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Help finding parents to a Ronald Stone 1919

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David Report 30 Jun 2008 17:03

Hello i'm trying to find out information on the parents of my grandad Ronald Stone born 13th July 1919 in I believe Southampton.

But I don't have a clue on how about doing it, and would apprecaite everything I can get.

This is my mum's dad altough she didn't know his parents and neither did his wife Iris Stone apparently he didn't ever talk about them.

I have slowly gathered information from my dad's side and my mum's mum through other tree's but i'm at a blank with my mum's dad Ronald.

Many Thanks



Reggie Report 30 Jun 2008 17:04

Look on freebmd for birth reg'n.....then buy the cert to find out the full details of his parentage.

It will cost £7.00


Reggie Report 30 Jun 2008 17:06

I had a spare looked for you

IF this is it....his mother seems to have been unmarried.............

Name: Ronald Stone
Year of Registration: 1919
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's Maiden Name: Stone
District: Southampton
County: Hampshire
Volume: 2c
Page: 110

When did he marry Iris?

Joy *The Carlos Cutie of Ilson*

Joy *The Carlos Cutie of Ilson* Report 30 Jun 2008 17:08

Possibly Ronald's Birth Registration

Year: 1919
Qtr: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Southampton
Vol: 2c
Page: 110

Mother's Maiden Name: Stone.

You can order his birth certifcate from

You will have to register first, then check the 'Yes' box where it asks if the GRO Reference is known and enter the details above.

Don't pay more than £7. It should arrive within 7-10 days.


chrisa Report 30 Jun 2008 17:11

This is the only one for Southampton for 1919

Births Dec 1919 (>99%)

Stone Ronald Stone Southampton 2c 110

but there are 6 other Ronald Stones born that year in different places.

To find this info I went to the following link

This gives you the ref to order the certs from the GRO at his link


Londonbelle Report 30 Jun 2008 17:12

I've looked at the index for Sep qtr 1919 and there are four 'Ronald Stones' but none of the them were born in Southampton. The only one is that listed above but he was registered in Dec qtr 1919


David Report 30 Jun 2008 17:15

Many thanks didn't know freebmd exsisted, I will quickly check when he married Iris and post back here :)



Joy *The Carlos Cutie of Ilson*

Joy *The Carlos Cutie of Ilson* Report 30 Jun 2008 17:17

Looking at birthdate you've given for your Ronald Stone an Oct-Nov-Dec is a late registration for a July birth.

Looking at the full index there are 4 births of a Ronald Stone in the right quarter.

Ronald Stone in Greenwich
Ronald A Stone in Coventry
Ronald F Stone in Kettering
Ronald W Stone in Cardiff.


David Report 30 Jun 2008 17:43

Ronald Stone married Iris Margaret Stone

On August the 22nd but I seem to have 2 years 1940 and 1941 so it's one or the other.



Joy *The Carlos Cutie of Ilson*

Joy *The Carlos Cutie of Ilson* Report 30 Jun 2008 17:47

Was 'Stone' Iris's Maiden Name? Do you know where they got married?


David Report 30 Jun 2008 17:53

Yes it was West.

Iris Margaret West

And I can cofirm

Thirteenth July, 1919
Registration District: Southampton
Sub-district: Southampton Western

Twentieth May 1992 in Sholing,Southampton

And I have just found a piece of paper which I believe may be his mother and Auntie

I believe his mother may be Caroline Stone and his auntie Alice Stone.


Samspade Report 30 Jun 2008 17:57

marriage details are

Jul-Sep 1941
Stone Ronald Southampton 2c 84


Londonbelle Report 30 Jun 2008 18:02

Possible births of mother Caroline and Aunt Alice

Births Sep 1902
Stone Caroline Beatrice M Weymouth 5a 291

Births Sep 1901
Stone Alice Louise Weymouth 5a 285


David Report 30 Jun 2008 18:08

Thankyou for all your help so far.

I'm so grateful to you all!



David Report 3 Feb 2013 14:32

Just to update I ordered Ronald's birth, marriage, death certificate and WW2 record. None of which revealed his fathers name. On his marriage certificate it did say Arthur Stone - Seaman, but I know his mothers name was Caroline Stone so it's probably made up. There are no baptism records for Ronald either so it's unlikely I will ever know his father's name.


Reggie Report 4 Feb 2013 14:59

Where have you looked in trying to find a baptism record?


Reggie Report 4 Feb 2013 15:01

Just to point out that the birth posted by Londonbelle was not Ronald's mother

Name: Caroline Beatrice May Stone
Birth Year: abt 1902
Age: 6/52
Burial Date: 10 Jul 1902
Parish: Portland


Reggie Report 4 Feb 2013 15:08

This is the only Caroline Stone in So'ton in 1911 who was of the right sort of age..........

1911 England Census
Name: Caroline Stone
Age in 1911: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Shirley, Hampshire, England
Civil parish: Shirley
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Street Address: 64 Pound Street, Shirley, Southampton
Marital Status: Single
Registration district: Southampton
Registration District Number: 99
Sub-registration district: Southampton Western
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Household schedule number: 208
Piece: 5995
Household Members:
Name Age
Alice Stone 52
Caroline Stone 17
Rose Stone 12
Percy Chandler 36 Son in Law
Mrs Percy Chandler 22 Daughter
Helena Chandler 3

She may, of course, have normally lived elsewhere and gone to Southampton only to give birth


Reggie Report 4 Feb 2013 15:27

Was Ronald raised by his mother?

Do you know when she died? And her surname at the time................