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Trying to find children of

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JaneyCanuck Report 30 Jun 2009 16:20

Ellen, that could be the child of Herbert Pace who is Shelly's friend for whom this search is being done.

If she had wanted her birth details posted here, Shelly likely would have done it. Perhaps you would delete that info from your post and send it to Shelly by private message (click on her name). (Shelly, you can also ask GR to remove that information by clicking on "request review" in that post, if your friend does not want the information displayed here.)

It is also unwise to put your own email address on the internet like this; this site is not private and can be seen by anyone anywhere. Shelly can contact you by clicking on your name as well; as long as you keep a current email address on record with GenesReunited you will receive notice of any messages sent through this system.

That said, there are no other births with the two surnames shown on the record for the birth you posted.


shelly Report 26 Jun 2009 07:54

hi thanks for the replies much appereciated, i did not quite make it clear on the last reply i did. and sorry for that. but im actually trying to find out if there was any possible children born to herbert e pace and mary hilda boon. as i juft found out that my freind im doing this for was adopted, and she wants to know if she has anymore brothers/sisters.


JaneyCanuck Report 26 Jun 2009 01:17

If your friend gets the Pace - Rogers/Bennett marriage certificate, she will be able to compare the info to what she knows about Herbert (his age, father's name, occupation, marital status) to see whether that's him.

It will also give her Rita's birth surname and approximate age. You might be able to find her birth, then.

Her date of birth would be useful to know, to see whether her death can be identified. Her death certificate could give a family member's name.

This is one possibility for a death -- the middle initial is right, the age seems about right, and the death was in Kent. If it was 'your' Herbert who married in 1954, and his wife was this Rita, they didn't likely have children -- she would have been 44 years old.

Name: Rita Mary Pace
Birth Date: 14 Jul 1910
Death Registration Month/Year: Dec 1995
Age at death (estimated): 85
Registration district: Canterbury
Inferred County: Kent
Register number: B12S
District and Subdistrict: 5601B
Entry number: 229

These things are all just possibilities that can only be proved or disproved by getting the certificates.


JaneyCanuck Report 26 Jun 2009 01:09

Shelly, what people are doing is searching the GRO index of births, at Ancestry.

It can be searched by the child's (father's) surname and the mother's surname. That will show any births to a married couple with those names.

The thing is that without knowing that information already, the search can't be done.

The index doesn't show the father's name or mother's name, it just shows the child's surname and the mother's surname before marriage (or at the time of the birth if she wasn't married).

Peter gave the one possible marriage (which I think he had to find by actually reading the indexes for the four quarters of all the years in question, because it isn't transcribed into a searchable database yet):

Herbert E PACE

He searched for births with the surname Pace and mother's surname Rogers or Bennett, and there weren't any.

There would be no way to identify births where Herbert was the father without already knowing the child's or mother's name.


shelly Report 25 Jun 2009 23:37

is there anychance anyone can find out if herbert e pace, had any children before his marriage and during,


shelly Report 22 Jun 2009 18:04

hi pete thankyou for the help, much appreciated. are there no know children born round the time of divorce. i will pass this info onto my freind.that you have found.

i spoke to my freind and she said as far as she knows when her mom moved to oz she had 12 kids. and wonders if her dad had any over here.

from what i can understand her mother and father went there seperate ways.


Gins Report 22 Jun 2009 11:18


found Herberts birth but no marriage in the UK to anyone! Did he marry in Oz? Or indeed did they not marry at all?



shelly Report 22 Jun 2009 10:51

yes ginny, i do have exact dates which might help. Herbert Edward Pace- born 9th feb 1904, london. maried to Mary Hilda boon-14TH jUNE 1944. Divorced 25th nov 1948. Herbert Edward Pace died 20th oct 1978 WHITSTABLE KENT, last known address 1978 is RIFTSWOOD FAIRLAWN, CHESTERFIELD, WHITSTABLE KENT.

Mary Hilda Boon born 16th Jan 1914- cannock- 99 old follow rd.
died- dec 4th 1998- australia


Gins Report 22 Jun 2009 10:42

Shelly, I cant find anything on these two people are you sure you have the names/dates right?



shelly Report 22 Jun 2009 10:35

i am actually looking for a friend, who is trying to find out if she has any brothers/sisters on her dad side, and asked me if i could find out if her dad, re-married or had any children after his divorce. Im not sure if she has got her dads death cert, and she dont know who the mother would have been.


shelly Report 22 Jun 2009 10:15

trying to find children of herbert pace, born 1901, london. Married to Mary Hilda Boon, born 1914, cannock. divorced 1948, died 1998- australia. Herbert Pace died 1978 Whistable Kent.
His children would possibly would have been born between the time 1948 and 1978.

can anyone help me. if you can please send me a pesonal message.