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Board Name: England (Adoption Related)
Ian Bond Taunton, Somerset, UK Sep 17, 2002
I am trying to trace any members of my original birth family. I was born in Bath on 26th October 1949. I was registered as ANTHONY JOSEPH-MCGRATH. My birth mother gave her name as VALERIE JEAN JOSEPH-MCGRATH otherwise CLEMENTS formerly TUDBALL. Investigation has revealed that she was born VALERIE JEAN TUDBALL in 1930 at Bristol. She married GEORGE ARTHUR CLEMENTS of 97 Eden Grove, Bristol early in 1947 but they separated soon afterwards. She gave birth to a boy VALENTINE DAVID CLEMENTS in August 1947. At the time adoption papers were being prepared for me VALERIE was living at 19 Upper Camden Place, Bath, VALENTINE was in the care of his maternal grandparents at 27a Upper Gloucester Road, Bristol, although he was at that time in Southmead Hospital. VALENTINE died at the age of 3 in 1950. No fathers name is given on the birth certificate although the adoption papers indicate that VALERIE was still married to GEORGE CLEMENTS but that my father may have been called ROBERT JOSEPH-MCGRATH. VALERIE remarried in 1953 WILLIAM R WALKER. It appears that they may have had three children between 1953 and 1959, JAMES, LOUISE and STEPHEN and possibly moved around the country fairly frequently (possibly WILLIAM was in the forces) as there seem to be entries in Manchester and Luton. Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
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