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GlitterBaby Report 10 Aug 2012 19:00


Instead of posting on it I suggest you start your own thread where the many helpers can help

Will send the poster a message


doreenp Report 10 Aug 2012 18:57

Hello Sheila,
I havejust come across your post offering help Is there any chance you could help me. I have been searching for a sister that my mother had adopted . Her birth name was Patricia Ann Sheath, born 21st Aug 1937 in Southampton. I do have her birth certificate now and on it is our mothers name Mabel Sheath formerly Bushnell
My mother was widowed at the time. Myself and my 2 siblings who are still living would dearly love to meet Patricia and although I have searched for nearly a year now just do not know where to go from here. I assume her name was changed when adopted and do not think I am allowed to apply for an adoption certificate do you know if this is the case.
I would be grateful for any advice from you
kindest regards Doreen Skeggs (Watts) watts being my mothers name when she remarried after giving up Patricia.


Peter Report 1 Jan 2009 19:04

hi i am seriously strugling.
my father ( victor francis raynard)
was born in bristol.
his father was peter raynard
peter maried ? chant in 1924
this is on register but canot find any records of any raynards in somerset on census 1841 - 1901
nor can i fin first name of chant.
maybe you can help please ?


Patrick Report 28 Dec 2007 12:39

Hello, I'm trying to find out information about James Yull b. Croydon 1866 & Percival Yull b. Croydon 1867. They had a brother Thomas F. b. Hethersett 1860. I think their parents were Frederick b.1828 and Ann (Traxton) b. 1832. If you can help I would be most grateful. Thanks Dawn Yull


Valerie Report 12 Dec 2007 06:59

Please Sheila can you help find info on: G/grandad: George BRYAN b Cork c1829 (info from HEIC records). He enlisted HEIC 1853 in Westminster London - so can you find him in 1851 please? (1861 he was in India) .................. He was 1st child in family -parents John & Mary(?) BRYAN they settled in London c1845. ................. 1871 shows him in 'Waterman's Fields' Woolwich married to Mary Ann Small (b1851) Lambeth -with firstborn John Henry Bryan. .......... 1881 (Lambeth) has them with larger family including a niece 'visiting' Mary Ann Bryan b 1861 Gravesend!............... (1861 Chatham shows a brother Michael Bryan (b Bandon c1830) Hopefully1851 will show gtgdad George & his brother Michael living with parents (John & Mary(?)) (all b Cork) and other sibblings. (George/Mary's m cert Lambeth1869 -(shows his father 'John Bryan') .... (George's d cert 1912 Lewisham -(no further clues))..... Any help would be most appreciated.Valerie (Aus)


Julie-ann Report 12 Dec 2007 01:38

hI Sheila,

I would love to find help on both sides of my family but mailnly my father. His name was Stanley Bremner and he was born in on 29th April 1930 in Thread Street, Paisley. He maintained that he was adopted and never kept in contact with his family. He married my mum Sheila Osborne on September 25th sometime in the 50's. Sheilas parents were Daisy Osborne (nee Cronk) and Albert Osborne. I would really appreciate some help in this daunting task. Thank you


Julie Report 11 Dec 2007 23:26

Hi Sheila

Please could you look for my great grandfather James Reed in Irish parish records. I have his birth as 22 Aug 1875 in Monaghan. His Royal Irish Constabulary Record is all i have on him.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.



Allison Report 11 Dec 2007 18:46

Are you any good with shipping records to Canada or canada archieves - I just cant get their systems. We have a lot of data but cant seem to trace them. Does not help that it is Robinson married to a smith.


Sheila Report 27 Nov 2007 01:25

June, see personal email


June Report 23 Nov 2007 20:32

Hello Shiela, I hope you can help me with the little information that I have on my G.Grandmother.
I'm looking for birth date and names of my G.Grandmother Bridget Cummins (B) c 1836 Kilkenny Ireland.

She (M) John Preo? in Kiama Australia on the 22/11/1858.
Thankyou for your time.
John & June.


mikkin59 Report 20 Nov 2007 19:43

Shiela, Im trying to find death records of a Leslie K Sansom. He married an Eileen L Claxton in Southampton in may 1940. and he was born in 1910 also in southampton. Im also trying to find if they had kids. Any help would be much appreciated.


Jodiee Report 12 Nov 2007 20:39

thanks ever so much shelia youre a star x


Sheila Report 12 Nov 2007 20:31


Oct qtr 1902 West Derby, Lancs
vol 8b page 653


Jodiee Report 12 Nov 2007 20:19

hi, could you do a marriage look up please for
Mary Louisa hignett born west derby Liverpool 1879
many thanks x


Sheila Report 12 Nov 2007 20:09

Eleanor, cannot find him after 1881


Sheila Report 12 Nov 2007 19:59

I have looked at the original 1901 census and Hackeray has been mistranscribed, it is definitely THACKERAY

birth- THACKRAY STOCKS (e missing)
Bradford March 1875 vol 9b page 34

(spelling different again)
July qtr Bradford 1897 vol 9b page 41

1891 census
living 9 Butcher St, Wyke, Yorkshire
JOHN STOCKS 52 head, labourer, b. Wibsey, Yorkshire
CHARLOTTE 47 wife b. Queensbury, Yorkshire
BENTLEY 26 son, coal weigher b. Wibsey
WILLIAM 22 son, waggoner b. Wibsey
ALBERT 17 son, harrier, coal mine b. Low Moor, Yorkshire
THACKERAY 16 son, check weigher b. Low Moor
LEAH 11 dtr, scholar b. Wyke
SARAH HANNAH 9 dtr, scholar b. Wyke

Have you got the 1901 census info that has Hilda on it?


Sheila Report 12 Nov 2007 19:30

You can order it by post, and yes it does give that.


Sheila Report 12 Nov 2007 19:28

Sorry there is limited info for Ireland.
I would put a specific request on this board asking for specific information about Ireland.


Patricia Report 12 Nov 2007 16:02

thanks for your help and reply shiela i think i have to go to the registrar in liverpool to obtain a copy of the marriage certificate but the only problem is is that only gives the fathers name and ocupation doesent it?


Louisa Report 12 Nov 2007 08:07

hi shelia

i am trying to find hilda stocks born about 1899 bradford i have been told that in the 1901 census her father was called hackaray stocks and her mother betty stocks they lived in bradford. if you could find anything about these people it would be great.