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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?


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 Report 13 Jul 2013 22:27

But why do you think he changed his name?

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 Report 13 Jul 2013 17:53

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


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?

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 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)

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 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:


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 Report 12 Jul 2013 14:54

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

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