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Re: Searching for Birth mother - Goode/Grundy in Nottingham
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 07 November 19 23:58 GMT (UK) »
A correction to your family tree.  Albert Edward GRUNDY born 1912 and brother to Kathleen and Alwyn is still single in 1939 and living in Carlton, Nottinghamshire.  He could not have married in 1923.  The Albert GRUNDY who married Elsie DAVIS/DAVIES was born in 1900 and is with his wife and daughter in Alfreton in 1939.

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Re: Searching for Birth mother - Goode/Grundy in Nottingham
« Reply #28 on: Friday 08 November 19 08:37 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your interest and help with this. I am very grateful.

All the information I have is from my FIL.

He had originally asked for his adoption records from the Nottingham office but he was told that these records had been destroyed in a fire?? He then went on to ask a family member also interested in this side of the family and doing some research & another genealogist from a company if they could find out more information.

The following is from this gathered information.

Given the DNA match to a Henry Albert Goode and address of Beech Avenue, Nottingham - a guess was made that this Mary Parkin was/is his mother - Mary Grundy.

There was a William Arthur Grundy
Dec 12 1885
May 20 1954
and
Sarah Jane Grundy (born Alford/Halford)
Jan 7 1887
May 18 1945

Who lived almost opposite H A Goode & Leah Goode at Beech Avenue

It is thought that perhaps Mary Parkin/Goode had a illigetimate child from this part of the Grundy family and named herself as Grundy on his birth certificate to point towards the 'father' of her child - my FIL. Hence her name on his birth certificate not being her actual name.

We have looked for a Mary Grundy who could possibly be his mother everywhere but to no avail.

It is almost like she doesn't exist & perhaps she doesn't under that name.

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Re: Searching for Birth mother - Goode/Grundy in Nottingham
« Reply #29 on: Friday 08 November 19 08:52 GMT (UK) »
So if the assumptions are correct Mary had an affair with a married man.

Marriages Jun 1917   
Grundy    William A    Halford    Nottingham    7b   538   
Halford    Sarah J    Grundy    Nottingham    7b   538

Put herself down as Grundy as a pointer to the father of her child.  Parkin would be a pointer to her mother.

By the way do you know what Mary's second name is?  Begins with P.
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Re: Searching for Birth mother - Goode/Grundy in Nottingham
« Reply #30 on: Friday 08 November 19 09:08 GMT (UK) »
'He had originally asked for his adoption records from the Nottingham office but he was told that these records had been destroyed in a fire??'

Has he reapplied, just to check that they have definitely been destroyed.  (Or did the company genealogist check?)

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Re: Searching for Birth mother - Goode/Grundy in Nottingham
« Reply #31 on: Friday 08 November 19 09:50 GMT (UK) »
So if the assumptions are correct Mary had an affair with a married man.

Marriages Jun 1917   
Grundy    William A    Halford    Nottingham    7b   538   
Halford    Sarah J    Grundy    Nottingham    7b   538

Put herself down as Grundy as a pointer to the father of her child.  Parkin would be a pointer to her mother.

By the way do you know what Mary's second name is?  Begins with P.

Yes you're right, this is our assumption too! I think the P may be her original Parkin on birth cert? possibly when changed to Goode if that makes sense.

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Re: Searching for Birth mother - Goode/Grundy in Nottingham
« Reply #32 on: Friday 08 November 19 09:51 GMT (UK) »
'He had originally asked for his adoption records from the Nottingham office but he was told that these records had been destroyed in a fire??'

Has he reapplied, just to check that they have definitely been destroyed.  (Or did the company genealogist check?)

I don't think he has reapplied, I will ask. The company genealogist actually said that they can't continue any further! That is why I have taken up the research.


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Re: Searching for Birth mother - Goode/Grundy in Nottingham
« Reply #33 on: Friday 08 November 19 09:52 GMT (UK) »
I donít understand why the grandmother is on the birth certificate and why there is no Christian name

On my FIL birth cert his mother is named at Mary Grundy & her mother Parkin. No father listed.
He was born in 1949, Worksop


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Re: Searching for Birth mother - Goode/Grundy in Nottingham
« Reply #34 on: Friday 08 November 19 09:57 GMT (UK) »
No that doesn't make sense.

Mary was registered twice as Goode

Births Sep 1922 
Goode    Mary P    Parkin    Nottingham    7b   728    
Goode    Mary P    Parkin    Nottingham    7b   See S'28   

This suggests to me that you don't actually have Mary's birth certificate so cannot tell me what the P stands for.  It should be on her birth certificate.
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Re: Searching for Birth mother - Goode/Grundy in Nottingham
« Reply #35 on: Friday 08 November 19 09:59 GMT (UK) »
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The child was born in SQ 1948 Worksop.  Why do you think it is 1949?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire