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bev1 Report 11 Sep 2011 14:28

Hi everyone,

Im trying to search for a Jean G Beddoes Born 14/5/1934 in Gosport. I have found the birth record and we know through talking to my mum that she was adopted at birth, due to her mother dying at childbirth and her father unable to cope. I can find no other records matching this name.

Does anyone know if there are any adoption records you can search? And if they would have changed their name?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Sep 2011 17:35

You cant search adoption records. Only the adoptee has access to their own adoption records .
Have you tried search trees to see if anyone has her in their tree.


bev1 Report 12 Sep 2011 15:03

Thanks Shirley


Thelma Report 12 Sep 2011 16:09

I thought that I would have a browse.
Ethel M Beddoes
Birth: abt 1909
Death: Jun 1934 - Gosport, Hampshire, England
Name: Ethel M Weston
Spouse: Beddoes
Marriage: Dec 1928 - Alverstoke, Hampshire
Looks as though she had four children


brummiejan Report 12 Sep 2011 16:22

I guess you already know of the other members with her in their tree?


bev1 Report 12 Sep 2011 17:01

Hi Jan and Thelma

Yes i did know that Ethel had four children but can not find any B M or D for them. i only know that Olive Died two years ofter she was born and that Jean was adopted because Ethel died given birth to her.



brummiejan Report 12 Sep 2011 17:22

Bev, my query was - are you aware of the others on here with Jean in their tree?


Thelma Report 12 Sep 2011 18:14

Maisie E Beddoes
Spouse: Bennett
Marriage: Jun 1952 - Leicester Central, Leicestershire
Dorothy M Beddoes
Spouse: Dickens
Marriage: Dec 1947 - Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 12 Sep 2011 19:04

Olive died a few months after she was born:

Births Jun 1932
Beddoes Olive E Weston Alverstoke 2b 868

Deaths Sep 1932
Beddoes Olive E 0 Alverstoke 2b 656



bev1 Report 12 Sep 2011 23:15

Hi Jan

i have just looked and one of the other tree matches is my daughter will try and send the other one a message



Penny Report 13 Sep 2011 08:08

Its quite possible they were all adopted. Might be worth investing in their birth certs if you are serious about it. If they were adopted, then chances are their names were changed - certainly their surnames anyway. Their birth certs will tell you if they were adopted.

If their certs come back without the word 'adopted' on the end, then you could start trawling for their marriages, in their birth name.

If they say adopted then its another route.

You need to establish the facts before you can move on.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 13 Sep 2011 20:41


Thelma listed marriages for the other 2 surving children, so they weren't adopted.



bev1 Report 14 Sep 2011 11:15

Thank you every body for your help.

I think i will have to try and ask other family members to see i they know anything.



Tracey Report 21 Mar 2014 10:01

Hi Bev my name is tracey leonard nee berry your mum I believe is my half auntie and my mum Janet's half sister xx

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Mar 2014 10:37

Its unlikely that Bev is still looking for replies now as the thread 2plus years old

You can try to make contact by sending her a message .click on her name and the facility comes up

If she still has the same email address she will receive it and can respond .
If she isn't a member anymore what she can't do is to contact you first but she can reply to your contact

Good luck hope its a good outcome