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Mary Teresa Johnson born May 1945 Birmingham

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Rosemary Report 13 Feb 2010 21:54

Thanks Sheila & Janey.
I heard from Mary Knowles but unfortunately she isn't the Mary we are searching for. Tried a marriage Contrary Mary gave me privately, but not the right person. Am waiting for news on a marriage Sheila gave me too but no reply yet.
Thankyou all of you for your kind help



Rosemary Report 17 Feb 2010 22:01


No luck with the marriage Sheila gave me either.
Does anyone know please where the surname Troupe originates from?
Sheila found a marriage I hadn't tried and we are working on that at the moment. But Troupe is an unusual name and I wondered where it originated.

With thanks Rosemary

Contrary Mary

Contrary Mary Report 17 Feb 2010 22:18

Well, not a very scientific study I know LOL, but using the surname Troupe on Ancestry births 1837 - 1916, they start off being mostly in Lincolshire in the mid 1800's and then by late 1800's lots to be found in Durham. As time goes on so they get further afield.



Rosemary Report 17 Feb 2010 22:26

Thankyou Mary. I did wonder if the name was known from abroad somewhere, but maybe not.

Thankyou very much.



Rosemary Report 3 Mar 2010 20:24

Hi everyone,

I would like to thank you all for your kind help in trying to find my husband's sister Mary Teresa. Unfortunately we have had no luck at all, and I really can't think of any other avenue to search.
My husband heard from his SW to say that Mary hasn't used the NHS, nor is she registered deceased, so I think it is safe to say that she is abroad somewhere. Also the Salvation Army have just closed the file, they can't find her either.
My sincere thanks to all of you who have spent time trying to help us. If in the future we do have some luck I will let you know through this thread.

Bless you all

Contrary Mary

Contrary Mary Report 3 Mar 2010 22:23

Awwww Rosemary, I'm so very sorry that you haven't had any success in finding out what has happened to Mary Teresa.

Maybe one day, either she, or someone who knows of her, will happen to chance upon this just never know.

Best wishes to you.


Mary xxx


Rosemary Report 4 Mar 2010 09:36

Thankyou very much Mary for your kind thoughts & your help.

My Best Wishes


Rosemary Report 1 Apr 2010 21:04

Is it just possible that Mary Teresa married a Grimes and went out to Australia in 1966?!
Feeling very annoyed as just payed £5 for credits to search marriage of Colin Grimes to Mary Johnson in the early 1960s and Adobe Reader not working!!!
Is there anyone out there who could help me please??
Many thanks Rosemary


Rosemary Report 1 Apr 2010 21:23

A million thanks Sue!!
Please keep everything crossed it is our Mary. I can't order the certificate til Tuesday now, but will let you know if it's the right person.

Thankyou Rosemary


brummiejan Report 1 Apr 2010 21:39

Hi Rosemary.

Your thread caught my eye as I have a look at all thngs Brummie! Just a long shot, but have you tried the Birmingham History Forum? There is a thread about Shenley Fields Homes:.

This feels strange to me as although I had nothing to do with the home, I lived near to it as a child. I hope you succeed in your quest.


PS As I haven't been part of your thread up till now, not up to speed so just asking - I am assuming you have discounted the Johnson/Andrews marriage in 1969?


Rosemary Report 1 Apr 2010 21:52

Hi Jan,
Thanks for your suggestion but yes I have put it out on the Birmingham Forum as suggested by someone else.
The Andrews/Johnson marriage a definite no. We got the marriage certificate and copy of records but they weren't the right people.
Although Mary was in Shenley Fields, she wasn't sent out as a child migrant as we found out recently from my hubbies SW that she was working in Birmingham in 1963 when she was 18, and that's the last anyone knows of her whereabouts.
Thanks ever so much & everything xd we find her soon. I just can't let it go!!
Many thanks Rosemary


Rosemary Report 29 Apr 2010 16:28

Hi, I am still searching!!!
Has any kind person got one spare credit please for to view an address?
It is for a Mary T Johnson in Birmingham, this person seems to be on the electoral role up to 2009 from what I can see. I am curious to see who else is in the household at that address as well.

Many thanks Rosemary


brummiejan Report 29 Apr 2010 16:35

Hi Rosemary. Have lost track a bit of your query, but just to say I am off to B'ham Central Library on 8th May, do if you need an electoral register lookup let me know.


Rosemary Report 29 Apr 2010 16:50

Thankyou very much Jan, I will certainly let you know. Very kind of you.

With thanks Rosemary

Contrary Mary

Contrary Mary Report 29 Apr 2010 18:56

Hi Rosemary

I always keep an eye out for your thread :-)))

Whirley does ER lookups - this is the url for her thread - just click on her name and send her a pm.


Edit to ask: Did you get the Colin Grimes marriage cert?


Rosemary Report 29 Apr 2010 19:26

Hi Mary,

Have sent a PM to Whirley.
Thanks for that.
We are waiting for the Grimes marriage certificate, thought it would have arrived today. I will PM you when it arrives.
Thanks a lot Mary
Best Wishes Rosemary


Rosemary Report 9 May 2010 22:17

Hi everyone,

Sadly today we found out our Mary Teresa died 3 years ago, she has been living in Belfast most of her life. She married twice and had five or six children. Mary's neighbour is going to contact her family and give them our address & telephone number.
A sad end to our search but at least we know where she is.
I would like to thankyou all very much for your kindness and help, especially Sheila, Whirley, Mary, Janey, Jan & Patricia to name but a few.

Our best wishes & thanks to you all
Michael & Rosemary x


brummiejan Report 9 May 2010 22:21

Hi Rosemary.
So sorry for this outcome - but at the same time you did find out about her. Hope you have contact with her family. Thanks so much for letting everyone know.
All the best

Contrary Mary

Contrary Mary Report 9 May 2010 22:30

Thank you sent to you.

Love and hugs

Mary xx


JaneyCanuck Report 9 May 2010 22:32

It is a sad end to the search - but hopefully her children and their families will be glad to know they have family who were looking for her. Best wishes to you all too.