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Richard George CHINN - WW2 Casualty
published by Pat Hase on Sat, 21/10/2023 - 0:37

Richard CHINN died at 189 Moorland Road and was described as the husband of Ellen CHINN.  Helen Clara CHINN died at the same time and was described as the daughter of Ellen CHINN.  I have not found a marriage of Richard CHINN to an Ellen.  However in 1885 Richard CHINN married a Mary SCRIBBINS and variants of SCRIBBINS are given as the mothers maiden name of three girls born with the surname CHINN between 1886 and 1901. 

In 1901 and 1911 the three girls are listed with Ellen as their mother, but in 1911 Amelia Lucy Ann SEBBRING (SCRIBBINS?) is living there described as mother-in-law.  However, in 1921 there is a Helen Clara CHINN living with a Richard ( with a different age) and Mary CHINN in Bristol but described as his cousin, but also there is Louisa SCRIBBINS as sister-in-law to Richard.  Were Ellen and Mary the same person or were there two Richard CHINNs?  Please help me untangle this family!

Ellen CHINN died in 1928

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Submitted by gricharduk on Sat, 21/10/2023 - 6:57

A [Victor] George Chinn married Ellen Sibbring, only daughter of James Sibbring of Barton Hill, on 9 August 1884 at St John’s church, Bedminster. (p. 8, Western Daily Press  13 August 1884). Victor is described as George Chinn (sugar boiler/confectioner) in the marriage register whose father was Richard Chinn. I think this is the Richard George Chinn and I can only think that the newspaper notice is a typo or not transcribed correctly by the printer. He was born George Chinn and the Richard got added when he was baptised.


The Richard Chinn who married Mary Scribbins has a father called John Chinn and a profession of dairyman. The interesting thing about this Richard Chinn is that he deserted from HMS Impregnable on 23 May 1883. (p. 3, Liverpool Daily Post 13 March 1885). They are probably related through their fathers in some way.


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