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Unusual annotation on 1939 Register

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Re: Unusual annotation on 1939 Register

Postby Jenburd » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:06 pm

Hi everyone!

I've finally received my Nan's birth certificate after all that time!

The certificate states Nan's father as William John Beard (a steel erector) and mother as Margaret Beard formerly Smith.

The strange thing is after speaking with my Mum about the name William, she remembered Nan used to talk about an Uncle Bill. So I am guessing it was an informal adoption as the family allowed the real dad to visit my Nan, but under the guise of 'Uncle'. This would certainly not be ethical these days - just sad to think Nan knew her Dad but only as her Uncle.

I need to try and move backwards from them now, but am struggling!

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Re: Unusual annotation on 1939 Register

Postby elsabels » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:37 pm

Marriage of Joan's parents

Marriages Dec 1932
Beard William J Smith Lambeth 1d 397
Smith Margaret Beard Lambeth 1d 397
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Re: Unusual annotation on 1939 Register

Postby JMcK » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:34 am

same conclusion reached here ... msg6605961

Buying that marriage certificate is the next step
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