I have received the birth certificate of George Francis REED b.1847 and discovered his Mother's maiden name is TUFTS.
Maria TUFTS according to the 1871 and 1861 UK census was born in either America or Halifax, Nova Scotia in either 1813 or 1814.
She was married to George REED and he had died between 1847 and 1861. I have searched the death indexes in Britain without conclusive results. I have also searched for their marriage without success.
According to the census their daughter Mary was born in either America or Nova Scotia in 1842. She marries first in 1863 to William Gilbert JEWSON and has 2 children. William died in 1866 and Mary marries my ancestor John HUDSON and has a further 5 children before his death in 1885 in Liverpool, Lancashire.
In the 1891 and 1901 census Mary is living with one of her children and she died before the 1911 census.
Any information regarding Maria TUFTS would be greatly appreciated as it was by pure chance I managed to attain her maiden name after 7 years!!