I am searching for Georgina M. A. Dolan (nee Usherwood) married in Torbay, Devon UK in 1969

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in Genealogy Help by Paul Fassam G2G Crew (350 points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
I have been told that Georgina Margaret Ashley Dolan moved to Portugal (possibly the Algarve District) in around 2006/2007.

Finding 'lost' friends living in Portugal is a nightmare!

2 Answers

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Michael Dolan

mentioned in the record of Usherwood and Michael Dolan

Name Michael Dolan
Event Type Marriage Registration
Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year 1969
Registration District Torbay
County Devon
Event Place Torbay, Devon, England
Spouse Name (available after 1911) Usherwood
Volume 7A
Page 1883
Line Number 19
Michael Dolan probably married one of the following people
Name Georgina M A Usherwood
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
+4 votes


Georgina M A Usherwood

England and Wales Birth Registration Index

Name Georgina M A Usherwood
Event Type Birth Registration
Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year 1946
Registration District East Ham
County Essex
Event Place East Ham, Essex, England
Mother's Maiden Name (not available before 1911 Q3) Root
Volume 4A
Page 364
Line Number 55
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
Name:    Georgina M A Usherwood
Event Type:    Birth Registration
Registration Quarter:    Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year:    1946
Registration District:    East Ham
County:    Essex
Event Place:    East Ham, Essex, England
Mother's Maiden Name (not available before 1911 Q3):    Root
Volume:    4A
Page:    364
Line Number:    55


Citing this Record:
"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV77-RJKW : accessed 2 April 2016), Georgina M A Usherwood, 1946; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, East Ham, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

BRILLIANT! Thank you for the above information.

Whilst I totally agree with and appreciate your Policy on personal Privacy, I wonder if you could just help me a little further in my search for Georgina M. A. Dolan. The Dolan Family being so vast, could you please let me know the two middle names of Georgina? I assume they must be on the Birth Registration and The Marriage Register?

This will give me a great help/boost in searching through UK Voters Lists and Census information.

Thanks again,


Regards, Paul D. Fassam
Did not find what M and A stand for. Sorry.

Georgina's parents are Ernest W. Usherwood & Audrey J. Root, married at Romford 4th quarter 1940 - source FreeBMD

Surname  First name(s)  Spouse  District  Vol  Page 

Marriages Dec 1940   (>99%)
Galpin  Randolf C J  Perry  Romford  4a 1830  image Scan available - click to view
Perry  Elsie E  Galpin  Romford  4a 1830  image Scan available - click to view
Root  Audrey J  Usherwood  Romford  4a 1830  image Scan available - click to view
Usherwood  Ernest W  Root  Romford  4a 1830  image Scan available - click to view


This is the only Usherwood/Root marriage in England between 1930 and 1946.


Hi, Thanks for the information. I had Georgina's Parents Marrying in Eash Ham during 1940. Now I know it was Romford.


I may have got the missing middle names . . . There is a Georgina MARGARET ASHLEY Dolan who was born January 1946 and I think, living in Royston, Herts or St. Ives Cambridge. I can't find any other information other than she retired in 2005 and was a Secretary for the company Gables (Hastingwood) Management Company Limited (The) and worked there from 1992 until 2005 - I just can't find an address or email or Facebook page for her - YET!

Are there any other previous birth records for her brother(s)?

Many thanks for all your help,

Paul D. Fassam

Hi Paul,

The FreeBMD website is free to use, so you can easily search it for yourself. There seem to be 3 children registered for this marriage, an older brother and a younger sister to Georgina....

Surname  First name(s)  Mother  District  Vol  Page 

Births Sep 1943   (>99%)
Usherwood  Robert C  Root  F.Of Dean  6a 501  image Scan available - click to view

Births Mar 1946   (>99%)
Usherwood  Georgina M A  Root  E.Ham  4a 264  image Scan available - click to view

Births Dec 1957   (>99%)
USHERWOOD  Deborah L  ROOT  Romford  5a 583  image Scan available - click to view


Although it seems odd that Robert was born so far away from East London - perhaps his mother was evacuated?


Georgina Margaret Ashley Dolan (nee Usherwood) born 2/1/1946 I have now been told, has moved to The Algarve District of Portugal (probably in 2006/2007). I have therefore hit a brick wall. She would appear not to have a fixed telephone line and so is not within the Telephone Directory of Portugal. I don't know if she is renting a property (which seems likely) or has purchased a home but I can't find any way into the records of such things in Portugal.
I have managed to find Georgina's youngest daughter, Eleanor M. A. (37), who married Andrew J. Wilson in 2000 - I am trying to get confirmation of their address but I believe it is in Mill End, Bredon, Tewkesbury. Once I have the address confirmed I will write to Eleanor in the hope that she will let me know where her mother now resides.
I have written to Georgina's daughter Eleanor, three times this year, giving all my contact details and asking her to pass them on to her mother but I have had absolutely no response from her, even though I included a stamped and addressed reply envelope for her. I can only therefore assure either that she does not have any contact with her mother or, her mother does not want to contact me - a pity though that she could not even let me know!
That kind of "no response" thing happens sometimes. I have had similar experiences. You don't really know why, but an answer is not forthcoming.

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