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help needed please regarding a Frances Dorothy Kemp born in Glasgow
« on: Friday 01 March 19 18:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi.  I haven't been on this site for years and am hoping someone can help in the Glasgow area.

The only information I have is regarding a Frances Dorothy Kemp born in Glasgow in 1917.  Apparently she went on to be adopted (I'm guessing as a baby).  She eventually moved to Davenport (I think) and eventually married a Percy Jenkin (date unknown). 

That is the only information I have unfortunately.  There are no adoption papers, birth certificate, no nothing. She never talked about her history to anyone. 

Can anyone please help me....?

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Re: help needed please
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 March 19 18:33 GMT (UK) »
Where is Davenport? I know one in Florida but have not very knowledgeable of any elsewhere.

Is Frances Dorothy Kemp her “adoptive” name? 
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Re: help needed please
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 March 19 18:38 GMT (UK) »
Frances D Kemp is on the 1939 register living in Plymouth Devon UK and is a domestic servant. She isn't married at this point but the surname Jenkin has been added so indicates a marriage from 1939 on.
The marriage was Sept 1/4 1940 to Charles F P Jenkin On FreeBMD


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« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 March 19 18:42 GMT (UK) »
You beat me to it Crisane ;D
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 March 19 18:47 GMT (UK) »
Marriage 2 July 1940, to Charles Frederick Percival Jenkin at St Marks, Ford, Davenport
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« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 March 19 18:50 GMT (UK) »
She died mar qtr 1987 Bromley Kent, the dob confirms the date on the 1939 register
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Re: help needed please
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 March 19 19:01 GMT (UK) »
Jc26red: Davenport is in Devon

Yes, Frances Dorothy Kemp is the only name we have for her.  Like I say, there is no evidence of any adoption papers, birth certificate - or of anything at all actually.

Thanks all for the marriage details. That sounds the right timing.

I don’t expect there’s any mention of exactly where she was a domestic servant?

It would be the icing on the cake if we could find any record of her adoption papers....

Thanks again to you all. Hope more info comes to

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Re: help needed please
« Reply #7 on: Friday 01 March 19 19:04 GMT (UK) »
Jc2red: her death at Bromley sounds spot on, as that was the  last address we knew of .

We’d be chuffed to bits if anyone can find any of her adoption records and whether she had any siblings......

Thanks so much

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Re: help needed please
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 March 19 19:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi. This has been posted on "Off-Topic" board which is for non FH subjects. When I'm trying to find again a FH thread I've previously read I ignore Off-Topic boards.
Would it be an idea to move it? Ask a moderator?
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