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A Sad Little Tale (Closed)

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Carter Report 14 Aug 2007 20:33

paul and rachel you are superstars . i hope all our support and encouragement keeps you going. love linda x


SusanHemmings Report 14 Aug 2007 19:10

Poor little soul. May she rest in peace. Susan.

Mummy Bear

Mummy Bear Report 14 Aug 2007 18:35

Update from Woolwich No marriage certificates - fingers crossed for tomorrow (Wednesday). Probate - I checked visited the probate office today (wills & administrations) for William Armstrong - nothing with a SE London address - given we don't know when/where he died it was a bit of a long shot. Also checked for both Hetty and George Francis - nothing. Rachel


Addictedtogenes Report 14 Aug 2007 18:23

I have been following this story with interest as I have Armstrongs in my tree, I live in Gateshead which is next to Newcastle, if anything is required, let me know and I shall go and retrieve it. All the best Steph


Margaret Report 14 Aug 2007 18:17

This has been the most touching ' Sad Tale '... May I suggest that once all the info has been collected someone ( Paul ) gets in touch with a National newspaper ?? The ' Daily Telegraph ' have run similar stories in the past & have had success in finding the family of the subject in the storyline. Just a thought anyway...after all Patricia's family could now be living anywhere in the UK. Margaret.


Moira Report 14 Aug 2007 18:13

a nudge so I can keep up with the news


diddyman Report 14 Aug 2007 17:36

A nudge from the south


SueinKent Report 14 Aug 2007 17:31



Gary Report 14 Aug 2007 15:54

To Paul and everyone who is working on this...... My wife has been doing our family tree and has been looking at this message board for the last few days. I on the other hand couldnt understand what she was so hooked on. Now i know. You are all doing a wonderful Job in trying to find the family of this little girl, and now i will follow it closely to Keep up the fantastic work. Gary


Thommo Report 14 Aug 2007 15:10



Phyllis Report 14 Aug 2007 12:47

hi. Just a wee nudge back


Mommylonglegs Report 14 Aug 2007 08:45

Hi, have been following this fascinating tale from the begining, but missed the last few posts. So didn't realise you definatley needed anything from Newcastle. I am just 9 miles from Newcastle, so count me in from now on, I am happy to help in anyway I can. There are many Armstrong's and Wilson's in the Northumberland area. I have actually done a few family trees for folks tracing the Armstrongs. Fingers crossed that they came from the North Tyneside area. We have an excellant Local Studies Department in North Shields Library, which is just 10 minutes away. Keep up the good work folks. Jenny.

Paul Barton, Special Agent

Paul Barton, Special Agent Report 14 Aug 2007 07:41

Has anyone explored the possibility that both Patricia's parents came from Newcastle? Maybe It was William's job that brought them down to London where they married. Is there any value in approaching Transport for London to acquire details of George Francis's employment record as a bus conductor? Is this likely to give us anything useful?


Mumsy Report 13 Aug 2007 23:50

Think this is due a nudge.


Paul Report 13 Aug 2007 22:10

Hi Maggie May, You're a star. Hopefully we can piece together Patricia's family and see where that takes us. Many thanks Paul

Lost for Words ;-)

Lost for Words ;-) Report 13 Aug 2007 22:03

Hi All
My curiosity has got the better of me and so I've ordered the birth certificate of Henrietta Maud Wilson. Hopefully GRO will do as they usually do and send it post haste. I'll post the details as soon as it arrives.


CherryCrumbles Report 13 Aug 2007 21:44

Hi Chris, Henrietta's birth entry was confirmed on a previous page. mothers maiden names were not included in the BMD Index until Sep Q 1911 c x


Christine Report 13 Aug 2007 21:39

Hi Folks, Checked on Ancestry for birth index of Henrietta Maud Wilson. Birth Index is 10b 62 in 1908 in Newcastle T and she was born in the 2nd Q. However there is no mothers maiden name. Dont think they started to add mothers maiden name untill 1911. Paul I have been on the website for Patricia and its brilliant, no probs getting on with either web address, thanks to you and Rachael for all your hard work and to everyone else who has helped. Regards Chris


Essex Report 13 Aug 2007 21:22

This is an absolutely riveting story. Everyone who has contributed should be congratulated. It should be submitted to one of the family history magazines to enable it to be read by a wider audience. Jean


CherryCrumbles Report 13 Aug 2007 20:19

Is anyone able to visit the Newcastle on Tyne town hall to access the parish records (should be free to view on microfilm) for Henrietta's birth entry, now we've confirmed it was 1908 Her mother's maiden name will help determine if Henrietta had any siblings that can be tracked if she was an older child; alternatively if she was a younger child it should be possible to find her parents and siblings in the 1901 census. There are so many William Armstrongs I dont think it would be possible to track his family connections (but please prove me wrong !!) Well done everyone who is participating in and contributing to this quest. Paul, you should feel very proud, I think this is a wonderful thing you've started. c xx