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  1. 3 illegitimate children, only 1 birth record

    I am looking into the history of my great grandmother on my father's side. From what my father has told me it seems that she had 3 illegitimate sons (including my grandfather) before marrying in 1933, then went on to have another son. I have a birth record for my grandfather but I'm having trouble...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 09-05-2018 11:34 AM
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  2. Henrietta Winifred Mary THORNE b1911

    This lady was born Westbury on Trym, 26 October 1911, to unmarried mother Mary Ann THORNE. I assume that her father's name is not on her Birth Certificate (I can see only one Tree on Ancestry - father unknown. Unfortunately the Tree-Owner is probably no longer with Ancestry.) While trawling the...

    Started by fullscott‎, 12-04-2018 8:07 AM
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  3. Kate Taylor

    Kate Taylor was the unmarried mother of my grandfather, Lionel Arthur Taylor, born in Cheltenham in 1917. His birth certificate has only his mother's name - no information on her age or occupation. His baptism certificate is signed by his guardian, Mrs Hooper, who it seems he lived with up to...

    Started by JulieAnnD‎, 25-02-2018 4:29 PM
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  4. finding Freddie Fisher

    Hi, I know my father was Sqn Leader Fisher in RAF movements. He was posted in Kure Japan in 1947 where he met my mother. He returned to UK on the STRATHNAVER when it sailed from Kure Japan on 05 September 1947 and arrived in Southampton on 06 October. I think his given name may have been John...

    Started by margo22‎, 23-03-2018 7:07 AM
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  5. Irish Citizenship - a cautionary tale!

    I was born in 1942, the illegitimate child of an Irish father and an English mother. Recently, I applied for an Irish passport. I was able to provide my father's birth certificate, copies of his RAF service record and that of my mother's WAAF record to show that they had served together at the...

    Started by Engelsepiet‎, 25-02-2018 6:25 PM
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  6. Alternative Records to Trace Grandmother

    Hello All Having had a good deal of help elsewhere on the Forum and still hitting a brick wall I am now trying to think of possible alternative records that might help me trace my maternal grandmother's family.I have her birth certificate showing that she was born illegitimately in 1907 in...

    Started by icrookham‎, 08-05-2010 6:32 PM
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  7. Post Michael William Rogers b.1932

    I have just started researching my father's side of the family and after hearing from my Aunt that my grandfather (Michael William Rogers) was illegitimate, I decided to order a copy of his birth certificate. As predicted, there was his mother's name but no father. His mother was Agnes Mary Rogers...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 14-03-2017 11:10 AM
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  8. More than one illegitimate child

    Hello, can anyone tell me their thoughts on why a woman in the 1790's up to 1813 would give birth to six illegitimate children? Of course there is the obvious reason, but I'd like to know other theories if any exist. This the first time I've encountered so many from the same mother. Thank you :)

    Started by Annalies‎, 23-01-2017 12:34 AM
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  9. Court Records

    There have been some discussions recently about court records for illegitimacy and I though that people might be interested to see what these MIGHT look like. The document below comes from Lancashire Quarter Sessions in 1832 and its worth noting that: (a) its the Poor Law Guardians applying...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 22-12-2016 8:59 AM
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  10. stephen pilcher petley

    hi all i have just realized that my great great great grandfather was base born ,i have seen the original record ,i d seen it manytimes but i was on an obscure kent genealogy site where they d been transcribed properly and it said baseborn on it ,when i went back to the original i could see it...

    Started by cathieee‎, 15-06-2015 10:51 AM
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  11. Adoption 1977

    I am trying to help someone and just want confirmation that if an original birth registration for the above year has written numbers after the name etc that this is an indication that person was adopted. The lady is trying to find out what happened to a relative born in 1977 she has her birth...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 10-08-2016 5:26 PM
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  12. George Butcher Twynam 1867-1947

    Hello I am just trying to confirm whether I have the right facts for my great-grandfather George Butcher Twynam. Birth certificate - born 7 December 1867, Downend, Arreton, Isle of Wight. Mother's name Eleanor Twynam. No father's name so I assume illegitimate. Informant of birth J Butcher....

    Started by wimsey‎, 05-08-2016 12:08 PM
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  13. Bastardy Orders

    I was looking at Prison Hulk records when I noticed that an 8 year girl had been sent to one from Warwickshire in 1831. In attempting to try and find out more I came across the following titled record set at Ancestry: "Warwickshire, Bastardy Orders, 1816-1839" Checking Ancestry's card catalogue...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 15-07-2016 8:29 AM
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  14. Filiation Orders - minimum age for fathers?

    I have a Filiation Order for a William Wearden, named as the father of a female child of Ellen Hornby of Alston-and-Hothersall, Lancashire. The Order is dated 15 May 1813. I am making a list of the possible William Weardens and the one I like best (on the basis of proximity) would only have been...

    Started by barbara lee‎, 28-03-2016 5:43 PM
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  15. Illegitimacy

    I believe my auntie Rita Victoria May Smith born in abt 1907 She was baptised on the 4 th August 1907 In great Bedwin, Wiltshire, England, by my Grand Mother Effie Kate and her husband William Henry Smith and given the name of Smith. The story we were always told was that my grand mother worked...

    Started by Heather Potter‎, 19-02-2016 6:41 PM
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  16. Vicar's comments!

    Just thought I'd share as I haven't come across such a descriptive vicar/curate in all the parish registers I've looked at: At the parish of St. Nicholas, Ash, Kent baptisms performed by C. FORSTER May 8th 1836: against the baptism of Marianne daughter of William SLATER, farmer of...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 25-10-2015 8:19 PM
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  17. A couple of questions about illegitimacy

    Is it possible to look up records of bastardy bonds for early nineteenth century Yorkshire? Or cases that were brought for them? There is one example in my tree where a couple married a few months after the woman had an illegitimate child - is it feasible he'd have decided to marry her instead if...

    Started by Araminta‎, 10-11-2015 7:27 PM
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  18. Question Is It Possible To Find Illegitimate Father?

    Hi everyone, I have been researching my ancestry for a few year's now and with the help of this forum I have been able to brake a few brick wall's down but now I have come to a wall and i'm not sure if I can brake. I think one of my ancestor's was Illegitimate she was called Rose Fletcher Flint...

    Started by Frankie#88‎, 13-08-2015 10:13 AM
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  19. Bastardy Bond 1779: 'recognizance'

    A Bastardy Bond from 1779 mentions three people (but only their roles are needed here): i) the single woman who was pregnant ii) the man who was the father of the expected child iii) the single woman's father Both men were labourers, and the three people lived in different parishes. ...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 03-07-2015 3:47 PM
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  20. Where Do I Go From Here?

    Hoping someone can help, Although I've been researching my family for some years now I've not come across 'father not known' but a relative has asked if I can help him. Well, I've gone as far as I can go but have got nowhere-baptism entry has a father's name but I think the name inserted was done...

    Started by TerryJ‎, 13-07-2015 4:09 PM
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