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Maintenance-birth quandary

Discussion in 'Illegitimacy' started by Ma-dotcom, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    A question out of 'left field' in the US vernacular, also very hard to put into a sensible sentence or query as my current state of awkwardity is messing with my deeper thought & probing processes.

    If a person is being paid maintenance money for a child by a person not her husband, is there anyway to tell when that child was born?

    A notice appeared of the child's father being £6 in arrears & ordered to catch up & continue payments of 10 shillings per week in 1924.

    Did payment stop at child's age of 16 or upon woman's marriage in those times?

    Still obsessing over missing person & grasping at all straws & twigs. Hoping child's birth will help to find the mother.
    Only found one newspaper mention on FMP & this morning Ancestry is telling me all pages are Temporarily unavailable.

    I do hope this has come over sensibly.
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Perfectly sensible Wendy. :)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Jan, thank you.
    Certainly some-lots- of very interesting reading there. I can only handle a little at a time just now in comfort, have been leaving my machine run idle most of the afternoon, before sense kicked & I had to go prep dinner anyway.
    I must admit I didn't think of the recent war times when such things happened quite often-sadly, tho' I haven't found any mention of said father in military mode.
    This is all just a probable case as the area , & the woman's name fit what I'm looking for in that her parents went to live in same area.
    Any one with a curious bent can may-hap find her in Banstead in the 'Mirror of 15 Aug. 1924. Her name I won't mention again in-case she is not the Lady I seek.
     
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    Well, I found the article Wendy and have searched high and low for the original affiliation order in a newspaper, but with no luck. Charles had to have been given the order at least 12 weeks before as he was £6 in arrears at 10s per week, however we don't know how long he may have been paying the maintainance before he stopped......it could have been years :(
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Ann thank you so much, I only have access via FMP- not always a success or maybe it's just me. They may have had an agreement between themselves which became a bit stale when times became tough.

    Working on the woman's birth of 1897 a birth may have been from 1916 onwards. I am not sure when my lady may have moved to that area. I had searched London electorals for a time but after a while they proved to have another person also in house which I have not found in BMDs or another initial of which I have no knowledge.

    This may be just the one who makes me tuck in my files & ignores ....oh, I hope not. Another Rose in the family was found as Rosina after a long haul.
     
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    Where was Rosina born Wendy?
     
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    She was born in Bermondsey Anne, reg'd St. Olave Southwark. Pts moved to Camberwell,- Sidcup area later then Epsom as did two other sisters.

    The child's father apparently married in Dec.1/4 1925 so either they were both working & bringing in good money or the child was of age not to receive maintenance.
     
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    .....or Rosina married and her husband was able to maintain the child - or the child died :(

    I'll have another rootle, but I don't think I'll find anything.
     
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    ..Or the mother. :( I just cannot find a death for her from 1911 onward which made this item look promising.
    I'm just redoing electorals in Epsom areas pts moved therein 1935ish. One sister & here hubby there also. Most Rosinas have a 2nd initial which I'd never seen her with before, not on reg'n & no Baptism found.

    thanks you so much Anne for looking.

    ps. I looked into deaths in Epsom-none matched the children born to the right name from 1913 -1923. Of course she may have moved away.
     
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