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Adoption in the 1930's

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AnnCardiff Report 23 Mar 2013 20:56

good luck Lesley <3


Lesley Report 23 Mar 2013 20:11

Thanks for the advice...AnnCardiff,,,,,will do so if any further requests for help are made...

Much appreciation to the other helpers with possible addresses for locating Sister Mary
As a note of interest....he has always kept his birth name.and always thought he was just fostered.


AnnCardiff Report 22 Mar 2013 22:34

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AnnCardiff Report 22 Mar 2013 22:33

Leeds East Mgr Philip Holroyd St Theresa, Leeds
Leeds South Rev John Galvin St Francis, Morley
Wakefield & Pontefract Rev Timothy Swinglehurst MA SSL St Martin de Porres, Wakefield

try contacting one of these - they should be able to assist you


Reggie Report 22 Mar 2013 22:27


Only person who was adopted can access the files.......if he is deceased, the files are closed.


AnnCardiff Report 22 Mar 2013 22:17

this is a very old posting Lesley - it would be much better if you started a posting of your own rather than tag on this old one


Lesley Report 22 Mar 2013 15:29

My pal's father was adopted in January of 1929,at 9 weeks old. His birth mother's "intended" was a soldier,who had suddenly died of malaria whilst serving in India,at the time she was pregnant. She was unable to keep the baby ,as she was an Elementary School Teacher,and would have lost her job,and she wanted him to have a better start in life, and for his future too.
Among his birth mothers circle of friends was a Benedictine nun, Sister Mary Birbeck, who was known as a "Sister of Mercy", helping the poor in that area(Leeds and Pontefract).
Can anyone please help me find the "organisation" Sister Mary would have worked for ,or how I can find details of his adoption.I have his original birth certificate, and at the very right it says "adopted", and the name of the interim superintendent registrar, but no date of adoption.


Kay???? Report 18 Nov 2009 20:08

In a word,

No ,the information is only released to the adopted person themselves..the file will be permantly closed now due to the adoptee no longer living.


Julia Report 18 Nov 2009 18:27

hi. I think that the only way to find out for sure is to access her adoption records which will give you her birth name. However i dont know if you would be able to as you are not the adopted person. There are some people on here who are really good at adoption stuff so you may need to wait for them to come along to give you some advice.
Good luck!
Julia (in cambs)

Drusilla Anne

Drusilla Anne Report 18 Nov 2009 17:30

Can anyone help or advise me, my late mother was adopted in the early 1930's she was told at 18 but never knew the details. She was curious as I am now and only want to know where and what name she came from is there any way of finding out.