Lydia Wright born Dronfield Derbyshire born 1876 -

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barnsleymeth2000
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Lydia Wright born Dronfield Derbyshire born 1876 -

Post by barnsleymeth2000 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:15 am

My gran dad Henry Wright 1881-1922. I think I have found a Sibling Lydia Wright that married John Thomas Clarke in 1896. It looks like she is in 1901 census with 3 children and then in the 1911 census with her husband and 6 children Lydia Wright. Can anyone point me in the right direction of finding out where she died and when and the same goes for her husband.

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Re: Lydia Wright born Dronfield Derbyshire born 1876 -

Post by arthurk » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:33 pm

A good starting point would be FreeBMD, which allows you to include an approximate year of birth in your search. In the period 1911-1970 there are just 5 Lydia Clarkes and 11 John T's. Do any of the places mentioned ring a bell, or do any places in the Lydia list match the John T list?

For example, I noticed that there was a Lydia in 1952 and a John T in 1954, both in the Worksop district, and these seemed to be the closest to your area of interest.

The government's Find A Will site has a possible matching entry for a John Thomas Clarke in 1954, of Langold near Worksop, the executor being a John Thomas Bennett.
Kennedy (PER > LKS > ARM > England); Campbell, Rutherford, McDonald, Sinclair (all PER)
Wilson, Millar (RFW & LKS); Duncan (LKS); Hastings (KKD) (all > WRY)

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Re: Lydia Wright born Dronfield Derbyshire born 1876 -

Post by barnsleymeth2000 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:29 pm

Thank you for pointing me in the right dircetion. Introducing myself to the various sites as I go along. Just started this during last lock down.

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Re: Lydia Wright born Dronfield Derbyshire born 1876 -

Post by garibaldired » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:13 pm

In the 1939 register (England and Wales) Lydia and her husband are at 22 Church Street, Worksop with an unmarried son, Harold.

Her date of birth is given as 26 November 1875 and his 7 November 1874.
Harold was born 15 September 1906 and he's single.

John is unemployed but Harold is a Colliery Hewer "Heavy Worker".

Best wishes,
Meg

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