I have researched my family back to London an English Lord form the 1100s and looking for family. Not sure how to do this my grandmother last name was Dorgen and and married fances Petti from London back in the 1930s. Looking for relatives.
hi all my name is bill wiggins and i have traced back my family.my great grandfather married a mary ann wells,using a false name of john wiggins.his birth name was thomas king.his father was elijah king .1826 and came to london from rodborough gloucestershire.thomas king mother was emily sophia tubb. thomas king married in 1885,using the false name of john wiggins.can anyone shed lite.regards bill
I am trying to run my great great grandfather Jesse oliver wells back to where ever we came from. Mary Ann is a popular name to the wells family the same as John Henry my dad and William Harrison. If I run into anything I will let you know C.D.S.
I am looking for help in finding my grandmother's real parents.Her name is Daisy Ethel Archer.I found her in the 1891 england census,she is living with people by the name of Pritchards.She is classified as a nursech,she is one yr old.She was born in Holloway,London so it says in these 1891 census.Her marriage certificate says she did not know parents.In the 1901 england census she is at Barnardos.I am trying to find her on my own.Please can anyone out their give me any advice to what I should look into next.
Hi. Although I can help directly, it stuck me that Daisy's real mother may have been a single lady who was in prison at the time. Holloway womens prison opened in 1849:
Daisy's Mother may have given birth whilst in Prison at Hollway and I would expect the prison authorities would have made her mother give the child up for adoption. If she was a prisoner the child could have been born out of wedlock and the Mother (For fear of shaming the Father) refusing to name the man.
Whilst this may be of little of Consolation to your Grandmother, perhaps a research of Children born at Holloway Prison might give you a lead? Say 1889 -1890 to start.
If you "Google" Holloway Prison History" their are lots of links to research sites.