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Blanchard Report 13 Jan 2021 22:54

hi guys i wonder if anyone can help please. I'm trying to find details on a lady when i put in her information i can find her marriage registration but only through the spouses information.
when i put her info in there's
no birth certificate info or death certificate or marriage certificate in her name.
can anyone please advise

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 13 Jan 2021 22:58

Maybe the record has been mistranscribed if the gro image is difficult to read

You only need one name though if you want to get the marriage cert

If you want to give some info I can take a look


greyghost Report 13 Jan 2021 23:00

Welcome to the boards Blanchard

If the lady and gent are not alive then post all the details you have on her and her spouse - names, ages places of birth/marriage etc and we GR members will try to help you find an answer.

Where are you searching for the information?

When/where the events happened may make a difference to the information available.


ErikaH Report 14 Jan 2021 09:14

In which country?

Which websites have you looked at?


Blanchard Report 19 Jan 2021 11:09

Hi everyone i am so grateful for your responses
its my partners mother that we are trying to trace. we have found her parents marriage registry but cant find nothing on her mother as an individual.
her mother name and details are as follows.

FRANCES P N MONAGHAN DOB 13/10/31 DIED 30 /01/ 1982 aged 50 yrs
she was born in Paddington area London, as a child she lived at Westbourne Terrace London W2


DOB 12/04/1925 DIED 31/8/1982 56 YRS

They got married 4TH JULY 1950 in the Paddington area London.

we have only looked for information through genes reunited as we are totally new to this and don't know where else to research.
i would like to thank you all for your help and any advice would be gratefully received on finding information,. Please stay safe all


Maddie Report 19 Jan 2021 11:46

only a suggestion middle initial wrong

Name: Frances Pm Monaghan
Registration Date: Oct 1931
[Nov 1931]
[Dec 1931]
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration District: Manchester
Inferred County: Greater Manchester
Mother's Maiden Name: Goodwin
Volume Number: 8d
Page Number: M'42

i think you will need the marriage cert

how do you know she was born in paddington, only married there


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 12:01

Deaths Mar 1982 (>99%)

Don't try to use GR for research.....................we don't


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 12:13

Marriages Sep 1950 (>99%)
Howes Lionel E S Monaghan Paddington 5d 482
Monaghan Frances P M Howes Paddington 5d 482


22 Water Caton The Village, Water Eaton, Bletchley, Bletchley U.D., Buckinghamshire, England
Joseph Birtle 25 May 1897 Male Water Softener Attendant Married 118 1
Ruby Birtle 14 Feb 1892 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 118 2
Christopher C Birtle 31 Jul 1920 Male Railway Porter Single 118 3
The record for this person is officially closed.
Ronald Nelson 04 Jan 1923 Male General Dealer Assistant Single 118 5
Lionel E S Howes 12 Apr 1925 Male Electric Material Shop Assistant Single 118 6

Births Jun 1925 (>99%)
Howes Lionel E S Salter Tendring 4a 1344


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 12:17

The 1931 birth was actually registered in 1942, as indicated by the M'42 on the 1931 enrty, which, incidentally, is not on the official GRO site. It is ONLY on freebmd as a retrospective

Births Mar 1942 (>99%)
Monaghan Frances P M Goodwin Manchester 8d 285

Possible sibling.......note reg'n district

Births Dec 1944 (>99%)
Monaghan Leonard E Goodwin Paddington 1a 88


Maddie Report 19 Jan 2021 12:28

Leonard Edward
Last name Monaghan
Gender Male
Birth day 7
Birth month 12
Birth year 1944
Age -
Death quarter 1
Death year 1980

cannot see a marriage for parents


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 12:30

From LancsBMD - another FREE site

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years: 1942
Surname Forename(s) Mother's Maiden Name Year Sub-District Registers At Reference Add to Summary
MONAGHAN Frances Patricia Mary GOODWIN 1942 Manchester Withington Hospital Manchester WITH/9/25

NO record in 1931.............................


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 12:35

Frances should be on the 1939 register..........but isn't, as far as I can determine, having even searched using only her forename and birth month/year

To find out her parents' names, you will have to get a copy of her birth cert, using the 1942 info when you fill in the application form

Order it ONLY through the GRO, at a cost of £11.00. Other sites will rip you off


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 12:53

For location

Deaths Mar 1980 (>99%)

No marriage recorded


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 14:45

You give an actual date for the marriage - where did you find that piece of info?


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 14:49

Name: Lionel E Howes
Address: 64 Cavendish rd N.W.6...
Publication Year: 1950
Directory Place: London, England
Exchange: Wlllesden
Page Number: 2185


ArgyllGran Report 19 Jan 2021 15:04

No help -
but a lesson in why one should never assume anything on someone else's tree is correct . (I'm not suggesting that's what you've done.)

A tree on Ancestry (tree owner called malcnixon)says Frances's father was Howard John Monaghan (no dates or birthplace), and her mother was Mary Ellen (no surname, no DOB) who died 24/11/1957 at Kensal Rise, Middlesex.

There's some inconsistent suggestion on the tree that either or both parents were born in Ireland - unspecified and unproven.


there's no "proof" offered of anything except Mary Ellen's death - and that's INCORRECT.

The date of Mary Ellen's death has been taken from this below - clearly a different person. Different maiden name, different husband, different children, died in USA (not Kensal Rise): Obituary Index, 1800s-current
Name: Mary Ellen Monaghan
Maiden Name: Strype
Gender: Female
Residence Place: 86 Herbert St.
Death Date: 24 Nov 1957
Obituary Date: 6 Dec 1957
Obituary Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Spouse: Charles
Children: Mary Bridges; Alice Harvey; Georgi-anna Faith; Helen; Lauretta; Charles; Joseph; Francis

There's also no death of a Mary Ellen Monaghan in Hendon RD (which would cover Kensal Rise) in 1957. Unless she remarried, in which case there are several Mary E deaths.


ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 16:04

That 'info' on the Ancestry tree is total nonsense IMO.
I looked at it earlier and almost fell for it, but dismissed it when I noticed that the record of the death in USA connected to a Francis (Male)

The fact that Frances's birth wasn't registered until nearly 11 years after the birth makes one wonder how reliable the birth cert info will be.

Her forenames certainly suggest Irish heritage....................


Blanchard Report 19 Jan 2021 22:12

hi everyone
I really cant thank you all enough you have been so generous with your time and help. being genealogy virgins we are going to see if we can find the best sites to search on. Thankyou ErikaH for the search link that you shared with us
once again thank you
and please all stay safe


ErikaH Report 20 Jan 2021 10:38

Posting again......the place to order the copy birth cert

You will not find anything online to help you, I'm afraid.

You NEED the birth cert