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Herbert Liddell CORTIS 1857 - 1885

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Herbert Liddell CORTIS I635


Birth Family F177

Parents: William Smithson CORTIS and Mary Jane GREEN


Marriage Family F178

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Ann BRUCE I636

Children: Phyllis, Herbert Bruce


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This person is mentioned in the following post(s)


In the Wheel World 13 Apr 2011

Uprooting the Tree 3 May 2012

Good at Cycling 3 Aug 2012








The above three photographs courtesy Mark Windsor



Photographer Lindsay Clarke, 4 Jan 2013




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Census Information

Crown Copyright data with some additions, amendments and corrections, provided under Open Government Licence 2010

 The digitized CEBs that form the basis of these Household Tables lack PRO references and seem to have already been modified to improve their accuracy (using local knowledge). I have taken this process a bit further by checking against the ‘vital records’ available to me. The Census records you see below may therefore be quite different to the original CEBs but the information they contain should be more reliable. Please correct any errors you notice, citing your sources.


1851 Census taken on 30th March

1851  Queen Street, Filey Reln Age Occupation Birthplace County Country
William Smithson CORTIS Head  30 M.R.C.S. General Practitioner  Hull  Yorkshire East  England 
Mary Jane GREEN Cortis  Wife  28   Hull  Yorkshire East  England 
Jane Maria CORTIS Daughter 5   Filey Yorkshire East England
William Richard CORTIS Son 4   Filey Yorkshire East England
Henry Liddell CORTIS Son 1   Filey Yorkshire East England
Hannah NESFIELD Servant 17 DS unspecified Flixton Yorkshire East England
Elizabeth NESFIELD Servant 15 DS unspecified Flixton Yorkshire East England
Richard GRICE Servant 17 DS Groom Kirby Grindalythe Yorkshire East England














Note: This is the CORTIS household before Herbert Liddell was born.


1861 Census taken on 7th April

1861  John Street, Filey Reln Age Occupation Birthplace County Country
William Smithson CORTIS (widower) Head  40 M.R.C.S., G.P. Apothecary St London Hull  Yorkshire East  England 
Richard CORTIS (widower) Father 74 Formerly Master Mariner  Hull  Yorkshire East  England 
Isabella Maria GREEN Baines (widow) Sister in Law  32    
Lincolnshire   England 
William Richard CORTIS Son  14   Filey  Yorkshire East  England 
Herbert Liddell CORTIS Son  5   Filey  Yorkshire East  England 
Charles R HESLETHWAIT  Pupil  20 Medical Student  Kensington  Middlesex  England 
Thomas BELL (married) Servant 40 DS Groom Seamer Yorkshire Nth England
Fanny NELSON Servant 19 DS Cook Whitwell Yorkshire Nth England
Mary Jane HARDY Servant 15 DS Housemaid Bridlington Yorkshire East England
Ann ROBINSON Servant 15 DS Housemaid Ebberston Yorkshire Nth England




















Note: Census gives "Albert Liddell CORTIS"; assumed to be Herbert but Free BMD doesn't have a birth registration for either named Cortis.


1871 Census taken on 2nd April


1881 Census taken on 3rd April (Herbert may have been in Australia at this time)













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