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audery Report 15 Oct 2011 12:31

not sure if im doing this right but looking for help in finding ruth diffin birmingham/ :-)


MargaretM Report 15 Oct 2011 13:10

First mistake you made was to start 2 threads asking sbout the same person. Would you delete one of them?


Penny Report 15 Oct 2011 16:15

OK< no replies on iether except the one above, so will start on this one.

Ruth was born where & when -? even approx.

Is she likely to have maarried if so where when?

Name isn't unique by the way

Births Dec 1903 - DIFFIN Ruth Glossop 7b 911

Births Mar 1920 - Diffin Ruth Diffin Bradford 9b 324

Births Jun 1924 - Diffin Ruth I Davison Tynemouth 10b 478


Penny Report 15 Oct 2011 16:19

Copule of marraiges which may or may not relate to the ones above...or indeed yours

Marriages Sep 1945
Diffin Ruth Roberts Glossop 7b 2912

Marriages Jun 1949
Diffin Ruth I Meyer Newcastle T. 1b 343


Penny Report 15 Oct 2011 16:21

Was Diffin a married or maiden name?

Ruths marrying a Diffin.....

Marriages Jun 1890
Diffin Robert John Hayfield 7b 1361
(Goulden Hannah / Isherwood Ruth)
Marriages Jun 1919
Diffin Ernest T Davison Tynemouth 10b 722
(Davison Ruth )


Penny Report 15 Oct 2011 20:35

Have had a message, still not really much wiser, Think Ruth's Maiden name was Diffin

Still no idea how old she'd be, or who/where/if she married.

Where does she fit in your tree Audery? that might help


Penny Report 15 Oct 2011 20:55

Ok so we are looking for a spimster, borm around 1920.

May have had a sister Ann


Flick Report 15 Oct 2011 22:03

What is the connection with Birmingham?

Have you tried doing any research yourself?

If so...please say where.

And please do not click on my name to answer.............use the 'add your reply' box


Penny Report 15 Oct 2011 22:04

Audery - please reply on here - its so much easier than messages.

There is a tab - add a reply- type - then click submit


audery Report 15 Oct 2011 22:36



Penny Report 16 Oct 2011 07:32

OK< Audery. its not a problem, ust try & help us to help you by answering questions, and do it here.

Does Ruth fit in your family tree? If so where?

If she doesn't , how do you know about her?


Penny Report 16 Oct 2011 07:35

Births Dec 1903
DIFFIN Ruth Glossop 7b 911

Births Mar 1920
Diffin Ruth Diffin Bradford 9b 324

Births Jun 1924
Diffin Ruth I Davison Tynemouth 10b 478

Births Jun 1908
Diffin Annie Glossop 7b 992

Births Mar 1946 Diffin Anne Hardy Gateshead 10a 1307

Births Jun 1949
Diffin Annette Diffin Solihull 9c 1665

So Maybe she ( Ruth) is the Glossop one,
That would make her born 1903, is that likely?


audery Report 16 Oct 2011 10:28

no that would make ruth 43 when she had me in1946 still searchin records t find info on ruth and poss my sister was 21/2 yrs when i born thanks for help :-)


MargaretM Report 16 Oct 2011 13:21

So you're Audrey I. Born 1946, Birmingham with mother's maiden name Diffin? But ther's no other Diffin birth with mother's maiden name Diffin between 1935-1946.


Penny Report 16 Oct 2011 16:38

Right, okay, we know what we are looking for now.

Presumably you were adopted - have you seen your files?
Yopu need to by the sound of it - get some facts

You may well have been born in Birmingham , she could have been born just about anywhere.

How do you know about Ann? There looks to be an Irene, born a bit after you, aslo Birmingham. but not an Ann in a realistic place or timeframe

Interestingly there is a Ruth I Diffin marries not long after you were born

Marriages Jun 1949
Diffin Ruth I / Meyer Artur A Diffin

Newcastle T. 1b 343

Did your Ruth Have a middle name? ( curious that the child born in B'ham just after you has a name starting with I)


jax Report 16 Oct 2011 17:16

This could be the Ruth who married Meyer

Name: Ruth Isobel Meyer
Birth Date: 17 Jun 1924
Date of Registration: Sep 2001
Age at Death: 77
Registration district: Chelmsford
Inferred County: Essex
Register number: C16G
District and Subdistrict: 4681C
Entry number: 128

They had first child Newcastle 1951 and 2nd in Chelmsford 1952


LadyofKent Report 16 Oct 2011 17:47

There was also a marriage of a Ruth Diffin in 1953 Birmingham to a Leslie T Hayden There was also a birth of an ANNette Diffin in Solihulll Birmingham in 1949 (mmn Diffin).

It does look like that this Ruth Hayden died in 1980 Birmingham and was born 28.12.1919. But it is another idea to throw into the ring.


Penny Report 16 Oct 2011 18:03

Ann/Annette sounds good


Fiona Report 17 Oct 2011 13:40

Hi..There was a Doris M Diffin born in 1943 in birmingham to an unmarried mother...hope this helps... :-)