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    Re spelling, hmarrs - it is true that it can vary...

    Re spelling, hmarrs - it is true that it can vary a lot. My Feay branch spelled it that way for over a hundred years - one branch veered off the track late in the 19thc and a few of them spelled it...
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    You are very welcome! Sorry I haven't been on...

    You are very welcome! Sorry I haven't been on here for a few weeks or I would have acknowledged your thank you sooner.
    Diana.
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    There is also a short obituary for Charles...

    There is also a short obituary for Charles Stanley Lepper online - just google his full name.
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    Ontario civil records are found on Ancestry**. ...

    Ontario civil records are found on Ancestry**. The marriage records shows that Charles was born in Toronto, the son of Arthur Lepper and Charlotte Whittington. Miriam's mother's name is given as...
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    Thanks, Waitabit. Yes, he certainly could have...

    Thanks, Waitabit. Yes, he certainly could have been just a lodger or one of David Pickard's employees (I think he had 3 in the 1851 census). I guess I would like to eliminate that, certainly the...
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    Who was William West?

    When my ancestor, David Pickard, died in Burnley, Lancs. in 1860, William West was listed as "present at the death". David's address was 4 Fountain Street and William's was number 6. David had been...
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    Ken_R I thought of that too but couldn't get it...

    Ken_R I thought of that too but couldn't get it to "fit" no matter how hard I tried...and the NK really does look like NK - the enumerator's R's were quite different.
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    Thank you all for your input. Coromandel, I...

    Thank you all for your input. Coromandel, I didn't know about that feature on Ancestry - will certainly have a look. Good to know now that Isabella was living in Whitewell when she married Henry....
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    Isabella Shepherd Kenyon

    My ancestor Isabella Shepherd was born ca 1776. Although she appears in the 1851 census in Chipping, Lancs., her bp is simply filled in as NK, Cumberland. She is my only Cumberland ancestor so...
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    Yes Fahey or Fahy are other possibilities. The...

    Yes Fahey or Fahy are other possibilities. The unusual spelling of "Feay" has always intrigued me - there is a branch that went to the US early on, no known connection, and the other family in...
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    Thank you both Raffaele and Cicilysmith, for your...

    Thank you both Raffaele and Cicilysmith, for your suggestions.
    My gut feeling is that the Feays were Protestant. My experience suggests that Edward and David were less likely to be used by...
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    Manchester Misery

    For more years than I like to count, I have been working on my 3 Manchester lines and they have all given me grief.
    One of my lines is my Feay family.
    My earliest known ancestors are William...
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    Another thought - as your father was born during...

    Another thought - as your father was born during the War, he might have been an illegitimate son of a soldier, possibly Canadian at that point, don't know if the Americans had showed up by then - or...
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    Rob, if you have access to the BMD registers for...

    Rob, if you have access to the BMD registers for Births after your parents' divorce, there are a couple of Hefferson children registered - the mothers' maiden names are included (at least on...
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    Death - Elizabeth Pollard

    I have a death certificate that turned out not to be "my" Elizabeth Pollard. She died 14 Jun 1840 at Ighton Hill Park (Burnley district), age 2 years, 6 months, the daughter of Henry Pollard,...
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    I thought this might be the case, too, but I read...

    I thought this might be the case, too, but I read something about by the end of the war about the only occupation exempt were clergymen. Wondering if someone knew something more definite.
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    WWI Service?

    My dad died in March and of now I have got a question I could have asked him. My grandfather, his father, did not serve during WWI, despite being young enough (b. 1876) for conscription. At least...
  18. Thread: US Births

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    Noticed when looking for references in the...

    Noticed when looking for references in the British Library newspapers there were a number of men who went from Cornwall to work in a mine or mines in Montana. Might be worth looking into.
  19. Thread: US Births

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    There is a marriage in the St. Austell district,...

    There is a marriage in the St. Austell district, Cornwall of Richard Henry Hocking and possible bride Ellen Cundy. Sep 1882.
  20. Thread: US Births

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    In 1881 Henry Hocking above, age 48, is listed in...

    In 1881 Henry Hocking above, age 48, is listed in Colan, Cornwall with wife Anna and six children which include Richard 21 and Margaretta 8. As this given name is rather unusual, am pretty sure we...
  21. Thread: US Births

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    Hi, Minnie is listed as a niece. Presumably to...

    Hi, Minnie is listed as a niece. Presumably to the head of household's wife, Margaretta. Also in the household is a Henry Hocking, b. Newlyn East, golf green keeper. He is 68 and listed as head of...
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    If this is your Minnie, though, Montana doesn't...

    If this is your Minnie, though, Montana doesn't seem to have birth records before 1907.
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    There is a Minnie Hocking, age 2, born in Montana...

    There is a Minnie Hocking, age 2, born in Montana on the 1901 census with William and Margaretta Bicknell in Newquay, Cornwall. Could this be the same Minnie?
  24. It is possible that William Arthur's father was a...

    It is possible that William Arthur's father was a soldier billeted in Newfoundland. Before Confederation in 1867, British soldiers would be stationed in the colonies that later joined to become in...
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    Hi - the date was March 1913, and the ship was...

    Hi - the date was March 1913, and the ship was the Hesperian. The other two Bannisters were going to a brother (destination Montreal). They are both listed as plasterers. All are listed as Roman...
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