Alexander Patterson

#13922, b. June 1884, d. June 1957

RNR Recruiting Officer Lowestoft c 1939 - from Derek PATTERSON

Individual's Timeline

Birth23 April 1884Alexander Patterson
Birth RegJune 1884Alexander Patterson1
Marr RegJune 1903Alexander Patterson2
Death of Mother3 August 1919Alice Patterson3
Death of Father21 June 1922Matthew James Patterson3
Marriage of Son1929Alexander Matthew Patterson
Death RegJune 1957Alexander Patterson4

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Alexander was the Mate on a fishing trawler, and in 1901 he was a fisherman who was also in the Naval Reserve. His name is recorded in The Parish of All Saints, Grimsby Roll of Honour as a minesweeper. This was kept in All Saints Church, Heneage Road until it was demolished. It was eventually given to the Grimsby Archives and restored. (from Derek PATTERSON).
  • Residence: In 1950 Alexander lived in Weelsby Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. From Derek, via Sid PATTERSON.

Census details

Some aspects of Alexander Patterson's life. Nigel NURSE, a grandson, sent this - The family story I do know is that my grandma Mary died first so my grandad gathered the children together said he didn't want to carry on with out her said his goodbyes to the girls and would only allow the boys to see him he died within a week or so of my grandma they are both buried in Scartho Road cemetery in grimsby. From Alice's story we know that Alexander married Mary who lived next door to him their whole life.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: 1939-1945
    The story from Olive Cotterill (daughter-in-law) suggests that Alexander was inspecting recruits for the Royal Navy Reserve in Lowestoft at the time when his son Henry volunteered. His daughter Lilian, still living at Filey Road in Grimsby and now in her 90s has a photograph of her father sitting behind his desk when he was the recruiting officer.
    From Derek PATTERSON.

Children of Alexander Patterson and Mary Ann Elizabeth Neslen


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online,      Alexander Patterson
    Year of Registration:      1884
    Quarter of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    District:      Yarmouth (1837-1924)
    County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      14.
  2. Free parish registers, online, Alexander Patterson
    Year of Registration:      1903
    Quarter of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    District:      Yarmouth (1837-1924)
    County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      16.
  3. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  4. Find my past web sites, online or, Name:      PATTERSON, Alexander
    Registration district:      Grimsby
    County:      Lincolnshire
    Year of registration:      1957
    Quarter of registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    Age at death:      73
    Volume no:      3B
    Page no:      174.
  5. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      ALICE E
    Last name      PATTERSON
    Birth year      1927
    Birth quarter      2
    Registration month      -
    Mother's last name      NESLEN
    District      GRIMSBY
    County      Lincolnshire
    Country      England
    Volume      7A
    Page      1015
    Record set      England & Wales births 1837-2006
    Category      Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory      Births & baptisms
    Collections from      Great Britain.