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abandoned baby portsmouth 1954

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Unknown Report 11 May 2012 08:11

Thank you and yes this we think is right but it is her second baby she abandoned that we are searching for around 1954. i have found a girl born in portsmouth 1955 Jane s Hopkins this is one of the names that Joyce was known as.
I can find Janes birth but know more.


brummiejan Report 11 May 2012 08:17

Allen, I think you need to start getting birth certs. You really need to confirm or discount these births. Not sure there is any other way.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 11 May 2012 08:48

I think you need to contact/visit Portsmouth library and find the story of an abandoned baby and look for Joyce's criminal records. See what name she was going under at the time.



Kay???? Report 11 May 2012 09:19

Are you sure it want you that she abandoned in Portsmouth ? and because it happend twice according to what you have stated wires are getting crossed that it was another child.?


TinaElizabeth Report 11 May 2012 10:21

As someone whose mum was also abandon at a few weeks old i'll tell what i found.
You say the baby was abandoned at a few days old and the mother was
arrested and served 6months in prison for this crime. Well my mums mum was also known but not charged with any crime (i wonder if she was?). Any way my mums birth wasn't registered till almost 2and half years after her birth,there is a written amendment at the end of the birth records for her actual birth year referring to the late entry. We think this was due to some sort of error by the authorities assuming she had already been registered. So widen your search for the birth record as that entry was made by a senior registrar on behalf of the adoption agency. Because even though the authorities say my nan abandon her she had actually left her with a neighbour but was longer than she thought and the neighbour contacted the authorities.As nan didn't want her adopted she run them a merry dance before finally signing the adoption form some 8 yrs later.Mums adoption records are more like a comedy than an official document.