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doris smith, lyme street, chorlton-on-medlock

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sandra Report 15 May 2019 22:03

I am not local to this area. Could anyone with access to a register of electors/street register,please tell me with whom Doris Smith was living in May 1935, when she was married from 44 Lyme Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock.?


ErikaH Report 15 May 2019 22:27

These records are held in the main library for the area

Possible occupants in 1939 are James and Kate Killip

No actual result for Chorlton on Medlock. I looked at records for 44 Lyme Street, Manchester

Other options are in Haydock, Newton le Willows and Warrington


AustinQ Report 16 May 2019 06:56

Marriages Jun 1935

Shuttleworth Ellie (Ellis) Smith Manchester S. 8d 385
Smith Doris Shuttleworth Manchester S. 8d 385

Is this the marriage for Doris?

If this is her she was too young to appear on the electoral registers in 1935:

Shepton Mallet Journal - Friday 30 July 1937

GAOL FOR CRUEL PARENTS. Describing the case as one of tho worst they had ever known, the Manchester magistrates, Monday, sentenced Ellis Shuttleworth, 22. and his wife Doris, 19, of Thomas Street, Hulme, each to four months’ imprisonment for exposing two-year-old child to suffering and danger. A policeman said that on Sunday a crowd of between 300 and 400 gathered outside the house, where the child was screaming. The child was almost naked and in a dirty condition, while its eyes were almost closed through crying. There was no food in the house. Neighbours provided the baby with food and clothing, and it was taken to hospital. At 11.15 p.m. the crowd was still outside the house awaiting the return of tho mother. To prevent her being attacked police officers met Mrs. Shuttleworth she entered tho street and took her away. The couple, who said they were sorry, each blamed the other.


Dea Report 16 May 2019 09:00

It looks like the pair didn't stay together ??

This looks like Ellis in 1939:

Ellis Shuttleworth's life in 1939
6 Clopton Street, Manchester C.B., Lancashire, England

Shuttleworth household
(3 people)
First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
Marion Shuttleworth 31 Oct 1906 Female Mond Blancher Married 85 1
Ellis Shuttleworth 25 May 1914 Male Plumbers Labourer Married 85 2
Annie Heslop 03 Jan 1870 Female Household Duties Widowed 85 3

They didn't actually marry until a couple of years later:

Marriages Mar 1941 (>99%)
Heslop Marion Shuttleworth Manchester 8d 323 Scan available - click to view
Shuttleworth Ellis Heslop Manchester 8d 323 Scan available - click to view

It looks as though Doris is still alive and kicking though ??

Manchester Evening News 04 October 1941
-- Woman Gaoled For Shop Thefts. --

Admitting a charge of stealing a pair of
stockings and four handkerchiefs valued
at 4s. 9d. from a city store, Doris Shuttle-
worth (22), waitress of Ducie Avenue,
Chorlton-on-Medlock, was sent to prison
for two months by Manchester City
magistrates today.
It was stated that she had been sentenced
to two months imprisonment in June for a
similar offence

Also this one:

—* Alleged Embezzlement at Preston Doris Shuttleworth (19), cashier, Fishstreet, Preston, was Preston Borough Police Court to-day, remanded till Friday on a summons for alleged embezzlement. She was allowed bail of £5 self and surety. Prosecuting.............
14 May 1935 - Lancashire Evening Post - Preston, Lancashire,

I wonder if she could have been in prison somewhere in 1939??

Dea x


ArgyllGran Report 16 May 2019 14:25

Can anyone (Dea ? ) see what this article refers to?


No, sorry, I got confused with the names.


Dea Report 16 May 2019 14:43

OOOps - 'Now you see it... now you don't' ...... ;-) :-D :-D

I was only gone for a little while..............

Dea x


ErikaH Report 18 May 2019 10:02

Try contacting the main public library for the area. They are sometimes able to carry out historical ER searches - there may be a charge.


Dea Report 23 May 2019 10:19

Bumped up for Sandra who has just started a new thread on this.....

Dea x


ErikaH Report 13 Jun 2019 16:15

And another...............