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Anthony ginley/gainley

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Shirley Report 21 May 2020 22:24

Can anyone please find an Anthony ginley/gainley born in 1926in burnley or Colne please on the 1939census?
Mother was Mary gainley or ginley. Lived in Colne. Mary did not marry apparently. So no idea who Anthony's father was.
I think I found a Mary ginley or gainley living with sister winifred in Colne in 1939but wonder where Anthony was living
Can anyone help please :-)


greyghost Report 21 May 2020 23:14

?The record you believe is Mary with sister Winifred. The original shows the surname to be spelt GAinley

There are 2 closed records so either could be Anthony - see notes below record as to why if it is him, his record is not open to view.

Winifred Gainley's life in 1939
9 Keighley Avenue, Colne M.B., Lancashire, England

First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
Winifred Gainley 26 Mar 1911 Female Fruit Picker Unemployed Single 261 1
Mary Gainley 14 Jun 1900 Female Cotton Spinner Unemployed Single 261 2
Norah Taylor 30 May 1926 Female At School Single 261 3
The record for this person is officially closed.
The record for this person is officially closed.

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Ref: RG101/4725A/024/10 Letter Code: NTZR
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Anthony's birth - Burnley RD covers Colne

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Sep 1926 (>99%)
Ginley Anthony Ginley Burnley 8e 358 Scan available - click to view

A possible death for Anthony in Blackpool RD
Name: Year of Birth:
GRO Reference: DOR Q1/2016 in Blackpool (581-1C) Entry Number 513572330

Find My past are opening records all the time as they try hard to match deaths to relevant closed records


malyon Report 21 May 2020 23:27

could this be his marriage

Anthony Ginley
England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005
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Great Britain, England
Record set
England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005


greyghost Report 21 May 2020 23:34

Looking at the 1911 census, Winifred would appear to be 3 years older than the 1939 register suggests

1911 Census For England & Wales
4 Lister Street Colne, Colne, Lancashire, England

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
John Gainley Head Married Male 35 1876 Gasworks Labourer Ireland Sligo Resident
Maggie Gainley Wife Married Female 29 1882 - Lancs Colne
Maggie Gainley Daughter - Female 13 1898 School Lancs Colne
Mary Gainley Daughter - Female 11 1900 School Lancs Colne
Annie Gainley Daughter - Female 9 1902 - Lancs Colne
Elizabeth Gainley Daughter - Female 6 1905 - Lancs Colne
Winifred Gainley Daughter - Female 3 1908 - Lancs Colne
Patrick Gainley Son - Male 1 1910 - Lancs Colne


greyghost Report 21 May 2020 23:37

both ages out from birth registration to 1939 register entry

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1908 J Quarter in THE BURNLEY UNION Volume 08E Page 277

GRO Reference: 1899 S Quarter in THE BURNLEY UNION Volume 08E Page 290


ErikaH Report 22 May 2020 08:58

If his death hasn’t been notified, he won’t be on 1939 register


Shirley Report 22 May 2020 10:13

Yes he definately died in 2016. Like you say he is probably on the 1939.
Thanks for all the info. I didn't know John was born in Ireland so that's very useful Thankyou. :-)


Shirley Report 22 May 2020 10:17

I'm thinking that Maggie gainley senior is perhaps not the mother of Maggie junior as she woukd only have been sixteen but guess that's a possible. Just maybe born out of wedlock?? :-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 May 2020 10:37

Well looking at the gro index she was def maggies daughter

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1897 D Quarter in THE BURNLEY UNION Volume 08E Page 257

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 May 2020 10:39

And they married in 1896

Marriages Sep 1896
Ganley John Burnley 8e 503
Wormwell Margaret Burnley 8e 503

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 May 2020 10:47

She was born in 1881
GRO Reference: 1881 S Quarter in BURNLEY Volume 08E Page 289

Girls could marry then aged aged 12 boys at 14 with parental consent

My grt grt gran was still 14 when she married and she wasn’t pregnant!