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Boyle, Roberts, Helliwell Families

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Hi: I am J Harleen Acton, my family is seeking information on the following people. Elizabeth and Florence Boyle, both sisters were born in Halifax, Yorkshire, West Riding, England. Elizabeth was born in 1871, died May 30, 1948 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, laid to rest in Christ Church Cemetery. Florence's birth date is unknown as well as her date of death and where she passed away. We are seeking information on who the Grandparents, Parents, and any other siblings are, birth, deaths, etc.... Elizabeth married 2 times, that we know. Her first marriage was to William Roberts, they had 5 children. There were twin sons, Charlie, and John killed in WW1, Joseph, Jane, Eliza. All born in England. Some immigrated to Canada and USA later on. We know that Mr. Roberts passed away, but are unsure when and where in England. Maybe Halifax, Yorkshire, West Riding but this would be guess at this point. The second marriage for Elizabeth was to John Farrer Helliwell. We have no information on Mr. Helliwell or his family, and are having trouble finding any thing on who his family are, Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, etc... Elizabeth and John did have a 1 child a son. His name is Frederick Jellicoe Helliwell according to his birth certificate. He was born on June 28, 1915, at Mill House Farm, Cadley, Fulwood, England. Elizabeth and Frederick immigrated to Kingston, Ontario, Canada(just the two of them). What complicates matters is that Frederick's surname changed to Roberts when they came to Canada, he was 5 years old at the time. Elizabeth as well reverted back to her former married name of Roberts. We don't know why/when the change of names happened. If anyone would have information on any of these family members it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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We are seeking information on who the Grandparents, Parents, and any other siblings are, birth, deaths, etc....
Do you have Elizabeth's birth certificate as it should have parents names on it.

BOYLE, ELIZABETH mothers maiden name HAYER
GRO Reference: 1871 D Quarter in HALIFAX Volume 09A Page 455

The other question i have is about Florence, if you have no information on her such as not finding a birth etc for her where did the information on her been a sister to Elizabeth etc come from?
 

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BOYLE, ELIZABETH mothers maiden name HAYER
GRO Reference: 1871 D Quarter in HALIFAX Volume 09A Page 455

Going by mother's maiden name maybe the below is your Elizabeth with her grandparents in 1881, slight spelling difference with Hayer / Hayes but worth checking out. IF it is your Elizabeth then you have the names of her maternal grandparents.

1881 census
Name: Elizabeth Boyle
Age: 9
Event Place: Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Registration District: Macclesfield
Birth Year (Estimated): 1872
Birthplace: Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Scholar
Relationship to Head of Household: Grand Daughter
Page Number: 24
Piece/Folio: 3495/36
Registration Number: RG11
William Hayes Head Male 69 Dublin, Ireland
Ann Hayes Wife Female 50 Manchester, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Boyle Grand Daughter Female 9 Halifax, Yorkshire, England
 
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Do you have Elizabeth's birth certificate as it should have parents names on it.

BOYLE, ELIZABETH mothers maiden name HAYER
GRO Reference: 1871 D Quarter in HALIFAX Volume 09A Page 455

The other question i have is about Florence, if you have no information on her such as not finding a birth etc for her where did the information on her been a sister to Elizabeth etc come from?
Unfortunately we have no certificate of birth for both Elizabeth and Florence, the only thing we know is they were born in Halifax. We had relatives in Kingston, On, Canada that gave us this information.
 
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BOYLE, ELIZABETH mothers maiden name HAYER
GRO Reference: 1871 D Quarter in HALIFAX Volume 09A Page 455

Going by mother's maiden name maybe the below is your Elizabeth with her grandparents in 1881, slight spelling difference with Hayer / Hayes but worth checking out. IF it is your Elizabeth then you have the names of her maternal grandparents.

1881 census
Name: Elizabeth Boyle
Age: 9
Event Place: Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Registration District: Macclesfield
Birth Year (Estimated): 1872
Birthplace: Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Scholar
Relationship to Head of Household: Grand Daughter
Page Number: 24
Piece/Folio: 3495/36
Registration Number: RG11
William Hayes Head Male 69 Dublin, Ireland
Ann Hayes Wife Female 50 Manchester, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Boyle Grand Daughter Female 9 Halifax, Yorkshire, England
 

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Unfortunately we have no certificate of birth for both Elizabeth and Florence, the only thing we know is they were born in Halifax. We had relatives in Kingston, On, Canada that gave us this information.
I don't like advising people to buy certificates all the time as it can get expensive but i think in this case you really need to obtain Elizabeth's birth cert, it will give parents names which will give you a good start.
 

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A Florence Boyle born 1869 - registered Halifax - Mothers maiden name Buckley.
Theres this birth registration.

1869 - Halifax - Sept 1/4
Mary Ellen Boyle
Mothers maiden name Hayes.

Marriage - 1869 - Halifax
John Boyle
Brides listed - Jane Hayes - Mary Ann Beaumont
 

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See this Link which will take you to the familysearch site. You will need to register to view the details. The 1871 census is of Jane and John Boyle and daughter Mary Ellen.
 

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I can't find Joseph. Also Elizabeth is noted as married yet appears to be living in this household so don't know where her husband it.

1901 census
Event Place Note: Bank Street
Name: Elizabeth Roberts
Age: 27
Event Place: Halifax St James, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original): Halifax, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
Sub-District: Northowram
Registration District: Halifax
Birth Year (Estimated): 1874
Birthplace: Halifax, Yorkshire
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: HOUSE KEEPER (DOMESTIC)
Relationship to Head of Household: Servant
Page Number: 12
Piece/Folio: 97
Schedule Type: 105
William B Crowther Head Male 27 Halifax, Yorkshire
Elizabeth Roberts Servant Female 27 Halifax, Yorkshire
Martha J Roberts Boarder Female 7 Halifax, Yorkshire
John W Roberts Boarder Male 4 Halifax, Yorkshire
Charlie Roberts Boarder Male 4 Halifax, Yorkshire
Eliza J Roberts Boarder Female 2 Halifax, Yorkshire
 

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Elizabeth married 2 times, that we know. Her first marriage was to William Roberts, they had 5 children.
Can you confirm her first husband was William Roberts? Just the only marriage i can find for a Elizabeth Boyle marrying a Roberts is this one, and he is Frank.

Event Type: Marriage
Registration District: Halifax
Name: Elizabeth Boyle
Marriage Date: 1893
Marriage Place: Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Volume: 9A
Affiliate Line Number: 247
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year: 1893
Possible Spouse: Frank Bates
Possible Spouse: Frank Roberts
Possible Spouse: Sarah Hannah Wood
 

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Hi,

I’ve been working on the couple John and Jane Boyle. I can find a Jane Hayes born 1852 Macclesfield with Parents William and Mary Ann. Couldn’t find this family in 1881, only the one that Gibbo posted. Janes father William was also born Ireland and roughly the same year of birth and occupation of the William in 1881. There’s a death in the March 1/4
1874 for a Mary Ann Hayes. Also in the same 1/4 year 1876 there is a marriage for a William Hayes, brides listed are -
Ann Turner - Susannah Casey. This may be worth looking into.
 

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A Mary Boyle born 9 Aug 1869 Halifax England, married Christian Gotz in Pennsylvania on 6 Apr 1895. A family tree on Ancestry has her middle name of Ellen. This may be worth looking into as well.
 

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Hi,

A Elizabeth Boyle married 01.07.1893, looks like it was to a Frank Roberts, not William. The marriage is on Ancestry. The date of the marriage was from this site.
Marriage to Frank Roberts is the only one i could find also [post #11] no marriage to a William. I also had a look for the marriage to Helliwell and couldn't find one, unless i overlooked it.
 

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