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surreygirl Report 20 Jun 2013 22:33

i have recently found out after the death of my father, his parents were not his biological ones...
i have managed to locate his birth certificate but cant get any further.

biological fathers name
William Sayers circa 1910
mother Jane Munro Drew circa 1910
As i have no DOB for them i cant trace a marriage certificate
any suggestions..???? thank you


KempinaPartyhat Report 20 Jun 2013 22:37

Which part of the country

And what do you want us to look for as they are not his parents what are you looking for ??

Welcome to GR!!


MarieCeleste Report 20 Jun 2013 22:39

Hello Susan, welcome to the boards.

You don't need dates of birth to find a marriage - ages aten't shown on the marriage indexes. The only thing you can do is search for marriages for those names in the appropriate areas.

However, do you know that they were actually married?


MarieCeleste Report 20 Jun 2013 22:40

Kempina... Susan does say they are his biological parents.


KempinaPartyhat Report 20 Jun 2013 22:42

I think it says not !!!

But I may be reading it wrong

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


jax Report 20 Jun 2013 22:43

Was his birth in Farnham 1932?


MarieCeleste Report 20 Jun 2013 23:13

From the opening post:

"biological fathers name
William Sayers circa 1910
mother Jane Munro Drew circa 1910"

I'd surmised that Susan had established these to be the biological parents as opposed to those believed to be his parents. It reads to me that she'd established these were his natural parents when she says she's managed to locate his birth certificate.


Reggie Report 20 Jun 2013 23:24

The mother's name is almost certainly least in origin

As their child was adopted, the odds are that they weren't actually married

Without ,location info..............we can't even try to help


Cynthia Report 21 Jun 2013 13:39

As Susan is a new poster, I will send her a friendly message as to how to return to her thread. :-)


Potty Report 21 Jun 2013 13:51

The birth reg Jax found, if it is the correct, one implies that they were married and as Susan seems to have his mother's full maiden name, it looks like she has the birth cert.

Susan, what is the father's occupation on the birth cert?


GlasgowLass Report 21 Jun 2013 13:56

Jane Munro Drew
Birth Registered in Scotland 1911.

Will return to with more info as it takes a while to manipulate SP

Birth Registered 1911 Inverkeithing, Fife


GlasgowLass Report 21 Jun 2013 14:22

Susan needs to return to the thread and tell us what year her father was born.
Was he born in Fife 1928 with birth name of Drew?

I have located the 1933 marriage in Fife for the woman that I believe is above Jane Munro Drew and she did not marry William Sayer.

Poster possibly found the death cert for her father under the name that he was known by.
Whoever registered the death, knew who his biological parents were and put them on the DC.

My own GF was also raised outside his birth family, and had another name.
His birth name and his biological parents were added to the Scottish Death Cert


Helen Report 21 Jun 2013 16:00

Drew ... in the 1911 census for Inverkeithing.

Only one showing up.

Charles Drew .. age 26yrs .. married .. born England .. Gen labourer (dock construction)

He is boarding (no wife) with the Upton family who are also from England.

Not sure this info adds anything significant to the search ...


GlasgowLass Report 21 Jun 2013 16:20

Looks like his wife is simply not on the census.

SP search shows
Charles Drew married Mary Phipps in Inverkeithing in 1910


surreygirl Report 21 Jun 2013 16:48

hi everyone,
thank you for helping.
My father passed away recently. family name 'Knott' when we found his birth certificate it said he was William Sayers born in Farnham 3rd february 1932. this was a shock as we new nothing about it. the birth cert says fathers name also William Sayers Architectural draughtsman (no date of birth) and mother Jane munro Sayers (nee Drew) so i guessed they were married. no job shown for the mother.these would have been my grandparents and not the ones we thought were (now dead). he cant have been adopted legally as no one new. sorry to be vague.. i know no more.i have found out my dad didnt know anything until he was 16 when he joined the navy and saw his birth certificate, he immediately kept it a secret and never even told me :( i cant ask him and am now even guessing their birth dates.. i do have an address but the house isnt there damn !!!


Dea Report 21 Jun 2013 16:54

If you have an address from a 1932 birth cert - there would be an electoral roll for that time.

Contact the main library closest to that address and ask if they would do a look up for you.

Dea Xxx


surreygirl Report 21 Jun 2013 16:59

thank you Dea
i will do that.


GlasgowLass Report 21 Jun 2013 17:02

The woman born Jane Munro Drew 1911 in Inverkeithing.
She married in Fife 1933.
Her husband was called Alfred Tucker.

She was the daughter of George Munro Drew and Isabella Currie who married in Inverkeithing 1910.
Her father died whilst in miltary service in 1918 and the family were still Inverkeithing at that time.

There is nothing obvious that would place this woman in England 1932 ( birth of a child) and her subsequent marriage in 1933 in Inverkeithing

Probably 2 different women with the same name


surreygirl Report 21 Jun 2013 17:09

thanks Glasgowlass.
im interested as wondering why my dad would have been given up as a tiny baby so secretly if they were married. x


Dea Report 21 Jun 2013 17:17

Hi Susan,

GR have a very stupid system on here re marking something answered!

By ticking the 'marked as answered' button you are sending the message out that your whole query is now resolved !!

NOT your fault but theirs!

People may assume that you do not need any further help on this which is not the case!

I suggest that you click to undo the tick so that people will continue to help.

Dea Xxx