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Brian Davey and sisters Helen and sandra?

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michelle Report 6 May 2012 13:44

After being given information after a media appeal on my abandonment, I am looking for my possible Half siblings Brian Davey and Helen and Sandra. as children they would have lived in possibly Hadleigh Southend on sea. Their father Mervyn unfortunately died in the 1970's. Their mothers name is Susan. If anyone can help me with any information I would be grateful.


patchem Report 6 May 2012 13:50

Do you know when, approximately, they were born?

For ref:
Mervyn Alfred Davey
Birth Date: 19 Jul 1931
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1976
Age at Death: 45
Registration district: Southend on Sea
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 9
Page: 2259

Have you got Mervyn and Susan's marriage certificate of 1955?


Penny Report 6 May 2012 14:17

which parent do you share please?


michelle Report 6 May 2012 15:51

They were born before 1968 which is when I was born. i believe Brian is the oldest poss around 1956 and the sisters somewhere inbetween prob up to 1965. Mervyn Davey is the parent that we share. I believe he was half morrocean which would match previous DNA tests which put me at 20% North African! So it is a very promising lead!


michelle Report 6 May 2012 15:54

I have no copies of any certificates as this is all very new to me and any help is much needed thankyou. I have also been told that mervyn was originally from the Bristol area but did indeed die in southend.


patchem Report 6 May 2012 17:00

Buy the birth certificate for more information:
Births Sep 1931
Davey Mervyn A Jones Bristol 6a 159

found here:

There are other Davey/Jones births in Bristol, but definitely a variety of families as some births too close together.

Marriage to Susan:
Mervyn A Davey
Spouse Surname: Fielder
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1955
Registration district: Deptford
Inferred County: London
Volume Number: 5c
Page Number: 882


patchem Report 6 May 2012 18:06

Will pm what I think are the 3 births, also first marriage for Susan.

Have sent by pm alternative information about Brian.


michelle Report 6 May 2012 19:06

Thankyou so much for your help! :-)


michelle Report 9 May 2012 18:11

Have ordered certificates, but having trouble tracing Helen Davey born 1957 and Sandra Davey born 1959. I have been trying to trace possible marriages then trying to trace those people on 192 or facebook etc but with not much success! I guess its very difficult to trace women due to name changes. Any other hints or tips i could try?


Penny Report 9 May 2012 19:36

Might hav to buy more certs , toplay ''match the father of the bride''



patchem Report 9 May 2012 22:15

Have you looked to see if anyone has Helen or Sandra in their trees on here?

If the birth that I sent was correct, Sandra has a middle initial.

Unfortunately no obvious marriages for her in London or Southend.

I wonder if Susan married again, and they all moved elsewhere?


michelle Report 24 May 2012 21:05

I receved birth certs for Mervyn which revealed his parents names Gladys Rose Davey (formally Jones) and Francis George Davey. I found a Francis Davey on members family trees who looked like a possible match. I contacted the other member on the offchance, and it turns out both of these people were her grandparents!! Therefore she is my cousin! I have messaged her back and am waiting eagerly to hear back from her again!

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 24 May 2012 22:17

Neither of his parents appears to be Moroccan at first glance:

Marriages Mar 1918
Davey Francis G J Jones Bristol 6a 309
Jones Gladys R Davey Bristol 6a 309

Are the results of this media appeal available online?



patchem Report 25 May 2012 18:04

How good to find a cousin.
Well Done.


michelle Report 25 May 2012 20:43

IFrom what I have been told Rose, Mervyn was the eldest child of Gladys but looked unlike any of his other siblings who were all blond! Even so he was very close to both Gladys and Francis and apparently proudly carried around a photo of himself standing between his mum and dad with all his his younger siblings in front! Apparently he stood out like a sore thumb! I appeared on This Morning Itv on November 18th last year and was in the centre spread of the daily mirror on the 16th November ( my birthday was on or around 17th November!) I am still on the daily mirror website under Michelle Rooney! Thanks for your interest



jax Report 25 May 2012 22:04

If you were a foundling how do you know who your father was?


patchem Report 26 May 2012 00:08



jax Report 26 May 2012 00:14

I have read that, but cannot see how Michelle has a fathers name...unless I missed something.

I found your story very sad and luckerly you were adopted into a loving family


ValT Report 27 May 2012 01:09

I have found some people on facebook that look like your family.

Send me a PM and I will give you the info.



Penny Report 27 May 2012 05:31

I really dont understand!

Nov 2011 poster didn't know who they were at all. ..a foundling.

If info has come to light, how come these siblings are still unknown? Is fathers name fact or based on supposition by a 3rd party?