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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #9 on: Friday 17 March 17 19:51 GMT (UK) »
The abode of Samuel George Relf (who died at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton on 27.10.1931) was 6 Eshton Rd, Eastbourne - so not an obvious match with Samuel & Sarah Relf of Brighton.
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #10 on: Friday 17 March 17 20:15 GMT (UK) »
They seem to have registered Dorothy's sister's birth, but I can't find Dorothy at all!

ADAMS, AGNES  BERTHA GEORGINA    mother maiden name WHITE     
1893  March Quarter 
HIGHWORTH 
Volume 05A  Page 26
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #11 on: Friday 17 March 17 21:31 GMT (UK) »
She was the daughter of Walter Adams 1856-1919 and Sarah Elizabeth White 1882-1941
Her mother left a will.
Adams Sarah Elizabeth of 32 Cheltenham street Swindon Wiltshire widow died 25 February 1941
Probate Llandudno 27 June (1941) to Walter William Adams and Frederick Stuart Adams

If you can, it might be worthwhile getting hold of a copy and seeing if daughter Dorothy gets a mention
John


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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #12 on: Friday 17 March 17 21:46 GMT (UK) »
If they were still in Wiltshire, I wonder why Dorothy returned to Brighton - she can't have had any memories of the town, as they left when she was about a couple of years old?
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 18 March 17 10:03 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your diligent research. I must admit it does seem strange that she married in Brighton and was 34 at that time but we never know how these things work out. As I can find no other marriage or death for her, I don't know what else to think?
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 18 March 17 13:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

[ Walter Adams 1856-1919 and Sarah Elizabeth White 1882-1941; )  Perhaps you meant 1862?

Have you eliminated the following: 

Dorothy was born before the marriage and was registered under her mother's name. 
Dorothy died before marriage with death recorded as Dorothy Adams.

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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 18 March 17 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Sarah was born 2 Jun 1862 and she married Walter Adams Q4 1881 Eastbourne, so Dorothy was born well after their marriage.
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 18 March 17 14:03 GMT (UK) »
I've searched under all the combinations I can think of, including just using first names. I wonder if they moved from Brighton to Wiltshire just after her birth and they forgot she hadn't been registered? They appear to have registered all the other children, including her older brother Walter who was born in Eastbourne. 
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Re: Dorothy Sarah Jane nee Adams Relf bc1889 Patcham
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 18 March 17 15:31 GMT (UK) »


So it's pretty well established that for some unknown reason Dorothy's birth was never registered.

That leaves the missing death record.  Seems like the only stone left unturned is her mother's will which might have some clues - if not answers. 

Good luck!

Jann