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James Stanworth: born in France, adopted by English couple?

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James Stanworth: born in France, adopted by English couple?

Posted: 1369758615000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stanworth
Hi there,
My great great great grandfather (I think) James Stanworth was born in 'ile de france' / 'paris' in 1831: this is quoted on various documents and census'. However, his parents were both born in Shifnal Shropshire according to various census', and his father is a collier. I can't find any record of British soldiers having been in France at the time, nor are any of their other children born in France... So I was wondering if he may have been an orphan who was adopted by the family. That time in French history seems to have been very tumultuous, so I can imagine many children were orphaned. Would this have been a usual practice?
I just can't think why how parents would have both been in Paris, although neither of them seem to have any french connections... I however, can't find their marriage so I don't know the mother's maiden name.
Any help or input would be most appreciated
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