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06-03-2008, 8:17 AM
Hi, My GGG Grandfather is listed as a russia merchant on his wifes death cert in 1866 they lived in Kent any clues please also am unable to find a death for him william Miles he is not on the 1841 census but his wife rebecca is living at woolich kent in the 1861 census any help greatly appreciated Shirley from OZ
06-03-2008, 9:47 AM
Is his wife shown as a widow in 1861?
Did William MILES leave a will? You might try pre-1858 PCC wills to begin with, which can be searched and downloaded from documentsonline (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/browse-refine.asp?CatID=6&searchType=browserefine&pagenumber=1&query=*&queryType=1)
Does William turn up in any directories?
06-03-2008, 9:53 AM
Thank you , Yes REbecca a s far as we know was a widow in 1851 William has not been found anywhere or his will ,his wife had a will in 1866 leaving a sum of 200 pounds , i will look on the site you mentioned , Thanks heaps Shirley
06-03-2008, 1:37 PM
Being in business, it is possible that William MILES may be mentioned in the London Gazette (http://www.londongazette.co.uk/home.aspx?GeoType=London) though you may get quite a few hits as the surname occurs quite frequently, I suggest a search using the exact phrase "William Miles".
06-03-2008, 10:32 PM
thank you ,i have been given various meanings for russia merchant i had assumed it was one who dealt with russia not someone who made products from rushes shirley
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