I have only recently got alot of infotogether so this is why I have only now answered your message on the rootsweb board.
I am trying to findmy husband's birth mother. Patience Mary Ireland b. 1930 in Gerrards Cross toFrederick Schomberg Ireland and Joan Melonie Vivyan Ireland nee Jackson. My husband's birth name was Samuel James Ireland born in Balham London on 27thApril 1953.His Mother was was living in Royal Cresent Kensington London at the time. His mother kept him for 10 months then had him adopted, whether she could notcope on her own Ido notknow, but the anoying thing is that I can trace her family back till 1135(she came from a very well off family - her grandmother was landed grenty) I have tried the social services with whom she dealt with but they said they had a fire in the 1960's and alot of records were lost (days before computers alas). His adopted name is Roland Glyn Riggs (he was adopted in 1955 but alas this went completely wrong so he was put back into care, and was shunted around many care homes and foster homes.
I do know that his mother married in 1958 to a Mr. Robert Cecil Clarke while they were both living in Walton-0n-the-Naze in Essex (I have certificate) I have even been down to walton-on-the-naze but could find no inform of where she might have gone since 1958.
If you can please help as time is running out for him hismum may well have passed away (she would be about 75 now) but he says that even if this has happened if there was only a grae he could go and visit it would help, althugh of course if he could find her it was be marvarlous for us all. She has grown up grandcildren who wouldlove to meet her.