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Eliza Blenkinsop

Munitions Worker
Birthplace Tyne and Wear Sunderland EnglandPlace of Death Dumfrieshire Eaglesfield Scotland Date of Birth: October 1, 1899 Date of Death: August 3, 1966


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :Eliza Blenkinsop (Elizabeth Mitchell)

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: October 1899, Sunderland, Durham

Date and Place of Death: 8 March 1966, 6 Belmont Avenue, Eaglesfield, (Middlebie), Dumfries-shire (Scotland’s people)

Nationality: English


Childhood: 1911 census at 22 South Railway St, Seaham with 4 sisters

Parents: Death certificate almost impossible to read from Scotland’s people Thought to be John William Blenkinsop b Apr 1871 and Ellen b1872 d July 1925 Sunderland Durham who married in about 1894 (1911 census at 22 South Railway St, Seaham.  Married for 17 yrs with 6 living children and 4 children who had died 

Parent’s occupations: Bricklayer, labourer

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

Occupation:  Munitions Worker

Place of residence at Gretna: Dormitory  accommodation

Job title at Gretna:

Marital status: married to George John Mitchell (b1898 Dalston d 10 Oct 1966 at Eaglesfield. Bur at Annan in same grave as Eliza(beth) and daughter Jessie (d 10/10/1992 at Annan)

Children: Jessie( b 1918), John William (Jackie)(b 1919), Ellen (b1924), George Alexander Blain (b 1928), Margaret Elizabeth  (b1930), Mary Ellen (b 1931)



Trivia / any other information: First 3 children’s births registered at Carlisle.  Son was Jackie killed in Tunisia in WW2 (I think he was John William and Jackie was his nickname (Findmypast have birth in Carlisle with Mother’s maiden name Blenkinsop and residence as Dumfries-shire for this Sapper who died in North Africa 24 Nov 1942), Harriet Jane (1942-1989 Eastriggs), George Alexander Blain Mitchell (b 1928),  Margaret Elizabeth (b 1930)


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