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From: "Roisin" <>
Subject: RE: Tracing the natural parents of an 'adopted' child pre 1927.
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 10:02:12 +0100
You obviously are a member of SFHG, so have you thought of looking on the
'members Interest' page - there are quite a few people tracing the surname
Good luck with your search
I have just helped a friend find her birth mother but luckily it was post
1927 so it was relatively easier - even so it took 1 1/2 years
Sent: 06 May 2006 15:11
Subject: Tracing the natural parents of an 'adopted' child pre 1927.
I wonder if any of the members could help me or give me any advice in my
search for my mother's (now deceased) natural mother.
My mothers first name I believe was Margery and when she got married this
was on her marriage certificate I have some cards all sent to Florence
referring to my mother as baby 'M' and she always signed the cards M.S. The
records I have found of her early years are when she started school at
of E. and the school she attended in Eltham, London.
The Stace family changed her name to Kathleen Margery Stace.
I understand that it is very difficult to trace natural parents since
formal/legal adoption didn't take place until 1927.
David and Florence Stace "adoped" her as baby in 1909. David Stace was
at Chiddingly in 1867. Died at Dartford, Kent in 1944. He married Florence
Amelia Vaughan in April 1894 at Bexhill and died in 1933 at Lewisham,
They had two sons Herbert (killed in the Great War 1916) and Harold who
married Agnes May Braxton circa 1933 and they both died in Broadstairs,
Oct.1973. Neither son had any children.
David and Florence left Five Ash Down to live in Eltham London circa 1916
where he worked at the Royal Arsenal Woolwich.
My only hope is to trace a descendant of David or Florence who may have had
some information passed on to them.
Thanking you in anticipation,