Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Richard SILLITOE + Eliza MITCHELL

4 children
Herbert Richard SILLITOE
Birth: about 1893 25 23Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 4, 1908Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
Alwin SILLITOE
Birth: April 28, 1897 29 27Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 4, 1985New South Wales, Australia
Laurel Mary Isabell SILLITOE
Birth: April 13, 1905 37 35Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1978Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia

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Family group information
Marriage about 1893
Citation details: 4136/1893 SILLITOE RICHARD MITCHELL ELIZA KEMPSEY
Note

There is conjecture that Mildred Irene SILLITOE (1905-1978) whose birth was registered as occurring on 28 January 1905 to Richard and Eliza, is the daughter of Richard's brother Aaron and Louisa. Mildred, at the time of her marriage, stated her parents were Aaron and Louisa and these are the parents names included in her death registration.

Supporting this conjecture is that Richard and Eliza registered the birth of a daughter Laurel Mary Isabell SILLITOE as 13 April 1905. It is impossible to have had two children less than three months apart.

I am unable to find any relevant birth registration for a child of Aaron and Louisa around 1905. It would normally seem strange that two brothers named a child with exactly the same name. However, there is at least one other example of this in the Sillitoe families.

Perhaps Mildred is the child of someone else, was registered by Richard and Eliza and then perhaps adopted/fostered/cared for by Aaron and Louisa.