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The Common Room / Re: Death Cert
« on: Yesterday at 10:35 »
I have been in touch with Essex Records office and they cannot open the Asylum records and advised me to write to Hospital Records at Basildon , l have done this twice and put in SAE but no reply when l did phone they said because of covid they are very busy and will get to the letter eventually that was in Feb so not holding out a lot of hope but will see what the death sert has to say and maybe take it from there. It does seem strange that we will be looking forward to going to Dorothy's grave or resting place but once again it closure for my cousin and l also hope that the family l think is Dorothy's is correct and maybe Irene will meet someone who knew her mother. I also realise how wicked her stepmother was for telling her that her mother was dead when she was about 8/9 but as a child myself l did not like the woman i am 6 years older than Irene. Fingers crossed all will be well in the end.

The Common Room / Re: Death Cert
« on: Sunday 15 May 22 13:29 BST (UK)  »
Thank you all for your replies most l already have but Monical thankyou that is the birth l have but most of all that death really does look like to right one d.o.b and age wished l had asked you before would have saved a lot of time and money sending for cert today , l just want to give Irene some closure.
Thank you so much will let you know if you have cracked it.


Family History Beginners Board / Dorothy May Travi nee Holland
« on: Friday 13 May 22 14:36 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone, l have already asked questions on this lady but cannot find it , so here is another question. I think l have found the family of Dorothy May Travi but nothing set in stone but the main thing is l cannot find her death cert. we think she died between 1960 when admitted to Asylum and 1978 when her husband new marriage as a widower. We were told she committed suicide and buried in Finchingfield Essex. I have requested most of these years now from GRO as those years not on line but found nothing so my real question is could she have been registered under a different name as she was cut off completely by her husband once committed and does the rule still stand that as a suicide is not buried in church yard.

Thank you

The Common Room / Re: Death Cert
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 15:04 BST (UK)  »
Just a little update Henry was in the forces so maybe thats why he is not there on Sept .

The Common Room / Re: Death Cert
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 15:02 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for all your replies , he was married to E. Clench before Dolly and will check M. Cert to Lilly
I have fully researched the Travi Family so most of the names you are bringing up are all accounted for. i have done DNA when searching for Travi family may have to ask Irene to take one lets see how the search goes , l will keep you informed if we have a breakthrough.


The Common Room / Re: Death Cert
« on: Wednesday 01 September 21 19:47 BST (UK)  »
l am afraid that is all the information l have and what lrene had been told by her step mother, if the story about the baby was true l think it was still born or miscarriage as there was never another baby in the family, l could not find a birth for Dorothy so searched for Holland with mothers maiden name Holland thinking she may have been illegitimate, only one for  1924  l have sent for this cert. l have searched under Holland and Travi and would her father be that wicked to say her birth mother had died. As you realise being in an asylum in the 60s would have not been spoken about but l do remember my mother saying she wondered how Dolly was but at the time nothing was done about it

The Common Room / Death Cert
« on: Wednesday 01 September 21 16:40 BST (UK)  »
Hi, its been a very long time since l was on here but because of roots l found my ancestors in Italy and have connected with their decendents so here is another one l need your help on.

Recently l met up with a cousin that l have not seen in over 40 years and she said she would like to know exactly what happened to her birth mother so this is the story.

My aunt Dorothy May Holland married my uncle Henry George Travi in 1948 in Southend on Sea Essex, my cousin) was born 1957 and the story goes that a couple of years later my aunt had another baby and was ill (today would be post natal depression) sadley she was put into Runwell Mental Hospital and my uncle set up home with another lady until 1978 when they married and told my cousin her mother had committed suicide and was buried in Finchingfield Essex but we cannot find any death and medical records are destroyed after 20 years. Sadley my cousin had an unhappy childhood with her step mother and would like closure. Can anybody out there help me . We are waiting to be able to visit finchingfield to see the church there and hopefully see a record of her death.

Thankyou Sandra.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Printers
« on: Friday 10 August 18 14:11 BST (UK)  »
Thankyou for all your replies will be trying to locate printer from them.


Family History Beginners Board / Printers
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 14:35 BST (UK)  »
Hi can anyone help, some years ago when l first started l had a printer that was on a continuous  roll
of paper when l moved abroad sadly this was left behind, l am not sure what it was or its name but it was great to print off the family tree, l would like to print off my trees but not on A4 and try and stick together, can anyone tell me where l could find one of the other printers or what they are called.
ever hopefull


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