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Patricia Audrey Thorpe born 1940's
« on: Tuesday 14 November 17 10:11 GMT (UK) »
I’m searching for my birth mother Patricia Audrey Thorpe.  She was a performer on the variety circuit around Britain until 1957 when she became pregnant to a fellow performer.  She would have been about 17 at the time.  She was primarily a dancer.  If anyone has any information I’d be so grateful. 

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Re: Patricia Audrey Thorpe born 1940's
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 15:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ingvanye

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Re: Patricia Audrey Thorpe born 1940's
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 04:17 BST (UK) »
She's not living.  She committed suicide in 1974.  I'm looking for any other information on her. 


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Re: Patricia Audrey Thorpe born 1940's
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 05:30 BST (UK) »
On www.FreeBMD.org.uk. By searching with just “Patricia” in 1974
There are 3 Patricia Audrey deaths
One has a date of birth of 25 Feb 1940. The others are 1927 and 1930 dates of birth.

This gives you a surname.
Can use same data base to find a marriage that fits. I haven’t posted because it is likely the husband could be alive.

Purchase of the marriage cert would give you her father’s name.

a possible birth. March qtr 1940 (assuming her parents were not late registering her)

Thorpe    Patricia A   (mother’s maiden name Smith ) Manchester    8d   172      

If they were late there are these two in the June qtr

THORPE    Patricia A    MMN Keone    Essex S.W.    4a   595   
THORPE    Patricia A    MMN Thorpe    Tynemouth    10b   446

I think you could order all three at once specifying to the GRO that you only want them if the A stands for Audrey and father X according to what the marriage tells you.
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Re: Patricia Audrey Thorpe born 1940's
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 05:36 BST (UK) »
She's the birthday 25th February 1940, and she died May 6th 1974.  I have her parents' names - father Lawrence Mellentin died September 2nd 1940, and her mother Ethel (Penny) nee Oates died 1973. But I was hoping to find any family of her mother and her father. Patricia was an only child, and I think her mother was as well. 
But maybe I can trace Lawrence's brother and sister and find out what happened to them. 

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Re: Patricia Audrey Thorpe born 1940's
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 06:06 BST (UK) »
So, mother née OATES? 
But none of those possible births have MMN OATES

Was she not born in England?

Added.
Ah, Laurence MELLENTIN, not Laurence Mellentin THORPE
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Re: Patricia Audrey Thorpe born 1940's
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 06:10 BST (UK) »
Ethel Oates married Lawrence Mellentin and then he was KIA in 1940 after Patricia was born, then Ethel quickly married Edwin Albert Thorpe. So Patricia Mellentin was then changed to Patricia Thorpe. These are definite, I have the birth, death and marriage certificates. 

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Re: Patricia Audrey Thorpe born 1940's
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 06:14 BST (UK) »
So what does Ethel’s and Lawrence’s marriage cert tell you?  And who were the witnesses?

Which birth reg is Patricias?
Found it
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Re: Patricia Audrey Thorpe born 1940's
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 06:28 BST (UK) »
A tree on Ancestry has this death

MELLENTIN    John T    46    Wandsworth    5d   756
The tree indicates a wife, but she is private.

Possibly
Marriages Dec 1941   (>99%)
Mellentin    John T    Sadler    Wandsworth    1d   1056   

Probate with an address is on Ancestry for that death

Looks like just one child born 1946, who married in 1968
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