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Alisoun Report 12 Oct 2013 17:21

The probate said he was intestate .but newly married daughter Mary Irvine wife of Isaac is named as the administrator ; if she did not know her sister's whereabouts how could she be legally obliged to give her half ?


Flip Report 12 Oct 2013 17:43

I think we already covered aspect, if Maisey managed to find Charlotte - without any internet - Charlotte must have maintained some contact with her family or friends. Otherwise how on earth could she have tracked her down to write?


Alisoun Report 12 Oct 2013 18:08

Maisie tracked her mother in 1924 which could be though her foster family's connections her aunt Mary Irvine may not have known where her neice was boarded out tho it was nearby, or where her sister Charlotte lived . follow the money is a helpful lead tho.


brigid Report 21 Nov 2013 22:37

My article about the unsuccessful search for our great grandma Lottie Roberts was published in the Dec issue of Family Tree magazine . thanks for all help and leads from people on this site .the family much appreciate it .


Flip Report 29 Nov 2013 08:24

How sure are you Maisie tracked Charlotte in 1924, and she had a son with "respectable job"? It could narrow down the search for a marriage to before the 1911 census otherwise the son would be too young for a good job.


jax Report 29 Nov 2013 12:26

I didn't think the respectable meant his job Flip...I think it was because he was born to married parents??


Flip Report 29 Nov 2013 13:08

On one of the other threads about this family I thought Alisoun referred to a respectable job - I had it in my notes, but may be wrong Jax! However, this is the first time they have pinpointed the year Maisey made contact with her mother - throughout the threads it has just been when she was an adult.


brigid Report 29 Nov 2013 20:27

It was in a letter found our Nana Maisie discovered in her papers after her death
unfortunately we think my late aunt threw it away because she was upset .my mother did see the letter and believes it said Charlotte's son had a respectable job .

I have written the story as an article of what not to do's in family research ;

still hold out hope that some clues will turn up + have paid wirral archives for some further research .


Alisoun Report 29 Nov 2013 20:36

We assumed Maisie had found out who her birth mother was when she applied for a copy of her birth cert in order to marry in 1924 .But we have no idea when she eventually found Charlotte it could have been in the 30's when she Maisie had children of her own or much later -70/80s
Maisie sent for another copy of birth cert (but short form) in the early 60's (also her papers)It would not have helped with the search .


jax Report 29 Nov 2013 20:42

My grandparents married in 1926.....grandmother didn't need to show hers, if she had she wouldn't have given the wrong middle names


brigid Report 9 Dec 2013 02:57

thanks Jax .I know that this is when a lot of people discover that their parents were not married . I did think you had to produce birth certificate in order to marry .(you certainly do in other countries) .My grandmother gave her baptism middle name on her will+testement ...are you sure your grandmother didnt do the same at her wedding .so many people had familiar names which were not the same as their christened names or birth cert names .


jax Report 9 Dec 2013 03:54

My grandmother did not have her birth certificate until many years later when she wanted to apply for a passport.

My grandfather on the otherside married in 1929 and he said he was three years if a birth cert was needed surely that would have been noticed? He stuck to that age until he died so it wasn't a mistake.

I cannot remember producing one when I married.....but maybe I did?