OK - Here's the story. I joined Genes United last year and got some messages from people there (like you and Nuccia) who try and help....well I just wasn't able to make head nor tail of the information which these kind people sent me. At that time 'mind organisation' was not
one of my better points - so it was all 'stored' in a pidgeon hole and forgotten
. It was only these last couple of day's that brought it back to the surface. So here I am - and here's what I know about Nina Edmed - which as you will see is basically s*d all! I do however still have copies of the information which people found and I didn't know what to do with!
I have been trying to trace my maternal grandmother.
My mother always knew her as NINA EDMED. She was told that her father was a pork butcher who died in WW1, and that her (my mother's) name was Muriel Mercia Payne, born in Handsworth, Birmingham.
She went through school under that name and they lived for a while in Stratford-upon-Avon. She (Nina) disowned my mother when she married an army lance corporal in 1936, and from that day mother never heard from her again.
A very old friend of my mothers, before she died in the early 60's, told her that NINA EDMED was killed in a bombing raid in Dover during the war. I've found no trace of her death via the records office for Kent, and was told by them that many parish records were destroyed during bombing raids at that time.
However when my mother was due to marry she asked her mother for a copy of her Birth Certificate - it was refused
(I reckon there had been a 'bit of hanky panky' going on......) So my mother had to make a declaration that to the ‘best of her knowledge’ she was Muriel Mercia Payne.
A number of years later she wanted a Passport so now she HAD
to have a birth certificate. We went together to Somerset house, and with some help found details of 'a'
Muriel, born on the same date, in Handsworth, the certificate gave the mother as Nina Edmed but the Father as Arther Offley - so who
was Mr. Payne? Offley and Edmed are both old Kentish names.
So the trail went dead. I'm now trying to resurrect it and find out about my maternal grandparents and their families. So if anyone can help..... My mother was born in 1913 so Nina I would think would have been anywhere between 20 and 30 years old.... Don't know about Arthur though.
Right - that's it as I have always know it. I've only got one small snapshot of her and honest to god she looks like she'd die if she had to smile!
I think it's probably a lost cause and her hidden 'millions' have by now been confiscated by the State