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John Report 24 Dec 2012 10:48

Hi I am looking for a Lady name Barbara P Hamley b 1951, could be married, she was born in Portsmouth U.K.
John. Australia.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Dec 2012 11:18

Could we ask the reason for the request please?

Probable surname now BANKS.

She, her husband and likely 2 children are listed on the current ER in or near Portsmouth (partial post code Waterlooville, PO7) on

This is a pay to view site -you'll have to purchase credits.

They don't seem to be listed on the online phone book.

Try searching for her, or other members of the family (names shown on on facebook. The children, if not her, are of the age where they are likely to have accounts.


Reggie Report 24 Dec 2012 14:42

Are you related?


John Report 25 Dec 2012 00:45

Hi Folks,
The Story is long BUT I will explain..
My Daughter in Law Cath Hamleys Father is Edward Hamley b 1925 Egypt. What I found out was a William Hamley was possible the Father of Edward, BUT possible died in the Army, I found that Edward and is Mother also born in Egypt were brought over to the U.K. by the Hamley Grandparents and Roy Hamley married Edwards Mother 1935 Aldershot, sadly marriage ended , the Grandparents died the same year 1932.
Sadly Edy died last year but remembered Roy good memories, Edy enlisted in the British Army W.W.2.
I don't want to invade Barbara's private life, But we would like to know if she was told any think by her Father.
Many thanks to every one.
A Merry Christmas and a good 2013..
John. OZ.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 25 Dec 2012 10:17

A bit confused with the above, but that's not unusual!

If at all possible, purchase the relevant certificates, just to confirm your beliefs. May be someone can assist on the thread with the relevant references (if you don't know them) when not so busy?

UK overseas and England certificates can be purchased at for £9.25 inc P&P. CC and DC accepted.

If/when you write to Barbara, keep it general along the lines of believing that Cath may have ancestors in common and ask her to confirm if this is so. If a dialogue develops, you can bring in the exact relationship later.

Since Barbara was born 1951, she probably has access to the internet to reply on, but you might want to consider enclosing a prepaid reply envelope/label. Not sure how that works with international mail.

If you celebrated, hope you had a good Christmas Day...ours is just beginning!


Reggie Report 25 Dec 2012 10:39

So, what relation to Edward was Barbara's father Roy?


Reggie Report 25 Dec 2012 10:42

Is this ROY?

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-200

Name: Roy Hamley
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1911
Date of Registration: Dec 1994
Age at Death: 83
Registration district: Portsmouth
Inferred County: Hampshire
Register Number: D49A
District and Subdistrict: 4971D
Entry number: 191


1911 England Census

Name: Roy Hamley
Age in 1911: 1/12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Devonport, Devon
Civil parish: Devonport
County/Island: Devon
Country: England
Street Address: 34 George St, Devonport
Registration district: Devonport
Registration District Number: 278
Sub-registration district: St Aubyn
ED, institution, or vessel: 11
Household schedule number: 64
Piece: 13025
Household Members:
Name Age
Ernest Edward Hamley 42
Sarah Penhall Hamley 34
William Edward Hamley 12
George Mathwen Hamley 11
Kathleen Hamley 8
Earnest Alfred Hamley 6
Frank Hamley 4
Roy Hamley 1/12

Second marriage
England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005

Name: Roy Hamley
Spouse Surname: Hamley Or Holroyd Or Law
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1951
Registration district: Portsmouth
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume Number: 6b
Page Number: 1197
Find Spouse: Find Spouse

Barbara's mother?

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: Doris Hamley
Birth Date: 14 Dec 1915
Date of Registration: Mar 1984
Age at Death: 68
Registration district: Portsmouth
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume: 20
Page: 631


John Report 29 Dec 2012 06:18

Many thanks for the info.