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Re: Doriscourt Nursing Home Whalley Range
« Reply #90 on: Friday 25 May 18 00:30 BST (UK) »
Those photos look like a younger version of your original photo of Mary Walsh.

I'm a bit confused as to who the man is with Mary Walsh is that your father in law?  I think the man, Mary Walsh and the child all have a likeness.  Could the man and Mary be brother and sister and perhaps Owen a child of Mary's or a nephew.  He seems very comfortable with all the adults, as if he's very close to them.

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Re: Doriscourt Nursing Home Whalley Range
« Reply #91 on: Friday 25 May 18 20:54 BST (UK) »
LizzieW Yes the man is my Father-in-Law and I don't think he was related to Mary at all. The only link with Mary Walsh is that my Mother-in-Law used to work for Mary and then adopted one of the babies - my husband. Unfortunately my Father-in-Law died when my husband was 7. We have no idea who Owen is.

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Re: Doriscourt Nursing Home Whalley Range
« Reply #92 on: Tuesday 16 October 18 15:07 BST (UK) »
My mum had a boy at Doris Court but has no birth cert or adoption cert for him. Anyone any idea how I could find out anything about him?  He was born in 1961 and her name was Norma Ridgeway.

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Re: Doriscourt Nursing Home Whalley Range
« Reply #93 on: Tuesday 16 October 18 15:42 BST (UK) »
Was Ridgeway your mum's maiden name?  If so, there is no birth registered for a baby born to a mother called Ridgeway between 1955 and 1965 in the correct area, unless she registered the baby with a different surname.  I had a baby at Doriscourt whilst unmarried and the birth is clearly shown on FreeBMD, so I know if the baby was born at Doriscourt it would have been registered there, as the registrar came to the nursing home to register all babies (not just the ones of unmarried mums).

In any case, even if you get the birth certificate it will only show that the baby was adopted and there is nothing you can do, apart from your mum registering her interest with the Adoption Contact Register www.gov.uk/adoption-records/the-adoption-contact-register  and hope that the child has also registered.  Mums cannot find adopted children, only the adopted children can find their mums.

Unless, of course, you try a programme like Long Lost Family and see if they can help.

ps.  I haven't got my daughter's birth certificate, but I could get it if I wanted to as I can see the reference on FreeBMD.  I know my daughter got her birth certificate so she could trace me, which she did about 12 years ago.

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Re: Doriscourt Nursing Home Whalley Range
« Reply #94 on: Monday 22 October 18 14:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Lizzie. Thank you for answering my question. Where did you look to check the surname?  She could have also registered under Whalley (her married name - but baby wasnít his.) Or Singleton. Who I suspect the baby was fathered by?
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Was Ridgeway your mum's maiden name?  If so, there is no birth registered for a baby born to a mother called Ridgeway between 1955 and 1965 in the correct area, unless she registered the baby with a different surname.  I had a baby at Doriscourt whilst unmarried and the birth is clearly shown on FreeBMD, so I know if the baby was born at Doriscourt it would have been registered there, as the registrar came to the nursing home to register all babies (not just the ones of unmarried mums).

In any case, even if you get the birth certificate it will only show that the baby was adopted and there is nothing you can do, apart from your mum registering her interest with the Adoption Contact Register www.gov.uk/adoption-records/the-adoption-contact-register  and hope that the child has also registered.  Mums cannot find adopted children, only the adopted children can find their mums.

Unless, of course, you try a programme like Long Lost Family and see if they can help.

ps.  I haven't got my daughter's birth certificate, but I could get it if I wanted to as I can see the reference on FreeBMD.  I know my daughter got her birth certificate so she could trace me, which she did about 12 years ago.

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Re: Doriscourt Nursing Home Whalley Range
« Reply #95 on: Monday 22 October 18 15:50 BST (UK) »
I looked on FreeBMD, which as the name implies is free to search - www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl   Just click on births, put in the name Whalley, mother's surname Ridgeway and under District click on Manchester (from 1939), leave Counties as All Counties.

There is a Robert Whalley, mother's surname Ridgway registered Apr-Jun quarter 1961, reference Manchester, vol 10e page 127.  If you want to buy the certificate you need to go to
www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp and follow the instructions.  If you are not registered with GRO you will need to register, free to register, certificate will cost you £9.25. 

Of course, you don't need all that information to find a birth, marriage or death, just put in what you know, which is usually just a name and dates.  If that is not the right child, just do a search with every combination of names you've given me.


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Re: Doriscourt Nursing Home Whalley Range
« Reply #96 on: Monday 22 October 18 16:18 BST (UK) »
Oh my word Lizzie. Thank you. The name Singleton that I gave you is my dad (who Iím pretty sure is babyís dad) Was called Robert!

Iíll do some more investigating
Many thanks Erika xxx

I looked on FreeBMD, which as the name implies is free to search - www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl   Just click on births, put in the name Whalley, mother's surname Ridgeway and under District click on Manchester (from 1939), leave Counties as All Counties.

There is a Robert Whalley, mother's surname Ridgway registered Apr-Jun quarter 1961, reference Manchester, vol 10e page 127.  If you want to buy the certificate you need to go to
www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp and follow the instructions.  If you are not registered with GRO you will need to register, free to register, certificate will cost you £9.25. 

Of course, you don't need all that information to find a birth, marriage or death, just put in what you know, which is usually just a name and dates.  If that is not the right child, just do a search with every combination of names you've given me.