I was wondering if anyone had come across where to enquire/find the records for the House of Compassion, Pimlico around 1910/1911? The actual address was 61/63 Sutherland Street, St. George Hanover Square, London and was a home for unmarried mothers run by a charity. The 1911 census shows the residents and children at the time at the home and I can see baptisms of some of those residents/children living there at that time but these records don't answer my little mystery!
Also has anyone heard if it was not uncommon for an unmarried mother around that time to take the opportunity to baptise themselves under a new christian name in order to have a fresh start?
Hello my late uncle joined raf voluntary reserve in 1937 was based at raf preston in 1940 and raf Halton from 1943 to April 1945 .he rose rapidly using admin and language skills nb German and Polish from pilot officer to squadron leader and working in disarmament group got himself posted to raf detmold near Bielefeld and the hellish Belsen camp helping out on Jewish survivor resettlement .he was a religious Jew himself. Does this ring a bell with anyone. I have his forces no. 77838 but not his record . The internet is patchy and books on raf history have no jewish references
I just bought a painting, and the artist's name is T. Bilbow. It appears to be a 19th century painting. The back of the frame says, "Made in Italy". I am looking for anyone who might know who the artist is.
I'm looking for relatives of and information about Patrick Joseph Queally. He was born in County Clare, Ireland. Not positive on the parish, possibly Inagh. Born about 1917, died in 1970. His parents are believed to be Patrick Joseph Queally and Mary Ann (unknown maiden name.) Been told he had family members by the name of Mora and Theresa. My mom and I are helping my ex-boyfriend's mom who never knew her father because he died just before she was born. Her mother never spoke of her father. The information I have is from one of her older sisters. Her father, Patrick Joseph Queally moved to the Tring, Hertfordshire area in England at some point in his life, not sure of the year. My ex-boyfriend's mom is now living here in the states. She said that there was a place, which she believes to be the house name, it's called Feighnamungy. My mom and I have worked in genealogy together before, but mostly here in America and over in Poland, and it seems that Ireland seems to be more difficult, and especially with the small amount of information that we have. Unfortunately this is all the information I have on him. Any further information would be greatly appreciated.
I was born in January 1945 at the Simpson Memorial Hospital in Edinburgh. My Mother was Violet Christina Connors, a leading aircrafts woman at Dalcross in Ayrshire during WW2, who gave me the name Bruce Connors. I was then adopted a couple of months later and my name was changed to Victor Alexander Wilson.
My Mother had a Sister named Jean Connors, and her parents were Francis Connors and Mary Cormack. I believe my parents were both in other relationships at the time. My Mother later had a family and I am in touch with a half Brother. However, no one left alive knows who my Father was.
I have assumed that my Father must have also been posted at Dalcross at this time and my half Brother has visited Kew and obtained a list of names who were posted at Dalross during the war. However, I currently have no way of narrowing the list down.
If anyone has any further information or suggestions, I would be very grateful to hear from you.