Born Lilian Ethel Ottoway was born about 1884 . She passed away on 15 October 1973 at Nazereth House, Southend on Sea, Essex, England. .
On the 1939 register her birth date is shown as 22 March 1884, This may not be correct as we have never found her birth certificate. Mum was unable to shed any further light on the mystery, "She never talked about her childhood".
Marriage She was married to John William Winn in the fourth quarter of 1905 at Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England . They had three children.
Residence Relation to Head of House: Servant.
In 1901 she was living in Woking, Surrey, England employed as a servant .
On 2 April 1911 she was living as wife to head of household at St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. .
In 1939 she was widowed, living at Chelmsford Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England .
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Lilian by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Lilian:
Thanks for this interesting research Jessica. The good thing about Wikitree is that this information is now preserved for all time. I am busy transferring my tree from Ancestry so I haven't got time to delve in to the research now but the data is all here for when I an get back to it.
Brilliant, there are some good leads there. We have thought of several searches we need to do now based on what you have supplied.
I found the Bourne family that Lilian Ethel Bourne belonged to in the 1891 census. They seem to have been fairly well off, as they had several servants. Same family in 1901... no trace of the daughter named Lilian Ethel. I checked for Lilian Ethel Bournes born in Woking, just in case she's a boarder somewhere or in a girl's school... no sign of her. Hmmm. See: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:718Z-P3Z
In GRO, there's only one Ethel (not Lilian) Ottoway, born 1887 but in Hollingbourn in Kent. I did find a Lilian Ethel BOURNE born in Guildford (Woking) in 1883, mother's maiden name Woolmer. I wonder if Lilian Ethel took the surname Ottoway for some reason? A stepfather's name?