I know you posted some months ago, but here's my bit of the puzzle.....
One of my daughters (Michelle Innocent) has recently re-kindled my appetite for tracing and enlarging our family tree.
Inote that you were born in "Meriden" in 1947.I was also born in "Meriden", actually Keresley, in 1950, as was my sister, Janet Innocent, in 1948.
More than likely, there is a family connection here.
My tree, as far as I know it, goes back to one Thomas Innocent, in the mid-18th century, who had a son, Joseph Innocent, who, I was told by ancient Aunt (Edna Innocent, b.09/08/1908, died several years ago), was born in 1782, but this might not be accurate. Both were watchmakers.
I have a tree from there-on, for my branch of the Innocent family, also Coventry based.My Grandfather was Charles Joseph Innocent(Jnr), and my parents were Coventrian (Ralph Godfrey Innocent, b. 06/05/1919..still living, brother to Edna Innocent).
Two known cousins of my Father are John Innocent, and Harold Innocent (the actor, died in 1993).My Father knows John, (I don't),but I met Harold at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, many years ago.Harold was not, actually an Innocent, he was the adopted son of Sidney and Rose Innocent.Sidney was a brother of my Grandfather.Harold was the son of Rose's sister.
I am the last male in my branch of the Innocent tree, and I am looking for information about my family tree.