Brother I never met
Can you help
I wonder if you are able to help me?
I am trying to track down a brother whom i have never met – and whom would not know of my existence.
My father, Joseph Leonard Smith, who was from the Southend area (though born in Birmingham), married a resident of Laindon in the late 60’s named Maureen Ford (or Forde). They had a child they named Sean – I am unsure if he was known as Sean Smith or Sean Ford (or Forde). The marriage and the birth both would have been between 1965 and 1971 – I am not sure in which order. They parted ways when Sean was very young – certainly less than 2 years old.
The only other information I have is I believe Maureen may have had some connection with a kennels in Laindon.
Sean would now be in his forties
Maureen would I imagine be in her sixties.
I am a son of the same Joseph Leonard Smith, my mother being his second wife.
If anyone in your group has any recollection of these names or any leads they would be most gratefully appreciated.