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Offline david standley

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Birth registrations HELP REQUEST
« on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:41 BST (UK) »
Has anyone any idea how to solve this puzzle? I am trying to help a friend identify her grandmother. The lady was very coy about her identity and even the information on her marriage certificate is inaccurate!
The best that we have to go on is that she was called Mabel or Mabel Claire or Mabel something. We dont have her surname and her father's name was possibly John although that is unreliable!

She consistently gave her birthday as 9 August 1878.

Does anyone know of any way of interrogating the online births databases for an exact date of birth. My first pass showed over 900 Mabels born in that quarter!

Any idea would be welcome short of trying to eliminate each of the 900 one by one.

Thanks
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Re: Birth registrations HELP REQUEST
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:45 BST (UK) »
FreeBMD is compiled from the quarterly returns to the GRO.
Exact dates are only found on the individual certificates.

What surname does she use at marriage?
Who does she name as her father? (Yes, I realise the name may be fictitious!)

What censuses have you found her on?
Is she on the 1939 National Register?
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Birth registrations HELP REQUEST
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:45 BST (UK) »
Marriage ? Spouseís name
https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

Births of any children? Motherís maiden name.
https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp

If she was alive in 1939, her birthdate may be confirmed on the register., then look in area of marriage or residence.
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Re: Birth registrations HELP REQUEST
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:46 BST (UK) »
The 1939 Register shows five Mabels with the birth date 9 August 1878

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Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Birth registrations HELP REQUEST
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:48 BST (UK) »
Including a Mabel C, do you know what area she was born in or where she lived ?

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Sinnock/Sinnicks...Brighton,Greenwich.
Clements,Coles,Mc Donagh,Rock

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Re: Birth registrations HELP REQUEST
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:50 BST (UK) »
There is a marriage
Mabel Claire to Francis E Grundy 1902

Could that be her?
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:51 BST (UK) »
That sounds good, there is a probable son on the 1939 register which would fit with that.

Cathy
Sinnock/Sinnicks...Brighton,Greenwich.
Clements,Coles,Mc Donagh,Rock

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Re: Birth registrations HELP REQUEST
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:56 BST (UK) »
GRUNDY, FRANCIS       RIGBY 
GRO Reference: 1916  J Quarter in BOLTON  Volume 08C  Page 567


Ah,

GRUNDY, FRANCIS  ESTLIN CHRISTOPHER    CLAIRE 
GRO Reference: 1917  M Quarter in ST. PANCRAS  Volume 01B  Page 71
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Birth registrations HELP REQUEST
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:59 BST (UK) »
Yes she is Mabel Claire Grundy. She was married under the name of Mabel (surname) Claire giving her father's name as John, a gentleman. She used Claire as the surname for her childrens' births. She told her family that her father came from Warwickshire and was killed in a hunting accident. She gives Leamington as her birthpalce in the 1901 and 1911 census returns.
As far as anyone can tell - and several people besides me have looked. None of the 'facts' which she supplied bears scrutiny!