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Vera2010 Report 16 Jul 2012 06:17

Just a thought. Do we know when Catherine Perry died. I can see two possibles one Enfield and one Chelmsford. If she died in a reitrement/nursing home, there may be information available from staff who perhaps knew her history.


Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose Report 16 Jul 2012 16:02

thankyou its worth a try but ime not sure if she remarried at all x


Flip Report 17 Jul 2012 13:08

It may be worth investing in her birth certificate - the most likely being this one:

Births Jun 1914 (>99%)

VEST Catherine Walker Durham 10a 959

This should confirm actual dob for a search against death records (with just christian name) - assuming she died before 2007, and the person registering death knew her dob.

At least a list of names could give something to check against marriages. Also, if the correct death can be identified the person registering death may prove to be a lead.

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose Report 14 Aug 2012 23:27

seemed to have tried all avenues, keephitting a brick wall , why is it so hard to find youre brothers and sisters!

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose Report 21 Aug 2012 12:31

i have now recieved a file from herts archives dating back from my birth, it was kingsmead childrens home that myself and my siblings were placed and reading through it seems that we had a lucky escape from neglect. but would still desperatley like to find my siblings.


Flip Report 25 Aug 2012 16:43

Hi Margaret Rose,

It's good you've got the file, but if we can find your mothers death (and possible te-marriage) you need to invest in her birth certificate.

Aren't Herts social services willing to do a search on your siblings for you? Most SS will, and at least place a letter on file or check if the siblings have already done so.

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose Report 23 Jan 2013 00:20

Ime still searching

Moody Blue

Moody Blue Report 23 Jan 2013 01:54

Could this be Catherines death?

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006 about Katherine Perry
Name: Katherine Perry
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1914
Date of Registration: Nov 2001
Age at Death: 87
Registration district: Colchester
Inferred County: Essex
Register Number: A85C
District and Subdistrict: 4691A
Entry number: 7

this would appear to be her birth in the correct year & qtr as per death above although the name is spelled with a "C" not "K"

Births Apr-May-Jun 1914
VEST Catherine Walker Durham 10a 959

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose Report 23 Jan 2013 09:45

Thanku very much I will look into this x

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose Report 24 Jan 2013 09:37

Great news with help from Brenda moody blue, I have made contact with my sister Patricia. We had a lovely phone conversation and will be meeting up soon


Ozibird Report 25 Jan 2013 03:47

What wonderful news.


Moody Blue

Moody Blue Report 28 Jan 2013 16:22

Hoping that it is all that you are wishing for and that you both have a lovely future relationship. :-D :-)


Flip Report 28 Jan 2013 22:36

Oh Margaret, I'm so pleased for you - just re-read this thread as it dates back a while, but when I stated reading I remembered what you have been through.

It's great news, finding a sister after all this is so exciting, hope it goes well for you both.

good luck


susan Report 14 Jul 2013 18:13

Hi margaret, my name is sue percival (born perry) in 1954 .my mother and father didnt marry and my mother died in 1957 i have been researching family on fathers side ,i have found similarity as my father was sidney charles perry born 1913 ,his parents were albert earnest and minnie louise (foxwell) ,they lived at mill end takeley. there is a record of sidney marrying catherine vest on 19/10/1935 at bishops stortford registry office .i think there is a very strong possibility that we are half sisters and would like to make direct contact to hopefully find out for certain .


Flip Report 15 Jul 2013 05:32

Hi Susan,

Welcome to the boards.

It's been a few months since Margaret last posted on this thread, so may not be checking back. If you click on her name you can send her a PM (private message), that way Genes will send an e-mail to her registered address advising she has a message waiting.

Hope you manage to make contact.


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 15 Jul 2013 18:36

Susan I can only echo Flip's comment. DO make contact through pm to Margaret..her story is so heartening to find a long-lost sister. So if you are correct and you are a half sister - what a good news story :-)


susan Report 20 Jul 2013 18:29

thanks to flip and heyjudeB4Beatles i have sent pm to margaret as suggested today
20/07 /2013 hope to here from her soon and desperate to find the truth :-) :-)


Flip Report 21 Jul 2013 13:51

If Margaret doesn't respond, try sending a PM to Moody Blue - she obviously helped Margaret Rose to get in contact with sister Patricia - so may be willing to put you in touch with her.

Fingers crossed.


susan Report 27 Jul 2013 13:18

thank you moody blue willbe doing what you suggest let you know outcome


susan Report 18 Aug 2013 17:00

hi to all thank you for your help,have spoken with margaret we are not related but connected through sidney there are siblings im waiting to contact just like margaret is waiting