet her off the train, when it boarded into Hitchin), alas, Harry was too late in collecting her, and on his arrival home, found her, sitting in his chair, waiting for his return.

A year later, sadly, Harry lost his daughter, Margaret, in 1924, the funeral,  would be one of the very few visits, he had from his wife, Margaret, from Ireland.

The following year, in 1925 Harry, moved into, 18 Pulters Way, Sunnyside, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, a happier occasion occurred on  the 23rd July, 1927, Eilleen, now assuming the name Dorothy Eileen (Dorothea Aileen, to give her later used, name in her children’s births), 6 Months pregnant, married Ernest Leonard Armitage at St Mary’ Church.  The child,  Rita Eileen, was born on the 5th October 1927, in Henlow, Bedfordshire,   six years later, another daughter, Brenda Lillian, on the 17th February 1933, was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

In 1952, 3 months after the death of his wife Margaret, in Stillorgan, Dublin, he remarries to an Elizabeth Cripps, a widow at St Mary’s Parish Church.

Harry Maylin's second marriage, this time to Elizabeth Cripps, a widow.

Harry Maylin’s second marriage, this time to Elizabeth Cripps, a widow.

and… was at 49 Mattocke Road, West Mill, Hitchin, Hertfordshire,  where they lived until 1965/6, they moved to  127 Milestone Road, West Mill, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, where in December 1972, Harry, sadly, dies…..