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The Solicitors, Law Stationery Solicitors Ltd.

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KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 31 Jul 2013 00:33

I would imagine that they went to a solicitor so that everything was as legal as it could be in those days.

My mother's youngest sister was brought up by a neighbour after her mother died when she was just six weeks old.

She has a solicitors letter giving details of the fact that she was to be brought up by this neighbour (although not adopted) and both her father and the neighbour signed this letter to say they both agreed to this.

Kath. x

Barbara

Barbara Report 30 Jul 2013 14:53

Dunno - my granddad just seems to have been brought up by his aunt and uncle - never seen any evidence of any paperwork but that does not say that there wasn't any.

Janene

Janene Report 30 Jul 2013 14:02

Aye his birth mother x marks the spot and adopted dad. Found out once he died that he was adopted and I researched and found that his adopted mum was his aunt! I know parents and adopted parents name, I just wanted to find out why thru solicitors! He was adopted at age 12????

Barbara

Barbara Report 30 Jul 2013 13:46

That I wouldn't know.

My maternal grandfather was brought up by an uncle and aunt, after his birth parents both died in the flu epidemic. They list him as "adopted son" when completing the census but, as has been said, official adoption did not come in until later but I presume that it was possible to have some form of legal agreement drawn up - I'm not too sure.

KittytheLearnerCook

KittytheLearnerCook Report 30 Jul 2013 13:42

Was it his birth mother and adopted father?

Have you got a birth or marriage certificate for your Grandad, either or both may help with the mystery.

Janene

Janene Report 30 Jul 2013 13:27

It looks like it was an agreement from the mother and adopted dad. At the top it says six pence (looks like a stamp).
I just want to know why thru solicitors and if its legal?

KittytheLearnerCook

KittytheLearnerCook Report 30 Jul 2013 13:05

Barbara...............I think I need to read the posts better, I missed the word agreement altogether! :-(

Time for lunch I think :-S :-D

Barbara

Barbara Report 30 Jul 2013 12:47

Sorry I thought by "agreement" you meant that it was some sort of paperwork giving, perhaps, details of adopters and adoptees - sorry, probably me being a bit thick

KittytheLearnerCook

KittytheLearnerCook Report 30 Jul 2013 12:46

Was there anything written on the paperwork you have, or was it just a blank form?

Janene

Janene Report 30 Jul 2013 12:41

But if I can't go to that company because they just print the paper off is it worth it? Will I actually find anything?

Barbara

Barbara Report 30 Jul 2013 12:40

The information you have on the paperwork would, I presume, be your starting point.

Janene

Janene Report 30 Jul 2013 12:31

Is there nothing I can do then?

Janene

Janene Report 30 Jul 2013 11:44

So where would I need to start looking? Was it legal then? No-one in my family knew about my late grandad being adopted until he died!
Please help :-(

Chrispynoodle

Chrispynoodle Report 30 Jul 2013 11:34

Rollo is right - they just published the legal forms (used to work for Oyez back in day). It won't help you to research them.

Chrispynoodle

Chrispynoodle Report 30 Jul 2013 11:34

Rollo is right - they just published the legal forms (used to work for Oyez back in day). It won't help you to research them.

Janene

Janene Report 30 Jul 2013 11:33

Where would I need to look? As adoption people will have nothing for me :-(

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 30 Jul 2013 11:26

This company was a legal publisher, printing all manner of standard legal forms. Another one was Oyez Ltd. Following up this company will tell you nothing about yr relatives or ancestors.

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 30 Jul 2013 10:21

Flicking throug a few items on the internet - I think that in the late 18th and early 19th century they were Legal Draftsmen and Publishers of legal documents in areas covering probate and estates.

Chrispynoodle

Chrispynoodle Report 30 Jul 2013 10:08

Hi I posted on the genealogy forum: I used to work for this company in the 70s. They published legal forms and law books. The adoption form was probably printed by them.
Get back to me if you want more company info. Chris

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 30 Jul 2013 10:02

Everything that comes up on a Google search seems to suggest that this is a much more recent company.

Official adoption didn't come in until 1927 so I would imagine going through a solicitor was as official as you could get in 1925.

Kath. x