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Flip

Flip Report 26 Jan 2013 17:02

The registration district for Swadlincote would have been Repton at that time, and the only female birth I can see in the right quarter of 1944 with mmn the same as birth name is Gillian M Harrison.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 26 Jan 2013 16:56

The only other option is to look for any illegitimate births in the relevant time & place. Swadlincote came under Repton at the time.
But even if you find something, unless it rings a bell with family names, you would have no way of knowing if it was her.
I would try the post-war electoral register on the off-chance. If you are lucky to find a female occupant living with your grandparents you can then try for a birth with this name.
Jan

melanie

melanie Report 26 Jan 2013 16:27

I believe she was born in Swadlincote derbyshire

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 26 Jan 2013 16:20

Was she actually born where your grandparents were living? Where was this?
Jan

melanie

melanie Report 26 Jan 2013 16:15

I have already looked at grand ads siblings but to no avail. As am unable to find grandmas birth record in Lancashire am unable to trace any of that side of the family. My dad thinks my great grand parents were called wood and he remembers visiting Manchester regularly when newly married in 1951. Unfortunately he lost touch with them and is unable to be sure.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 26 Jan 2013 16:14

Looking at the first name only, Victoria, born Derbyshire 1st qtr of 1944 only brings up a few, none of whom have the same birth surname as the birth mothers name...so looks likely that Victoria was not the birth name either.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 26 Jan 2013 16:13

Unfortunately there were no electoral registers during the war. You could check the address 1945 onwards - all adults over 21 will be shown. But even if the mother was old enough to vote chances are she moved out after the war. Might be worth a look though - you would have to check archives in person or ask for a lookup by staff.
Jan

melanie

melanie Report 26 Jan 2013 16:11

My mum was a natural child to frank and Florence and Vicks was brought into the family as a new born but not to my grand parents. Any other ideas would be of help. I have also tried to find her husband Dennis straw but am aware that he too was adopted at birth. Again have got his marriage and death records.

Thanks for any ideas

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 26 Jan 2013 16:09

sorry my last post crossed

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 26 Jan 2013 16:07

The birth was quite a long time after the wedding of Frank and Florence, so you might want to look at Frank's siblings? See if any might have been the unmarried parent of Victoria?

Name: Frank W Hazel
Spouse Surname: Briggs
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1931
Registration district: South Manchester
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume Number: 8d
Page Number: 70
Find Spouse: Find Spouse

melanie

melanie Report 26 Jan 2013 16:07

Thanks have found her dobb 31/01/1944. She was a war baby born to a lodger with my grand parents. Her natural mother got pregnant whilst working in a a munitions factory in Derbyshire. It seems she had a different birth name. I have managed to find both her marriage and death records but no birth?.. :-(

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 26 Jan 2013 15:57

But she must have been related in some way if you are saying her birth name was Hazell - it's quite an unusual name. Why do you think this is the case? If she was legally adopted her birth name would have been changed and all ties to birth family severed.
The only possible birth for someone of this name is 1948 in Devon.
Jan

melanie

melanie Report 26 Jan 2013 15:53

I thought it was Victoria Hazell but have been unable to find her. Unfortunately she died in 1999 and my mother clarice salmon died in 2011 but she had Alzheimer's and was unable to remember

melanie

melanie Report 26 Jan 2013 15:53

I thought it was Victoria Hazell but have been unable to find her. Unfortunately she died in 1999 and my mother clarice salmon died in 2011 but she had Alzheimer's and was unable to remember

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 26 Jan 2013 15:49

Welcome to the boards Melanie.
Are you saying her birth name was not Victoria Hazell? If so you can't find her birth record.
Is she still living?
Jan

melanie

melanie Report 26 Jan 2013 15:47

I know my aunt Victoria hazel was adopted by my grand parents. They are Frank Hazell from Swadlincote Derbyshire and Florence Briggs from Lancashire. I believe she was born around 1944/47 can anyone help me to find her birth record. :-(