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Deed Poll

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Paul Rae

Paul Rae Report 14 Jul 2013 10:00

Thank you for that part Rose, i will try to look up Derek, poss children. That may get me to the bottom of this one. ;-)

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 14 Jul 2013 03:48

His brother Derek looks to still be alive. Can you contact him?

Rose

Paul Rae

Paul Rae Report 13 Jul 2013 23:35

The name change bit, that's the story my cousin told my. That's the story his Mum told him, my Mum had never talked about him that I know of. I only found him after starting my tree.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 13 Jul 2013 22:27

But why do you think he changed his name?
Jan

Paul Rae

Paul Rae Report 13 Jul 2013 22:16

Well He may of emigrated ?
May knot have changed by Deed Poll, ?
One day I may fine a relative with the answer ?
I might send off for the birth for the day month of that b. But then to look for a death, under what sir name ? ?

jax

jax Report 13 Jul 2013 17:53

Do you know that he has died? could he have left the country?

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 13 Jul 2013 17:50

Do you know his exact birth date? Hopefully he hasn't died, but if he happened to have done so, deaths 1970-2006 can be searched using this.. Might be worth checking just in case.
Do you know what his middle names were?
Jan

Paul Rae

Paul Rae Report 13 Jul 2013 17:45

Thank you all for your help with this one, (i.e.) Dennis Wittridge. I may get it sorted one day ? I did talk to a cousin that's the only news I could get. And got me thinking perhaps it was by Deed Poll. P S Wittridge Watkins (m) 27/3/1921 Walthamstow.

patchem

patchem Report 13 Jul 2013 08:58

Do you know who his parents were, and whether she remarried and he took the new father's name?
(Just wondered - cannot see Witteridge/Watkins marriage)

Added:
Unless it is this one?
Marriages Mar 1921
Watkins Emily M Wittridge W.Ham 4a 403
Wittridge William J Watkins W.ham 4a 403

As you ave the Wittridge/Watkins children in your tree, have you been in contact with others with the same family?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 12 Jul 2013 15:42

Hello Paul, it's also worth bearing in mind that people can legally call themselves anything they want without having to go through a formal process, as long as it's not for fraudulent purposes.

You may find this link from the National Archives useful:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/change-of-name.htm

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 12 Jul 2013 15:03

Got it! Spelling a bit different and 2 middle names:

Births Sep 1929 (>99%)
Witteridge Dennis W A Watkins W. Ham 4a 549

Have you a particular reason to believe he changed his name?

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 12 Jul 2013 14:54

Welcome to the boards.
Where did you find the birth?? I can't see a registration for it.
Jan

Paul Rae

Paul Rae Report 12 Jul 2013 14:50

Can you trace a family member who's name may be changed by Deed Poll, ? I Have a birth for a Dennis W Wittridge b 1929 Walthamstow, London, Essex. I did hear at some time be moved to Kent + No (m) No d. Under Wittridge. I'm Lost. :-S