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Forum: Illegitimacy

  1. John Smith?

    My ancestor was born illegitamately in a workhouse in Marylebone London. On his baptism record his father is put as John Smith a cook. His birth is registered under his mothers maiden name, but a few years later his mother marries and for the rest of his life he uses his stepfathers surname. I was...

    Started by geno‎, 03-04-2012 12:50 AM
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  2. Possible illegitmate child?

    Not sure if I am putting 2 nad 2 together and getting 5 !! I have got a copy of a marriage certificate but the Fathers name is blank, only a line drawn through it. So has the Rank/profession of the spouse. I am also struggling to find a birth record on FMP and Free BMD. Would this be a good...

    Started by Iain‎, 28-02-2012 8:03 PM
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  3. Question Stigma of illegitimacy

    I thought this a better place than a google search to ask this question, which may help me with a 'brickwall' I have posted on that forum. What degree of stigma was associated, in a small Scottish village (Stevenston- I hope village is the appropriate description) in the early 1870s for a woman...

    Started by p.mca‎, 20-01-2011 6:04 AM
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  4. Frederick George Humphrey

    Frederick George Humphrey was born illegitimite on the 1/12/1909 to a Emma Humphrey a general servant living at 27 Prosprect Terrace Bethnal Green London. He was born at Queen Charlottes Hospital which at the time was on Marylebone Road i think. I believe he was then put into an orphange on...

    Started by DavyTee‎, 13-03-2012 10:48 AM
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  5. Question Harry LANE born 1875 Surbiton Surrey

    Harry Lane ... born 1875 Surbiton, Surrey to an Eliza Ann Lane 1852-1945 Bishopstoke Hampshire ... I am trying to trace the biological father of my great great grandfather.

    Started by Johanna‎, 26-02-2012 12:15 PM
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  6. Question Born out of wedlock

    I'm extracting one of my family surnames, from baptism transcriptions of Birstall Parish in Yorkshire, which I purchased from a FHS. I knew that one of my direct Ancestors was illegitimate, born to a Frances FAWCETT, but even so, I still followed this line further back, seeing as I research...

    Started by Diane Grant-Salmon‎, 29-05-2006 5:21 PM
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  7. Who is the father of Mary Ann Davenport?

    Hoping someone can help me get a bit further along with this one... I am trying to identify the father of a Mary Ann DAVENPORT, who I think may be one of my CHIVERS family. Starting with the marriage certificate: Mary Ann DAVENPORT married William Arthur THOMPSON, 25 Dec 1891 at St. Giles in...

    Started by greg_ball‎, 23-02-2012 3:58 PM
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    24-02-2012, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  8. Smile Illegitimacy and inheritance

    A housemaid working stately home gets pregnant by a Lord and gives birth to a son. There's more to the story, but that's the gist. Here's my question, if the male decedents of that baby can get DNA proof that they are related to a specific family, do they have any claim to that family's peerage (in...

    Started by JamieS‎, 17-02-2012 9:21 AM
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  9. Bastardy bonds

    Last resort this Does anyone know whom if anyone would hold Bastady bond records ?? And is there a good reason for one not being sought by the parish when a base born child was born I assume the parish would do all it could to cover the expense of such a child or were the bonds only sought...

    Started by Roger47‎, 14-06-2008 6:42 PM
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  10. Birth or baptism for Fanny MAY or SALMON?

    Fanny MAY or Fanny SALMON was the illegitimate daughter of William Salmon and his mistress Martha MAY. According to the 1891 and 1901 censuses Fanny was born in London ("EC") in about 1853, but I can't identify a birth registration or a baptism for her. Any ideas? There is a registration for...

    Started by barbara lee‎, 26-01-2012 5:55 PM
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  11. Crisis of conscience?

    Whilst trawling through Horsleydown baptisms in 1837 I came across an interesting item Hannah Fulford daughter of Hannah and John Fulford has additional text written above her name and dated 1840 ... basically it states that the mother says the child is illegitimate, she wasn't the child of the...

    Started by Ultramum‎, 09-01-2012 4:54 PM
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  12. What's your take on given names?

    I have a many times Great-Grandfather, named William who was illegitinate. His mother was Ann. His birth occurred around 1809. She had another illegitimate son, earlier than William. This son she named Nicholsas. Ann had several siblings, including 2 brothers , named William and Nicholas. I...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 07-06-2010 6:02 PM
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  13. How to find this type of record please

    I have been told that local councils in the past wanted/needed the information of a baby born out of wedlock to a single mother so they could make sure that the cost of supporting the child did not fall on their shoulders. My grandfathers born 1869 real father paid all cost including education and...

    Started by Heather Barford‎, 31-12-2011 10:58 AM
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  14. Base born child 1772

    I have a child born 1772 to an unmarried woman, his father being already married. However, the boy was given his father's surname and appears to have been acknowledged by him as he appears on an old family genealogical chart and also had contact with others in the family. He owned some...

    Started by Mary C‎, 30-12-2011 4:09 AM
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  15. James Christy or Christie bap 25 Mar 1804

    This one has me wondering whether I have placed his mother correctly. I currently show in my tree that James' mother Susannah Christie married James Hammond two years after his illigetimate birth (from above bap in Albury, Hertfordshire, England), but then I find a second baptism record in the...

    Started by whymeonlyme‎, 13-12-2011 8:00 AM
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  16. My Mother

    Hi For long time I have been trying to fine out where my Mother was born but I always come up against a brick wall. If you dont no where she was born you can not get a birth certificate,now I know my Mother was born out of wed lock she was 1904 and her Mother was Married 1905. And also...

    Started by jimmy mac‎, 26-11-2011 9:58 AM
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  17. Thomas Wiles/Jenkins

    My great grandfathers brother was Thomas Jenkins (1865-1918). For a long time I searched in vain for a record of his birth. One major problem was inaccuracies on his census entries - he always listed different locations (usually places where he had lived during his life - ironically none turned out...

    Started by noytd‎, 15-09-2011 12:22 AM
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  18. Male Adkins

    I have been trying to trace an ancestor that was christened in to the Atkins family with the name of Elam Libni at Newbottle Northamptonshire on the 7th April 1861. In quarter 1 (jan-mar) of the same year there is a birth entry made in the Brackley parish record for a 'male Adkins'. Was it a...

    Started by robsnicta‎, 01-09-2011 10:57 AM
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    01-09-2011, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  19. Where to search?

    Hi, My grandfather was born illegitimately. I have purchased his birth certificate hoping to find the father's name but it wasn't stated. He was born in 1896 Belper, Derbyshire. Name Albert Allsop, and mother Lydia. I wondered if anyone could tell me where to look? I'm having difficulty in...

    Started by L Murphy‎, 31-05-2011 3:48 PM
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    01-06-2011, 3:52 PM Go to last post

    I have a problem with a couple of my Grandmother;s certificates.....So could anyone tell me what approach i can take on this please? Birth Certificate of Dorothy Lydia Skinner on 26-08-17 (Peckham), shows father unnamed.Mother Alice Skinner. Her Marriage certificate in 1958 states her father as...

    Started by Peter Minter‎, 23-05-2011 11:25 PM
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