Recently at the local market, I came across a photo of a young girl. The writing on the back included a surname and address in York with instruction, by the photographer, to create another copy. The Warrillow family in question only had one daughter – and so I am presuming, hopefully correctly, that this is a photograph of her: meet Doris Warrillow.
Walter Peter Warrillow was born in the last quarter of 1864 in Heworth, York to parents Joseph & Elizabeth. Walter was the oldest of 5 children. At the age of 30, in the last quarter of 1894, he married Tamar Sleightholme and had two children: Arthur Joseph born in 1896 and eventually Doris born in 1902. They lived on 61 Vyner Street, off Haxby Road in York – before eventually moving to number 27 on the same road.
Doris’s brother Arthur became a sergeant in the 13th battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers, but died as a casualty of the first world war on 18th September 1916 aged just 20. Her father Walter, a plasterer, died in 1953 at the age of 88 whilst his wife lived until 1967, dying at the age of 92. Both appeared to have died whilst still living in the district of York.
However, I’m not sure exactly what happened to Doris – and I wonder if she ever married? I have found four ladies of that name who were married but none of them are listed as living in the York district. They were married to men of the names – Astbury, Cope, Bateman and Webster from the areas listed below. Do any of these names feature in your family tree?
There are three ladies of this name featured within the death index, but none of the dates of birth correlate to 1902 – so again, I can only presume that ‘our Doris’ got married to one of the gentlemen named above.
Are you able to shed any more light on what happened to Doris Warrillow? Does she feature in your family tree? Can you confirm her married name and indeed whatever happened to her? If so, please get in touch.