Then there is always the DNA trail. You could do a DNA test for yourself
and one of your cousins to see how close the DNA trail is? Of course it
costs money, but how curious are you?
Bye for now
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Hope" <bthopeone(a)waitrose.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:52 PM
Subject: [LAN] Fwd: Mabel Letitia Hoult - born around 1907 in West Derby.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Brian Hope <bthopeone(a)waitrose.com>
> Date: 4 August 2005 07:46:15 BST
> To: LANCSGEN-L-request(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Mabel Letitia Hoult - born around 1907 in West Derby.
> I am returning to the list after a long lay off.
> Since my last contacts I have managed to make considerable progress on
> the Hope family based around Blackrod, Bolton. In fact back to George
> Hope in around 1719 who married an Ellen Mather, but can't seem to get
> further back than him, no sign of Father & Mother. All of this thanks
> to direct and indirect help from listers.
> My real problems are with my Mother, Mabel Letitia Hoult. There is
> absolutely no trace of her birth, but I have developed a theory. Her
> Uncle Stephen and his wife Mary J Carroll had a daughter Edna Mabel in
> 1907, and then both died before 1913. My suspicion is that this child
> was adopted/taken in by the eldest brother Joseph William Hoult (born
> in St.John, New Brunswick in 1868) and his wife Letitia Haseley who
> was definitely my "Grandmother" since she lived with us in St.Helens
> for a long period. My thought is that perhaps they changed her name
> to Mabel Letitia and brought her up as their own child. Can anyone
> guide me to where I might check this theory out? Would it have to be
> registered somewhere, either as adoption or re-naming? Thanks.
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