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KGarrad, Do you think she married a Mr Hughes?

I have edited my previous post.

As I say on there - brain confused this morning trying to do a dozen things at once! ;D

From GRO Index Search:

SMITH, MAGGIE        (Mother's Maiden Name:) PEACH      
GRO Reference: 1893  J Quarter in PETERBOROUGH  Volume 03B  Page 229

Please ignore this - brain confused trying to do a dozen things at once! :-[

The Marriage Certificate will contain her father's name? ;D
And may disclose whether she was married before?

World War One / Re: medal index card.
« on: Thursday 20 September 18 19:43 BST (UK)  »
It's available on Ancestry ;D

If you don't have a subscription, maybe your local library offers free access to Ancestry?

The Common Room / Re: Adoption and the Family Tree.
« on: Thursday 20 September 18 13:57 BST (UK)  »
Most FH software allows you to do both!

Ancestry, for example, allows you to identify father, alternative father, mother and alternative mother.
With each of these you can identify them as Biological, Adopted, Step, Foster, Related, Guardian, Unknown or Other.

Under Facts, you can add Adoption details as well as Name.
With a name you can select which name is the Preferred.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: How to order a Birth Certificate from the GRO England
« on: Thursday 20 September 18 04:29 BST (UK)  »
The GRO wants to know the exact date of birth for all Birth Certificate requests where the birth is in the last 50 years.
It's to combat fraud and identity theft.

You can write to the GRO, or email them. See:

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Re: Priemier Hotel Lookup Request
« on: Wednesday 19 September 18 16:37 BST (UK)  »
It was still called the Premier Hotel in 1919!

And mentioned in Hansard (the official record of Parliament):

Plenty of photographs, too ;D
I did a Google search with "Premier Hotel" and "Southampton Row" (including the inverted commas).

The Common Room / Re: Victorian adoption / baby farming?
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 18:46 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to RootsChat! ;D

Formal, legal, adoption didn't come into being until the 1920's.
Before that adoption was usually an informal affair, although a local church may have been involved.

In the rare case of a legal adoption, there may be paperwork around somewhere - maybe the local Record Office?

Have you checked the GRO Index Search for the births?
They list Mother's maiden name on almost all births from 1937 until 1916.
For illegitimate births, the Mother's maiden name is replaced with a dash "-".

You have to register, but it's free to use ;D

Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms / Re: Copley of Bredon, Wordestershire
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 18:41 BST (UK)  »
KGarrad - I hadn't seen your reply ... yes I agree - moorcocks the arms of Middlemore I think which fits with it being for his second wife who would be put on the left?


ADDED - maybe a bit of canting going on with the MOORcocks and MiddleMORE? ;D

Not sure what the correct protocol would be for displaying the arms of his 2 wives?

The wife's arms are placed on the sinister (right-hand) side, unless she was of much higher rank then her husband, in which case her arms were placed on the dexter (left-hand) side.

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