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Illegitimate Child of 1920
« on: Monday 04 December 17 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi there i have just found out my grandmother had a child out of marriage 1920ish but gave up for adoption aged 3 but cannot find any birth records any clues where to start. Child wad called Ruth grandmothers maiden name was Bibby. My grandmother was in a orphanage in Norwood till she went into service presumably aged 14-16. Help !


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Re: Illegitimate Child of 1920
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 December 17 13:14 GMT (UK) »
FreeBMD isn't showing any Ruth Bibby, with a mother's maiden name of Bibby? (I looked at 1917 to 1930)

Was she born as a Ruth Bibby, or was that her adopted name?
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Re: Illegitimate Child of 1920
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 December 17 13:23 GMT (UK) »
I think she was a bibby as i presume father was unknown, apparently she was a teenager when she had the child my grandmother was also in a orphanage don't know if she was taken advantage of in the orphanage or whether something else happened. All rather sketchy. Would my grandmother have to register the birth in her name ? Would i be able to get adoption details ?

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Re: Illegitimate Child of 1920
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 December 17 13:31 GMT (UK) »
Official adoption didn't begin until 1927, so they may not be any records. Before that it was usually informal or arranged through the church.
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Re: Illegitimate Child of 1920
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 December 17 13:36 GMT (UK) »
At that time Norwood came under Lambeth, so if she stayed in the same area, the only child born there was male.

Births Dec 1929   
Bibby    Robert E A    Bibby   
Lambeth    1d   327
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