Darlington, Cecil Dutton

Harry Turley Darlington and Lizzie Mitchell married in the June Quarter of 1892 at Prescot (Vol 8b, Page 1035). Their son Cecil Dutton Darlington was born on the 26th 1893. He was baptized on the 9th February 1894, in St. Clements Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire. Their address on the Parish Register was 29, Warwick Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancaster County. Harry Turley Darlington’s occupation was Clerk.

I believe that Harry Turley Darlington  died in 1895 (Prestwich Vol. 8d Page 331) and Lizzie remarried a William Banks in 1903 at Preston (Preston Vol. 8e Page 1079)

On the night of the 1901 census,  Lizzie was recorded at 29b West Cliff, Preston, Lancashire with her married sister,  Alice Ann Adams, 51,and Husband Frederick, 53 and their daughter Kate, 17.   With her was their Mother, Ann Mitchell. Lizzie, 35, was a Hospital Nurse.

Lizzie Banks was on the Passenger List of the ship “Tunisian” which departed from Liverpool on the 4th April 1907 destined for St. John, Halifax, Canada. She was accompanied by  Cecil D. Darlington aged 13,  and  Caister(sic) Darlington aged 11.  Lizzie’s status was  recorded as “Wife.”

There were 2 UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates  issued for Cecil Dutton Darlington. One was  issued on 1st September, 1915 and another issued on 19th October 1915 in Liverpool.  If he began in the Navy, he ended up in the RAF as we see from his will which was listed in the  England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations).  It says:

Cecil Dutton of 35, Hough Green, Chester, Lieutenant Royal Air Force died on or since 15th August 1918 in France.   Probate Chester 8 January to Lucy Winifred ADAMS, (Wife of Frederick Mitchell ADAMS).   Effects £161 17s. 0d

This confirms that he was living in the UK even though it seems his mother was living in Canada.  The Commonwealth War Graves Certificate (see link below), tells us that he was the Son of Mrs. L. Darlington Banks, of Ottawa, Canada.

C D Darlington in the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 does not mention any Legatee, but mentions transfers of money, one of £61 13s 0d and another of £5.0s 0d, but not to whom they went.

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