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Looking for my dad.

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Sadie

Sadie Report 8 Jul 2013 14:01

Hi I am looking for my dad. I have never met him and would welcome any help on tracing him. I have very limited information. He's called Jon short for Jonathan mcatamney, had parents who I believe are now dead in Mansfield, notts. he was born circa 1951 in Australia. He wasn't married to my mother, Mavis Hessey. I have found a Jon mcatamney here on births and have sent a message with no reply. It has a green envelope at the side of it still, does that mean its not been opened.? I am not sure of the spelling of mcatamney but this seems to be the correct way in Australia so am assuming its right . Thanks and best regards. Sadie

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 8 Jul 2013 14:04

If you know his parents names then that would help pinpoint him.

Is he believed to live in the UK.?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Jul 2013 14:06

Sadie, if you can see the envelope it means the message hasn't been opened.
Do you know if he is likely to be in Aus or UK?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Jul 2013 14:09

It's just a guess but there is one in Sydney, mentioned on Linkedin

http://au.linkedin.com/pub/jon-mcatamney/4/278/a86

Quite an unusual name, seems to originate Northern Ireland?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 8 Jul 2013 14:10

Is this his parents ? If so he may have been the informant on the death certs

I would get the latest one to see who the informant was



Name: Margery McAtamney
Birth Date: 24 Sep 1920
Date of Registration: Mar 1991
Age at Death: 70
Registration District: Mansfield
Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
Volume: 8
Page: 373


Name: John Joseph McAtamney
Birth Date: 5 Feb 1922
Date of Registration: Sep 1975
Age at Death: 53
Registration District: Mansfield
Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
Volume: 8
Page: 0280

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Jul 2013 14:20

Because it's an unusual name I'm sending you a message with marriage of a Mcatamney in Notts...may not be connected, though, could be sister?

Sadie

Sadie Report 8 Jul 2013 14:21

Hi Shirley I believe they are. There was a m mcatamney listed on phone records on king Edward ave, Mansfield, I believe this was my grandmother. Who would I contact to see who the informant was? I believe he's in aus not in the uk but am not sure. There was also a girl named Zoe mcatamney born in 1973 in Mansfield but I can't find anything recent to contact her other than her mothers name was slaney. She could be a relative. It's such an unusual surname. My mother had maintenance papers drafted and sent via solicitor when I was born so apparently he knows my name but he moved on . The solicitor has passed away and they only keep records for 10 years

Sadie

Sadie Report 8 Jul 2013 14:23

Rose that would be great. I've asked to connect with the guy on LinkedIn and he's not replied. I have also tried facebook With no joy

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 8 Jul 2013 14:29

Sadie to buy any UK certs get them from

www.gro.gov.uk

Use the ref. given in the death record .this is known as the GRO ref and is their filling ref. so they can locate it

Certs cost £9.25 with the GRO ref.


You have to register on the site ,free, then follow the order form. Tick the box that asks if the GRO ref is known. All you need then is to use the ref where asked for on the boxes .

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 8 Jul 2013 14:39

This could be his dad going out to Australia



Britain: outbound passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960 - person transcript

Print Close
Name: John MCATAMNEY
Date of departure: 28 March 1950
Port of departure: London
Destination port: Sydney
Destination country: Australia
Date of Birth: 1922 (calculated from age)
Age: 28
Marital Status:
Sex: Male
Occupation: Cons Wkr
Notes:
Passenger recorded on: Page 13 of 22
Ship: CHITRAL
Official Number: 148861
Master's name: Captain D Hockly
Steamship Line: P. & O.
Where bound: Sydney, Australia
Square feet:
Registered tonnage:
Passengers on voyage: 735


Home address 115 Obin street .Portadown

Sadie

Sadie Report 8 Jul 2013 16:32

Shirley I have ordered the certificate . Fingers crossed and thank u. Sadie x

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 8 Jul 2013 17:24

Do you know if he had any siblings?

Rose

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 8 Jul 2013 17:29

Is he Jonathan Sean? I see his parents were in Queensland and there is a Jonathan showing on the 1980 electoral rolls.

Rose

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 8 Jul 2013 17:36

Sending you a PM with info. for a Jonathan Sean.

Rose

Sadie

Sadie Report 8 Jul 2013 21:02

Hi rose

I'm sorry I don't know if he had siblings. In not sure if he's Jonathan Sean. Where did u see the electoral roll for 1980 in aus? Did it have an address? Your good at this! Sadie x

Amanda

Amanda Report 6 Aug 2013 04:06

Oh my goodness this is sounding like my birth father, I am so excited.

Amanda

Amanda Report 6 Aug 2013 04:06

Oh my goodness this is sounding like my birth father, I am so excited.

jax

jax Report 6 Aug 2013 04:24

Hi Amanda welcome to the boards

Sadie only posted this a month ago, but she may not be checking for more replies.

Click on her name and send a private message, that way Genes will notify her

Sadie

Sadie Report 6 Aug 2013 06:57

hi Amanda, I have just sent you a message and thank you jax Sadie x