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Ethel Radford - 1939 Register assistance required
Started by: barbarabanter (205)   Report abuse
Perhaps you have the time to check Findmypast 1939 Register regarding Ethel Radford.

I would love to know her whereabouts in 1939 and if she went on to have children with Husband John Sparrow.

I paid for 60 credits online, 6.95 but this only allows you one viewing to my dismay.

Ethel Radford
Born 25th April 1889 in Bromley
Baptised 4th July 1889, Bromley St Leonard St Mary Borough Tower Hamlets
Ethel married Thomas John Sparrow in Colchester, Essex on 11th March 1918
Ethel Sparrow died Died in Braintree, Essex - last known address unknown ? (Records - Death Index - Volume 4a - Page 363)
John Sparrow Died 4th May 1951
Last known address 23 Northgate Street, Colchester , Essex

Posted by: blackrodweaver (500) Report abuse
Its a free weekend on find my past from 27thApril to 1st May so you may have better luck

Posted by: barbarabanter (205)   Report abuse
Thank you blackrodweaver, I do realise Findmypast currently allows you free access for the weekend only. Sadly it does not let you view the 1939 Register of which I am interested in.

Posted by: mygriffiths (1082) Report abuse
23 Northgate Street in 1939 Thomas J Sparrow,Ethel Sparrow and one other person.You can see this much for free or buy credits to unlock this household.

Posted by: barbarabanter (205)   Report abuse
To buy credits for one viewing is 6.95, I have already done this today for other family members. It's starting to cost too much and wondered if someone with a fully paid membership could help on this occasion. I understand you get to see the following as a free member :

Ethel Sparrow Birth Year 1886 Colchester - allows me to see Husband Thomas John Sparrow and highlights one other person. Who could it be? Did they go on to have a child?
Also address at the time of the 1939 Register. Any help given is appreciated.

Posted by: mygriffiths (1082) Report abuse
The third person was Maud M Knight born 1881 I found this by leaving the name blank in the search and putting the address Northgate Street Cochester in and Ethel Sparrow as another person.

Posted by: mygriffiths (1082) Report abuse
Thomas John Sparrow did have a sister called Maud Mary 1891 census and an Ethel Radford daughter of Walter and Emma did have a married sister Maud Knight on 1911 census in Colchester.Ethel Radford of Bromley was daughter of Frank and Martha in Woodford Essex in 1911.

Posted by: barbarabanter (205)   Report abuse
Thank you for your help! I am slightly confused now the Ethel I am referring to was born in Bromley. You mention Ethel Radford daughter of Walter and Emma and again daughter of Frank and Martha. My relations are Frank and Martha being the parents, daughter Ethel Radford. It looks like the 1939 Register (Findmypast) relates to the Ethel - parents Walter and Emma, sister Maud Knight. Now the challenge is to find my Ethel who married Thomas John Sparrow or so I am to believe

Posted by: mygriffiths (1082) Report abuse
There is a marriage 1918 Colchester of Thomas J Sparrow with probably an incorrect transcription of Bedford as the spouse.It does not look like your Ethel married Thomas John Sparrow.

Posted by: gaffer (5971)   Report abuse

23 Northgate Street Colchester.

Ethel Redford born 1886.
Thomas Sparrow, construction labourer, born 1887
Maud M Knight ,widowed, born 1881.

Posted by: barbarabanter (205)   Report abuse
Thanks Gaffer for taking the time to help, it looks like this Ethel is not my ancestor as her parents are Walter and Emma. I now need to back track and see who Ethel Radford born in Bromley actually married. I am now to believe it is not Thomas John Sparrow after all. So the question is who did she marry and did they go on to have children???

Posted by: barbarabanter (205)   Report abuse
It turns out Ethel Radford actually married Alan Cooksley. Unsure when and where they married. Are you able to help at all? Ethel died on 9th October 1974 in Lewisham.

Any information you can provide is appreciated.

Posted by: mygriffiths (1082) Report abuse
NAME: Ethel Cooksley
BIRTH: 26 Apr 1888
DEATH: Dec 1974 - Lewisham, London, England

NAME: Ethel Radford
SPOUSE: Allan Cooksley
MARRIAGE: Jun 1941 - Poole, Dorset
OTHER: QFeb-Apr-May-Jun 1941

Cooksley Household
Poole M.B., Dorset, England
Allan (Allen Alfred) Cooksley 1886
Ethel Cooksley is also on this record

Posted by: barbarabanter (205)   Report abuse
Thanks for your help, any way of knowing where Ethel married Allan Cooksley in 1941? Church? Registry Office?

Posted by: mygriffiths (1082) Report abuse
Name: Allan Cooksley
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1941
Registration district: Poole
Inferred County: Dorset
Spouse: Ethel Radford
Volume Number: 5a
Page Number: 1041
I think you would have to buy a marriage certificate to find out more details.

I have only been able to find one Allan Cooksley on Ancestry and he is linked to this family

Edwards Household
Keynsham U.D., Somerset, England
Mary E Cooksley 1877
Reginald F J Edwards and 4 more people are on this record
2 more people who are officially closed.

Mary died in April of 1941 and Allan married in June 1941

Hopefully if gaffer reads this he can give you more information from 1939 register.

Maybe there are two Allans.


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