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Doris Geaves

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Nicholas mark

Nicholas mark Report 12 Mar 2013 11:13

Hi I hope some one may be able to help me find any one who may know about my Dear late mother Doris Rosemary Ann Geaves (Nee Smith)
When she was alive we found it very hard to find out anything about her past or anything of her brothers and sister.
I think she could have been born in Holloway in London or was It Ipswich, I don't know I know this is a long shot..


ErikaH Report 12 Mar 2013 11:20

Buy her marriage will name her father, if she knew him

One assumes you know roughly when she was born?

Have you tried looking for her birth?


ErikaH Report 12 Mar 2013 11:22

Marriages Sep 1951 (>99%)
GEAVES Leslie J N NOLAN Ipswich 4b 2292
GEAVES Leslie J N SMITH Ipswich 4b 2292

NOLAN Doris R M A GEAVES Ipswich 4b 2292
SMITH Doris R M A GEAVES Ipswich 4b 2292

This suggests more than one marriage............


ErikaH Report 12 Mar 2013 11:23

Marriages Mar 1942 (>99%)

Nolan Desmond C Smith Salisbury 5a 637
Smith Doris R M A Nolan Salisbury 5a 637

Did you know about this?


ErikaH Report 12 Mar 2013 11:24


Births Mar 1912 (>99%)
Smith Doris R A Mason W.Ham 4a 656


ErikaH Report 12 Mar 2013 11:31

The first husband also re-married in 1951

It would seem that there may have been children from that first marriage

Look for the details on freebmd. Too recent to post on here

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 12 Mar 2013 17:41

This is odd:

Has her maiden name as Geaves.

Puts her born c1923.



jax Report 12 Mar 2013 17:55

So she married a Williams in 1989?


ErikaH Report 12 Mar 2013 22:43

The person who placed the notice may not have had all the facts about her

BUT....................until the OP's all guesswork

His surname is GEAVES, and he has at least 6 siblings,according to freebmd

Nicholas mark

Nicholas mark Report 13 Mar 2013 08:47

Mum told us that she was married to mr Noland and that he ansd she had a Daughter Helen, Mum met my Dad ( Leslie James Geaves) in around 1946.
After dad died in 1984 she remarried to Joseph Williams and I think that was in 1989. Mum Died 2011. I miss her so very much.


ErikaH Report 13 Mar 2013 09:46

Buy the cert of her marriage to your will give you info you need to trace her birth family

Use freebmd to find info yourself...........

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 13 Mar 2013 21:29

Do you know her birthdate?


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 15 Mar 2013 18:00

PM from Nick to say:

"Doris D.O.B. 25th Jan 1923
Her fathers name was Robert and her mother was Lydia Rose"


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 15 Mar 2013 18:05


Deaths Jun 1932
Smith Lydia R A 35 Ipswich 4a 1030


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Marriages Dec 1918
Smith Lydia R Smith Hackney 1b 892
Smith William R J Smith Hackney 1b 892

Births Jun 1896 (>99%)
Smith Lydia Rosina Hackney 1b 581

but can't find a fit for Doris.



ErikaH Report 15 Mar 2013 23:12


PLEASE reply on HERE.

Perhaps she was would explain her reticence


patchem Report 16 Mar 2013 07:52

This is the only Doris R A born to March 1923. and she subsequently marries, so not her:
Births Mar 1923
Pound Doris R A Baker Strood 2a 1196

Do you know what the M stands for in her marriage records?

You have mentioned a daughter to the Nolan/Smith marriage, but there are 3 births in Ipswich, from 1942 to 1950. Do you know if these are siblings?


ErikaH Report 16 Mar 2013 09:07

I'm assuming that the R M A stands for Rose Mary Ann

I imagine Nicholas will return at some stage....................

As the MMN was also Smith, even trying to look for births is futile without further info

Nicholas mark

Nicholas mark Report 17 Mar 2013 08:50

Hi all I'm very very new to all of this emailing and posting thing so I'm sorry if I've got it wrong .
Getting back to Mother Yes RMA does stand for Rose mary Ann
and yes she was married to a D Nolan and she did have a Child a Daughter (Helen)
I think she meet up with my Dad in 1946/47 just after the war.
They wed in 1951 before that they had 3 children 2 girl's and a1 boy,
The 3 older sibling have I'm very sorry to say have died.

I've got a lot on my dad's side in fact we are back to the 1500, with help from a family member who For years I didn't know.
Mum keep things very close to her and woe betide anyone who stepped over the line as she would cut you down .

Apart from that she was a very kind and loving mother to all of us.


ErikaH Report 17 Mar 2013 10:01

No-one doubts that.....but there is no record of a birth to match your info, which makes one think she may have been adopted.

Where did you get the info about her parents?

Did you ever meet them?

What happened to Helena? Did your mother leave her with the father?