Sidney Maurice Betts

#77182, b. 24 January 1889, d. 1948

Individual's Timeline

Birth24 January 1889Sidney Maurice Betts
Marr RegSeptember 1920Sidney Maurice Betts1
19391939Sidney Maurice Betts2
Death1948Sidney Maurice Betts3

Primary events

  • Birth: Sidney Maurice Betts was born on 24 January 1889 in Halvergate Blofield, Norfolk, England, Registered Mar qtr. Son of William, a gardener, and Margaret, with them (age incorrectly transcribed) in 1891 in Halvergate.
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Sidney and Ada Gertrude Alderton was registered in the quarter ended September 1920 in the Swaffham, Smallburgh registration district.1
  • Death: Sidney died in 1948 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, (Aged 58 years, worked back from recorded birth date).3

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Sidney was a railway signalman. Union records dated 1949 confirm.4

Census details

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): Sidney's father was William BETTS a gardener, born Snetterton 1848.

William is the illeditimate son of Sarah, Chr in Snetterton March 1848.

Sarah is the daughter of Zacharias BETTS and his wife Hannah, with them in the 1851 census. She had married Chares FIRMAN before that date, and had another son, James FIRMAN just before the census. William and James are both in the house of the grandfather Zacharias. As are their parents Sarah and Charles.

Zachariah was Chr 16th may 1785 in Attleborough, son of James and Susannah.

Family of Sidney Maurice Betts and Ada Gertrude Alderton


  1. Find my past web sites, online or, Alderton      Ada G      Betts      Swaffham      4b     943     
    Betts      Sidney M      Alderton      Swaffham      4b     943.
  2. Find my past web sites, online or, Betts Household (2 People)
    No 1 Farm Cottages , Freebridge Lynn R.D., Norfolk, England
    Ada G     Betts     05 Oct 1889     Female     Unpaid Domestic Duties     Married     100     2     
    Sidney M     Betts     24 Jan 1889     Male     Railway Signalman     Married     100     1     
    Ref: RG101/6559A/009/29 Letter Code: TRNI.
  3. Find my past web sites, online or, BETTS     SIDNEY M     1889     1948     1948     England & Wales deaths 1837-2007     Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England.
  4. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)     Sid Maurice
    Last name     Betts
    Birth year     -
    Admission year     1914
    Death year     1949
    Death date     ? ? 1949
    Age     25
    Occupation/grade     Porter Signalman
    Trade     Railway workers
    Union name     National Union of Railwaymen
    Union branch     East Dereham
    Union branch as transcribed     East Dereham
    Branch transfered to (transcription)     East Dereham
    County     Norfolk
    Country     England
    Archive     Modern Records Centre
    Archive reference     MSS.127/NU/OR/2/37
    Folio or page     200
    Title     General Register
    Dates     Nov 1913-Mar 1914
    Information contained     Members 538001-553000
    No of volumes     1
    Record set     Britain, Trade Union membership registers
    Category     Education & work
    Subcategory     Guild & Trade Associations
    Collections from     United Kingdom.