Dorothy Muriel Holyoak was baptised at St John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong on 18th September 1905 along with her sister Margaret Joyce Holyoak.
Father was British businessman and member of the Legistlative Council and Executive Council of Hong Kong, Percy Hobson Holyoak (1874-24th May 1926)
Mother was Nellie Gertrude Cowper (1875-?)
Andrews Cards Private cremation17 March 1948 Amersham Buckinghamshire Nellie Gertrude Holyoak late of Hong Kong widow of Percy Hobson Holyoak and dearly loved mother of Joyce Howe of Ranga Tanganyika and Dorothy Blackstone of Beech Grove Amersham Buckinghamshire.
Dorothy Muriel Holyoak born 17 July 1906 married William Wilson Blackstone in Westminster 1937. He remarried to Constance Maud Dawbarn 1946 in Westminster London
Marriage of Dorothy M Holyoak to John O Carpenter in Amersham Buckinghamshire 1953
Dorothy Muriel Holyoak born 27 July 1906 (Ancestry Tree and UK death records)
She married Charles Douglas Armstrong in 1926 Hong Kong
She married William Wilson Blackstone in Westminser 1937. (He remarried to Constance Maud Dawbarn in 1946 in Westminster London)
1948 Her mother referred to her as Dorothy Blackstone
Marriage of Dorothy M Holyoak to John O Carpenter in Amersham Buckinghamshire 1953. John O Carrpenter died in 1967.
UK Death Records Dorothy Muriel Carpenter date of birth 27 July 1906 died Hastings and Rother in 1982
Regarding dates of birth shown on death records. These are not always accurate depending on how close to the deceased the infomant is and the circumstances of the death.
In the 1939 Register of England and Wales, her date of birth was stated as 27th July 1905, which would fit the baptism dates in Hong Kong. The place of birth was not stated. She was married and living at the Thatchel Cottage, Crown Court, Vicarage Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire, England on 29th September 1939. Name then was Dorothy Muriel Blackstone.
Her occupation was “unpaid domestic duties”. Love that.
The 1939 register would be accurate as the information was taken directly from those involved and checked by authorities. I know of many death records which have incorrect dates of birth on them for a variety of reasons..
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