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Looking for Dad (Allen Harold Cohen 1956)

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Byfield Report 4 May 2013 20:23


New to this whole "Grow your very own Family Tree" malarki so bear with me if i'm not quite as quick or I get something wrong.

I am looking for Biological Father, I'm quite confident he was born in 1956 in Stepney, London. He was married to mother Jeanette from 1978 til around 1984 (I think).

I think he has other children so if you do know him, please be sensitive when you approach him.

Kind Regards

Any information sent through here will be much appreciated


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 May 2013 20:59

Hi Byfield and welcome to GR.

Have you searched trees to see if anyone else has him listed?
Other places to try are FriendsReunited and Facebook.

He isn't listed with that spelling of his name on which are the commercial ER 2002-2013. If he is still in the UK, he may have opted out.

He might have remarried in 1996 to an Elliott, but no children to that marriage with that combination of surnames. She isn't on the either.


Penny Report 4 May 2013 20:59

Chances of anyone knowing him are quite slight. What other members maybe able to do is help you locate him now, IF thats what you want to do.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 May 2013 21:04

There is an A Cohen on in Lewisham, but he may be a totally different person. If you wanted to follow that up, write a vague letter, don't phone

He seems to be an only child (mothers mmn Cathey) Edit - mmn has been mistranscribed. It should be Catley - and there doesn't 'seem' to be an English Cohen/Cathey (Catley) marriage to look for his parents if they are still living.

Edit - there is a 1960 marriage in Stepney, which is after his birth. His birth has been double registered which would imply that his parents weren't married to each other at the time of his birth


jax Report 4 May 2013 21:12

His mothers maiden name was Catley and there looks to be a brother born in 1957

Parents may have married in 1960

you can find it on freebmd

Ah I see you have edited Det :-D


Locator Report 4 May 2013 21:15


I think the Cathey mmn is a misspelling, is actually Catley having three siblings, and a marriage of a Mark Cohen to a June A Catley in 1960

I have a possible address, will private message you, it is in Lee...


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 May 2013 21:17

Yep - just found some of that out and editted my post


Byfield Report 4 May 2013 21:47

I really appreciate the info peeps. I'm going to check out the address tomorrow.

Strange thing is: about 20 years ago he wrote me and my brother a little and gave an address which I remember as a girls name (Lucy) and a low door number so the address I have been sent seems very possible. Just out of curiosity, when was the last registered year at that address?


Locator Report 4 May 2013 21:59


Oh good that sounds promising, the last reg was 2012, bye now & Good Luck...