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Harmer Lane

Hi, looking for my Mom's baptism. She was born on Harmer Lane,by the side of Pond Street, in 1915.Does anybody know where the local church was? I have found her sisters and brothers but cannot find hers. Like poor people then they moved house quite a bit. Her name was VIolet Marrison parents Dinah and Walter.DIfficult to visit archives, do not often visit SHeffield these days.Thanks Val

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Hi Val,

This is Violets birth registration.

District: Sheffield Park
Birth - 121/39
Details: Violet MARRISON - 01/01/1915

So one would expect to find her in St John Park Parish registers.
As you can see we did not transcribe further than 1906.
Look at our Parish Records over to the left.

Regards

Elaine in Florida.

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Many thanks Elaine, I did wonder if it could be St. John's, but it's quite a frog from Pond Street. I don't quite understand the 01/01/15 as she was born in October.I will write to archives and ask them to kindly send me a replacement baptism certificate, I want to know who her godparents were. I applied a few years ago for my own and they filled in a certificate with all the details on, I cannot remember how much they charged though.Best wishes Val

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I seem to think that all the dates are shown as 1st of January - not sure why

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Hello Val,
Sadly she is not om FMP or Ancestry, if you know where her parents married this could be a pointer. You don't say if she was first born or not.Presume her mothers maiden name is Laynes m 1906. FreeBMD lists birth of Violet Marrison mmn Laynes Dec quarter of 1915.

Did not know the archives can re do a baptism cert. I am due in the archives on Tuesday and will take a look at St Johns where we were all done.It does make sense.

Terry.

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Hello Terry thanks for looking,I have "find my past" and have been checking for ages to see if her baptism is added, but no luck. She was the middle one of six and I have found the others, plus her Mom and Dad. Seems really silly but important that I find it. Archives supplied me with a replacement for mine some years ago,many thanks again Val

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Hi

The date on the register office site is a default date and they all default to the 1st of January.

This is how we were asked to transcribe them although we only transcribed the year of birth, (not the year of registration as the GRO gives) and the programme did the rest.

Angela

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Hello Val,

Lousy afternoon to you, i looked at St Johns from Dec quarter 1915 to Dec 1918 did not see Violet Marrison.

We were born in Burngreave and baptised at St Johns because my mother was from the Wybourn. Another place to look her mothers stomping ground.

Terry

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Hello Terry, the weather is vile in LEicestershire as well, sorry you had to go out in it.It's a mystery,Grandma was born in Attercliffe,grew up in Moorfields and finished up just off St.Philips Road. Her siblings were christened at St.George's, St.Jude,and St.Stevens.My husband has just come up with a suggestion, could it be the Peace garden church, St Paul's? Thanks again for looking, much appreciated Val

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Evening all, further to my last post,thanks again Terry, just looked on Find my past and found my mother's sister,who died as a baby, but was baptised at St Luke's Dyers Hill, in 1910.Looked on the old map and it was on Norwich Street, Park but was bombed in 1940.Perhaps Mom was baptised there and Find my past haven't transcribed 1915 yet.Val

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I will be in the archives again on Saturday.

Regards.

Terry

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Drew a blank again Val, Oct 1915 to Nov 1918 St Lukes, no sign of a Marrison.

Terry

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Hello Terry, Many thanks for your effort to find Mum's christening, you are so kind. I Felt sure it would have been at ,St. Luke's, I don't know where to look now.Perhaps I will leave it for a while,and hope more church records are added online. Thanks again Terry Val

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Another failed search Val. Aug 1915-apr 1916, no sign of your mum in St Pauls Pinstone St.

I did find 2 Marrisons in that time period though.

Mona b aug 17 to Walter and Hannah Lilian 797 Chesterfield rd f occ is a plumber bap date Sep 5 1915.
Mary b aug 27 to Thomas and Florence 13 78 Netheredge Rd f occ is cash clerk bap date Oct 12 1915.

Probably not yours at all.

Regards.
Terry

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Hello Terry, you are so kind to go to all that trouble.Awful thought, perhaps she wasn't "done" but knowing my grandma like I did, I cannot see that.I don't think the two Marrisons are any relation to us. Once again thank you so much, kind regards Val

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Hi Val,

Have you thought it could have been a private baptism and it was never entered in the
appropriate churches registers?

Do you have your mums birth certificate? It will state where she was born.

Elaine in Ottawa.

PS I note that you say its Harmer Lane? Is that from the Certificate?

Which covered from 135 Pond St to Sheaf St.
From the old Alan Godfrey maps there doesn't seem to be too much residential housing there.

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Hello Elaine and Terry, just checked Mum's birth certificate. She was born number 16 Harmer Lane but they were living on Garden Street when Grandma registered her on 19th November, so she was probably baptised in that parish, depending on when they moved,thanks again for your help Val

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Hi Val,

St Luke, Hollis Croft was the Parish Church for Garden Street.

Unfortunately we have only transcribed up to 1906

Elaine in Ottawa

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Hi All

The Baptist Chapel on Eyre Street celebrated Baptisms and Marriages of Pond St area and Sheffield Park folk, and they didn't have to be baptists. My rellies got married there and were not baptists.

Paula

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She wasn't done at St Lukes Val, may get to look at the Eyre St chapel on Saturday.


Regards.

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Hi Paula,Elaine and Terry,thanks all for your help especially you Terry for taking the trouble to search the registers.Goodness knows where she can be, perhaps she wasn't christened, which seems strange when the rest of the family were baptised.Thanks Terry for offering to check the Baptist church records, it's very kind of you. Val

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Hi Terry,

Which St Lukes did you check because there were two.

Dyers Hill & Hollis Croft.

Depending how long they were staying with Val's gran Garden St came under
St Lukes Hollis Croft.

If you enter the address only i.e. Garden St in our baptism database it brings up St Lukes Hollis Croft.


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Hello Elaine,

I've checked both of them.

Terry

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Great,

Thats eliminating two more.

NOT that many more left........

I wonder?????

Cathedral???

Elaine in Ottawa.

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Paula Simons
Hi All

The Baptist Chapel on Eyre Street celebrated Baptisms and Marriages of Pond St area and Sheffield Park folk, and they didn't have to be baptists. My rellies got married there and were not baptists.

Paula



If this is St Simons Paula,we've done the baptisms up to 1940.

Terry

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Hi Terry,

I believe that Val you mentioned all the other children were baptised in a C of E Church. Am I correct?

If that is so then I would say you are looking for a C of E baptisms.

Val have a look at this page on our site map, then under Parish Records. C of E one & two then just underneath Non-conformist records. It might help narrow the church down for Terry.

http://www.sheffieldindexers.com/SheffieldIndexersSiteMap_Index.html

Elaine in Ottawa.

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