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Finding out about change of name
« on: Monday 19 January 15 11:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi I wonder if anybody can help one of my relatives  who was born in 1897 for some reason changed her surname is there any way I can find out why she died in 1965. We do not know when she changed her surname.

She was born Winifred Cox in Chelsea London. And then changed her surname to Grant. She also had a child that she gave uo for adoption.

Thanks for any help ali  :)

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Re: Finding out about change of name
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 January 15 11:50 GMT (UK) »
To know cause of death you will have to buy the death cert.
Have you found her in 1911?
Did she still have the Cox name then?
Did she marry?
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Finding out about change of name
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 January 15 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Under English common law, a person may take a new surname, perfectly legally, without drawing up any formal record, provided that such action is not undertaken for the purpose of fraud of avoidance of obligation, etc.

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Re: Finding out about change of name
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 January 15 11:52 GMT (UK) »
To know cause of death you will have to buy the death cert.


I think the poster meant "changed her surname is there any way I can find out why; she died in 1965."

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Re: Finding out about change of name
« Reply #4 on: Monday 19 January 15 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Oh ok thanks for that maybe she changed her surname as that might of been the fathers surname of the child that she gave up .

Thanks Ali  ;)

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Re: Finding out about change of name
« Reply #5 on: Monday 19 January 15 11:58 GMT (UK) »
I mourn the death of the comma.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Finding out about change of name
« Reply #6 on: Monday 19 January 15 13:12 GMT (UK) »
All sorts of reasons why she may have changed her name. Two of the most common would be if her mother married/remarried and she took her stepfathers name, or if she was born before her parents marriage amd registered in her mothers maiden name but when they married used her fathers name.
Have you researched her background to see if either of these scenarios, or anything else similar, applies?
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Finding out about change of name
« Reply #7 on: Monday 19 January 15 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi there

Yes have got all parents info  even talked to my nan and no one in the family knows why at all very strange indeed.

Thanks  ;)