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Lynne Report 25 Nov 2012 10:00

Any one able to assist?

Looking for ancestors of Alfreda J. Frearson b. 1919 Paddington., England

Have looked on major databases inc. FMP. Second pair of eyes appreciated.

Unable to read transcription on free bmd for mothers maiden name.


ChristinaS Report 25 Nov 2012 10:11

It's certainly not clear! My guess would be South.


Lynne Report 25 Nov 2012 10:35

Thanks. Have had a quick look but unable retrieve any possibilities under that surname.


patchem Report 25 Nov 2012 10:35

I agree with Christina.
Unfortunately cannot see any siblings to help (it is not Smith or Swain)
Second marriage of Mother?


Lynne Report 25 Nov 2012 11:44

Looks like the brick wall continues.


MarieCeleste Report 25 Nov 2012 11:46

Complete long shot:

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921

Name: Alfred Joseph Frearson, bachelor. A teacher, of 27 Carysford Rd, Stoke Newington
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Age: 22
Spouse Name: Louisa Elizabeth Osment, spinster of 40 Stroud Green Road
Spouse Age: 19
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 20 Aug 1911
Parish: Finsbury Park St John the Evangelist
Borough: Hackney
Father Name: Joseph Frearson - teacher's assistant
Spouse Father Name: Benjamin John Osment - grocer.
Register Type: Parish Register

Witnesses: Benjamin John Osment and Elsie Florence Osment

(The was Louisa has signed her name looks like "Sment")

EDIT: There is a tree on Ancestry with this couple - Louisa's surname listed as Osmond.

They have daughter Lily listed and another with details hidden as still living, probably these two births:

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Sep 1912
Frearson Lily E B Osmond W.Ham 4a 649

Births Dec 1921
FREARSON David L W Osmond Islington 1b 555

May be totally unconnected ........

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Nov 2012 11:56

seems you may have to buy a cert either the birth cert which will give mums name too or her marriage cert for her dads name

Name: Alfreda J Frearson
Spouse Surname: Eastwood
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1942
Registration district: Ilford
Inferred County: Essex
Volume Number: 4a
Page Number: 1015
Find Spouse: Eric G Eastwood


Lynne Report 25 Nov 2012 11:57

Interesting and certainly worth investigating- Thanks.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Nov 2012 12:08

Its post WW1 so its possible her mum had been married before which is why you not finding a marriage for Frearson/South


patchem Report 25 Nov 2012 12:16

I disagree with your description of 'brick wall'.
All you have to do is to buy the birth certificate - a brick wall is when there appears to be no birth certificate.
How did you arrive at her?


Lynne Report 25 Nov 2012 12:27

OK accepted.


Andysmum Report 25 Nov 2012 12:50

On Free Births on Genes you can view a copy of the original, which is typed, and the mother's maiden name is quite clearly South.

It is the March Qtr. 1919, Paddington 1a 57.

EDIT I have just had a look at the FreeBMD version and agree it is more or less unreadable. Have a look at the same page on Genes. It is much better.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Nov 2012 14:28

for some reason its not on Ancestry but enlarging the page on FMP its def looks like mmn isSouth