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help trying to find my mother.

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SharonF

SharonF Report 16 Jul 2013 18:56

Hi, I am trying to trace my mother, maiden name SUZANNE PEACOCK.(dob: c1940?) I have a feeling my mother's parents lived in Skipton, North Yorkshire, but not 100% sure. (i don't know their names. I don't even know if my mother had any siblings.)
She married my father ROBERT GUY FAIRHURST on 3/10/1964 (in the district of Staincliffe), and was known to have been living in Colne, Lancashire at that time. (I was born in 1966)
After they divorced, I was brought up by my Grandmother Sarah Eleanor Fairhurst (Nellie) and my father in Kelbrook. (my mother was never discussed)
I heard from someone that my mother had remarried, possibly had more children and was living in Skipton, also heard that her new husband had sadly died around Christmas one year. I don't know if she remarried after that.
Rumour has it that she moved from Skipton in the early 1990's but I don't know where to.
I've not had any contact with my mother in over 40 years, so if anyone knows anything about her, or any of my half siblings, please get in touch.

Thank you in advance.

(Unfortunately, i can not ask my father as he passed away in 1983)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Jul 2013 19:04

Have you got the marriage cert to your dad that should give her fathers name and her age at marriage

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Jul 2013 19:08

first birth that comes up for her name

Name: Suzanne Peacock
Mother's Maiden Surname: Thornton
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1944
Registration District: York
Inferred County: Yorkshire
Volume Number: 9c
Page Number: 1684

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Jul 2013 19:10

you have the marriage date but do you have the actual cert??
Name: Suzanne Peacock
Spouse Surname: Fairhurst
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1964
Registration District: Staincliffe
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 2d
Page Number: 633
Find Spouse:Robert G Fairhurst

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 16 Jul 2013 19:12

The above birth might be the one - but Shirley is right, you need her marriage cert to your father:

Name: Norman Peacock
Spouse Muriel Thornton
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1943
Registration District: Skipton
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 9a
Page Number: 115

SharonF

SharonF Report 16 Jul 2013 19:13

Hi Shirley. Thanks so much for that. No marriage cert unfortunately. My dad didn't keep anything at all that involved my mother, this is why i'm having real trouble tracking her down now. I have no info or pictures or anything.

SharonF

SharonF Report 16 Jul 2013 19:19

Hi Brummiejan. Thanks so much for that. I really appreciate any help. I'm a real novice at the moment.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Jul 2013 19:19

Well your first port of call is to get their marriage cert

buy it from www.gro.gov.uk use the refs I posted for the marriage

You have to register on the site, free then follow the order form you only need to put one of the parties names but do use it as its listed .

Tick the box where asked that you have the GRO ref and then use the detail from the ref I have given for their marriage

Certs cost £9.25 with the GRO ref .

When you have the cert then come back to THIS thread so we can follow it on with the details you will then have

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Jul 2013 19:21

we will try to help when you have some more info on her :-D

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 16 Jul 2013 19:24

You can buy the marriage cert from the GRO - it will cost £9.25:

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

If the birth found by Shirley is correct, there is one possible sibling as far as I can see. With this name you have a very good chance of tracking one of them down.

Once you have the cert you can proceed with more confidence.

I have looked for a marriage for your mother under the name of Suzanne Fairhurst (no middle initial) but there is nothing likely as far as I can see.

Jan

SharonF

SharonF Report 16 Jul 2013 19:32

Hi Shirley & Brummiejan. Thank you both so much . . You are absolute stars x :-D
Right, I'm off to buy the cert from the gro website . ;-)
I'll be back, xx

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 16 Jul 2013 22:27

Good luck SharonF - will be interesting to hear what you find out!
Jan

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Jul 2013 11:50

I have sent details of a possible second marriage by PM

EDIT:

This is relevant

Death
Name: WETHERELL, John Preston
Registration district: Staincliffe
County: Yorkshire
Year of registration: 1981
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Date of Birth:1932
Volume no: 2
Page no: 2752

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Jul 2013 11:58

Suzanne married again in 1984

SharonF

SharonF Report 17 Jul 2013 13:19

Hi Reggie. Thank you very much for that. Just read the PM. It's looking like you are most certainly right with those names and dates. You are the second person to mention them.
I have ordered the original marriage licence for my father & mother (fingers crossed that it arrives in the post this weekend) so hopefully that should give me her fathers name, I can then be 100% sure :-)

I can't express how much I appreciate all the help I've received so far. XX


Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Jul 2013 14:58

Will send 1984 marriage info by PM...........

SharonF

SharonF Report 25 Jul 2013 14:04

Good afternoon everyone.
My father & mother's marriage certificate arrived in the post today. :-)
The details are: Date of marriage. 03/10/1964 . My mother was 20yrs of age, Spinster, residence in Skipton, her Father's name NORMAN PEACOCK.
(I am hoping that his name ties in with all the info you kind people have provided so far).


Reggie: Is Norman the fathers name on the marriage of Suzanne in 1984??

Thank you all once again for your help xx



Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Jul 2013 14:58

Well that ties with the marriage of Norman Peacock to Muriel Thornton in 1943

And her age of 20. In 1964 ties with that 1944 birth .

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Jul 2013 15:07

The only way to know if the 1984 marriage is her is to buy the cert again sorry :-(

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Jul 2013 15:26

Do you know her actual birthdate ?


I hope this isn't her

Name: Suzanne Wilkinson
Birth Date: 12 Aug 1944
Date of Registration: Mar 1996
Age at Death: 51
Registration District: Pontefract
Inferred County: Yorkshire
Register Number: C27D
District and Subdistrict: 0981C
Entry number: 142