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Re: nana's birth mother disappeared in 1901
« Reply #189 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 19:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much Mabel

Florence Gertrude Williams the boarding house keeper
Might be a relative of the Benjamin family
As could leticia Marks

I will try +look at the originals # ancestry #   just won't throw up my searches

Interesting that 1901 number 18 was empty ..that's the year that I can't find Charlotte .
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Re: nana's birth mother disappeared in 1901
« Reply #190 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 21:21 BST (UK) »
Update and another mystery

In 1939 Charlotte Benjamin b 21/4/1881 was a retired housekeeper
widowed

At 12 Dynham Road .

With 7 other women in the same household .all different surnames
Mostly domestics and housemaids .

It seems a bit strange to me
House 12 Dynham Rd
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Re: nana's birth mother disappeared in 1901
« Reply #191 on: Tuesday 28 April 20 21:36 BST (UK) »
Thanks cuz Ben it's nice to see what kind of house she lived in .

I did wonder if the American Journalist Amelia Abrahams had some family connection too.Charlotte and her son Eric age 13  came back from USA in1918 .
Apparently he was pleased to leave the strict Jewish school there.
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Re: nana's birth mother disappeared in 1901
« Reply #192 on: Friday 04 September 20 12:22 BST (UK) »
Am finally learning how to post photos
So thought I'd try and add photos of my nana & her birth father

She's on my new profile picture with my aunts and mother 1934

& ive had 3 goes reducing & uploading am beng helped by technical advisor but it may take a while

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Re: nana's birth mother disappeared in 1901
« Reply #193 on: Friday 04 September 20 12:37 BST (UK) »
The quality isnt good if I make it smaller
,1970 nana aged 70 ,,aunt Sylvia aged 37 ,, ,,myself age 11
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Re: nana's birth mother disappeared in 1901
« Reply #194 on: Saturday 31 October 20 10:28 GMT (UK) »
Update
Lottie had at least 4 great grandchildren 2 aer in their twenties in england
I have their names and some family photos now ...but none of Lottie

2 were older in their forties in USA I know their names but dont know what became of them ..their half uncle lost touch

There maybe another in France
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Re: nana's birth mother disappeared in 1901
« Reply #195 on: Monday 18 January 21 22:26 GMT (UK) »
Update and thanks to all for following .

Lotties story is being adapted into audio episodes for a book,radio series &  maybe film in future .

Based on fact but Lottie appears as a time traveller in her future . (My present )

Various film clips are on my Facebook pages

In 2018. I was interviewed in a BBC Shropshire radio program about the handcuff king Leo Selwyn and his partner Lottie Roberts/BOURNE.
And some of the rootschat research was referred to .

I still like the idea that this is the same lady as Lottie "Percey " in 1901
-+.my great grandmother Lottie Roberts making ends meet while her husband had a mental breakdown .

The audio book has been a long time in the making ; due to technical and living problems .
But with a bit of motivation ,a computer ,a  quiet retreat + an encouraging  radio presenter friend hopefully this is something that I can finally acheive during Covid 2021

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