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Madmeg Report 18 Feb 2011 20:35

I agree Quinsgran.

I've had no reply to my pms.


mouseman Report 18 Feb 2011 21:19

Hello Meg
A big thank you for all your time and effort spent on my behalf.
I am a total beginner- both with the computer- and the search re the tabs board. I somehow got lost and ended up with another thread.
I will send for all the certificates, and come back to you

Thanks again- you are one of life's treasures
Margaret xxx


jansmith Report 18 Feb 2011 21:30

will keep this thread bookmarked so please post cert. info on here Margaret.


mouseman Report 18 Feb 2011 22:15

Hello Jansmith

I will post all info' on certificate's as soon as they come in.
I am more overwhelmed than before......................................
A big thank you to all

Margaret x


Madmeg Report 18 Feb 2011 22:17

Hi Margaret

Us "helpers" enjoy helping.

We look forward to the results from your certificates.



Madmeg Report 18 Feb 2011 22:25


Please go to your other threads on this family - they will be in My Thread Participation down the left hand side. Go to the first posting that you made on them, and there will be an option to Delete. Delete them. They are repeating what has already been done on this thread. DON'T DELETE THIS THREAD - it's got the most information on it.



mouseman Report 19 Feb 2011 14:41



Madmeg Report 21 Feb 2011 23:33

Well done Margaret, that tidies things up.



mouseman Report 26 Feb 2011 12:33

Hello All

Not good news I'm afraid. Today I received the Barker / Powell Certificate.
And it's the wrong one. Father's name is wrong also The middle name for Ada. and age is wrong. I also sent for the Liverpool Ada May Powell and this is incorrect- I had the Death Certificate of Ada May Powell. Reg.Dist.St.Austell
Cornwall, which I found to be incorrect..
The Ada May Powell - John A Jones Marriage / Death Certificates 1952
Blackpool. I am still awaiting. I still live in hopes.............
Thankyou all again for all your work........ carried out on my behalf, Ada must be somewhere- Dead or Alive !!!!!!!!
Will talk with you all again when the Blackpool Cert' is delivered.
Kind Regards
Margaret x


mouseman Report 3 Mar 2011 14:47

Hello to all my helpers

I have today received the John A.Jones Barker ? Alderson Blackpool 1952
and again it's bad news. This is not my mother .........
The name ........ Father's name and ages just don't match .
I thank you all for time spent....... I just don't know why my mother left us.........
or where she went. Please keep me in mind. I am still looking..................

Kindest regards


mouseman Report 3 Mar 2011 15:09

I would like to ask you all if you can spare the time.................................
Please keep looking.........
I don't know where else to go................
I am looking for Ada May Powell. formerly Alderson.........
father's name Thomas William Alderson. Mother Sarah Jane Alderson
formerly Brankston / Branston. born in Crook co.Durham.
Looking for Ada's Birth Certificate- Death Certificate - also looking to find if Ada May Powell re. married.
Thanks again


jansmith Report 3 Mar 2011 16:30

back to the searching then Margaret. will read through the pages again


mouseman Report 5 Mar 2011 19:43

Thankyou jansmith.

I appreciate that ................



Madmeg Report 7 Mar 2011 00:38

Margaret, I am really sorry about all this disappointment. I was pretty sure I had a good audit trail going. Certain, in fact. So can I ask you to please give us the details of all these certificates - dates, places, names, ages,occupations, addresses, witnesses, of each certificate. In fact everything on those certificates.

I cannot believe I have been so wrong.

In fact, I will send you a pm and ask you to scan them in to my private email address. I am so angry with myself.

Best wishes



jansmith Report 7 Mar 2011 14:12

I would be interested in the results as well if they can be posted on here thanks


mouseman Report 7 Mar 2011 21:15

Hell0 to all my helpers. These are the certificates you requested.
Wetherby 29th.Dec'1941 Fred Barker -30 -bachelor- Royal engineers -
residence -High Street-Wetherby-fathers name Fred Barker-deceased.
Ada Margaret Powell-30-spinster-machine operator-
residence Stanhope Hotel-Rodley-Leeds.Father Alfred Powell-Deceased.
Witness. Margaret Kavanagh.- G A Marsh.

Blackpool. 13-10-52 John Arthur Jones. Age 39-formerly the husband of
Eileen Mary James. Process Worker, Atomic Factory.Res'57.Topping St.
Blackpool. Father's name. Edmund Allen Jones-Rank Labourer.
Ada Margaret Alderson. otherwise Alderson.age 39-spinster- Cafe manageress.Residence 57 Topping Street. Blackpool.Father-Alfred Thomas Alderson. Deceased. Market Gardener.
Witness's G Murphy.- Alice Daykin.

Margaret I will read up on how to email you copy's.............
your talking to a novice at this end !!!!!!!!!!

Kind Regards Margaret.


Madmeg Report 7 Mar 2011 21:27

So what seems to be wrong, Margaret, is father's name and Ada's age. Ada's age could have been tweaked to fit the circumstances (e.g not older than husband) and father's name could have been forgotten, as in 1911 at one year old, she is with grandparents. She has never been found on a census with her father Thomas Alderson, as she stated on her marriage to Alfred Thomas Powell. She might have made up his name, remembering that he was Thomas something, when actually he was Thomas William. Maybe he wasn't known by his first name at all.

On the death I found, she was born 17 July 1910. This might be right or wrong, depending on the knowledge of the person giving the information.

I'm trying to think of all the excuses I can for getting it wrong. Please do let us have the info from the certs that you have.



mouseman Report 8 Mar 2011 19:38

On the 1911 census Thomas William Alderson is listed living / spending the night with his parents William and Mary Alderson. Address 3 Bowden Yard. Willington.Durham. I have Thomas William and Sarah Jane Alderson's
marriage certificate 16/10/1909 at The Registry Office.Auckland. Durham.
Thomas william Alderson was born 16/2/1888 at Stanley Colliery. Crook.Durham. I have his birth Certificate.
I have my parents marriage certificate 23/7/1927in Bradford.

The Liverpool Death Certificate Ada May Powell gives Ada May's birth as
August 1910 Foxtell park. Liverpool Died 1974 The death was registered by Ada's husband Albert Powell. so Ada was born and died in Liverpool.

I have looked at Ada's signature on her marriage certificate to my father
which is signed Ada May Alderson. the other signature's of Jones and Barker are A.M Barker and Jones. the M is similar but of course Ada is older.



Corrinne Report 10 Mar 2011 04:02

This is a long shot, have you considered this birth registration

Births Dec 1910
ATHERTON Ada Liverpool 8b 101

The surname is similar to Alderson!

or could Ada have been adopted into this family and taken on the surname Alderson but wasn,t born as one!


mouseman Report 10 Mar 2011 16:24

Thank you corrinne...................for your interest and birth registration.

I can see where you are looking but I know my mother was born

Ada May Alderson her parents where Sarah Jane Alderson nee Brankston/Branston and Thomas William Alderson. My mother stayed in touch with her mother and reported her death in 1933.

I also sent for a death certificate for Ada May Donaldson as I thought it sounded like Alderson.

Thanks again. Please keep looking.