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Name:William Leonard CHRIMES
Birth:27 Apr 1897 Duddon, Cheshire, England
Father:Joseph CHRIMES Mother:Martha Ann BRERETON
Spouse:Bessie HUGHES
Marriage:15 Aug 1918 St. Peter, Heswall, Cheshire, England
Children:Edna May, Vera Pauline, Charles Arthur, William Denis, Hilda Kathleen, D E, Irene Pamela
Partner:May LUNT
Children:W L
Residence:1901 "Parkside" Aston, Cheshire, England
Residence:1908 Little Leigh, Cheshire, England
Residence:1911 Burton, Cheshire, England
Residence:1924 Heswall, Cheshire, England
Residence:1931 "Heather View" Barnston, Wirral, Cheshire, England
Residence:1933 Slack Common, Heswall, Cheshire, England
Residence:1939 2 Forest Rd., Heswall, Cheshire, England
Residence:1943 Forest Rd., Heswall, Cheshire, England
Residence:1945 158 Conway St., Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Occupation:1911 Farm Labourer
Occupation:1933 Fire Wood Dealer
Occupation:1939 Haulage Contractor
Occupation:1943 Haulage Contractor
Estate:Grant of Administration21 Sep 1945Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Death:2 Jun 1945 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Country of last known residence:England Branch:Tarvin
Alternative date of birth (FindMyPast School Admissions): 27 May 1897.
William Leonard's birth record is in the name CRIMES.
William Leonard was admitted to Little Leigh Church Of England School on 27 April 1908. His previous school was recorded as Daresbury.
From The Cheshire Observer of 26 August 1933: "MIXING UP CAR PARTS - Five alleged Breaches of Regulations. - Great Saughall Case Dismissed. At Chester Castle Sessions, on Wednesday, before Mr. E. Peter Jones (in the chair), Mr. Rowe Morris, and Mr. Walter Vickers, William Leonard Chrimes, fire wood dealer, Slack Common, Heswall, was summoned on five charges - using a motor vehicle without being insured, without Road Fund licence, with failing to notify the licensing authority of change of ownership, fraudulently using an identification mark and making a false statement in respect of a motor vehicle.... The Bench dismissed the case, the Chairman remarking, 'It is such a mix up; getting two cars and mixing them - you don't know which is which.'"
William Leonard's marriage record is in the name CHRIMES
From The Liverpool Echo of 28 February 1934: "TRAIL OF FEATHERS. William Leonard Chrimes, of The Slack, Heswall, who was convicted at the Birkenhead County Police Court on Monday, of stealing fowl at Barnston, was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, not three months' as previously reported."
From The Cheshire Observer of 9 April 1938: "Protective Shingle of Dee Shore HESWALL RESIDENT GRANTED INJUNCTION IN HIGH COURT Application for judgement in default of defence was made to Mr. Justice Lewis in the King's Bench Division on Wednesday in an action by Mr. Bernard Karel Hope, of Banks-road, Heswall, against Mr. William Leonard Chrimes, of Milner-road, Heswall. Plaintiff claimed an injunction restraining the defendant from removing shingle, sand, etc. from the foreshore, which, he said, formed a mutual barrier protecting his property from the sea. It was alleged that the defendant had removed shingle, etc., from the seashore in November and December, 1937, and January to the detriment of the plaintiff's property. His lordship granted the injunction, and gave judgement for damges to be assessed and costs."
William Leonard's death record is in the name CHRIMES
From The Liverpool Echo of 5 June 1945: "CHRIMES - June 2, suddenly in hospital, aged 47 years, WILLIAM LEONARD, beloved husband of Bessie Chrimes and dearly-loved father of Edna, Vera, Arthur (in Italy), Denis, Hilda, Doreen and Eileen, 2 Forest Road, Heswall, Funeral at Heswall Parish Church tomorrow (Wednesday), at 3.30 pm."
William Leonard's Administration record states:
"CHRIMES William Leonard of 158 Conway Street Birkenhead died 2 June 1945 at Birkenhead Municipal Hospital Church Road Birkenhead Administration Liverpool 21 September to Bessie Chrimes widow. Effects £718 8s. 9d."