Ruth Meloche wrote:
Hoping someone can help me. I have a birth certificate for a
Whitford Greenway born Sept. 24, 1854, St. Sidwell, Co. of Exeter. His
mother's name is listed as Ann Greenway, under the father's name it says
William Whitford. Does this mean that the father's last name was Whitford?
It shows the mother's address as Holloway Street, Exeter. Any help with this
or any information on this family would be appreciated.
William the son was the illegitimate child of Ann GREENWAY and William
WHITFORD. William the father appears to have acknowledged the child
as his as fathers weren't named unless they (a) acknowledged the child
as theirs and (b) went to register the child with the mother.
Was William snr already married when William jnr was born? Did
William and Ann subsequently marry?