1939 Register - Petty family


This is part of a Register which was taken across all of the UK on the, 29th September, 1939.

Here it states, that the residents at 1 Primrose Cottage, Woodcote, Dodford, Nr. Kidderminster, were, Joseph George Petty b. 6th January 1900, occupation, Farm Labourer and his wife Fanny May (Jones) (Hayward) Petty b. 1st May 1887, occupation, Housework.

There were two others living at the house but because of the 100 year ruling they were blanked out. However I am certain that they would have been Fanny May's daughter Norah Mary Hayward, b. Saturday, 17th December, 1910, from her first marriage to Charles Hayward. And, Leslie George Petty b. Monday, 7th October, 1929, from her second marriage to Joseph Petty. Fanny's other daughters from her first marriage to Charles Hayward, Mabel Lloyd Hayward, b. Tuesday, 10th April, 1917, and Doris Winifred Hayward, b. Tuesday, 18th May, 1920, were living at the Post Office, Knightwick, Worcestershire, with Fanny's brother John William Jones and his wife Lucy (Grubham) Jones. (My Grandparents)

On Saturday, 14th February, 1942, Mabel married, Sidney Ralph Ganderton. On the Wedding Certificate her residence at that time was the Post Office Knightwick.

You will not be able to view details of any person born within the past 100 years who is still alive. The 1939 register was maintained with details of those who died only until 1991. Therefore for anyone who was born less that 100 years ago and who died after 1991, you will not be able to view their details (although you can notify findmypast of their death, with suitable proof, so that their record can be opened for viewing).

In theory the 1931 census for England & Wales would have been available for public access in 2032 or perhaps earlier if rules were to be changed. However that is not to be.

On the night of Saturday 19 December 1942, there was a fire at a store in Hayes, Middlesex. The store, the responsibility of the Office of Works, contained a large amount of furniture but in addition it contained the census records for England & Wales for 1931, that is the whole of the schedules, enumeration books and plans. They were all completely destroyed.

A census of the United Kingdom was due to be taken in early 1941 but this never happened because of World War II.

So the 1939 register is very important to genealogists.


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