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Looking for information On Florence Blades.

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Avvie

Avvie Report 31 Dec 2012 19:19

Hi, would anyone be able to help.
I am researching my family tree and found out that apparently my Great Grandmother Florence Elizabeth Blades was adopted. I am now unsure as to whether Blades is her Maiden name or adopted name and also whether her listed parents are her adopted parents or birth parents.
She was born in 1905 in Stamford (i think) she died in 1995.
I'm looking for information on her birth mother, and maiden name.
I'ts a longshot but was wondering if anyone on here may also be related and have this information.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 19:21

Hello Awie, welcome to the boards.

Where is Stamford?

There was no formal adoption before 1927. Before that there were informal arrangements (sometimes legally documented but there would be no register).

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 19:24

If it's Stamford, Lincs then this must be her birth:

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

Name: Florence Elizabeth Blades
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1905
Registration district: Stamford
Inferred County: Lincolnshire
Volume: 7a
Page: 353

You can easily look for records like this on FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 19:26

Looks like she was with her birth parents in 1911:

BLADES, Frank Head Married M 32 1879 Builder Labourer Stamford Lins
BLADES, Mary Ann Wife Married 6 years F 26 1885 Dunethorpe Norths
BLADES, Mary Mother Widow F 78 1833 Clipsham Rutland
BLADES, Florence Elizabeth Daughter Single F 6 1905 At School Stamford Lin
BLADES, Amy Daughter Single F 4 1907 At School Stamford Lincs
BLADES, Frank Son Single M 1 1910 Stamford Lincs

RG number: RG14 Piece: 19419
Reference: RG14PN19419 RG78PN1159 RD411 SD1 ED7 SN29
Registration District: Stamford
Sub District: Stamford
Enumeration District: 7
Parish: Stamford St Johns

Address: 13 Castle Cottages Castle Street Stamford County: Lincolnshire

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 19:28

Does this fit with what you know of her marriage?

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Sep 1926
Blades Florence E Trowell Stamford 7a 955
Trowell Joseph A Blades Stamford 7a 955

If it is, then I'd suggest sending for a copy of her marriage certificate to see what it gives for father's details.

Get copies of certs direct from GRO, they cost £9.25
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

Avvie

Avvie Report 31 Dec 2012 19:30

That is the right information. But i was recently told she was adopted, so i'm unsure as to whether Mary Ann and Frank are her adopted parents or her birth parents. I am hoping that these are her birth parents as it makes everything easier.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 31 Dec 2012 19:33

Well, I'd say that as her birth was registered as Blades then that is her real name.

On that 1911 census it says that Mary Ann had given birth to 4 children and one had died (it was a girl called Dorothy as they'd put her name on the original return in error).

So everything points to them being her biological parents. Do you know when they died? Maybe she lived with someone else later on?

patchem

patchem Report 31 Dec 2012 19:36

Who told you that she was adopted?
Were they confusing her with someone else?
It is easy to mix up relatives.

Avvie

Avvie Report 31 Dec 2012 19:38

Everything leads to Blades being her birth parents. My uncle said she was adopted but now says he thinks my nan may have told him.
Thankyou for all the help, think i'm going to carry on with the Blades being her real family unless im told otherwise. Unfortunately my nan passed away so unable to ask about it.
Thankyou for the speedy responses.

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 31 Dec 2012 19:47

Birthdate on her death info ties in with the birth MarieCeleste posted:

Name: Florence Elizabeth Trowell
Birth Date: 19 Feb 1905
Date of Registration: Dec 1995
Age at Death: 90
Registration district: Stamford
Inferred County: Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Register Number: 18
District and Subdistrict: 6271
Entry number: 174