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My grandad was adopted or informally fostered as far as I

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My grandad was adopted or informally fostered as far as I know. Is there a way for me to get his true birth 're less and access to his true parents? Be!is are his detailsWilfred Alan Matthews 25/11/1902 -15/2/1969 - born East Ham, Essex
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According to his marriage certificate his father was George

Please see attached

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Wilfred 1911 census

Name

Wilfred Allan Matthews

Age in 1911

9

Estimated Birth Year

abt 1902

Relation to Head

Son

Gender

Male

Birth Place

East Ham, Essex, England

Civil parish

Sanderstead

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Sanderstead, Surrey, England

County/Island

Surrey

Country

England

Street Address

4 Purley Park View, Riddlesdown Rd, Purley

Occupation

School

Registration district

Croydon

Registration District Number

39

Sub-registration district

Coulsdon

ED, institution, or vessel

8

Household schedule number

127

Piece

3279

Household Members

NameAge

NameGeorge Matthews

Age37

Name Wilfred Allan Matthews

Age9

NameHelena Amy Matthews

Age8

NameJohn George Matthews

Age8

NameLucy Elizabeth Perkins

Age40

Brendan

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George's wife was

Amy Selina Hutson

Birth ABT 1878 • Croydon, Surrey, England

Death JULY 1906 • Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom

I think Amy was his mum

Brendan

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi Brendan, thanks. So do you think the adoption idea is a family myth after all? I mean if Wilfred wasn’t to know he was adopted he would declare George as his father etc without a second thought, and isn’t the idea of adoption a whole new identity in the first place? I’ve seen these records too but I wonder if there is a way to verify if the records are referring to adoption ID or his true ID.

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Adoption only became legal in England 1925

Prior to that there was fostering or inter family arrangements.

If George was fostering Wilfred, I think he would have stopped 1906 when his wife died.

It must gave been a close inter family arrangement.

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