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Feedom Report 7 Apr 2013 08:17

Hi, I am trying to find my birth mother her name is Sheila J Chase born 1939, I also have a sister by the name of Maria Alexis Chase born 1964. I was born in 1966. If any one could help me find my family I would greatly appreciate it. :-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Apr 2013 08:44

Have you got her birth cert? You can check for any siblings she may have had and try to follow them through the BMD,s

Have a look too for a possible marriage for her. It may mean buying some certs for cross checking its the right family

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Apr 2013 09:11

well her birth name was Woon she married a Mr Shaw then David Chase / look on FreeBMD . her maiden name isnt Chase its Woon


patchem Report 7 Apr 2013 09:32

Sheila Woon is in Robin's tree on here, so perhaps she is trying to find present where-abouts of Sheila, or subsequent marriages?

Added: The information has also been added to ancestry records.

Just for info:
The Shaw/Chase marriage was in Islington in 1964.


patchem Report 7 Apr 2013 09:45

The marriage was to a David E Chase.

Do you know if this was his birth?
Births Jun 1936
Chase David E Stone Camberwell 1d 918

As there is this death
David Edward Chase
Birth Date: 16 May 1936
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1982
Age at Death: 46
Registration district: Bristol
Inferred County: Avon
Volume: 22
Page: 0960


Flip Report 7 Apr 2013 09:45

Could do with more information regarding her last known whereabouts - sisters birth details were amended in 1977 changing her name to Chase.


Flip Report 7 Apr 2013 10:48

Robin, are you in contact with any of your mother's siblings to see if they can shed any light on her whereabouts? I think Jean and her second husband are in Brentwood, and in the phone book.


patchem Report 7 Apr 2013 12:57


Could you indicate if that message contains information about Sheila's present location, or other matters?


Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Apr 2013 15:24

Was thinking the same cos have been searching on electoral rolls etc/ Would be helpful to know what info is being PM,d


Flip Report 7 Apr 2013 15:40

Yes Shirley/Patchem, I did the same but held back sending info until OP came back. She may already be in contact with the aunts/uncles.

Locator it would help if you could indicate what you have sent please.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Apr 2013 20:21

Please Locator you post have sent info but it would help us other helpers to know what info you have found and are sending .

You have posted similar on other threads and we are left in the dark what you have sent


Feedom Report 7 Apr 2013 22:22

Thank you for the details. I am just commencing the process of trying to locate my mother and sister, I appreciate your assistance on the information that you have all found.
Being from Australia it is difficult for me to purchase certificates as I can not travel to England at this stage.
I don't know if Sheila J Woon has any siblings. I know that her mothers maiden name is Harrison, but that is all I have.


Penny Report 7 Apr 2013 22:27

Certs can be purchased on line and sent to you.

Can I just ask, were you given for adoption? If so, I wonder if this lady will appreciate all her personal info being on the internet for all to see? maybe discression needs to be exercised here


patchem Report 8 Apr 2013 06:59

If you go to this site and enter the surnames Woon and Harrison and search for births from e.g. 1927 to 1947 there appear to be 5 children in the family.


Choccy Report 8 Apr 2013 13:33

PM sent with possible addresses.


Kenneth Report 8 Apr 2013 13:56

Robin lives in Australia, and has accepted my offer to contact the
English aunts uncles and cousins who I have found contacts for,
and acquire any information relating to mother and sister.


Penny Report 8 Apr 2013 14:28

lets hope they know she had the baby then, otherwise all hell could break out.


Kenneth Report 8 Apr 2013 14:35

Penny wake up the marriage was in 1964, possibly three children
Robin being the middle child, looks like father died 1982


patchem Report 8 Apr 2013 18:15


I think that telling Penny to wake up was not a very tactful reply, and makes one wonder whether you are the best person to approach relatives who are possibly up to 80 years old.

Presumably you have been in extensive contact with Robin off the boards and have been told why he has lost contact with his Mother and siblings.

Robin has been sent various addresses and so should be quite capable of writing letters from Australia.

We have had no response on here as to adoption or why Robin had no knowledge of aunts and uncles, so I think from what has been posted on the boards Penny's response was eminently sensible.


Feedom Report 9 Apr 2013 03:52

Hi to everyone that has been helping me in researching my family roots. I am going to pursue all the contacts that I have received. I will keep you all updated with my progress.

Once again thank you so much.