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Seeking family for Gladys Florence THOMPSON

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Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Jul 2012 12:15

You really need to know the correct name for Gladys,s mum

How do you know Gladys was the result of a liaison with the employers son?

took a look on the 1901 for a Thompson as a servant in the Surrey are and this one shows however she was only with her employer.

Name: Annie E Thompson
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Relation: Servant
Where born: Vincardine, Scotland
Civil parish: Croydon
Ecclesiastical parish: Thornton Heath St Paul
Town: Croydon
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status:

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Registration district: Croydon
Sub-registration district: Croydon
ED, institution, or vessel: 62
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 78
Piece: 644
Folio: 166
Page Number: 14
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard F Russell 58 occ newspaper proprietor .own a/c
Annie E Thompson 37 general domestic servant

Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 644; Folio: 166; Page: 14.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Jul 2012 12:04

still fostered with the Lee family in 1911
1911 England Census about Gladys Thompson
Name: Gladys Thompson
Age in 1911: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899
Relation to Head: Nurse Child (Nurse)
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Woking, Surrey, England
Civil parish: Horsell
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address: Birch House, Horsell Birch
Occupation: School
Registration district: Chertsey
Registration District Number: 32
Sub-registration district: Chobham
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household schedule number: 112
Piece: 3017
Household Members:
Name Age
George Lee 68
Matilda Lee 54
Esther Hunt 21
Ada Croucher 22
Alfred Smith 22
Gladys Thompson 12
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 3017; Schedule Number: 112.

nurse child was the term used for fostered .

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Jul 2012 12:01

is this Gladys?

Name: Gladys Florence Thompson
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1898
Registration district: Guildford
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 72

she must have been fostered out very soon after birth. Maybe Eliza needed to return to work and did pay the lee family for Gladys.s keep

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Jul 2012 11:58

Check the names on Search Trees to see if anyone has them in their tree. However if Eliza.s baby was later "adopted" ie fostered with the Lee family then maybe any descendants of Eliza wouldn't be aware she had a baby


Carole Report 10 Jul 2012 11:51

My paternal grandmother, Gladys Florence Thompson, was born in c October 1898. Her mother I think was Eliza Annie or vice versa Thompson. Granny was the result of a 'liaison' between her mother and the younger son of Eliza's employers. Needless to say, we believe her mother was sent from the house when it was found she was pregnant. -(:

Granny is listed in the 1901 census as an "adopted" daughter of George Tee - it is actually LEE not Tee. However, two questions come to mind. I cannot identify my great grandmother because I don't know her date of birth or where she was born. I've assumed she was born in the Surrey area, as that's where granny was adopted and grew up, but I really don't know. I know people, especially young girls in service, very often moved from their home town. Also, I don't know the name of the family she worked for, as this may give some clue as to the father. When I went up to the GRO many years ago, I remember looking up granny's birth record and made a note of her mother's name, but unfortunately, running out of time, I took this side of the family no further.

My granny married Arthur Edward Ealden in circa February 1923 and they had a son (my dad), Eric George Ealden, born December 1923 - granny also maintained they were married when dad was conceived and he was an 8 month baby. She was so adamant about this, I certainly believe her. She felt the stigmatism of her illegitimacy!

My plea is this: if anyone has a Eliza Annie, or Annie Eliza Thompson in their family who had an illegitimate daughter that she had "adopted" by a family called Lee, please contact me. My immediate family tree is incomplete and I would dearly love to rectify this. Thank you
Carole Nowell (neé EALDEN)