I have a feeling Eva is going to stay an enigma, I have checked the death and marriage records again with no joy. The passenger list have also proved unsuccessful. There is no record of a buriel or memorial inscription either, cremation did not start in the UK untill 1937.
What really puzzles me is why did she put Joseph Gibbons down as her father on her marriage certificate. This implies she lived with her father untill her adoption, in which case she must have known where she was born, but the 1911 census states" birth place unknown". Did Edward and Sarah know her family?. if she was Edwards illigitimate daughter was her mother Joseph Gibbons wife ?. There is a record for a Joseph Gibbons who died in 1905 in Marple, the next village to Compstall. I will have to get a copy of his death certficate.
Off course there is always the posibility that Edward and Sarah also changed the christian name.
Adoption was not made legal in the UK untill 1927, prior to this children either lived with relatives or friends of the family with no official records.
I will keep plodding on.
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