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Josephine A Humphreys

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Sheila Report 29 Oct 2012 17:16

Please can you help find my friends only cousin ,do not know if she is still alive.

Josephine A Humphreys b 1934 Nottingham
She married 1952 to surname Mellor, don`t know other name.
Divorced him and remarried, no name.Think she had twin boys with 2nd marriage.

Her father was Ralph M Humphreys and mother Irene Hartley b 1913 Nottingham.they married June 1933
Maiden name of mother of Irene was James.

Thank you


jax Report 29 Oct 2012 18:01

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about Ralph Morgan Humphreys
Name: Ralph Morgan Humphreys
Birth Date: 28 Mar 1911
Date of Registration: Feb 1987
Age at Death: 75
Registration district: Bournemouth
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume: 23
Page: 363

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Ralph M Humphreys
Name: Ralph M Humphreys
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1911
Registration district: Nottingham
Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
Volume: 7b
Page: 342 (click to see others on page)

Could she have registered his death?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 29 Oct 2012 18:21

mum was Irene F
Irene F Hartley
Spouse Surname: Humphreys
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1933
Registration district: Nottingham
Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
Volume Number: 7b
Page Number: 769
Find Spouse:

Births Sep 1913
Hartley Irene F James Nottingham 7b 838

Cant see a death for her


patchem Report 29 Oct 2012 19:09

Cannot see second marriage. Any idea of year?
Do you know if they definitely married?

Cannot see any twins born in Nottinghamshire with Mother's maiden name Humphreys.


Sheila Report 29 Oct 2012 19:15

Thank you information helpful but can you find anything about Josephine .
My friends have not heard anything of her for about 8 years.


Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 29 Oct 2012 19:25

What was the last info she had on her . where was she living etc.

Neither of us can see a new marriage for her . have you any info at all on her new hubby and childrens names


Sheila Report 29 Oct 2012 19:47

I have just sent a text to my friend to see if he can tell me any more,will let you know if he has anything.
Thank you


Sheila Report 29 Oct 2012 21:24

I have just been going onto FreeBMD and there is a Josephine Humphreys married to a John Sullivan in Surrey Sept 1958 5c 2860.
I am wondering if she could have moved there after she divorced .
I don`t know where to look to see if it is the right person perhaps you can help.
Thank you


Penny Report 29 Oct 2012 21:32

Josephine would have re-married as mellors though.

( her First husband was Mellors not Mellor)


patchem Report 29 Oct 2012 21:43

There is a birth for a different Josephine A Humphreys in 1937 in the same area as that 1958 marriage. So I had already assumed that it was not the one you wanted.

She would probably marry for a second time in the Mellors name (but did not have to) but cannot see under either, which is why I wondered if they just lived together.

If you can find out when she left her first husband, and what area she was living in?

If your friend has heard nothing about her for 8 years, then surely he must know area, or further names, or other information, as from the first marriage in 1952 to 2004 is 50 plus years of information missing.


Sheila Report 29 Oct 2012 22:20

I know on Freebmd they can put maiden name and 1st marriage surname because this has happened with my mothers 2 marriages .
My friend only knew what his mother told him about Josephine as she was the only person in contact with her,he is trying to find his mothers address book to see if there is anything there to help.
His mother died 8 years ago in Westbourne Bounemouth ,if Josephine lived down that end of the country seeing that is where her father died she would be able to visit .



Sheila Report 31 Oct 2012 17:28

My friend has not been able to find any surname or address for Josephine in his late mother papers,but he says she did live in the London area so I am still wondering if it is the Josephine Humphreys I found married to John Sullivan .Lambeth Sept 1958 5c 2860 is there any way of checking this please.
Her 1st husband was Denis Mellors married June 1952 Nottingham.

The twin boys I mentioned earlier were adopted so that is why you couldn`t find them

Thank you


jax Report 31 Oct 2012 17:33

The marriage cert will have to be purchased to find out anymore...but as already mentioned there is a Josephine born in Lambeth which would fit that marriage

It does'nt matter whether the twins were adopted....they would still have therir births registered