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Looking for Frederick Charles Gosling

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JoonieCloonie Report 22 Jan 2014 18:42

Shirley, there are 3 possible Valerie A Gosling marriages, 1960-1964. I believe the one in question was 1963. It's Theresa's husband's mother's name you are asking about?

Theresa has not given the surname, I would assume that if she is looking for Valerie she does not object to it being posted, but I will leave it to you Theresa to do that if you wish.

The question would be whether she remarried and what her surname was when she moved overseas, and where she went. If you are looking for someone then her name and the known facts about her are essential :-)


jax Report 22 Jan 2014 14:38

If you click on my name and send me your email address then I will pass it on to him

If he is no longer a paying member he would not be able to reply on here or send you a will be best to do it this way

Edit- Forget the above I will send you his name and where to find him in the trees so you can contact him yourself

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Jan 2014 10:33

So what is their surname ?


Theresa Report 22 Jan 2014 10:00

Just looking for his mother, Valerie Ann. He lived with his father after she moved overseas, and they lost contact a while after that.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Jan 2014 08:58

Are you also looking for your hubbies parents ? If so what is their surname


Theresa Report 22 Jan 2014 05:27

Thanks for the responses... am in NZ and new to this research!

Yes, I am sure this is the family we are looking for. I have just received the birth certificate yesterday for Valerie Ann (born Hastings) and would have 2 siblings, including Iris, born there and 2 others born in Edmonton.

My husband is from Enfield and this is where his parents lived when they married and had him. The details you have suggested above all fit. We didn't know about the divorce or second marriage, so this is helpful.

I saw that the original enquiry was on behalf of Iris and hopefully its not too late to follow this up. I would be really grateful if you could send a reply to your PM and hopefully put us in touch with Iris.

Many thanks!


jax Report 21 Jan 2014 15:12

Although I received a private message 2 years ago it wasn't actually from was from someone else who was acting as a middleman as Iris does not have a computer.

If you want me to contact him to see if he can put you in touch let me know

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Jan 2014 09:17

Look on FreeBMD for Valerie's birth she has a brother and sister also born in Sussex. and a brother and sister born Edmonton

One sister is Iris. Would this be the lady you asked about too ?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Jan 2014 08:52

Name: Nellie E Gosling
Spouse Surname: Jeffcoate
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1962
Registration District: Edmonton
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume Number: 5e
Page Number: 809
Find Spouse: Stephen F Jeffcoate

Name: Nellie Elizabeth Jeffcoate
Birth Date: 5 Oct 1912
Date of Registration: Dec 1988
Age at Death: 76
Registration District: Enfield
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume: 12
Page: 402

Ties with her birth

Name: Nellie E Bigsby
Mother's Maiden Name: Smith
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1912
Registration District: Hackney
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1b
Page: 713

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Jan 2014 08:38

You say Fred and Nellie may be her parents ,well her birth cert will tell you who they are .

If you don't know for sure who the parents are then you may well follow the wrong family route

How does Iris Kerr fit in the family

Edit her birth reg certainly shows mmn Bigsby


Theresa Report 21 Jan 2014 08:19

I am also searching for any information for Frederick Charles Gosling who was married to Nellie Elizabeth Bigsby, or their children.

I am researching my husbands family history and his mother was Valerie Ann, born 1938. Frederick and Nellie may be her parents. He lost touch with his mother and her family many years ago.

Would appreciate any help to make contact with Iris Kerr, who is potentially his aunt.

Kind regards

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 6 Mar 2012 23:16

How can you know he was born in Paddington and his mmn was Leach but not know the year he was born?



jax Report 6 Mar 2012 23:11

Is this his parents marriage?

Marriages Mar 1916 (>99%)

Gosling Frederick C McAlpin Paddington 1a 152
Gosling Frederick C Leach Paddington 1a 152
Leach Ellen F Gosling Paddington 1a 152
McAlpin Ellen F Gosling Paddington 1a 152


jax Report 6 Mar 2012 23:05

How about this one?

Births Mar 1913 (>99%)

Gosling Frederick C Leach Paddington 1a 94


Not the date of birth you have but again this one matches the above birth

Name: Frederick Charles Gosling
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1912
Date of registration: Mar 1993
Age at Death: 80
Registration district: Kensington and Chelsea
Inferred County: London
Register number: B43B
District and Subdistrict: 2391B
Entry number: 144


jax Report 6 Mar 2012 22:04

Thanks for your pm

Could you please reply on the thread by adding to the bottom of all the posts.

Although I have heard that the Genes staff told people to reply to each person by personal message...

:-S :-S

Hi Yes I have that same Marriage detail Reading 2c page 1044
He was born in Paddington His mothers Maiden name was Leach
Iris Kerr is researching this but has no PC so I am the middleman
any other info gratefully accepted

Regards Ray


jax Report 24 Feb 2012 15:51

Getting the marriage cert is a good idea for the fathers name, but if he lied about his age as my grandfather did, it would not help with the birth year.

Did you have a couple of siblings born in Edmonton?


Kay???? Report 24 Feb 2012 15:39

could he have remarried abt 1959 in Market Harborough?


Flick Report 24 Feb 2012 15:37

There are no deaths on Ancestry matching the info - for either suggested birth year


Flick Report 24 Feb 2012 15:34

You need the marriage cert..for accurate birth year...


jax Report 24 Feb 2012 15:20


Name: Frederick C Gosling
Birth Date: abt 1907
Date of registration: Apr-May-Jun 1961
Age at Death: 54
Registration district: Brentwood
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 385

I know it is not is the right area but this is the only one born around 1908

No Frederick C Goslings born 1916

Births Jun 1908 (>99%)

Gosling Frederick Charles Edmonton 3a 544

Which would fit with the 26th Feb birth