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Marian Report 4 Dec 2013 16:25

Im doing this for a friend in Australia who is trying to locate a Christina Veronica Madigan, hospital nurse last contact in 1946 address 74 Beckingham Road Guilford Surrey

Marian McAra


jax Report 4 Dec 2013 17:00

How old was she in 1946 and was that her maiden name?


Marian Report 4 Dec 2013 17:03


Have no firm idea re age might have been early 20's as she was a qualified hospital nurse and Madigan is her maiden name


jax Report 4 Dec 2013 17:08

Sounds like she could be Irish, but not seeing anything for her with a middle initial of V

Edit -Oh I see you have edited the opening post


jax Report 4 Dec 2013 17:15

So if this lady is living she would be approx. 90 now

what is your friends connection please?

Is she your friends birth mother??


ErikaH Report 4 Dec 2013 17:28

Try looking for her at Friends Reunited......

Look for possible marriage info at freebmd..........easy site to use.

What is the connection?


ErikaH Report 4 Dec 2013 17:30

She has neither married nor died in England/Wales up to 2006

Nor has she emigrated from England/Wales


Frederick Report 4 Dec 2013 17:33

Possible ???

Christine Madigan.......Charles R Cooper. Qrt. Jan-Feb-Mar. 1949.
District. Surrey North Western. Vol.5g. Page.1160.

Christine Veronica Cooper. Born Jan. 1920.
Died. March. 1987. Age at death. 67.years.
District. Surrey North Western. Vol.17. Page.656.



ErikaH Report 4 Dec 2013 18:37

So...Christine.....not Christina.

Makes a difference

Nice one, Frederick


jax Report 4 Dec 2013 18:45

Poss one child

Births Sep 1955 (>99%)

COOPER John G MADIGAN Surrey N.W. 5g 741


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about John Gavin Cooper
John Gavin Cooper
Birth Date:
13 Aug 1955
Date of Registration:
Dec 2001
Age at Death:
Registration District:
Surrey Northern
Inferred County:
Register Number:
District and Subdistrict:
Entry number:


Marian Report 5 Dec 2013 16:47

Hi all,

Yes she is looking for her birth mother, she was adopted in England and her adoptive parents moved to Australia. She contacted me as I also have a Christina in my family tree, but she is a Christina M who would have been the wrong age in 1946 to be a qualified hospital nurse having been born in Jan 1930 plus living in a different country. The Christine Veronica Madigan who married Charles Cooper looks like a good bet for her as the name combination is so unusual.

Thanks I will let her know what youve discovered frederick and get back to you



Marian Report 9 Dec 2013 10:29

Hi all

Any chance that John Gavin Cooper married before his early death in 2007?



ErikaH Report 9 Dec 2013 11:29

Buy a copy of the death cert to find informant's details

The second forename is not recorded in full on the marriage no way of knowing if any given marriage of a John G Cooper happened to be his


Marian Report 9 Dec 2013 15:58

Hi Reggie

Good suggestion, will pass it on.



Marian Report 6 Feb 2015 16:16

Sadly John Gavin Cooper was my friends half brother however through his widow she has got some information about her mother who seems to have been a bit of a mystery woman. She is supposedly from Co Limerick but we cant find a birth cert there for 1920, she never really mentiones family members but may have had a sister called Mary and may have trained as a nurse in Liverpool. She only appears on the electoral register in 1946, we were wondering if she had served in the Forces as my friend was told that her father was a Navy doctor. so many questions at least she now knows where she and her granddaughter got their curly hair from!

Marian :-)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 6 Feb 2015 16:47

Her MC to Charles Cooper should give details of her father, if known. if you're lucky, her sister or other family member might be a witness.

Has your friend accessed her adoption file? If not, there may be further details on that.


Jacqueline Report 6 Feb 2015 16:55

In the time since you first posted, has your friend done anything about getting the death cert, as suggested?


Marian Report 6 Feb 2015 18:27

Yes her marriage cert gives her father as Patrick , no further info on death cert. She was very closed mouthed about family details. The area she comes from is littered with Patrick Madigans but they havent digitalised the birth records yet

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 6 Feb 2015 20:22

She also appears on the 1945 electoral register.

There is a Mary E Madigan who marries a Miller in Liverpool and has 4 sons.



Jacqueline Report 7 Feb 2015 10:37

You say 'no further info' on death cert

The point of advising people to get death certs is mainly for the informant's details. He or she would almost certainly have known the woman, and may have been related.