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Walpole, Boddy. Morris

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claire Report 4 Jun 2013 17:27

I am trying to trace the sister of a friend. Her name is Valerie Lilian nee Boddy. Father was John Boddy and mother was Lilian Ethel Florence Boddy. I belive Valerie may now be married and poss living in the Lancs area. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have not put what i believe to be a present married name as i think quite a lot of detail has been already provided. However, if this would help confirm the peron, i will add it.
many thanks and i'd like to add that this all started with finding a birth ecrtificate after the mothers death.


jax Report 4 Jun 2013 17:35

Welcome to the boards Claire

Have you looked on to see if she is listed on there in her married name?

Or searched the trees in her maiden name to see if she or anyone has her in a tree?


patchem Report 4 Jun 2013 18:13

Her birth appears to be 1938, just for information.

So possibly in 2 trees on here.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 4 Jun 2013 18:55

If your friend never met Valerie, do you know if Valerie was adopted?


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 4 Jun 2013 19:01

Looks like her daughter is on this site.



Penny Report 5 Jun 2013 08:21

Is adoption involved here?

Finding a birth cert after mothers death certainly sounds that way.

If that is the case, its absolutely pointless tracking records in that birth name. If she was adopted she will have a new name .


claire Report 6 Jun 2013 16:18

I thought adopted at one point but I think the named father died in Lancs ( if this is the same person) and there is someone with the same name,date of birth etc who married in Lancs which seems a coincidence,
I keep checking dates just in case i'm following the wrong people and all dates seem to agree.


patchem Report 6 Jun 2013 17:34

You need to get the marriage certificate to see what name is for the Father, then.
How do you know she has the same date of birth?


Reggie Report 6 Jun 2013 17:44

Marriages Mar 1948 (>99%)

Boddy Lilian E F Kirkpatrick Bristol 7b 317
Kirkpatrick Michael Boddy Bristol 7b 317
Kirkpatrick Michael Walpole Bristol 7b 317
Walpole Lilian E F Kirkpatrick Bristol 7b 317


Births Mar 1918 (>99%)
Walpole Lilian E F Butler Bristol 6a 111


Marriages Sep 1937 (>99%)
Boddy John Walpole Weymouth 5a 1003
Walpole Lilian E F Boddy Weymouth 5a 1003

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 6 Jun 2013 17:46

Have you contacted the daughter from the Valerie L Boddy marriage?



Reggie Report 6 Jun 2013 17:47

TWO children born during the Boddy/Walpole marriage

Look for the details on freebmd

Is your friend the other child?

Or is he/she a half-sibling?


I see that the 'other' birth is registered with the surnames of both of Lilian's husbands


claire Report 7 Jun 2013 13:28

As I have previously mentioned I think, i'm new to all this. Yes, my friend is the child by the Kirkpatrick marriage so wold be a half sibling. It seems he was born the year after his mother remarried.
What is freebmd?
I haven't contacted Valerie yet. I believe she got married in Liverpool, Lancs to and is now Morris. I have a list of people with same initial living in that area and my next idea was to just call them all on the off chance or possibly better, to write with my email . Could anyone offer any other advice?
I am hoping Valerie has heard of her brother somehow and is maybe looking for him.


Reggie Report 7 Jun 2013 14:14

There is a chance that Valerie stayed with her father, who may not have told her about what happened with regard to her mother and her relationship with your friend's father.

What did the mother say about her 'status' when she married Kirkpatrick in 1948?


claire Report 7 Jun 2013 15:43

I'm not sure. I haven't seen a marriage certificate for that marriage but I might be able to get the info.


claire Report 11 Jun 2013 05:43

Thankyou all for help given. Between this and ancestry site she has been found! thanks again