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Looking for my elder brother Trevor James Wilson

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Gail Report 29 Dec 2012 22:41

I am looking for my brother who I haven't heard from since about 1973. I moved to New Zealand and lost touch. He became estranged from the family, I don't know why as I am the youngest I was never told.
Trevor was born in 1945 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, eldest son of George and Jean Wilson. He has 2 sisters Janice and myself Gail. I believe he changed his name and was / is living in the Melton Mowbray area.
Thank you


Reggie Report 29 Dec 2012 23:19

If he has changed his name, and you don't know what the new name is, your only hope is for him to have a GR tree in his birth name.

Look in 'search all trees'


ValT Report 30 Dec 2012 16:41

Do you know if he ever married?


brummiejan Report 30 Dec 2012 16:53

If all else fails, I suppose you might try an ad or letter in the local 'paper'!

Or try local radio for Melton Mowbray:



Gail Report 30 Dec 2012 21:44

Thanks for all the advice. I fund a note my sister had made saying she thought he had married a Doreen and they had 2 children.I have no idea why she thought this - and she can't remember either. I have searched all the marriages from 1973 and only found 1 marriage for Trevor R Wilson (wrong initial) to a Doreen A Smith which was in Peterborough, Northants in Oct 1990.

I also looked for names that sound like Doreen - there is one for Trevor James Wilson who married Maureen E Jones in Bolton in 1975.
I have thought about getting these certificates - if nothing else it rules them out but as neither Jones or Smith are easy surnames I don't think this will help in tracking down his wife let alone him.

I think my next step is contacting social services as he would be getting a pension and they might know but with privacy laws etc they might not say.



brummiejan Report 30 Dec 2012 22:20

Social services will not have anything about this - you need the Dept of Work & Pensions.

I would be very surprised if you can find anything out, but no harm in asking!



brummiejan Report 30 Dec 2012 22:30

There is a marriage of a Doreen Wilson to another Wilson (wrong 1st names though) in Melton Mowbray 1986. A long shot but if I were to risk getting any cert that would be the one - unless the year is too far out?


Gail Report 30 Dec 2012 22:38

Thanks brummiejan,
will have a look at this one to see what names are as the date of this is ok.
Will ask my sister again as I am sure she knows more.


Gail Report 30 Dec 2012 22:49

I have just checked out Doreen M Wilson - sadly this is not the one as she died in 2008 in Melton Mowbray and there are sympathy messages from sister and brother in laws. I will check through other Doreens on 192 in Melton Mowbury.