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Alan Chapman b 1943

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Christine Report 18 Feb 2013 09:21

Trying to find an Alan Chapman who was born Dec 1943 (I have the exact date, but didn't want to post it ). There is a possible link to Edgware as there is a photo from a studio there marked 'age 6 weeks'. I have very little other info apart from a probable connection with Scotland, and the name Ivy Joyce Wilson.
If any of this rings a bell, I would love to hear from you


ErikaH Report 18 Feb 2013 10:22

Have you checked 'search all trees'?


Christine Report 18 Feb 2013 13:17

Hi Reggie,
I am posting for a friend who does not have internet, so don't want to go into much detail on a public forum. I will send you a message.

Yes I have searched for Alan Chapman on trees, and have sent messages to some possibles. I also checked for Ivy, but no result.


ErikaH Report 18 Feb 2013 15:19

Received your PM

Unclear as to whether Chapman was the birth name. As this male was adopted.............if it was there is no reason whatsoever to withold the DOB, and its location

And you gave me a different surname for his mother..............

How is your 'friend' related to this man?

Please respond on here.


Christine Report 18 Feb 2013 16:53

My friend (without inverted commas) is the half brother. We don't know if this man was registered with his mothers surname or his adoptive parents' surname. We've been told he was born at a temporary address in Elgin, but a photo shows "aged 6 weeks" from a studio in Edgeware Middx, so he went south fairly swiftly


ErikaH Report 18 Feb 2013 17:13

A child's birth is registered in its birth name...............if illegitimate, that name is its mother's

How did you learn the exact DOB, if you don't have the birth cert?


Christine Report 18 Feb 2013 19:39

We only have snippets grudging given out by an aunt, sometimes contradictory. I don't know how we know the exact date of birth, but that's what I was told it was. I was also told that the baby was taken immediately after birth, so it is possible that the adoptive parents did the registration - don't forget, this was war time, and there were a lot of secreets....