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william john hidden[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1912 - 2004  (91 years)


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  • Name william john hidden 
    Born 13 Apr 1912  Woverley (C) Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Possessions adoption 1915 
    Reference Number W054 
    Died Jan 2004  Wrexham RGD Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I5184  Hidden | Descendants of John Hidden of Gotherington b bef 1724
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 

    Father hughes,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother rose hidden,   b. 1892, Worcester RGD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1965  (Age < 73 years) 
    Married unmarried Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family janet bourhill johnstone,   b. 24 Dec 1922,   d. Jan 1990, Stockport RGD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1956  ne cheshire RGD Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. diane hidden,   b. 1959, Stockport RGD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959, Stockport RGD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F1656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Known as Bill. Abandoned by his mother at the age of 2, and brought up in a care home until the age of 16. He was then apprenticed to a Mr. Robottom. Married Janet B. Johnstone in 1956. Bill died in 2004 in the Wrexham RGD.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15726] electoral roll, Recno:12399.
      [Recno:12399 Yr: 1997 ]
      Hidden William
      Flat 4, 14, Cote Green Lane, Marple Bridge, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5DZ

    2. [S16456] Private Communication, Recno:11563 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:11563 Parish:kidderminster ]
      Bill's sister Doris was in the same orphanage as Bill but the boys and girls had no contact. Bill remembers someone pointing out a girl in the girl's playground and telling him "that is your sister", but they had no contact and were adopted/fostered by different families

    3. [S16200] Orphanage documents, Recno:11564 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:11564 Yr: 1915 ]
      Western Road House Revision Committee
      Minutes of 23 feb 1915
      no. 473 Children adopted under the Poor Law Act of 1899
      The Warrant Officer submitted the following report:-
      William Hidden (2 years) and Doris Hidden (7 months) are the illegitimate children of Rose Hidden, a single woman, whose whereabouts are at present unknown. They were taken by her to 9 Holmes Building, Palmer Street, Birmingham, on the 11th November 1914, stating that they were the children of her sister Jane, and that Mrs. Williams the occupant, would receive 8s per week for their maintenance. Mrs. Williams it appears is an old friend of Rose Hidden's mother. No money being forthcoming and Rose Hidden having disappeared, the children were admitted as being destitute and deserted on the 28th January 1915.
      A warrant is in existence for the arrest of the woman for deserting the children.
      Resolved:-
      To recommend that William Hidden (2 years) and Doris Hidden (7 months) be adopted under the provisions of Sectio 1 of the Poor Law Act 1899, by reason of the desertion and mode of life of the mother, Rose Hidden, a single woman, rendering her unfit to have control of the children.
      Further resolved:-
      To adjourn until the next Meeting, the application of the putative father of the child, Mr. Hughes, 58 New Street, Lower Gornal, for the discharge of William Hidden and further to request the Warrant Officer to report upon the home and circumstances of the man.

      Meeting of the Revision Committee held on the 2nd March 1915
      no 479 Children Adopted under the Poor Law Act 1899
      Further consideration was given to the application of Mr. Hughes, the putative father of William Hidden (recently adopted under the provisions of the Poor Law Act 1899) for the boy's discharge.
      The Warrant Officer having submitted a satisfactory report upon the home and cicumstances of the man, it was
      Resolved:-
      To accede to the application of Mr. Hughes, 56 New Street, Lower Gornal for William Hidden of whom he is the putative father, to be placed out with him.

    4. [S16200] Orphanage documents, Recno:11565 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:11565 Yr: 1928 ]
      Name of Child: William Hidden. Sex:M. Folio entry in admission & discharge book: 19/169. Cause of child being maintained by the Guardians: Character of mother, a single woman, whose mode of life renders her unfit to have control of the children. Date of resolution of the Guardians taking Child under their control: 23 Feb 1915 Westen Road Revision Sub Committee. Age at resolution : 2. Date at which Child will reach the age of 18 years: 1931. Religious creed in which child is educated: Ch of Eng. Where maintained, and if boarded out, with whom & date: Western Road House 28.1.15 // William at M G. 19/1/16. Subsequent Notes: William discharged at WR House 16/2/28 (to work at Mr. Robottom Broad St). Name & Address[of relative ?]: Mother Rose [Hidden ?] 41 Hunter [...]

      Name of Child: Doris Hidden. Sex:F. Folio of entry in admission & discharge book: Ch 1/93 & Ch 6/29. [next 2 columns as above] Age at date of Resolution: 7/12. Date at which Child will reach the age of 18 years: 1932. [next 2 columns as above] Subsequent Notes: Doris dischd from MG. to Mrs. Wright 5/6/17. Doris re-adm to SH 11/1/26. Name & Address[..]: Mr. Clee 13 [....] 11/5/16

    5. [S15554] RG Index of Births, Recno:8050 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:8050 Yr: 1912 Qtr:2 Dist:kidderminster Ref:6c/385 ]
      william j hidden [hidden ?] kidderminster

    6. [S15551] Certificate of Birth, Recno:11561 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:11561 Date: 13 Apr 1912 Dist:kidderminster SubDist:wolverley ]
      At: Canal Side Cookley RD. william john boy s/o rose hidden yarn winder Inf: rose hidden mother. Regd: 26/06/1912

    7. [S16401] BMD on-line, Ancestry etc, Recno:14157.
      [Recno:14157 Yr: 2004 Qtr:1 Dist:Wrexham ]
      Name: William John Hidden
      Birth Date: 13 Apr 1912
      Death Registration Month/Year: Jan 2004
      Age at death (estimated): 91
      Registration district: Wrexham
      Inferred County: Cheshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire
      Register number: A124
      District and Subdistrict: 813/1A
      Entry number: 82

    8. [S15555] RG Index of Marriages, Recno:11859 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:11859 Yr: 1956 Qtr:4 Dist:ne cheshire Ref:10a/673 ]
      hidden william & [janet b] JOHNSTONE ne cheshire 10a 673