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John Clitherow

M, #23526, Deceased
  • Consanguinity: 4th great-grandfather of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Family

Family: Mary Unknown

  • Last Edited: 25 November 2019 19:06:35

Mary Unknown

F, #23527, Deceased
  • Consanguinity: 4th great-grandmother of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Family

Family: John Clitherow

  • Last Edited: 25 November 2019 19:06:52

Harry Willis

M, #23531, Deceased, b. 14 May 1900
  • Consanguinity: 2nd cousin 1 time removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Gladys Reid Birchall (b. 13 March 1903, d. about July 1997)

  • Frank Roy Willis+ (b. 23 July 1930)

Main Events

  • Birth: Harry Willis was born on 14 May 1900 in Prescot.
  • Marriage: Harry Willis and Gladys Reid Birchall were married about April 1928 in Prescot.
  • Occupation: In 1939 Harry Willis was a cost clerk at a local elecrical and cable works.

Census

Census 1901Harry Willis Id #23,531 (Grand Son) was at home on Census night 1901 at Ormskirk, Prescot.

Also in the household that night were William Mutch (Principal), Alice Roby (Sister-in-Law), Frank Tyrer Willis (Son-in-Law), Ellen Mutch (Daughter), and May Willis (Grand Daughter)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23,533, 18,207, 23,537, 23,536, and 23,540

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1911Harry Willis Id #23,531 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1911 at Prescot

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1939Harry Willis Id #23,531 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1939 at Whiston

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 25 March 2020 14:43:33

Biography

Gladys Reid Birchall

F, #23532, Deceased, b. 13 March 1903, d. about July 1997
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Harry Willis (2nd cousin 1 time removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Parents

Family

Family: Harry Willis (b. 14 May 1900)

  • Frank Roy Willis+ (b. 23 July 1930)

Main Events

  • Birth: Gladys Reid Birchall was born on 13 March 1903.
  • Baptism: She was baptised on 12 April 1903 at St Mary's Church in Prescot.
  • Marriage: Gladys Reid Birchall and Harry Willis were married about April 1928 in Prescot.
  • Death: She died about July 1997 in St. Helens, Lancashire.

Census

Census 1939Gladys Reid Birchall Id #23,532 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1939 at Whiston

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 28 November 2019 16:49:03

Biography

William Mutch

M, #23533, Deceased
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Ellen Roby (2nd great-aunt of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Parents

Family

Family: Ellen Roby (b. about January 1848, d. 1882)

Main Events

  • Baptism: William Mutch was baptised on 21 May 1848 at St Peter's in Liverpool.
  • Marriage: William Mutch and Ellen Roby were married on 17 September 1871 in Eccleston, Lancashire.

Census

Census 1901William Mutch Id #23,533 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1901 at Ormskirk, Prescot.

Also in the household that night were Alice Roby (Sister-in-Law), Frank Tyrer Willis (Son-in-Law), Ellen Mutch (Daughter), May Willis (Grand Daughter), and Harry Willis (Grand Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #18,207, 23,537, 23,536, 23,540, and 23,531

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 25 March 2020 14:43:33

Biography

Mathew Mutch

M, #23534, Deceased

Family

  • Last Edited: 26 November 2019 12:42:49

Hannah Unknown

F, #23535, Deceased

Family

  • Last Edited: 26 November 2019 12:43:21

Ellen Mutch

F, #23536, Deceased, b. about October 1877
  • Consanguinity: 1st cousin 2 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Frank Tyrer Willis (b. about 1873, d. 26 February 1950)

Main Events

  • Birth: Ellen Mutch was born about October 1877 in Prescot.
  • Marriage: Ellen Mutch and Frank Tyrer Willis were married on 9 December 1898 in St. Mary's, Wavertree, Liverpool.

Census

Census 1901Ellen Mutch Id #23,536 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1901 at Ormskirk, Prescot.

Also in the household that night were William Mutch (Principal), Alice Roby (Sister-in-Law), Frank Tyrer Willis (Son-in-Law), May Willis (Grand Daughter), and Harry Willis (Grand Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23,533, 18,207, 23,537, 23,540, and 23,531

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1911Ellen Mutch Id #23,536 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1911

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 25 March 2020 14:43:33

Biography

Frank Tyrer Willis

M, #23537, Deceased, b. about 1873, d. 26 February 1950

Person Exhibits

Frank Tyrer Willis bw
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Ellen Mutch (1st cousin 2 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Parents

Family

Family: Ellen Mutch (b. about October 1877)

Main Events

  • Birth: Frank Tyrer Willis was born about 1873.
  • Occupation: He was a colliery clerk in 1891.
  • Marriage: Frank Tyrer Willis and Ellen Mutch were married on 9 December 1898 in St. Mary's, Wavertree, Liverpool.
  • Death: He died on 26 February 1950 in Prescot.

Census

Census 1881Frank Tyrer Willis Id #23,537 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1881 at Prescot

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1901Frank Tyrer Willis Id #23,537 (Son-in-Law) was at home on Census night 1901 at Ormskirk, Prescot.

Also in the household that night were William Mutch (Principal), Alice Roby (Sister-in-Law), Ellen Mutch (Daughter), May Willis (Grand Daughter), and Harry Willis (Grand Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23,533, 18,207, 23,536, 23,540, and 23,531

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1911Frank Tyrer Willis Id #23,537 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1911

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 25 March 2020 14:43:33

Biography

Thomas Willis

M, #23538, Deceased, b. 1834

Family

Family: Ellen Unknown (d. between 1876 and 1881)

Main Events

  • Birth: Thomas Willis was born in 1834.
  • Occupation: He was a watch frame polisher in Prescot.
  • Last Edited: 26 November 2019 13:10:32

Biography

Ellen Unknown

F, #23539, Deceased, d. between 1876 and 1881

Family

Family: Thomas Willis (b. 1834)

Main Events

  • Death: Ellen Unknown died between 1876 and 1881.
  • Last Edited: 27 November 2019 13:24:21

Biography

May Willis

F, #23540, Deceased, b. about 1900
  • Consanguinity: 2nd cousin 1 time removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Birth: May Willis was born about 1900.

Census

Census 1901May Willis Id #23,540 (Grand Daughter) was at home on Census night 1901 at Ormskirk, Prescot.

Also in the household that night were William Mutch (Principal), Alice Roby (Sister-in-Law), Frank Tyrer Willis (Son-in-Law), Ellen Mutch (Daughter), and Harry Willis (Grand Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23,533, 18,207, 23,537, 23,536, and 23,531

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 25 March 2020 14:43:33

Biography

William Roby Willis

M, #23541, Deceased, b. about 1906
  • Consanguinity: 2nd cousin 1 time removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Birth: William Roby Willis was born about 1906.

Census

Census 1911William Roby Willis Id #23,541 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1911 at Prescot

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 27 November 2019 15:02:11

Biography

Robert Frederick D'Arcy

M, #23542, Deceased, b. 16 March 1901, d. 29 March 1968
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Winifred Elizabeth Sofia Snelson (3rd cousin 1 time removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Parents

Family

Family: Winifred Elizabeth Sofia Snelson (b. 20 September 1903, d. 29 March 1988)

Main Events

  • Birth: Robert Frederick D'Arcy was born on 16 March 1901.
  • Marriage: Robert Frederick D'Arcy and Winifred Elizabeth Sofia Snelson were married about April 1925 in Chester.
  • Death: He died on 29 March 1968, at age 67, in Newtown, Chester.

Census

Census 1911Robert Frederick D'Arcy Id #23,542 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1911

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 8 February 2020 16:20:11

Biography

Robert William D'Arcy

M, #23543, Deceased, b. 29 August 1930, d. 1984
  • Consanguinity: 4th cousin of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Jean Thompson (b. 1932, d. 2015)

Main Events

  • Name: Robert William D'Arcy was also known as Robert W D'Arcy.
  • Birth: He was born on 29 August 1930.
  • Birth: He was born in 1930 in Chester.
  • Marriage: Robert William D'Arcy and Jean Thompson were married in 1955.
  • Death: He died in 1984, at age ~54.
  • Last Edited: 8 February 2020 15:26:55

Biography

Jean Thompson

F, #23544, Deceased, b. 1932, d. 2015
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Robert William D'Arcy (4th cousin of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Parents

  • Father: William Thomas Thompson
  • Mother: Eugenie Hughes

Family

Family: Robert William D'Arcy (b. 29 August 1930, d. 1984)

Main Events

  • Birth: Jean Thompson was born in 1932.
  • Marriage: Jean Thompson and Robert William D'Arcy were married in 1955.
  • Death: She died in 2015, at age ~83.
  • Last Edited: 8 February 2020 16:18:32

Biography

Jonathon D'Arcy

M, #23545, Deceased, b. 1958, d. 2017

Person Exhibits

Jonathon D'Arcy 1958-2017
  • Consanguinity: 4th cousin 1 time removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Angela M Ferguson

  • Robin D'arcy (b. 1989)

Main Events

  • Name: Jonathon D'Arcy was also known as Jonathan Robert D'Arcy.
  • Birth: He was born about January 1958 in Chester.
  • Occupation: He was a Doctor.
  • Birth: He was born in 1958.
  • Marriage: Jonathon D'Arcy and Angela M Ferguson were married about April 1987 in Ellesmere Port, Wirral, Cheshire.
  • Death: He died on 15 November 2017, at age ~59, in Warrington.
  • Death: He died in 2017, at age ~59, in Warrington, England.
  • Probate: The estate of Jonathon D'Arcy and Angela M Ferguson were probated on 2 May 2019 in Brighton, Sussex.
  • Last Edited: 8 February 2020 15:28:37

Biography

Edgar Reid Birchall

M, #23546, Deceased, d. before 1903

Family

Family: Ann Jane Unknown

Main Events

  • Occupation: Edgar Reid Birchall was a Joiner.
  • Death: He died before 1903.
  • Last Edited: 28 November 2019 16:49:58

Biography

Ann Jane Unknown

F, #23547, Deceased

Family

Family: Edgar Reid Birchall (d. before 1903)

  • Last Edited: 28 November 2019 16:48:00

Herbert Edward Williams

M, #23548, Deceased
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Ellen Essie Pierce (2nd great-aunt of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Family

Family: Ellen Essie Pierce (b. about 1850)

Main Events

  • Birth: Herbert Edward Williams was born in Penzance.
  • Marriage: Herbert Edward Williams and Ellen Essie Pierce were married on 17 July 1878 in St Oswald, Chester.
  • Last Edited: 2 December 2019 11:54:37

Biography

George Lord Dalby

M, #23550, Deceased, b. 24 November 1891, d. 24 August 1967
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Catherine Jean Snelson (2nd cousin 1 time removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Parents

Families

Family 1: Elizabeth Georgina Harvey (b. January 1899)

Family 2: Catherine Jean Snelson (b. 26 November 1929, d. 25 March 2016)

  • Christopher Edward Edge (b. about May 1950)

Main Events

  • Name: George Lord Dalby was also known as Edward Harvey.
  • Note: I can find no evidence of a Marriage between Catherine Jane Snelson and George Lord Dalby. My guess is that the relationship probably took place between mid 1949 and mid 1950.
  • Marriage Status: George Lord Dalby and Catherine Jean Snelson were an Unmarried Couple.
  • Birth: He was born on 24 November 1891 in Liverpool.
  • Baptism: He was baptised on 18 January 1892 in St Peter's, Liverpool.
  • Occupation: He was a Ventriloquist at 11 Stanhope Street in Toxteth, Liverpool, in 1911.
  • Occupation: He was a doll manufacturer in 1916.
  • Milit-End: His military career ended on 21 March 1918 in Woking. He was in the Royal Medical Corps, Private 120190, and was dischatged with a good character as being physically unfit for service. He was discharged as having tuberculosis. His home address is given as 21a St James Street, Liverpool.

    He was entitled to the "War Badge" and is listed in those with that award.
  • Marriage: George Lord Dalby and Elizabeth Georgina Harvey were married about July 1922.
  • Occupation: He was a Commercial Artist and Ventriloquist in 1939.
  • Biography:

    This is a complex set of circumstances so I hope I have the story correctly. Whereas the facts are on the public record, I could not have connected parts of the story I had gathered without the help of his son Christopher Edward Edge.

    As I understand it, George used several names throughout his life. His relationships are therfore not easy to follow, to document nor to publish as there are sensitive matters here.

    It is known that he changed his name by deed poll to Edward Harvey, however I was not aware of that until advised by Chris Edge, his son. I also understand that at various times he called himself Matt Marshall and Tramp Royal and was known as "Jon Jinnipen" in some circles.

    He was just over 6 feet tall, blue eyes and dark hair. In 1918 he described himself as an "artists and designer".

    With regard to military service, there are a few anomalies in the sequence of events but I have found that he was "enlisted" into the Army on 22 July 1916. He was "examined" on 3 June 1917 aged 25 years. Evidently, he wore glasses and had a squint in his left eye. From sometime in 1916 to 22 February 1917 he had been "a patient" in Liverpool Consumption Hospital. He was "called up" in May 1917 and 4 days later ended up in hospital. He was discharged (of good character) as being permanently unfit on 28 February 1918 - and I think that this was because he had TB - which explains why he had been in Liverpool Consumption Hospital - although his eyesight may also have been an issue.

    There is more information about George in the story of Catherine Jean Snelson [23549].

    I have no information on the whether there were any other children or family with his wife Elizabeth Harvey or any other relationship. Secondly, I have no information now on why his middle name is "Lord". Lastly, I am unaware of any ongoing contact he may have had with Catherine and her family.

    Liverpool University has some of George Lord Dalby's letters related to others in the literary world. Evidemtly some of his published material appears in "The Gypsy Lore Society" books the Copyright of which is held by his son Chris being the only known descendant.
  • Namechange: He undertook a Namechange in 1951 to Edward Harvey.
  • Death: He died on 24 August 1967, at age 75, in Liverpool.

Census

Census 1901George Lord Dalby Id #23,550 (Son) was at home on Census night 1901 at Potternewton, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Also in the household that night were Jane Wilson (Principal)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23,618

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1911George Lord Dalby Id #23,550 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1911 at Toxteth, Liverpool.

Also in the household that night were Jane Wilson (Mother)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23,618

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1939George Lord Dalby Id #23,550 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1939 at Low Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England;
Note : This is very strange indeed. The original entry in the register has been changed in manuscript - crossing out the original pair George D'Alby and Elizabeth G. D'Alby and replacing them with Edward Harvey and Elizabeth G. Harvey and/or Taylor. All the other data has been left untouched as for the originals. I now understand from Chris Edge that NR230 is a Government Circular about name changes. HNA is the directory identification for Liverpool. The date is when the name was actually changed.

Somewhere in the past, I have a record of this George D'Alby marrying Catherine Snelson dau of Edward Snelson and Miss McMullen - but this has been lost in my archives (ha - shoeboxes), so I can provide no more information. I no longer have any confidence that they were ever actually married.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 17 March 2020 15:06:43

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