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jax Report 25 Aug 2013 15:10

Also If that Janet Mary Bolton was a married lady, I cannot see any marriages that would fit in Wiltshire...of course she could of married elsewhere then moved to Swindon?


jax Report 25 Aug 2013 14:59

If she was in Brighton having a baby in 1968 maybe she was not added to the ER in Swindon?

Just because she said on the birth cert she lived in Swindon, doesn't mean to say she actually did


Lauren Report 25 Aug 2013 14:58

I'm waiting to hear back from the lady again but as yet no. But interestingly my dad's birth name was Mark ANTHONY Bolton clearly named after one of the occupants in the house


Lauren Report 25 Aug 2013 14:55

Sorry ****11.01.1968**** so Janet born in bristol would have been eligible before the said Janet Bolton that I have received the information from the archives


jax Report 25 Aug 2013 14:52

Ok just a suggestion

Were there any middle initals for the others living in the house?


Lauren Report 25 Aug 2013 14:35

She can not match the above Bristol birth as the above lady would of been only eligible to vote after her 21st birthday which would have been 11.01.69 NOT October 1968 which is the Janet Mary Bolton registered at the Swindon address in 1968


jax Report 25 Aug 2013 14:21

This doesn't match the Rochford birth

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Janet Mary Bolton
Janet Mary Bolton
Birth Date:
11 Jan 1947
Date of Registration:
May 1984
Age at Death:
Registration District:
Inferred County:

If she was a single person it would match the Bristol birth


Lauren Report 25 Aug 2013 14:20

Because they stated Janet wasn't eligible to vote until October 1968 (meaning until she wasn't 21 until October 1968) the only Janet M Bolton to match the all of this was born in Rochford


Lauren Report 25 Aug 2013 14:14

Who would Mary, Michael, Ivy & Anthony Bolton be then?


jax Report 25 Aug 2013 14:14

How do you know she was born Rochford? seems a bit scattered unless of course father was in the forces?


Penny Report 25 Aug 2013 14:03



Lauren Report 25 Aug 2013 13:53

After communications with Swindon Central Library we have established that the Janet Mary Bolton I'm looking for, was born in Rochford Essex in October 1947.
Her mothers maiden name was Nelson.
She lived in the Swindon address I have for her in 1968 with a Mary, Michael, Ivy & Anthony Bolton.
Could anybody recommend or just give some advice on how I could now go about continuing the search?

Any advice welcome :-)

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 24 Aug 2013 12:44

Unless you know further information, the mother could have been older than 25, so keep an open mind about dates.

I too would check the home address for family.
Relationships are not shown on electoral lists, but there might be enough clues through names to be able to work it out.
As you have an address, it would be a simple task to check ERs. They are listed by address not surname in the old lists.
Some librarians would check a known address for you. I have been lucky like that in the past, Once I could give address and family surname I was told other people eligible to vote who were also listed in that house.

I communicated with the library by e mail.



Lauren Report 24 Aug 2013 12:15

We believe the Brighton address was that of a mother & baby unit and the Swindon address of 'the family home' they are over 2 hours apart.

I will be travelling to Swindon In the near future to see if I can trace anyone else around 1968 at that address and maybe that will give me some more clues.

This whole search seems much of a needle in a haystack situation, but I am very grateful to everyone who has took the time to respond both on this post & privately.

It is appreciated very much :-)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Aug 2013 11:18

If there are 2 addresses, is one her 'normal' address and one the place where she gave birth?

It might be useful to track down the ER for both, and see if anyone with the same surname in living there. Google the address where she gave birth as that may be a 'Home'. The other address may list relatives.

EDIT - What Rose said ;-)


patchem Report 24 Aug 2013 06:17

These are births for Janet M Bolton in the time period that you specified, from ancestry,

Janet M Bolton Jan-Feb-Mar 1947 Bristol Gloucestershire
Janet M Bolton Oct-Nov-Dec 1947 Rochford Cambridgeshire
Janet M Bolton Jul-Aug-Sep 1949 Watford Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Suffolk, Norfolk
Janet M Bolton Oct-Nov-Dec 1944 Hendon Dorset
Janet M Bolton Jul-Aug-Sep 1943 Birmingham Warwickshire
Janet M Bolton Oct-Nov-Dec 1943 Woolwich London
Janet M Bolton Oct-Nov-Dec 1943 Witney Buckinghamshire
Janet M Bolton Oct-Nov-Dec 1943 Blackburn Lancashire
Janet M Bolton Jul-Aug-Sep 1952 Chipping Norton Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight

None of them are really in either of those areas

And these are marriages from 1968 to 1984,again, not in either of those areas:

Janet M Bolton Hathan Apr-May-Jun 1969 Hendon Middlesex
Janet M Bolton Micks Jul-Aug-Sep 1972 Chipping Norton Oxfordshire
Janet M Bolton Ratcliffe Jan-Feb-Mar 1974 Ipswich Suffolk
Janet M Bolton Bradley Jul-Aug-Sep 1974 Blackburn Lancashire
Janet M Bolton Edwards Apr-May-Jun 1976 Wigan Lancashire
Janet M Bolton Patey Jul-Aug-Sep 1981 Wandsworth Surrey
Janet M Bolton Keen Feb 1984 Wigan Lancashire

Keep on chasing up the adoption file.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 24 Aug 2013 03:56

Have you looked at old electoral rolls for those addresses?

They can be found at the library nearest to that address. If you're lucky, you might find more family members.



Lauren Report 23 Aug 2013 23:24

Hi there,

I know this is a complete long shot, but I am wondering if anyone can help or tell me I'm looking in the completely wrong direction, or perhaps where I could look.

My father was born & adopted in 1968, his birth mother was a lady called Janet Mary Bolton with her address' on his birth certificate of both the Brighton/Sussex area and Swindon/Wiltshire area but no date of birth or any named father. I have messaged anyone with a Janet Bolton in their family tree born between 1943-1952. But am still wondering what else I can find, he has applied for his adoption file but it currently can not be found.

Any reply to this would be great.

Lauren :-)