I'm not sure that I have a lot of helpful info for you but you may be able to help me!
My mother, Wilhelmena Toft, was born in Ipoh in 1915
Her mother was Mary Magdeline Miles (adopted by Miles) but born as McClelland. McClelland(Scottish or Irish) was a prison officer who drank himself to death with the help of his wife!! I don't know the christian names of the McClellands.
Mary Miles married Earnest Hughes Toft. Earnest Toft died at a young age a few years before Mary. They had 7 children, my mother being the eldest. Mary died having an abortion in Singapore at the age of 39, following which Mrs. McClelland (my great grand mother) moved in to help with the children. My mother was the eldest at 15 years of age. This was about 1930. Mary is supposedly buried with the McClellands at the Ipoh cemetry.
My father married Wilhelmena (Lily)Toft in 1935 in Ipoh.
The reason for my interest is that my father was born illegitimate to a Thai lady, Mai. A Mrs Simpson wanted to adopt him and at the time the Simpsons were living with the McClellands.
At 14 yo my father, Ted Russell, changed his name to Victor Davidson.
Consequently I am seeking any info relating to any of these families. Hope to get any feed back from you or anyone else. Regards,James
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