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Im trying to find my grandmothers birth certificate, my

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im trying to find my grandmothers birth certificate, my mothers mother
JA: The Genealogist will know what to do. Please tell me everything you can so the Genealogist can help you best.
Customer: my mothers name was eileen roslyn mcillroy. her mother was ethel mcillroy. I believe ethel mary was her first name and her fathers surname was collins. i think she was born in September 1904. she had 4 daughters mary eileen valerie and daphnie. for some time lived in sutton vallence in kent uk and then Aylesbury buckinghamshire she died i believe around 1981
JA: Is there anything else the Genealogist should be aware of?
Customer: theresc a possibility she was born in ireland, or had irish parents

Hello there,

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is***** will be researching your question today.

I live in Ireland


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hi Brendan. thank you
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I dont need to call, I have no further information than that ive already given. Ive tried to trace her on asncestry but cant get any more info. i can seer she married, but no birth record.My distant family once mentioned she had gypsy blood in her!
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
but happy to find out anything relating to her birth certificate if thats possible?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
happy to chat on phone if you need to once you find anything. Im at a dead end

Hello there,

Ignore the call

Eileen R birth

Births Dec 1937 (>99%)

McIllroy Eileen R Collins Dartford 2a1182

Looking for her mum and dad



Customer: replied 7 months ago.
eileen was my mother and i think it was 1937, she always said she was 8 when the war ended. looking for her mum
her dad was roland mcillroy, they married in the 1960s

Hello there,

I now know both their birth dates

See attached


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
thats them. he was an engineer

Hello there,

He was born in Dartford 1903, now to find his marriage to Ethel.


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
i think they married in 61or 63?

Rowland married twice

Name:Rowland F J McIlroy

Registration Date:Apr 1925
[May 1925]
[Jun 1925]

Registration Quarter:Apr-May-Jun

Registration district:Thanet

Inferred County:Kent

Spouse:Winifred M Moore

Volume Number:2a

Page Number:2552

Name:Rowland F J W McIlroy

Registration Date:Jul 1965
[Aug 1965]
[Sep 1965]

Registration Quarter:Jul-Aug-Sep

Registration district:Aylesbury

Inferred County:Buckinghamshire

Spouse:Ethel M Collins

Volume Number:6a

Page Number:1073


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
doesnt surprise me, there were some nasty stories of him in the family, most likely had a few secrets
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Her birth details are hard to find though, are you finding the same

Hello there

death record

Name:Ethel ***** *****-mcillroy

Death Age:76

Birth Date:23 Sep 1904

Registration Date:Apr 1981
[May 1981]
[Jun 1981]

Registration Quarter:Apr-May-Jun

Registration district:Tunbridge Wells

Inferred County:Kent



Customer: replied 7 months ago.
She was in Tunbridge Wells hospital when she died

Hello there,

I found her birth record

She was born as Mary Ethel

1911 she changed to Ethel Mary

Name:Mary Ethel Collins

Registration Year:1904

Registration Quarter:Oct-Nov-Dec

Registration district:Tenterden

Parishes for this Registration District:View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District

Inferred County:Kent



Name:Ethel Collins

Age in 1911:7

Estimated birth year:abt 1904

Relation to Head:Daughter


Birth Place:St Nicholas, Kent

Civil Parish:Woodchurch

Search Photos:Search for 'Woodchurch' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection



Street address:Harlackenden, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent

Registration district:Tenterden

Registration District Number:54

Sub-registration district:Tenterden

ED, institution, or vessel:23


Household Members:


***** *****32

Olive Collins29

Florence Collins8

Ethel Collins7

***** *****5

Harriet Collins1


Hello there,

I am sorry your Ethel was not born in Ireland.

Your G Grandparents were born in Kent

Her parents were

Marriages Dec 1902 (>99%)

Barton Olive W. Ashford 2a1844

Collins David Andrew W. Ashford 2a1844

Name:David Andrews Collins


Baptism Date:13 May 1877

Baptism Place:Orlestone, Kent, England

Father:***** *****

Mother:Amelia Ann

FHL Film Number(###) ###-####/p>

Reference ID:item 5 p 83

Name:Olive Barton

Registration Year:1882

Registration Quarter:Oct-Nov-Dec

Registration district:Tenterden

Parishes for this Registration District:View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District

Inferred County:Kent



Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Oh that's great you found it though. Thank you

Hello there,

Your G Grandfather 1881

His father William was also born in Kent

Name:David A. Collins


Estimated birth year:abt 1877

Relationship to Head:Son

Father:***** *****

Mother:***** *****


Where born:Orlestone, Kent, England

Civil Parish:Ruckinge



Street address:Cottage

Employment status:

View image


Registration district:East Ashford

ED, institution, or vessel:5




Page Number:11

Household Members:


***** *****47

***** *****44

***** *****13

Benjamin T. Collins12

Edward G. Collins8

Elizabeth A. Collins7

David A. Collins4

Susanah H. Collins2


Hello there,

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Thank you


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Certainly Brendan. Thank you. Is there a way to engage you direct. I could get you to add all the info to my family tree on ancestry. I think I may have some of it wrong

Hello there,

We are not allowed talk directly.

JA would lose money

Any more questions come back to me, just say question for Brendan

Thank you


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What about finding out if someone has children. Living

Hello there,

This forum is watched by a moderator.

We are only allowed answer one question at a time.

I can locate living people if I have a rough birth date. and where they may be living.

I am a senior researcher on the "Heir Hunters" program on BBC


Brendan Joseph and other Genealogy Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok so I can go back and ask another question, can I ask for you to do it

Hello there,

Close off the first question by rating.

Then you have to ask a new question


Hello there,

Thank you very much for your kind rating and very generous bonus