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Alexander Collins/Millicent ?

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Christine

Christine Report 11 Feb 2013 21:20

Eringobragh Thanks for this info. I know that dad was confirmed in 1941. I have a booklet showing the date. Only thing I don't have is the church details. I can only assume that it was in the Chessington area as that's where he was living with his foster parents. He was, as far as I know, born in Hendon so I suppose he would have been baptised in that area. I'll try and give his confirmation church another go.
Thanks again

Christine

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 11 Feb 2013 20:57

Christine...I can't speak for other than RC but Baptism details are required for Confirmaation to take place.normally Baptism took place within the first couple weeks following Birth.Details of Baptism are in the Confirmation Register if the child was Baptised out of Parish / Church where Confirmation took place.If you have knowledge of where that was then I would try contacting that Church.

Andrew

Andrew Report 11 Feb 2013 20:29

???

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
about Gerald P Collins
Name: Gerald P Collins
Spouse Surname: (Removed as a bit recent)
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1962
Registration district: Hendon
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume Number: 5e
Page Number: 801

Andy

Mary

Mary Report 11 Feb 2013 19:27

Gerald P Collins J/F/M 1929 Lambeth Surrey mum nee Collins.
maybe he was put in foster care as Millicent wasn't able to care for him after her dad died in 1938.

Maryb

Christine

Christine Report 11 Feb 2013 19:25

Only one other thing. Millicent did state that my father was baptised. It would have had to have been from his date of birth July 1932 to the time of her arrest and his placement into care, Dec. 1938. She says that he was born in Hendon so one would have to assume that the baptism took place somewhere around the area. Only other place that I'm aware of would be somewhere in Lambeth.

I think it must be a true, that he was baptised, as I know for a fact that he was confirmed. I understand that you cannot be confirmed unless you have been baptised. I have tried looking for a baptism, but under the name of Gerald Collins, no luck. Any suggestions guys?

Christine

Christine

Christine Report 11 Feb 2013 19:13

Des
Yes it might be worth a look. I'll give it a go.
Thanks

Christine

Christine

Christine Report 11 Feb 2013 19:03

Andy, I don't actually need his BC just that it would, of course, give his parents names. I would dearly love to find out about my grandparents, where they were from, when they died (as I guess they have) etc. just need a little break and I'm sure it will all fall into place. Thanks for all your help.
Christine

Dea

Dea Report 11 Feb 2013 18:16

I can't follow through on the birth which safc posted above :

Births Jun 1933 (>99%)
COLLINS Gerard Collins Portsmouth 2b 657

Might be worth a stab??

Dea Xxx

Andrew

Andrew Report 11 Feb 2013 17:55

Sadly, yes you are correct. None of this info will help to find your dad's BC. It may have filled in a little of his background. There should be a Collins birth with MMN Collins but there isn't.

Andy

Christine

Christine Report 11 Feb 2013 15:49

None of this explains why my dad has no birth cert. IF Alexander Collins was Millicent Collins father, rather than her husband, why is there no BC for Gerald Collins (My dad)?

If the Millicent, who married Mr Collett, was my Millicent, it still makes no sense. My dad was sent to foster parents, Mr & Mrs Oliver Cox in 1939. As far as I know he never again had contact with his natrual parents. Millicent Collins married Percy Collett in 1949, way after my dad was fostered. So no point in looking for a BC in the name of Gerald Collett. Am I right in thinking that? :-|

Christine

safc

safc Report 11 Feb 2013 15:03

????

Births Jun 1933 (>99%)
COLLINS Gerard Collins Portsmouth 2b 657

Mary

Mary Report 11 Feb 2013 14:46

Did Gerald marry with a middle name.
Could the initial P be for Poole as in Alexander B Poole Collins?
Would Alexander still be a commercial salesman in 1937 ?

Good luck with your search
Maryb.

Christine

Christine Report 11 Feb 2013 13:59

Andy, Thats always been my problem. Without my dad's birth cert, or any other info, (No relatives who know anything) its gonna be a case of just something clicking into place.

Christine

Christine Report 11 Feb 2013 13:53

POTTY. No my father did not have a middle name.
SAFC. I have searched this birth, Tibbetts, but cannot come up with a connection.
REGGIE.Millicents age was stated as 32 years old.On the arrest/care sheet it asks who are the parents/Guardians of this child (Gerald). It then says Alexander Collins a commercial salesman and Millicent Collins, an unemployed waitress. Alexander's age is not recorded.
REGGIE. The death notice that you have found is indeed that of my father.
Everyone else, fantastic, especially Choccyand Dea. It gives me more than I have ever found before. I'm going to do a bit of searching now 9I am actually at work!!!) and I'll post anything that I find.

You lot have been brilliant. Thanks for your help.
Christine

Andrew

Andrew Report 11 Feb 2013 13:22

This is all great detective work, but we don't know its the right person, and how do you find out?

Andy

Dea

Dea Report 11 Feb 2013 13:20

School admission records show her date of birth as 26th August, 1898.

VERY close to the one you are looking at!

Dea x

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Feb 2013 13:18

Andrew and i are the same wavelengh !! :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Feb 2013 13:17

Name: Millicent Collett
Birth Date: 25 Aug 1898
Date of Registration: Mar 1986
Age at Death: 87
Registration district: Barnet
Inferred County: Hertfordshire, Middlesex
Volume: 11
Page: 374


Marriages Sep 1949
Collins Millicent Collett Islington 5c 2639
spouse percy c


so she may have married later

Andrew

Andrew Report 11 Feb 2013 13:13

Perhaps

Date of birth agrees with Baptism Shirley has found!




Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page

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Marriages Sep 1949 (>99%)
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Collett Percy C Collins Islington 5c 2639
Collins Millicent Collett Islington 5c 2639


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Millicent Collett
Name: Millicent Collett
Birth Date: 25 Aug 1898
Date of Registration: Mar 1986
Age at Death: 87
Registration district: Barnet
Inferred County: Hertfordshire, Middlesex
Volume: 11
Page: 374



Andy

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Feb 2013 13:12

?

Name: Millicent Collins
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1898
Registration district: St Saviour Southwark
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1d
Page: 21