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Martyn Report 21 Sep 2021 20:56

Looking for my dad, he married susan lee in 1982 in stepney, she passed away in 1984. His name is evonne john lowe, he was a footy ref, a lorry driver


ArgyllGran Report 21 Sep 2021 21:24

Welcome to the boards, Martyn.

I don't see any records for him after 1982, using the name Evonne.

If he is using the name John instead, it's unlikely that any of us will be able to trace him, as John Lowe is such a common name.

When was he born? (Just the year will do, as we have to assume he's still living.)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Sep 2021 08:52

Have you got their marriage certificate for his age and fathers name

Ancestry links him to a John lowe born 1948 Battersea


nameslessone Report 22 Sep 2021 08:55

Evonne is an unusual name. Do you know where he was born?


ErikaH Report 22 Sep 2021 10:36

Someone with the name Evonne Lowe is on 2008 ER in Humberside. No indication of gender, of course


ArgyllGran Report 22 Sep 2021 12:12

That Evonne is "Mrs" when one looks at the ER on Ancestry.
Said to be born 1978-80 (per Ancestry). No indication of age on ER on GR..

There's also a Steven Lowe at that address, aged either 43-47 or 50-54 (both age ranges are shown on the ER on GR.) Born 1966-68 per ER on Ancestry


ErikaH Report 22 Sep 2021 13:19

I suspected as much, but at least it's eliminated any potential relevance of that record

We need more info from the poster - such as the man's age when he married, and when last in contact


ArgyllGran Report 22 Sep 2021 14:16

Last contact in 1992 in Shropshire , and now "in his 70s" according to the links below:

Shropshire's probably a red herring, as he was only visiting there



nameslessone Report 22 Sep 2021 14:36

Well done AG. Answers a few things. Sad that Martyn seems to have had no luck with his appeal.

But as you said last night, finding a John Lowe is going to be really difficult.


Martyn Report 22 Sep 2021 14:54

Yeah the news article was an appeal by me, thank you guys


Martyn Report 22 Sep 2021 14:55

He was born in uttoxeter


nameslessone Report 22 Sep 2021 15:55

I can’t find a birth for an Evonne.

If he was a football ref would he have to have been registered with the FA or a Refs Association?


ArgyllGran Report 22 Sep 2021 15:56

In the newspaper article, Martyn said,
"He had a difficult upbringing, things can’t have been easy for him."

Reading between the lines, I suspect he was born under a different name, and adopted.

If he was an official trained referee he would have to be registered with the FA - but I'm sure there are lots of refs called John Lowe.

An unqualified and unregistered person can referee if no qualified ref is available.

(From Google research).

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Sep 2021 17:24

Asking again have you got the marriage cert for its info ?


Martyn Report 22 Sep 2021 18:09

No I'll order that thank you


Martyn Report 8 Oct 2021 22:50

My dad was born on 12th april 1948 evonne john lowe maybe just as john at birth can someone help I'm useless at this


ErikaH Report 9 Oct 2021 08:45

As he may still be living, you need to amend the birth info - potential for identity theft

How did you find out the exact DoB?

Did you ever order the marriage cert?


ErikaH Report 9 Oct 2021 09:43

There is NO birth registered anywhere in Staffordshire for John Lowe in AMJ 1948

The suggestion that he was adopted is beginning to look more likely


ArgyllGran Report 9 Oct 2021 12:03

IF the date and place of birth are correct, and IF he was adopted -

there are three births which MIGHT be illegitimate - a Shaw (mmn Shaw), a Cotterill (mmn Cotterill), and a Jones (mmn Jones).

We can discount the 1948 Jones child.
His mother married a Meddings in 1951 in Cheadle RD.
The child, now known as Meddings, married in Devon in 1971, and died there in 2002.

John Harry Vincent Jones
in the Staffordshire, England, Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1837-2017
Name: John Harry Vincent Jones
Record Type: Birth
Birth Date: 1948
Birth Place: Staffordshire, England
Registration District: East Staffordshire
Mother: Jones

Mr John Harry Vincent Meddings
in the England and Wales, Death Index, 1989-2019
Name: Mr John Harry Vincent Meddings
Gender: Male
Age: 53
Birth Date: 1949
Last Residence: Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England
Postal Code District: Ex9
Death Date: 30 Jan 2002


Martyn Report 9 Oct 2021 16:44

It might have been spelt evon at birth,