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William Stewart Sneddon & Martha Scott(formerly Cochrane).

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Hi all.

My wife was adopted in 1964, and was born 1963 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Her birth name was Wilma Scott. (Both birth cert & adopted birth cert in my wife's possession), and she was born illegitimate.

Her parents were William Stewart(Stuart) Sneddon and Martha Scott(formerly Cochrane).

William Stewart Sneddon had two other children, William & Robert Sneddon.

These two boys were born before 1957, as their mother(no name) had died by 1956.

On the case history sheet(Warwick County Council), their religion was Church of Scotland.

William Stewart Sneddon was a postman on my wifes birth cert, and his G.P.O. number was 124.

At the time of birth, they were living at Springfield Road, Camp Hill, Nuneaton, and were in lodgings under threat of eviction there.

William & Robert were in temporary foster care in Whitehouse Crescent, Nuneaton, Warwickshire(Name and address of foster mother in my wifes possession).
These two boys were later living with Mrs.Scott & their father, at Paddiford Place, Stockingford, Nuneaton.

My wife had tried to track down her adoption records for a long time, and none were found under the name of SCOTT. But thanks to a tenacious researcher, found them under the name of SCORR**.(**Hand written, and mis-read).

My wife has registered with Identity & Passport Service in Southport, in the Adoption Contact Register.

I would also think, that they were both Scottish, and even William & Robert may have been as well.

So if anyone can help further with this, or if anyone comes across this while surfing the internet, and recognises names and addresses, my wife would like to try and find her birth parents or her half siblings.

I know this is a long shot, but stranger things have happened.

This has been a long battle for my wife, and I live in hope of some sort of pleasant closure for her.


Hubby, Steve.:)
 
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Hello Steve,

Had a look on A* for births before 1956 of Robert and William, but nothing really jumped out at me. (I was hoping to find two births in the same area.) So, I think you are right in your assumption that they were born in Scotland.

On Scotland's People, there are 57 Robert Seddon births and 49 William Seddon births between 1946 and 1956. :eek: Hm! Not very inspiring, eh? :(

Please give your dear wife my good wishes. I do hope somebody finds some positive results for her.

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Hi Steve
There's a marriage 1940 - early, but it was the only result for a William Stewart Sneddon marriage between 1940 - 1954 on SP to an Elizabeth Gwynn McKay at Calderhead Lanark 626/OB/0024 no image to view, just facility to order.

There were few enough Robert/William Seddons to view but maiden name isn't given so nothing to match up with - I have credits I'm happy to use if you think of how best to benefit but just now I can't seem to prove anything of use to you.
 

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As far as she knows, the two boys were aged about 7 & 10 years old, at about the time she was adopted. So the oldest would have been born about 1953.
Not a lot to go on in that respect, without a place of of birth.

If the possible marriage you found is correct, then we will have to find a death for Elizabeth Gwynn(McKay) Sneddon around 1955, somewhere in England or Scotland.

Where, how and what details would I need, to apply for that potential marriage if it comes to it. And could I do it online, as per English certs.


Steve.:)
 
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Don't want to build your hopes up Steve but she died in 1956. She was 36 years old. The image isn't easy to read but will be with patience - I was rushing to tell you! I'll copy it and e mail it to you.
 
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My turn to say well done, Josie :biggrin: I do hope Gill can find some siblings to trade notes with.
Where's Gibbo? She needs to know Steve's practising bowing and scraping to Princess -to-be Gill :2fun: :2fun:
 

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My turn to say well done, Josie :biggrin: I do hope Gill can find some siblings to trade notes with.
Where's Gibbo? She needs to know Steve's practising bowing and scraping to Princess -to-be Gill :2fun: :2fun:
Oh.....you've woken up from your nap then.>:D:2fun::2fun:

Does that make me a Prince among men, because I did marry her.;):2fun:
 
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Hello I don,t know if this is any help but I worked with a Stuart or Stewart Sneddon who lived in Locherbie or Gretna Green Scotland .This was in 1969 Peter Sulley
Hi Peter.

Thank you for your reply. Their maybe a link there somewhere, and I hope there is. So I'll have to research the name further. What sort of age would he have been in 1969.?

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We're all hoping for express delivery :biggrin:
Please let it be known that the stress of waiting gives Gill full scope to be incapable of doing anything but be waited on hand and foot - get the pinny on Steve and root out those rubber gloves :2fun::2fun: :2fun:
 

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We're all hoping for express delivery :biggrin:
Please let it be known that the stress of waiting gives Gill full scope to be incapable of doing anything but be waited on hand and foot - get the pinny on Steve and root out those rubber gloves :2fun::2fun: :2fun:
I do that already. :p:2fun:

I need to keep her sweet for the future, for when I'm sat in my bath chair, with my TARTAN rug, and sunning myself on top of the Cliffs of Moher.;):2fun:

I'd say....'Tea please dear'......just before she gives me a forward nudge.:2fun::2fun:
 

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