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nameslessone Report 9 Feb 2021 10:04


No one expects personal thanks. As Erika says, just add your feedback to the threads. If you don’t people will do a lot of unneeded research often wasting a lot of time looking at the wrong people.


ErikaH Report 8 Feb 2021 21:03

Please just add all feedback on the threads, and everyone will see it.

What are you actually asking for on this one? It isn't clear.................


Susan Report 8 Feb 2021 20:55

Hello all, I'm new to this genealogy thing, My Son got me into this so please bear with me. I may not get to thank you all personally but do respect the hard work you all put in to give answers to questions. :-)


nameslessone Report 7 Feb 2021 17:34

Susan has started another Watson thread on Find Ancestors.

I have pm’d her and asked her to check up on the answers she has received.



ErikaH Report 5 Feb 2021 15:56

Name: Dorothy Florence Watson
Death Age: 67
Birth Date: 9 Nov 1921
Registration Date: Oct 1989
Registration District: Maidstone
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 16
Page: 1512


nameslessone Report 5 Feb 2021 15:07

In that case it is the Watson birth in Glos.City that is the right one. Mother’s maiden name Wraight.

Edit: There are a number of trees on Ancestry for Dorothy. At leat one shows a number of children all of which seem to indicate they are all still living.

It is a shame the OP hasn’t come back again.


ErikaH Report 5 Feb 2021 14:57

Progress, based on a birth I found earlier on freebmd - which you can find yourself Susan.

First name(s) Dorothy F
Last name Wraight
Birth quarter 4
Birth year 1921
Mother's maiden name Bourne
District West Ashford
County Kent
Country England
Volume 2A

First name(s) Dorothy F
Last name Wraight
Marriage quarter 3
Marriage year 1940
Dorothy F Wraight married Cyril J Osborne
District West Ashford


Service Number: 1295241
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
51 Sqdn.
Date of Death 09 January 1943
Buried or commemorated at
Panel 160.
United Kingdom

Don't know what Susan's trying to prove/find out.


nameslessone Report 5 Feb 2021 14:55

There is a birth for a Carol A Osborne registered in 4th qtr. of 1946 (Bristol) which shouldn’t be dismissed.
It is possible that Carol Ann was registered with the right surname but the mother giving a false maiden name.

There is a Carol A Watson registered in Glos. City the same quarter - again a different maiden name.

All avenues should be explored.


ErikaH Report 5 Feb 2021 14:48

NOT ONE birth in Gloucester for anyone with MMN Osborne in OND 1946 or JFM 1947

If she was actually born after the marriage, one would expect her birth to be registered as Watson

Are you sure you have the right YEAR?


ErikaH Report 5 Feb 2021 14:41


You refer to 'my father' Was Dorothy your mother? If she was, you should know her maiden name


ErikaH Report 4 Feb 2021 16:59

Stating the obvious.......................... :-S ;-)


nameslessone Report 4 Feb 2021 16:54

It wouldn’t be the first time a man had married a woman carrying another man’s child, and wouldn’t be the last!


ErikaH Report 4 Feb 2021 15:57

GRO Reference: DOR Q2/2012 in BRISTOL (301-1A) Entry Number 506787306

Name: Alfred A L Watson
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar 1926
Registration District: Alverstoke
Inferred County: Hampshire
Mother's Maiden Name: Wilson


ErikaH Report 4 Feb 2021 15:40

This doesn't make sense

Marriages Jun 1946 (>99%)
Osborne Dorothy F Watson Swindon 5a 137
Watson Alfred A L Osborne Swindon 5a 137

Are you saying the man married a woman who was pregnant with another man's child?

Did Alfred marry again?

Name: Alfred A L Watson
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep 1976
Registration District: Bristol
Inferred County: Avon
Spouse: Betty Thomas

Was he widowed - or divorced?


nameslessone Report 4 Feb 2021 15:07

So this would be a half or step sister? Is she missing?
She may well still be alive and then we really have to think hard about finding her.

She would still have a birth certificate but it could be under any name her mother chose to use.
There is a possible birth for her using one of the surnames mentioned.

If she went by the name Watson she may have married using that name but may have used the name on her birth certificate.

Edit: Demobbing didn't happen over night so for many 1946 could still have been regarded as wartime


ErikaH Report 4 Feb 2021 15:07

As Carol is probably alive, tact is required

Please remove the DoB to avoid having your post reported. Thank you

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 4 Feb 2021 15:03

So did your dad marry her mum ?

There is a marriage for June 1946 ?.

If so carol must have been born before then


ErikaH Report 4 Feb 2021 15:02

The war ended in 1945


Susan Report 4 Feb 2021 14:58

No Birth cert, My Father took her on as his own as Watson, It was wartime.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 4 Feb 2021 14:46

Do you actually have her birth cert s can’t see one with mmn Osborne