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      KirstyGroom
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      Hi I’m currently researching the Ford Family in my tree – we don’t have much information about them but I’m currently trying to find more information about a Thomas Ford born 1856 (roughly) in Leeds and he married Mary Jane Mellor in 1889 – I have successfully traced him after he married Mary but haven’t been able to find anything before – so we have no siblings only his fathers name and occupation in 1889 (John Ford and he is a Horse Dealer).
      Any help/advice on what to do next or any of his descendants I would love to hear from as together they had 11 children; Leonard, Arthur, John Thomas, Fred, Harry, Herbert, Ernest, Nellie, Lily, Florence and Frank.
      Thank you
      Kirsty Groom

    • #40547
      janet LeBillon
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      Hello Kirsty

      There is a birth registered as Thomas Ford of Leeds Dec 1856 Vol 9B Page 350. According to GRO this appears to be an unmarried mother as there is no mother’s maiden name. However, through experience, I have found this is not always the case as I wasted the cost of a birth certificate to find that the mother was married and that the information on GRO was not fully correct. This has not been corrected since my complaint. If you think it is worth sending for this detail it might be that this would provide the mother’s name but be prepared for the father’s name to be missing.

    • #40554
      KirstyGroom
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      Hi, thanks for the advice – I have found that entry on freebmd – I thought it wasn’t until after 1901 that a mother’s maiden name was used on the entries?
      We have the fathers name as I have the wedding certificate – if we could just find his mothers name it would unlock that side of the family as I’m at a brick wall as I don’t know any family members to ask

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