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Marjorie Report 1 Sep 2011 16:21


I am trying to find any info on a Michael Singleton, he would have been born in 1941-42 his fathers name was also Michael and his mothers name was Anne Elizabeth Ault, they got married in Mar 1941, and shortly afterwards Micheal died, baby Michael at first lived with his paternal grandparents but it seems they could not manage the baby and he was put in a home called Fazakerly Catholic Childrens Home, his mother remarried and had five daughters one who would like to get in touch wth Michael as she thinks he does not know he has halfsisters.

If anyone has any info they could give me I would be delighted

Marj Morley


brummiejan Report 1 Sep 2011 18:07

Marjorie, I usually double-check to see if birth details are correct, and to see if there is a middle initial to narrow things down a bit. To be honest I can't see his birth though I can see his parents' marriage (in Wolverhampton, yes?).
Do you have the birth record already? Might just be me!

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 1 Sep 2011 18:22

Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 28
Date of Death: 05/07/1941
Service No: 630667
Additional information: Son of Edward and Mary Teresa Singleton, of Fazakerley, Lancashire; husband of Ann Elizabeth Singleton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 57.


patchem Report 1 Sep 2011 22:09

Do you know if the marriage to Michael was her first (have you got the certificate?)

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 1 Sep 2011 22:42

Not seeing anything in Wolverhampton or the Liverpool area. Not seeing a birth under Ault either.



brummiejan Report 1 Sep 2011 22:56

Nor can I Rose - in fact no birth matches anywhere as far as I can see.
We need some feedback really.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 1 Sep 2011 23:12

I think this could be the second marriage:

Marriages Sep 1942
Cook Ronald H Singleton Surrey S.W 2a 1304
Singleton Anne Cook Surrey S. W. 2a 1304



Sheila Report 1 Sep 2011 23:40

Anne had a middle initial E for Elizabeth there is a poss remarriage in 1953 in Hampshire.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 2 Sep 2011 00:25


Looks like she married a Cook though.



chrissiex Report 2 Sep 2011 01:38

Cook is correct ... 5 Cook-Ault births Wolverhampton starting 1944

so Ault was her birth name


Name: Annie E Ault
Mother's Maiden Surname: Maddocks
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1919
Registration district: Wolverhampton
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume Number: 6b
Page Number: 80

there is only one birth in Wolverhampton 1938-1942 with mother Ault and that was a girl

there were boys with mother Ault born in Staffordshire in 1938 and 1942 but they were not Michael or Singleton



FAIRTHORN Report 2 Sep 2011 06:27


check your inbox under messages


Message read............not a dicky bird ( word )

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 2 Sep 2011 06:35


Can you send it to me also? Just curious.



chrissiex Report 2 Sep 2011 15:02

Fairthorn could you explain ... possible birth, possible current contact information ... ?????


Marjorie Report 4 Sep 2011 15:19

Hi all

Yes you have the right Mother and Father, and Anne did remarry to Ronald Cook in the 1940's , and by him she had five daughters, Anne and her daughters went to Austrail when one of the daughters was 15, not sure of the year sorry, my friend said her Mother would never talk about her first marrige and they only found out a few years ago when she was ill that the five girls had a brother

And thats why my frind asked me to help, she thinks that the boy was put up for adoption as he grandparents could to look after a baby.

Hope this makes sence



chrissiex Report 4 Sep 2011 16:34

So ... your friend is in Australia ?

I wonder whether finding family of first husband Michael could help ... probably not as any siblings he had would be deceased and it would be doubtful that their children would know anything of Michael's child

this is his parents' marriage

Marriages Dec 1913
Singleton Edward Smith Liverpool 8b 182
Smith Mary T Singleton Liverpool 8b 182

Michael was born in Liverpool in 1913

other Singleton-Smith children born in Liverpool were

Sarah A. last quarter 1914
Lily, first quarter 1915
... but those two could not be children of the same parents so there were two Singleton-Smith couples having children in Liverpool ...

maybe Louisa, last quarter 1919 West Derby
... who would clash with
Martha and Mary T, first quarter 1920 Liverpool

my money would be on those twins as being Michael's sisters given the name Mary T

so then Catherine 1923 West Derby is probably not a sister

and Margaret J 1925 may be a sister

do you know the people who have

Michael Singleton 1927 Liverpool

in their trees here at genesreunited? That is your Michael ... his birth was registered as Smith in 1913 and re-registered as Singleton in 1927 ( he is also in two trees as born in 1913 )

there are also people with various combinations of Martha, Mary and Margaret ( see my list above ) in their trees and the names of the tree owners for all of them and Michael ( 1913 or 1927 ) all overlap

it could be worthwhile to try to contact them to see whether they know anything of Michael's first marriage and child

could you or Fairthorn tell us the nature of the information that was sent to you and whether it seemed to fit ?


FAIRTHORN Report 5 Sep 2011 02:28

As Marjorie has not answered my PM
I will sent it to you with a link to this thread, so you understand the PM.

I think it is a good possible as the mother's surname is not particularly common.



chrissiex Report 5 Sep 2011 02:45

thanks Fairthorn I agree it seems the only likely possibility although the given name is not Michael, I had looked at it too

and I would recommend that the friend put that information in her tree

of course only the certificate would show who the mother was and she can order that certificate

under that name there is only one marriage that seems at all likely, 1965 in Derbyshire ........ but I think that couple was a generation older


FAIRTHORN Report 5 Sep 2011 02:57

& of course the birth certificate will say, for definite, if he was adopted.

If Marjorie is also based in Australia but she has a friend in the UK, it would be easier if they ordered the certificate in the way I mentioned to Marjorie.
Cos if they have their doubts, they will not be inclined to spent the money.

Plus. when confirmed, perhaps a letter placed in his adoption file with Australian contact details ?


Marjorie Report 5 Sep 2011 13:03

First of all many many thanks all for all your hard work

My friend who as I said lives in Australia, lost her sister last friday, and rang her aunt in Woverhampton to tell her, and asked her about her brother, well it seems her mother told a few fibs she miscarried, and the baby was never born, oh she was married to Michael Singleton but just never bore a live child, all I can say is from her nad me thanks for all your hard work and sorry about this

You have all be wonderful in helping me Fairthorn I am based in England :-) :

Once again so sorry and my friend has asked to to say thanks for all your hard work

Sure wish I could find my ancestors so quick

Thanks all Marj

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 5 Sep 2011 17:55

Hi Marj,

Thanks for the update. Explains why we could never find find the birth.

Why not start a new thread so we can help you find your rellies?