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Re: A Confusing Birth Certificate
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 15 June 11 15:40 BST (UK) »
Possible.  :-\
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: A Confusing Birth Certificate
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 15 June 11 15:48 BST (UK) »
I am also inclined to eliminate the possibility of the Caroline Childs whom I brought up earlier as I found her married to Charles Harry Fisher in the 1911 census with no sign of Edward.

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Re: A Confusing Birth Certificate
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 15 June 11 17:09 BST (UK) »
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/
 - Edward Cyril Childs' WWII medal card is here.

On the catalogue (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ ) , there is also an entry for him in BT 391 (seaman's pouches) -
BT 391/17/170  . That should at least help you find out more about his career and perhaps you'll get lucky and find some reference to his mother or an old address.

From freebmd, this one pops out as a possibility:
Caroline Childs b. 1890 Woolwich = Carrie on 1901 census, I think she might be on the index in 1911 as "Chilas" in Lambeth - can't work out who she's living with from the free index but it doesn't appear to be with Edward or other family members.
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Re: A Confusing Birth Certificate
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 15 June 11 17:14 BST (UK) »
Good work jorose.  ;D
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: A Confusing Birth Certificate
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 15 June 11 18:08 BST (UK) »
That is excellent research - wish I could find my way around that NA site!

So, thats 3 Caroline Childs probably eliminated. Was young Edward C farmed out and somehow went up North as a lad .....

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Re: A Confusing Birth Certificate
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 15 June 11 23:11 BST (UK) »
Thank You jorose,

I will ask my grandfather if he has any of his father's medals and I have sent for information on his Seaman's Pouch which I will get back to you on. Also, that Carrie girl is interesting. It seems that in 1911 she was working as a servant in a Fever Hospital in Lambeth ran by the MAB.

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Re: A Confusing Birth Certificate
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 11 August 11 03:51 BST (UK) »
Sorry to dig this one up again but I recently got a hold of Edward Cyril's Seaman's Pouches. They were sadly rather uneventful and only showed his brief stint in the merchant navy between 1944-1945 rather than the longer period he spent in there earlier. Unfortunately, there were no hints at all as to his family or relatives from the contents of the pouch.

So the mystery is still unsolved. I still haven't been able to get any further forward to find out who his mother's family was so I appeal to those wiser than I once again to try and shed some fresh light on an old mystery.  ;D

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Re: A Confusing Birth Certificate
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 11 August 11 08:36 BST (UK) »
Hi


His earlier records in the merchant navy will be held by Southampton Archives

http://www.southampton.gov.uk/s-leisure/artsheritage/history/maritimehistory/centralindex.aspx

Not sure the records will be much help in finding his mother though, but they may give some other clue?


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Re: A Confusing Birth Certificate
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 11 August 11 09:28 BST (UK) »
From freebmd, this one pops out as a possibility:
Caroline Childs b. 1890 Woolwich = Carrie on 1901 census, I think she might be on the index in 1911 as "Chilas" in Lambeth - can't work out who she's living with from the free index but it doesn't appear to be with Edward or other family members.

Caroline Chilas can be eliminated, I think.
She is staying (working) in a hospital in Lambeth.
She is also single and from Kent!
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)