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Offline Zoejessicax

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« on: Wednesday 24 June 15 00:44 BST (UK) »
I'm looking for my Nan's uncle born (*)snowdon (not sure on spelling) later became (*) butler born in 1934 in County Durham. Adoptive mothers name was Bella Butler, he was adopted soon after birth as his mother (Ellen snowdon) died in child birth.

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Re: Adoption
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 09:06 BST (UK) »

Hello zoejessicax, and welcome to RootsChat!

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Re: Adoption
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 09:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Zoe

The name he was adopted into is fairly common, but if he stayed in the area there is a possible marriage in 1958 to a lady with a fairly unusual surname.

There are 3 possible children of this marriage who I can't name as they are living, but they were all born in Kent suggesting the family moved south.

You can find the name of the lady he married and the 3 children on

I have found a possibe date of birth and a possible addresss so if you can confirm his date of birth in a personal message to me, I can show you how to find where he might be living now. The information is in the public domain.

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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,