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Desperately seeking my father

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Gemma

Gemma Report 24 Apr 2008 18:44

hold on my mum was born in 03.06.1965, I was born 11.01.1984, my mum was older at my birth then what she told me!!

julia of sussex

julia of sussex Report 25 Apr 2008 15:57

Have just found this thread and book marked it it makes facinating reading

good luck with your search

julia

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 28 Apr 2008 15:01

Hello Gemma, just wondering if any of the certificates have arrived yet?

Selena

Gemma

Gemma Report 28 Apr 2008 18:16

I recieved a death cert for catherine cairns long but it is not my grandmother :-(

Gemma

Gemma Report 28 Apr 2008 18:17

im sticking with the Ivy L Long as it was found in the library by my aunt as living at the address I have for my father, I need to order this one now

Gemma

Gemma Report 28 Apr 2008 19:19

here are the details from Catherine Cairns Long death cert...

died: 20.05.1988 registered at Guys Hospital/London Bridge

Maiden name: HANLEY

DOB: 05.09.1922

Widow of Thomas Henry Long, 16 Romney Road, Tetbury, Glouc

Name of Informant: Lynnette Catherine Cairns Body ( or Booy) - Daughter

Usual address: The Swan, High street, Winterbourne, Bristol

Sue

Sue Report 28 Apr 2008 21:06

Have just found this thread and read with real interest.
Good luck Gemma
Sue x

Debs

Debs Report 4 May 2008 18:46

some older people on here might ask you to find derek and ask him for help. will look in my old messages and find his surname for u to message him. have you tried writing to the local council, when he moved out of the flat i am presuming it was council, he has to leave a forwarding address with them, or if he is still in council property they will forward a letter on to him. good luck,

Debs

Debs Report 4 May 2008 18:54

i have 5 david long on a uk search disc in london does he have a middle name, i need to look at the county he lived in, southwark is no good. with you saying surrey docks am i right in saying surrey, i no good with areas.

give me exact area he lived in.

Debs

Debs Report 4 May 2008 19:01

i have a old uk search disc for a fred c long and a ivy k long living on holland rd london, there is a phone number is this possibly davids parents , if so fred might have kept the phone number if he has moved on, only quickly looked at thread and getting bit confused in the few mins reading it. i think council contact is best bet.

Debs

Debs Report 4 May 2008 19:10

what area did he live in i need a county southwark is no good to me on my disc. reading through dont think that fred and ivy i found living together on old disc is right one and different middle names.

Gemma

Gemma Report 4 May 2008 23:30

the address is: Rotherhithe Old Road, Southwark, London, SE16 2qd, dont know what else this comes under, but it is near camberwell, surrey quays is a train stop near there - see link below

http://www.londontown.com/LondonStreets/rotherhithe_old_road_b93.html

I also emailed the council and did not get a reply

Katherine

Katherine Report 5 May 2008 01:01

Hi Gemma

I have an old BT CD from about 1994 and there is a FWJ Long at that address. There is also this death which could be possible match (it is the only one which fits all three initials):
Frederick William J Long 25 Aug 1913 Jul 2004 90 Lewisham London

This is probably the matching birth
Births Sep 1913
Frederick W J Long
Mother's Maiden Name = Barham
District = St.Olave
Vol = 1d
Page = 476

Katherine

Katherine Report 5 May 2008 01:17

Probable sibling
Births Dec 1915
Arthur F Long
Mother's Maiden Name = Barham
District = St.Olave
Vol = 1d
Page = 403

Gemma

Gemma Report 5 May 2008 10:58

Hi Katherine, thanks for that info, I am collecting all the information as I might have to make an appeal if I cant find him through old records, that information you sent is very interesting and is greatly recieved. thank you x

Gemma

Gemma Report 5 May 2008 11:05

Information:

Possible Grandma info:

Name: Ivy Lilian Long
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1919
Death Registration Month/Year: Nov 1994
Age at death (estimated): 75
Registration district: Southwark
Inferred County: London
Register number: A6A
Entry Number: 16

Possible Grandad info:

Births Sep 1913
Frederick W J Long
Mother's Maiden Name = Barham
District = St.Olave
Vol = 1d
Page = 476

Possible grandad brother/sibling :

Probable sibling
Births Dec 1915
Arthur F Long
Mother's Maiden Name = Barham
District = St.Olave
Vol = 1d
Page = 403

Possible father:

David Long
Year 1961
Quarter 2
District - Camberwell
Volume No 5c
Page 157

thanks -x-

Katherine

Katherine Report 5 May 2008 13:05

Hi Gemma

You could try looking at old newspapers to see if there were any announcements from family on that death of FWJ Long. The other thing that it might be worth doing is to look at the probate information held in Holborn which, if he left a will, should tell you who the executors were and if you got a copy of the will it might give some other clues. A copy of a will costs £5 I think.

Gemma

Gemma Report 5 May 2008 17:37

thanks for the info, i have sent them an email

Lost for Words ;-)

Lost for Words ;-) Report 9 May 2008 20:24

Their is this birth:

1961 AMJ
Long David B
mmn Bryan
Bermondsey 5c 51

and this one possibly for his mother:

Births Dec 1919 (>99%)
Bryan Ivy L Johnson St. Olave 1d 372

Could be a coincidence, have you found the marriage for Davids parents?

Regards
LfW

Lost for Words ;-)

Lost for Words ;-) Report 9 May 2008 21:02

Bingo!!!

Marriage:
1938 AMJ Bryan Ivy L - Long Frederick W J - Bermondsey 1d 260