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Searching for Birth Mother

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Angela Report 2 Sep 2013 16:35

I am looking for Breda Mary Dunne. She gave birth to a baby girl November 1970 in St Pegalias / St Josephs nursing home / 34 West Hill. I am at the very beginning of my search and would welcome any information.

Many thanks

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Sep 2013 16:37

Don't recognise the area you give. Is this in the UK

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Sep 2013 16:39

Is this her?

Name: Breda M Dunne

Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1958
Registration District: Dublin North
Birth Country: Ireland

Edit probably too young. As would be only 12 in 1970


Reggie Report 2 Sep 2013 16:40

Add yourself to the national adoption contact register......and hope that she has done the same

Bear in mind that her current family may be unaware of tact and discretion are vital.

This site is not secure

I would suspect the location may be Irish


Reggie Report 2 Sep 2013 16:41

I was wrong in my speculation

St Pelagia's Home - Lost_Hospitals_of_London
St Pelagia's Home St Joseph's Maternity Home. 34 Highgate West Hill, N6 6NJ.


Angela Report 2 Sep 2013 18:22

Wow!!! Thanks for your responses. How comes I could not find the young Irish girl? Do I need to upgrade my membership? I did think she was very young but not impossible???? I will register now. Many thanks. Nursing home is indeed in north London. I have registered on their KNOWHERE site to contact other mothers/ adopted adults that stayed there. Is it appropriate to contact somebody that mentions her name within their family tree??? How do you do that 'delicately' .

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Sep 2013 18:24

I found the Irish birth on Ancestry as I have worldwide subs on there

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Sep 2013 18:26

I suppose its possible she got pregnant at that young age and was sent to London to have the baby and then went home after the birth .

Do you have your adoption file . you are entitled to it


Angela Report 2 Sep 2013 18:35

Applied for it, but only last week. I had a meeting last week that provided me with her name. Presumably now the next piece of information I need is her birth date?


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Sep 2013 18:39

Have you searched this site to see if you have been entered in a tree under your birth name?

If the tree owners also have Breda Dunne, they obviously know about you.

It might be best to wait until you've accessed your adoption file - that way you may have additional information.

There are 3 entries for Breda in 'Trees', where the birth place is known, its in Ireland.
1937, 1947, 1950. Without finding records to check against, these could be 'best guess' dates.


jax Report 2 Sep 2013 18:40

There are three trees with a Breda Dunne in 1937,47 &50

1958 is not impossible...but would be very surprised if it was her


rootgatherer Report 3 Sep 2013 13:48

Bit of a long shot?

Electoral Roll for St. Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, E8

Name: Breda Dunne
Year: 1965
County or Borough: Hackney
Ward or Division/Constituency: Bethnal Green
Reference Number: LCC/PER/B/2992

Also there Anastasia Dunne

Name: Breda Dunne
Year: 1963
County or Borough: Willesden
Ward or Division/Constituency: Kilburn
Street Address: 78 Page thirty-one
Reference Number: MR/PER/C/1139
78 Brondesbury Road.