Brain's Green in 1931 (General)

by chloejenkins @, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 22:44 (193 days ago)

Hello there,

My Grandfather John Jenkins was born 30th July 1931. His mother was Lilian Jenkins (Age 17 at the time) and father unknown. He was raised by his grandparents who lived in Coalway, always had and did their whole lives.

On his birth certificate it says he was born in "Brains Green" which upon googling i saw was a tiny hamlet on the other side of the forest and last year I actually visited brains green and was even more surprised by just how small it is !!


I'm just hoping that anyone has any information of Brains Green circa 1931, for example was there a women's home or kind of house where women could go to give birth in secret? Maybe a place that would have taken a woman in this situation in, or a house that would have had domestic servants as she possibly could have been working there? i can't find any other connections to Brains green from the family and so can't figure out why he was born here but it feels like it could potentially give some clue to the father..

Any information at all would be massively appreciated ! Thank you in advance,


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