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Rowland Family

Posted: 18 Apr 2011 5:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: rowland, smith,
Hello, I'm hoping somebody can help me out.

I'm having a very hard time finding my great grandfather on this site. I've been obsessed with looking for him and have so far yielded a marriage record and that's it.

My g. grandfather was called Herbert Rowland, he had no last name. He was married to a Doris May Smith. They either lived in Derby or Yorkshire. Doris ended up being commuted by my grandfathers step mother, who was called Hilda. She MAY have had the fourth child, or it could have been Doris. The last child was the result of an affair. His name was Howard and he was 19 when he died in a car crash. The other children were two girls, and another boy, Peter Rowland.

Herbert Rowland was probably born around 1900. If I remember correctly, he commit suicide by putting his head on a railway track after a drinking binge. Hilda or Doris (but I think it was Hilda) died around 1969.

Any information would be very helpful. We have no idea why Doris was committed, and we can't seem to get any of Herberts parents names pulled up. Thank you!

Re: Rowland Family

Posted: 19 Apr 2011 4:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Give us a bit more info please ? You have his marriage cert but give give us his father's name or where he married. His age would be on that certificate too.

Saying that he appears to have married in Derby in 1933.

Might thhis be him in 1901 ? With his family ?

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth
Year Occupation

ROWLAND, Thomas Head Married M 42 1859 Gritstone Mason
Derbyshire VIEW
ROWLAND, Ann Wife Married F 44 1857
Derbyshire VIEW
ROWLAND, John Son Single M 16 1885 Quarryman (Lime Stone)
Derbyshire VIEW
ROWLAND, Annie Daughter Single F 14 1887 Seamer Hosiery Factory
Derbyshire VIEW
ROWLAND, Harriett Daughter F 12 1889
Derbyshire VIEW
ROWLAND, Henry Son M 9 1892
Derbyshire VIEW
ROWLAND, Thomas Son M 6 1895
Derbyshire VIEW
ROWLAND, Herbert Son M 2 1899
Derbyshire VIEW


RG number:
RG13 Piece:
3241 Folio:
15 Page:

Registration District:
Ashborne Sub District:
Brassington Enumeration District:
15 Ecclesiastical Parish:
St James the Apostle

Civil Parish:
Bonsall Municipal Borough:
Upper Town, Bonsall County:

Doris appears to have passed away in 1971

Doris May Rowland 1911 1971 Derby Derbyshire

Good Luck

Antony Lambert
The Certificate Man

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