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Offline gilesc

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May E Ballard
« on: Sunday 28 January 18 15:13 GMT (UK) »
Dear all,
May E Ballard is my paternal grandmother.
I can't find ANY birth, marriage or death registrations for her apart from the Census. See below.
On my father's birth certificate Mary/May goes by the name of Burdett which fits in with the 1911 census. My father was later adopted. From oral family histories I was told he was adopted privately via a Catholic adoption organisation. I have spoken to the agency and they can find no trace for me.
This is what I do have,
Birth
abt 1882 Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
3 Sources
1882

(AGE)

EDIT
Residence
1891 49 Radnor St, Chelsea, London, England
Relation to Head: Daughter

1 Source
1891

9

Residence
1901 Chelsea, London, England
Relation to Head of House: Daughter

1 Source
1901

19

Residence
02 Apr 1911 139 Elm Park Mansions, Chelsea, London, England
Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: House Keeper

1 Source

The first census she appears in does say she was born in Bournemouth, the later ones state she lived in London. Her Ballard family came from the  Portsmouth/Portsea areas so it does make sense she was born in Hamapshire.

I do know that in the past women who were not married but pregnant did describe themselves as widows. I have searched all marriage records between 1901 ( when May was single) up until 1911( when she is a widow).

If anyone can help I would be so grateful. At the moment I feel I'm chasing a will o the wisp person.
Kind regards
Carolyn

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Re: May E Ballard
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 January 18 15:23 GMT (UK) »
You say she is 'daughter' on census - who are her parents
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Re: May E Ballard
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 28 January 18 15:25 GMT (UK) »
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On my father's birth certificate Mary/May goes by the name of Burdett which fits in with the 1911 census.

So does that say Burdett with maiden name Ballard?
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Re: May E Ballard
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 28 January 18 15:27 GMT (UK) »
BALLARD, MARY  ELLEN ELIZA    mmn EVANS     
1882  June Quarter
CHRISTCHURCH, HANTS  Volume 02B  Page 665   
 
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Re: May E Ballard
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 28 January 18 15:43 GMT (UK) »
BALLARD, MARY  ELLEN ELIZA    mmn EVANS     
1882  June Quarter
CHRISTCHURCH, HANTS  Volume 02B  Page 665

Well done, that's her as it also fits with the youngest daughter from the 1901

BALLARD, KATE  SARAH      mmn EVANS     
1891  J Quarter  CHELSEA 
Volume 01A  Page 396   Order
 
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Re: May E Ballard
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 28 January 18 15:44 GMT (UK) »
George John Ballard, Mar Qtr 1879, Haverfordwest, 11a 897 - mother's maiden name Evans

George J ballard, age 12, born Haverfordwest is on the 1891 Census
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian - Price
Abergwynfi - Han(d)ford
Pontardawe - Lewis.

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Re: May E Ballard
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 28 January 18 15:48 GMT (UK) »
gilesc,  what information made you take the jump from Burdet to Ballard  :-\
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Re: May E Ballard
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 28 January 18 15:50 GMT (UK) »
gilesc,  what information made you take the jump from Burdet to Ballard  :-\

That's what I was wondering earlier - we need to know exactly what it says on her son's birth certificate.
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Re: May E Ballard
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 January 18 15:58 GMT (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=426414.msg2913723#msg2913723

I have just got a copy of my father's birth certificate.
He was born on 5th May 1911 at 139 Elm Park Mansions Chelsea.
His mother's name on cert is Mary Burdett of no occupation, father is unknown.
Mary does not appear on the 1911 census and her name is the only info I have.
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