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jack todd or joan omalley

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Sappho Report 15 Oct 2012 02:56

Hi Jax,

I was being constructive not critical. It is quite obvious that some guidance was needed. My suggestions were for Susan. I hope this clarifies things for you.

Did you have something to add for Susan regarding her thread?




susan Report 15 Oct 2012 09:24

Hi Sappho and other searchers,

Thanks for all your help and support.

My birth mothers name was Joan Nathan and as far as I am aware she was born in Dublin in 1920.

According to my adoption records Jack Todd was aware of my birth and agreed to the adoption. It does state that Joan went to Paddington London during the process of my adoption although the address is crossed out. I know the O Malley family ended up in NW London. I also know Mr O Malley remarried in 1960 in Wandsworth but cannot find out if he had any other children as I dont know any names and Im not sure if they would have any information anyway.

Thanks again for all your help

p.s. Still not 100% sure Im doing this correctly, hope to get there in the end.

:-) :-)

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 15 Oct 2012 09:41

The Merchant Navy records on FMP only go up to 1941 so you need to look at later records - details as my previous post.


Sappho Report 15 Oct 2012 10:52

Hi Susan

You are doing fine. It isa difficult one, but something may turn up. Your Jack todd if born in 1914 would be in his nineties if still alive.

I think your best bet is the Merchant Navy records to establish if he had a family in England and where they lived. You could Search Trees on this site and use both J and the names Jackand John to initiate your search.
You never know someone may have him on their tree.


susan Report 15 Oct 2012 11:19


I have been looking at the National Archive Records at Kew and trying to see if I can access records of merchant seaman who served after 1941. I have requested info. via website, not sure how long they take to reply. Just thought I would let you know.



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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 15 Oct 2012 16:09

I don't see a daughter for your mother. Was she born in Ireland?

I see a son born 1953.



susan Report 15 Oct 2012 17:41

Hi Rose

There are 2 daughters 1 was born I think in Ireland the other was born in North London I know their names but do not wish to post them here as they are both still living and I would be worried someone would object to me naming them on this site. The daughter that was born after me was born to another gentleman and has a completely different name.




susan Report 15 Oct 2012 18:28


Just to update you I dont think Ive fully explained who I am looking for, I do know about the O Malley family there are other brothers as well as sisters, but they made it quite clear that they did not wish to converse with me about their Mother. I had to mention Joans name to try and track down Jack Todd as it will only be someone who knows of their relationship that will enable me to trace him. Im still searching various sites for him and will keep trying.

Thanks again for all support and help

p.s I'll get the hang of this in the end !!!



Sappho Report 16 Oct 2012 10:46

Hi Susan I am away from home but I have just had a look at "Search Trees" under J Todd using the date guess year 1914 g/t 5 years this has quite a few Todds John x 2in 1919 and that is as far as I got. Another search option,



susan Report 16 Oct 2012 11:12

Hi Sappho,

Had a quick look at John and Jack Todd in 1914 + 5 years in trees, there are quite a few I am going on instinct and am going to try to narrow it down to Todds born in the London area as that is the only area I know he had connections to, May take some time. Still waiting to hear back from National Archives about merchant seaman records.

I appreciate your ongoing support,



was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 18 Oct 2012 20:02

You can search Merchant Seaman records via their website. Just doing a search on Todd in Merchant Navy for later dates gives these results