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Forum: Illegitimacy

  1. Post Surnames

    Looking for Stanley Edward Carson also known as Dumayne (Dumane) Swinfield Thomas, Hobbs, Webb/ Bateman.

    Started by kerriehopps‎, 04-08-2014 12:22 AM
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  2. Question Paxton Park Maternity Home

    Hi. I was born in Paxton Park Maternity Home on 9th Oct 1946. My mother was in the army and like many young women at that time she was sent there to give birth. Are there any records stating where these women were before being sent there. I believe my father was in the army also but for reasons...

    Started by Cole‎, 06-04-2011 4:28 PM
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  3. Lost father

    Hi, I wanted to know if anyone would be able to help me find some records for an illegitimate child who was born in 1932 Blackburn the birth certificate does not list the fathers name what could I try as 1932 is quite recent. Would there have been petty sessions or a bastardy order. thanks a lot ...

    Started by John miller‎, 23-10-2013 9:03 AM
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  4. Illegitimacy in 1830/1 - Wedmore, Somerset

    Does anyone know how I'd go about either finding the identity of the father or mother of one of my ancestors. I've been able to ascertain Edwin Raines Dowling was baptised in 1831 in Wedmore Somerset and was born to a single woman by the name of Ann. Anything before that I've hit a brickwall....

    Started by Joanne0669‎, 18-10-2013 6:03 AM
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    19-10-2013, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  5. Hackney Maternity Hospital

    My grandmother, Minnie Edith Charman was born to her unmarried mother, Lily, in Hackney Maternity Hospital in 1903. I found here http://www.workhouses.org.uk/SA/ that the Salvation Army used to run a maternity hospital in Hackney for unmarried mothers around that time, so I am hoping that is the...

    Started by Felinity‎, 27-09-2013 12:15 PM
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  6. Marriage Certificate Description

    I thought that the forum might be interested in the way an absent father was described on an 1858 marriage certificate: "could give no account of his father"

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 14-07-2013 2:25 PM
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  7. Unmarried Mother & Baby Homes, Surrey

    Hi, I wondered if anyone had any information about this type of home in the late 50's/early 60's. I was born in one and would like to find out more. Don't need specific names but would like to know how I spent my first few weeks of life. Many thanks.:smilielol5:

    Started by carriex‎, 19-05-2013 2:56 PM
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  8. Sarah ROUD - Rotherhithe, 1908

    Anyone searching for the father of Sarah ROUD's illegitimate child, born Rotherhithe, May 1908, should look at Charles William ASH's WW1 Service Records (WO 363). Of interest as a piece of social history - the Magistrate's Order (3s per week) was made in May 1908. The Army compulsorily deducted...

    Started by fullscott‎, 19-05-2013 6:33 PM
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  9. illegitimcy in 1854

    I'm trying to find out if there was any kind of bastardy order made for my ancester who was born Dec 1854, at Chelsea Holy Trinity, Pimlico and registered at St George Hanover Square, Belgrave. Can anyone give me an idea of what I am looking for in that time, and where I might look for it?

    Started by annabel‎, 23-03-2013 1:05 AM
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  10. William BOYD - have I found his father?

    I have one William BOYD, (b. Dec 1875, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire) and like many other Boyd family researchers before me, I'm trying to establish his paternal ancestry (William was illegitimate). I feel a little confident that I may have found his father, but would like to hear some opinions on how...

    Started by VictoriaB‎, 22-02-2013 9:53 AM
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  11. Can someone explain the difference, please?

    I see reference on OPC sites to Bastardy Bonds but no references to Affiliation Orders I think I know what Bastardy Bonds were in place for but what were the repercussions for an 'alledged' father named in an Affiliation Order? Thanks

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 04-12-2012 11:14 PM
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    05-12-2012, 12:43 AM Go to last post
  12. Illegitimacy & Army Records

    Hi just a quick one my great grandfather was a illegitimate child and we think he was put into a home in the early 1900's, however he joined the army after WW1 and I'm wondering if he would have had to have put a next of kin onto his application to give us a lead into who he was close too. Also we...

    Started by TreeChaser‎, 23-02-2012 4:16 PM
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  13. Hundley name

    Fanny Hundley allegedly adopted by a couple running a tobacconists in Worcester in 1850s Census '61 and '71 record her birth in 1845, Kidderminster but I cannot find any record of this, I assume then that Hundley was an adopted name. However Fanny married in 1865 and one of the witnesses was the...

    Started by agness‎, 10-10-2009 8:31 PM
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    23-11-2012, 6:04 AM Go to last post
  14. 'Formerly'

    I have a birth certificate for Lawrence Arthur Jacobs. His parents are registered as Lawrence Jacobs and Sarah Barleycorn. On every other certificate I have seen the mother shares the surname of the father and her maiden surname is registered as formerly. In the index Lawrence Arthur also...

    Started by NChittenden‎, 23-08-2012 5:54 PM
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  15. What is the difference between terms?

    I see references in baptisms stating illegitimate and base . Do these terms mean the same? If not, what is the difference? Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 23-05-2012 4:21 PM
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  16. Affiliation Orders

    Recently I have been flicking through old newspapers online (1860s-1870s), and came across a headline "Singular Affiliation Case at Pembroke Dock", so intrigued I read the article and ascertained that an Affiliation Order was a maintenance order awarded to the mother of an illegitimate child...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 14-07-2012 11:05 AM
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  17. Question Douglas Wastnedge

    My grandfather was born in 1920 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and he was born illegitimate. His mother was Winifred Mary Wastnedge. Then in 1928 his sister was born also father not mentioned on the birth certificate. But on both their marriage certificates they mention their father as being Stanley...

    Started by Duchess‎, 18-04-2012 4:11 AM
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  18. Elizabeth Dennis born 1843 Measham

    For what I am looking for, not quite sure to post to Derbyshire forum or this one. The above was born (abt to send for b/c) what I think may be Ashby de la Z Dec 1/4 1843 15 17, to Mary Anne Dennis, who was not married at this time, and was baptised 7 January 1844, Measham with only mother (Mary...

    Started by LizzieB‎, 04-04-2012 11:30 AM
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    06-04-2012, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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    03-04-2012, 9:39 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 9:03 PM
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