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Mary Teresa Johnson born May 1945 Birmingham

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Rosemary Report 7 Jan 2013 00:10

Thankyou DetEctTive



Rosemary Report 7 Jan 2013 00:10

Thankyou DetEctTive



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 6 Jan 2013 23:54

See also


christine Report 4 Nov 2011 14:46

Still searching for mary johnson born birmingham 1945. mary was in shenley fields childrens home in the 1950's , please contact me if you have any information . Thankyou christine


JaneyCanuck Report 25 May 2011 22:08

Rosemary, it would be a very good idea to link to this thread in your post on Living Relatives.

People who read it there will, for the most part, have no idea the search was discussed at such length before.

As you will be able to see for your post on the new board, the only people reading posts there are regular users of this site. (Watch the number of views, which will be very low.)

So there is a risk that someone will undertake searches that have already been exhausted in this thread, in an effort to help you.

Please edit that post to add the link to this thread, which is:

We do all wish you the best of luck, it just wouldn't be fair if someone new were to spend time doing things that have already been tried. Thanks.


jax Report 25 May 2011 21:50

Also on living relatives


Sheila Report 16 Feb 2011 21:22

Anyone ? :o)


Sheila Report 15 Feb 2011 21:01

Can anyone think of any other options to help Rosemary here,we have ruled out the marriages,
The bad news is that emigration records only goup to 1960, what about if she joined the armed forces ? any ideas where records like this would be held ?
Or can anyone suggest any other secenarios ?


Rosemary Report 6 Jan 2011 22:19

Hi Janey,
The lady in Belfast was born in Ireland we found out. Also her brother was a Priest, she was Roman Catholic.
We found out about her from the registrar in Belfast who I contacted to ask about marriages. So it definitely wasn't our Mary Teresa. We did a lot of research in to it.
I just posted the thread again in case anyone had a fresh idea or two. Just a stab in the dark really.
One thing I do know is, we can't find a marriage for Mary Teresa in this country. We have had every certificate which could pertain to her.
Anyway thanks Janey. Nice to hear from you


JaneyCanuck Report 6 Jan 2011 21:26

Hi Rosemary, remembered your thread immediately when it popped up in "my threads" just now.

I wonder whether you are absolutely certain the Mary T in Belfast was not the right person. Dates of birth can become blurred, when a person is not in a stable situation as a child. Was all the info you got definitely solid enough to rule her out?

You say she was the same age -- but there was only one Mary T Johnson birth registered in Birmingham anytime in the 1940s and the only other Mary Johnson was in 1949. Or maybe the woman in Belfast wasn't born in Birmingham? But in fact no Mary T Johnson was born anywhere else in 1945 -- 1944 in Liskeard and 1943 in St Helens is all. (I hadn't understood how you learned about that person in the first place.)


Rosemary Report 6 Jan 2011 17:38

It's now a few months since I last posted on here. Just wondered if after a few months respite, if anyone has any fresh ideas we could try please?
We have had no luck whatsoever, it is almost as if Mary Teresa has vanished!
With thanks Rosemary


Rosemary Report 15 May 2010 12:00

Hi Everyone,

It would appear the lady in Belfast is not my hubbies sister! Although she has the same name, same age, 3 brothers she dearly wanted to see & had a hard life her DOB doesn't match & apparently one of her brothers was a Priest.
There was a big RAF base near Birmingham in the 1960s, RAF Cosford, which was for American & British servicemen. I wonder did Mary meet an American & go back to America with him & marry over there?! I have written to RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk to see if they hold the records for RAF Cosford. Also did Mary enlist with the RAF herself & move away.
Anyway I will keep you posted.
Sorry about the confusion, it has been very stressful.

My thanks to you all


Sheila Report 10 May 2010 11:33


Sent you a pm, but please do not close this thread until you confrim the date of birth of Mary, there may still be things we can come up with , fingers crossed. xxx

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 9 May 2010 22:37

Sorry to hear the sad news, hope you get in touch with the family


Rosemary Report 9 May 2010 22:35

Thanks to all of you. x


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.

Contrary Mary

Contrary Mary Report 9 May 2010 22:30

Thank you sent to you.

Love and hugs

Mary xx


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


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


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