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Sally-Ann Williams (nee Bennett, nee Matthews)

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Paul Report 24 Aug 2013 15:46

I'm trying to find my mother who was Sally-Anne Bennett when I was born in 1972. Her maiden name was Matthews when she married my father Geoffrey in 1964. They lived in Kingswinford in the West Midlands.
They divorced in the mid 70's and she remarried a Roy Williams and had a daughter called Lisa.
I'm guessing she must be at least 70 and Lisa must be mid 30's.
That's about all I know. If anyone knows or has any ideas, please get in touch.



patchem Report 24 Aug 2013 15:50

Welcome to the boards, Paul.

Could you say when you were last in contact with her?

Have you looked to see if any of the people you have mentioned are in anyone's tree on genes?


Is this a likely birth for Lisa?

Lisa Julie Williams
Mother's Maiden Surname: Matthews
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1977
Registration District: Wrexham
Inferred County: Shropshire, Staffordshire

I think you need Sally-Ann's marriage certificate for more accurate information about her.


Paul Report 24 Aug 2013 16:43

Wow thank you for the quick response.
I haven't seen her since she left my father when I was around 3 in 1975.
After a bit of digging today I may have found the marriage certificate.
It shows Sally and Roy Williams married in 1981 in Wolverhampton.
The birth you suggest may well be the one I'm looking for.

Thank you for this!


PricklyHolly Report 24 Aug 2013 17:49

Just for info.......

The Bennett/Matthews marriage took place in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire.


patchem Report 24 Aug 2013 18:26

From the marriage certificate, does it say how old she was, and what was the name of her father?


Paul Report 24 Aug 2013 18:35

No it doesn't say. I found the marriage on here but not the actual certificate. How would I get hold of that?

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 24 Aug 2013 19:11

Do you know any of the names of your aunts and uncles on your mother's side?.......or your grandparents names perhaps.
This information will help us to find a possible age for your mother.



Paul Report 24 Aug 2013 19:26

No sorry I don't. Not much use.....

I would suggest that she is around 70/75 as she married my father in '64 and I was born in '72. My father would now be 75.


PricklyHolly Report 24 Aug 2013 20:27

The best place to purchase certificates Paul is online here.......


patchem Report 24 Aug 2013 22:32

If you look for the marriage here;

and click on the links, it explains the process for getting the actual certificate, as does the link that PricklyHolly provided.

(Unfortunately not all marriages have been transcribed, but if you just search for Geoffrey Bennett to Matthews you will obtain the volume. page numbers etc that are required)

If she married in 1964 she could have been born in 1948, making her only 65.

Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee Report 5 Oct 2021 19:25

Hi all. I am trying to reach Paul. I have sent him a private message but do not know whether he is still subscribed to this platform. I have also contacted the support team via email to assist me with contacting Paul, without success. Any ideas on how i can reach him? Thanks!


nameslessone Report 5 Oct 2021 19:36

If Paul still has the same email address he will get a notification about your pm. If you look at your own contacts list you will be able to see if the little envelope is coloured ( not open).


ErikaH Report 5 Oct 2021 19:54

His account hasn’t been closed, but that doesn’t mean he is still a member

It’s a case of waiting and hoping that he receives notification of your message, and that he chooses to respond if it reaches him

Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee Report 5 Oct 2021 19:58

Thanks both. We are doing the usual social media searches for him but haven't come right, just yet. I'm hoping the notification reaches him. ????

Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee Report 9 Oct 2021 13:23

We have found Paul! Thanks all :-)


ArgyllGran Report 9 Oct 2021 13:38

Good news, Whitney!
Thanks for letting us know.

[Whitney's account has been closed.]