Looking for POTTS Sunderland Durham, England.
Alan POTTS born 7 Nov 1906 Sunderland, Durham, England ,(Verified Alan’s daughter (living) and “England & WALES free BMD Birth Index 1837-1983”)
Alan is my husband’s uncle by marriage. His wife Mavis Irene TAYLOR(sister of my husband’s father)was born 18 Mar 1919 Melbourne, Vic. Aust., married Alan
25 June 1945 Clifton Hill, Vic. Aust. Alan POTTS was buried 7 Jan 1992 at
Preston Cemetery, Vic., Aust., Area L, grave No. 00781 (age 85)
His Mother “Ethel” is also in the same grave. I have the relevant cemetery records.
Victorian Death Index 1921-1985 shows Ethel’s parents to be – Robt ROBINSON and Eleanor LAYBURN –Death Place is Northcote, Vic., Year 1943 Reg. No. 2416
Today, I found an entry under free BMD Marriages showing a marriage of
Eleanor LEYBOURN and Robert ROBINSON for Sep 1855 I believe this to be correct, but do not yet have proof.
From “Familysearch” I have found an entry for Robert, Eleanor and children, and
an 1881 Census record for this family living at 24 Park Place West, Census Place -Bishopwearmouth Durham England.
I also found a marriage record for Ethel ROBINSON and a George POTTS married
1899 Jul/Aug/Sep Sunderland, Durham, Tyne and Wear. This was the only entry I could find that fitted the time frame, ie: Alan’s birth 1906. I do not know if this is the right ‘husband’ POTTS for Ethel, but I suspect it might be.
So far as I know, Alan was an only child, so no siblings, and I believe Victoria – Reservoir ( a suburb of Melbourne) was his only place of residence.
Alan and Mavis had 3 children -1son, 2daughters(all living)
I have been doing my husband’s and my own family trees for about 3 years now, but this particular part is proving hard to sort.
Any help at all, I would greatly appreciate,