Can you help find mys­tery grand­fa­ther?

Woman hunt­ing for man who was born here

The Scarborough Evening News - - NEWS - by carl gav­aghan carl.gav­ Twit­ter: @carl­gav­aghan

A Devon woman is at­tempt­ing to trace Scar­bor­ough links to her gran­dad, whom she knows noth­ing about be­yond a few mys­ti­fy­ing clues.

Han­nah Davies, from Ex­eter, hopes read­ers of the Scar­bor­ough News can help her.

She said: “I’m re­search­ing my fam­ily tree and would like to help my el­derly mother, Shirley.

“We don’t know who my mother’s bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther was.

“She was born 1931 in Scar­bor­ough to Jessie Moor­house. No fa­ther was men­tioned on ei­ther short or long birth cer­tifi­cate.

“No bap­tism record was found. Jessie Moor­house was born 1908 Sh­effield to Sam Peck­ect Moor­house and Han­nah (nee Sten­ton).

“They lived and worked in the Sh­effield/Barns­ley area.

“Han­nah Moor­house moved from Grimethorpe to Scar­bor­ough about 1925 to set up a fish and chip shop busi­ness.

“The only ev­i­dence I have to the iden­tity of my mother’s fa­ther are sev­eral empty en­velopes, a torn let­ter and a Christ­mas card.

“These were all care­fully kept and well hid­den by Jessie but found when we were clear­ing the house.

“They were all from ‘Jim’ and there were a few pho­tos with the same name.

“There are no par­ish records, at least that I found. They lived in the Fals­grave area.

“The only clues I have are a few pho­tos, en­velopes, a card and a let­ter from ‘Jim’. By the writ­ing on the back, the pho­tos were taken in Black­pool in 1929 but could be in Scar­bor­ough where they were liv­ing.”

If you can help, email Han­nah at walk­with­lions@hot­

Jessie (left) with the mys­tery man. The woman on the right is not known.

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