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Re: May Holt (actress)/Abortionist?
« Reply #18 on: Friday 10 November 17 09:29 GMT (UK) »
sorry, I meant there is no first name in the birth register.
It doesn’t confirm Ada is the daughter but that there is a female child to the couple.
Perhaps the articles are wrong re the name.
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Re: May Holt (actress)/Abortionist?
« Reply #19 on: Friday 10 November 17 10:08 GMT (UK) »
sorry, I meant there is no first name in the birth register.
It doesn’t confirm Ada is the daughter but that there is a female child to the couple.
Perhaps the articles are wrong re the name.
You might be onto something. The post says the index confirms "Ada" but I can't see that it does.
I didn't know you could search the GRO indexes now and even order PDFs. I did a search for Fairbairn with maiden name Holt:

FAIRBAIRN, MAY     
HOLT 
 
GRO Reference: 1879  D Quarter in PANCRAS  Volume 01B  Page 54

FAIRBAIRN, -     
HOLT 
 
GRO Reference: 1882  M Quarter in MARYLEBONE  Volume 01A  Page 668

FAIRBAIRN, -     
HOLT 
 
GRO Reference: 1880  D Quarter in MARYLEBONE  Volume 01A  Page 619

Also found the following on the death index
FAIRBAIRN, MARY     
0   
 
GRO Reference: 1879  D Quarter in PANCRAS  Volume 01B  Page 54

It is highly likely that the 1882 unnamed birth must be Elsie. Maybe the actual certificate says Ada?

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Re: May Holt (actress)/Abortionist?
« Reply #20 on: Friday 10 November 17 10:30 GMT (UK) »
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Re: May Holt (actress)/Abortionist?
« Reply #21 on: Friday 10 November 17 11:22 GMT (UK) »
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Re: May Holt (actress)/Abortionist?
« Reply #22 on: Friday 10 November 17 11:51 GMT (UK) »
I was thinking it was the 1882 birth as it fits with Elsie.
Earlier I had a quick look at the peerage site and there is an Ada in the family - perhaps grandparent or something to Reginald.

I wondered if Reginald or Elsie were mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas?
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Re: May Holt (actress)/Abortionist?
« Reply #23 on: Friday 10 November 17 18:59 GMT (UK) »
I was thinking it was the 1882 birth as it fits with Elsie.
Earlier I had a quick look at the peerage site and there is an Ada in the family - perhaps grandparent or something to Reginald.

I wondered if Reginald or Elsie were mentioned in the will of Sir Thomas?
Yeah. It's not my own family so not going to pay to view the will but it's a good suggestion.

Regarding Emily Tyley. In the 1939 register she is living in the same house as Elsie May Fairbairn and puts her name as Emily Fairbairn.

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Re: May Holt (actress)/Abortionist?
« Reply #24 on: Friday 10 November 17 19:44 GMT (UK) »
To fill in a gap a little bit, Reginald joins a freemason lodge in great Yarmouth in 1885

Elsie is at an address in Paddington on electoral registers from 1918, with a fairly stable collection of individuals, although I can;t see immediately see an obvious connection between them. Emily Tyley joins in 1929, then she and Elsie are together at another address after that

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Re: May Holt (actress)/Abortionist?
« Reply #25 on: Friday 10 November 17 20:47 GMT (UK) »
The family return from Adelaide in Sept 1908

Reginald, May El, Elsie and Emily. No ages given. Reginald a barrister, but they appear to be travelling 3rd class

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Re: May Holt (actress)/Abortionist?
« Reply #26 on: Friday 10 November 17 20:47 GMT (UK) »
To fill in a gap a little bit, Reginald joins a freemason lodge in great Yarmouth in 1885

Elsie is at an address in Paddington on electoral registers from 1918, with a fairly stable collection of individuals, although I can;t see immediately see an obvious connection between them. Emily Tyley joins in 1929, then she and Elsie are together at another address after that
Thanks! It certainly adds a bit more "colour" to the story. Elsie probably met Emily while in Australia. No idea what the nature of their relationship was.