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Trying to find a blood relation

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Tracy Report 22 Mar 2023 15:57

Hi All,

I am trying to find the following blood relation:

David Banks - 04/05/1958 - Brighton

Any information would be gratefully received.

Many thanks


Maddie Report 22 Mar 2023 16:19

he may have married in 2002 in brighton and may be on elec reg 2020 in brighton


nameslessone Report 22 Mar 2023 17:34

Might be worth checking the BT telephone directory if it is thought he was still in th3 Brighton area.

Also try googling his name + Brighton

Added: depending on the circumstances of your search you may need to consider how carefully you make your approach.


ErikaH Report 22 Mar 2023 18:49

If he wasn’t adopted, he has been put at risk of identity theft by the posts on this insecure site

The person whose birth is detailed above is in a GR tree. As it is not permitted to include in GR trees anyone whose permission has not been sought, one must assume she is in touch with him.


ArgyllGran Report 22 Mar 2023 19:09

From an Ancestry tree for the parents of the David Banks mentioned by Mistycat, I deduce that David (no middle name at birth) is Tracy's older half brother, from their mother's first marriage.


ErikaH Report 22 Mar 2023 19:23

The exact DoB is not on freebmd

You shouldn't assume Mistycat that all messages are intended for you ;-) ;-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 23 Mar 2023 10:31

Are these his parents ?

Marriages Jun 1953
BANKS Richard T HAWKSWORTH Brighton 5h 88
HAWKSWORTH Joan S BANKS Brighton 5h 88

Joan Sylvia
Country England
Last name Hawksworth
Volume 2B
Birth quarter 3
Page 306
Birth year 1932
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006
Mother's maiden name Lansdell
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
District Brighton
Subcategory Civil Births
County Sussex
Collections from Great Britain, England
© brightsolid online publishing ltd

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 23 Mar 2023 10:33

And she remarried in 1960 to Donald Holloway so guess that’s were you connect

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 23 Mar 2023 10:37

A David Banks seems to be in Brighton in 2022

But can’t you ask Joan for more details


ArgyllGran Report 23 Mar 2023 10:44

Joan is deceased.

Mrs Joan Sylvia Holloway
in the England and Wales, Death Index, 1989-2021
Name: Mrs Joan Sylvia Holloway
Gender: Female
Age: 87
Birth Date: 31 Jul 1932
Last Residence: Lancing, West Sussex, England
Postal Code District: Bn15
Death Date: 29 Oct 2019


ArgyllGran Report 23 Mar 2023 10:57

Re the possibility of David being in Brighton in 2022 -

there were two different men of about the right age named David Banks in Brighton in 2021, only one of whom is still listed on the public ER in 2022 - but both may still be there.

And there are lots elsewhere.


Tracy Report 23 Mar 2023 12:41

Hi all,

Just thought I would update you on what I know so far!

As Mistycat has confirmed Debbie & I are half-sisters and grew up together when our mum divorced her dad and married my dad!

Debbie discovered recently that our mum also had another baby in 1958. She requested a copy of his birth certificate and received a full version, including full name and address of the father. There is no mention of adoption on the certificate, nor an A in the margin. I'm now led to belief that if he was adopted we wouldn't be able to receive a full version of his birth certificate??? This of course adds to the whole mystery!!

Also it's DAVID BANKS not DAVID WILLIAM BANKS - sorry! I have been researching/searching for days and there are a lot of names swirling around in my head................... :-S


Tracy Report 23 Mar 2023 12:54

Ahh ok - thanks Mistycat. The mystery continues.............

With regards to David's biological dad............ this avenue has been explored and its very unlikely!


nameslessone Report 23 Mar 2023 13:30

If David WAS adopted you could add your name to the Gov. Adoption register.


Tracy Report 23 Mar 2023 13:32

I don't know what name he took to be honest. as well as the entry stating his last name as Banks, I've just found this:

England & Wales births 1837-2006
First Name David
Last Name Blinch
Birth Year 1958
Gender Male
Mother's Maiden Name Hawksworth
Year 1958
Country England
County Sussex
Event Quarter 2
District Brighton
District Number
Volume 5H
Page 166
Entry Number
Line Number 20
Category Births, Marriages & Deaths
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006
Collections from Great Britain, England


Tracy Report 23 Mar 2023 13:36

Thank you nameslessone, that was my next plan!

My sister has just confirmed that on the copy of David's birth certificate right at the end a note has been typed "Adopted - W.F Soward Superintendent Registrar".

This is different to the name of the registrar which was A.J Sweetman.


Tracy Report 23 Mar 2023 13:37

Shirley - I have accidentally deleted our PM's - sorry! Can you re-send?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 23 Mar 2023 14:01

So he was adopted

You can add your name to the adoption contact register on the gro and details would be given to him if he does a search for his name

Plus on freebmd you can add a note on his birth record which will be seen again if anyone looks up his birth

Afraid without his new name you can’t progress any further


nameslessone Report 23 Mar 2023 14:34

Re Tracey’s post at 13,32. Both the Banks and Blinch births have the same reference ( freebmd) so are likely to be the same birth, maybe an error on one.


Kay???? Report 23 Mar 2023 14:38

David Banks 1958 Brighton, East Susse... No Caroline Find out .

a name seach on this site also shows J Hawksworth, by the same person.