Phyllis Gwladys Winnifred Burrin[1, 2, 3]

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  • Name Phyllis Gwladys Winnifred Burrin  [4
    Registration Between 1 Apr 1918 and 30 Jun 1918  Birkenhead, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth Registration 
    • Volume 8a, Page 292
    Born 26 Jun 1918  Birkenhead, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Apr 1992  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: Road traffic accident 
    Registration Nov 1992  Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Death Registration 
    • Volume 32, Page 949
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    Person ID I27697  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2016 

    Father Ernest David Burrin
              b. 1884, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1921, Kings Norton, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Gwladys Muriel Wates Horlock
              b. 1882, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Oct 1920, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Registration Between 1 Oct 1914 and 31 Dec 1914  Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage Registration 
    • Volume 2a, Page 676
    Married 21 Nov 1914  St. Pauls Church, Penge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F8453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eric Charles Allerton
              b. 26 Nov 1913, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Feb 1992, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Registration Between 1 Jul 1947 and 30 Sep 1947  Smethwick, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Marriage Registration 
    • Volume 9b, Page 1234
    Married 21 Sep 1947  Smethwick, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F8454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Birth Registration - Between 1 Apr 1918 and 30 Jun 1918 - Birkenhead, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1918 - Birkenhead, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Road traffic accident - 1 Apr 1992 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Death Registration - Nov 1992 - Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • BMD Certificates
    Death Certificate for Rebecca HORLOCK (27692)
    Death Certificate for Rebecca HORLOCK (27692)

  • Notes 
    • From The Wates Family Saga

      b. 26.6.1918, Birkenhead (to be near her father's ship) - d.1.4.1991. Secretary - Cadburys. m. 21.9.1947(?) Eric Charles Allerton, Birmingham (1913 ? - 3.2.1991(78)). 1 Ch. Lived in Birmingham.


      Liz Greaves notes:

      Gwladys Muriel Wates Horlock
      Muriel Wates Horlock was born on 27th February 1882 in Llantwit-Major. Both she and her brother were very musical, artistic and highly strung. They enjoyed holidays with their musical Perry cousins at Margate (CH V11). She was a gifted pianist and a piano teacher in Nottingham. She attended Nottingham High School for Girls. She married Ernest David Burrin on 21st November 1914 at St Pauls Church, Penge, Kent. She was living in North Finchley and he in Crystal Palace at the time. She worked as a post woman during the war. (Ch1.) After the war he worked at Chance's Glass Works in Birmingham as welfare secretary and they lived in Edgbaston. He died of wounds and the influenza epidemic of 1919. Administration of Ernest's estate was granted to Rebecca Horlock as Phyllis' grandmother and to his brother John William Burrin.

      On 26th June 1918 Phyllis Gwladys Winifred Burrin was born, at Birkenhead. Her mother had gone there to be near her father's ship. In 1920 her mother Gwladys died and in 1921 her father Ernest died, so at age two she lived with her grandmother Rebecca Horlock, who already lived in their home at 107 Poplar Avenue, Edgbaston. She went to the Wolverhampton Orphanage School from age 7 to 16 and returned to be with her grandmother in the holidays. Various members of the family (Henry Downey <#Henry_Downey>, Robert Wates <#Robert_Wates>, Arthur Wates <#Arthur_C_Wates>, George F Wates <#George_F_Wates>, Leslie Wates <#Leslie_Wates>, Ruth Griffiths <#Ruth_Griffiths>) helped finance and organise this and a grant was also obtained from the British Legion. He had inherited the house on her fathers death, but became responsible for it in 1935, when her Grandmother died. She was helped by Marian Wates <#Marian_Wates> at that time. She became a secretary with Birmingham Corporation where she met her husband Eric Charles Allerton, and they were married on 21st September 1947. They moved to Rednal in 1954 to live in a new cul-de-sac built behind the Leyland Works. From 1963 until retirement at age 60 she was a secretary at Cadbury's. She then worked for a further ten years at Christopher Cadbury's House. She played the piano and her piano remained in the family for a while being played by her grandchildren. She died on 1st April 1992 in a traffic accident, aged 74 years.
      On 12th January 1952 their daughter Elizabeth Ann was born. She attended Colmers Farm infant and junior school, and went to Kings Norton Girls Grammar School. She had a varied work career between care and admin, and retired at 62. She is presently enjoying playing tennis, walking, keeping fit, dancing and listening to live music, and is, of course, researching genealogy of her family.

      Elizabeth married twice and her second marriage to Colin John Greaves produced 2 children Paul and Clare, who went to Northfield Manor Primary School. Paul then attended Five Ways Grammar School, and Clare went to Camp Hill Grammar School, as her grandfather had done. Paul then went to St John's College Cambridge and then UCH London studying medicine and is now a qualified Consultant in Haematology who is due to take a post-up in May. He lives in London, a stone's throw from the Olympic Stadium. Clare went to Cadbury 6th Form College and then Newman College where she qualified as a teacher, working at various schools in Birmingham and then Essex, before moving to Sicily to work in an International School in Palermo, where she currently lives.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2857] The Wates Family Saga, Margaret R. Pitt, (Middlesex, England - 1974/1998).

    2. [S9808] TAG 2 [Marriage Information (Registration, Banns, Certificate)], accessed 3 Feb 2016), Previously TAG 2 records. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S9816] Alive for the 1939 Register, (accessed 24 Feb 2016). (Reliability: 3), 24 Feb 2016.
      People who should be alive for the 1939 Register

    4. [S3811] Wates Family Saga List (Reliability: 3), 19 May 2009.

    5. [S8558] England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005, ((http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=8782&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0)), accessed 27 Jan 2015), Birth Registration for Phyllis G. BURRIN; Mother's maiden surname HORLOCK; Apr-May-Jun 1918, Birkenhead, Cheshire, Volume 8a, Page 292. (Reliability: 3), 27 Jan 2015.

    6. [S9364] Liz Greaves, Greaves, Liz, 30 Jan 2015>, "Re: family tree," (Reliability: 3), 31 Jan 2015.
      Dear Phil



      Thanks for the email and attachment. Very interesting! Can I correct one or two things?



      My father, Eric Allerton was born on 26th November 1913 and died on 4th February 1992. He died of lung cancer.

      My mother, Phyllis was born on 26th June 1918 and died on 1st April 1992. She was killed in a road traffic accident 7 weeks after my father died.

      I had a house in Bewdley with my first husband Martin Howell, and the flat in Ealing before the house on the Bournville Village Trust, Selly Oak, Birmingham.

      My son Paul was born on 9th March 1978 and Clare on 22nd March 1980

      I attach various word documents which I have been updating. This should clear up answers to your questions.

      I have been lucky enough to have a lot of family photos, certificates and information which have been handed down from my parents. This is from the Horlock and Burrin families. Also from my fathers side of the family. I do not have anything much on Ancestry or any other genealogy program at the moment, because I was trying to get all the information I had in my possession on computer first, so I knew where to start!



      I have some original birth, married and death certificates which I list below. I will scan any you would like a copy of.



      I know Brian Wates and am kept in the loop for updates on the Wates family. I will copy him in to any updates I give you, so he can add to the Wates family tree, at the same time.



      What area of the country do you live in? I am still in Birmingham.



      Look forward to hearing from you



      Liz Greaves

    7. [S8529] England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007, ((http://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=7579&enc=1)), accessed 27 Jan 2015), Death Registration for Phyllis Gwladys ALLERTON; Age at death 74 (1918), Birth date 26 Jun 1918; Nov 1992, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Volume 32, Page 949. (Reliability: 3), 27 Jan 2015.

    8. [S8519] England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915, FreeBMD, ((http://freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl)), accessed 27 Jan 2015), Marriage Registration for Ernest D. BURRIN and Gwladys M. B. HORLOCK; Dec 1914, Croydon, Surrey, Volume 2a, Page 676. (Reliability: 3), 27 Jan 2015.

    9. [S9364] Liz Greaves, Greaves, Liz, > (Reliability: 3), 1 Jun 2015.

    10. [S8559] England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005, ((http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=8753&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0)), accessed 27 Jan 2015), Marriage Registration for Eric C. ALLERTON and Phyllis G. W. BURRIN; Jul-Aug-Sep 1947, Smethwick, West Midlands, Volume 9b, Page 1234. (Reliability: 3), 27 Jan 2015.