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Trying to find step sister carol shortland

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Elaine Report 4 Apr 2013 02:34

Can anyone help me on the whereabouts of my stepsister carol A Shortland born in watford around 1949 to Albert, Edward, George Shortland and Alice Shortland (nee Chantrey) Our father re-married my Mother Doris in 1959. Carol has been married a couple of times and therefore I cannot trace her through the records as I have no dates of divorces or re-marriages Last known address We had was somewhere around colchester.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 4 Apr 2013 03:09

When was she in Colchester and do you remember any of her married surnames?


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 4 Apr 2013 03:14

Alice remarried and had a son. He looks to be living in Harrow. Do you think he would know where Carol is?



patchem Report 4 Apr 2013 19:26

Welome to the boards, Elaine.

Do you know if Carol had any children?


patchem Report 4 Apr 2013 19:36

Do you know if this is Alice's birth?
Births Mar 1925
Chantrey Alice F Thaine Islington 1b 310

and death?
Alice Florence Hicks
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1924
Date of Registration: Dec 1997
Age at Death: 73
Registration district: Westminster
Inferred County: London
Register Number: D41C
District and Subdistrict: 2581D
Entry number: 23

If Carol was the informant on the certificate, then she might be using a new surname.


patchem Report 4 Apr 2013 19:49

There is a marriage for a Carol A Shortland/Simpson in Colchester in 1994. Is this a co-incidence, or related?

This Colchester marriage looks like the Carol A Shortland born in Birmingham, as there is a marriage for her in Birmingham to a Simpson.


PricklyHolly Report 4 Apr 2013 22:42

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
about Alice F Chantrey
Name: Alice F Chantrey
Spouse Name: Albert E G Shortland
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1947
Registration district: Hendon
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume Number: 5e
Page Number: 1030


PricklyHolly Report 4 Apr 2013 23:03

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Arthur Chantry
Name: Arthur Chantry (Bachelor) Cutter
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900
Age: 20
Spouse Name: Florence Thaine (Spinster)
Spouse Age: 23
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 25 Dec 1920
Parish: Battle Bridge All Saints
Borough: Islington
Father Name: Charles Chantry (Fitter) Deceased
Spouse Father Name: Alfred Thaine (Driver)
Register Type: Parish Register
Residence at time of marriage.......8 Canal Terrace.
Witnesses: W H Orsen or Arsen?? and Eliz? L R Chantrey.