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    Thank you! I seem to vaguely remember finding...

    Thank you! I seem to vaguely remember finding the Bromley record some months go but didn't make a note of it as I didn't know if he was a flutemaker, there was no Mary Ann with him and Bromley...
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    Can I be sure this is my Mary Ann

    I've been researching Samuel Gratrex who married Mary Ann Carr. I've got rough dates of birth as 1775 and 1773 respectively. Three children: John on 12th February 1802 from a record in Dr....
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    I'll check BMD - thank you. I don't know why...

    I'll check BMD - thank you. I don't know why Ancestry didn't find it - I'll try again! Thank you.
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    What does 'Marriage Finder' mean on FMP?

    In 'lockdown' and doing a bit of digging for a cousin on her 'other' side of the family. The Taylors. Without spending any money (!) I've made quite a bit of progress.

    Frederick William Taylor...
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    Fantastic! Thank you.

    Fantastic! Thank you.
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    Well that makes more sense. Can I ask where you...

    Well that makes more sense. Can I ask where you found it so that I can view/keep it and see whether it gives any more clues? Thank you.
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    I'm grateful for the time you've taken to look...

    I'm grateful for the time you've taken to look for the Finley/Mary marriage and it sort of confirms my theory that Finley and Mary may not have married. I have another example in this family of a...
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    I agree re Christiana's death. I got that from...

    I agree re Christiana's death. I got that from someone else who is researching this family. Another possible death is Q2 1840 aged 31 but it is in The Salford Union which doesn't seem right...
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    Where are Finley's marriages

    I've got Finley Thompson born 1829 and married Sarah Ann Gratrex/Gratrix on 25th December 1852. They had children: Finley 1853, Sarah Julia 1855, Christiana Mary 1857, Peter Thomas 1858, Emily 1862...
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    You're right, of course. They would not all be...

    You're right, of course. They would not all be illegitimate. I don't know what I was thinking there!

    I've got a probable death of Christiana in 1849 aged 94!

    I'm also lost in Finley research...
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    Thanks for the reference to 'Sticky's which I...

    Thanks for the reference to 'Sticky's which I will go through. I had found the 1824 marriage referred to above which would make all their children illegitimate! I will investigate/look at the...
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    What is on line?

    I'm very much a beginner with Scottish records. I have started to research a couple who may have roots in Scotland but moved south to Surrey where they lived and ended their days.

    Peter Thompson...
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    Thank you. The plot is thickening!

    Thank you. The plot is thickening!
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    Well, that looks promising and not something that...

    Well, that looks promising and not something that had come up in my 'Hints' on Ancestry. I'll see if I can find it.
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    I see, yes probably just a coincidence. I've...

    I see, yes probably just a coincidence. I've never come across the name 'Rosilda' before and wonder if it is Welsh .......... or Irish.

    I haven't found anything useful on Rosilda: no first...
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    1857 birth? Is this a slip of the finger as she...

    1857 birth? Is this a slip of the finger as she married in 1836 as a widow!
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    Is searching Jones hopeless?

    I'm struggling with a family - Jones!

    Ellis Powell Jones married Rosilda Carr on 1st April 1836 in Manchester Cathedral in Manchester, Lancashire. Ellis was a widower of the parish and working as...
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    Thank you for the newspaper information and link...

    Thank you for the newspaper information and link to an explanation of marriage licences. My husband has just reminded me that we actually got married by Licence! My excuse is that it was a while...
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    Marriage Licence and Family Notice

    I have Ellis Powell Jones marrying Hilday Carr on 1st April 1836 in Manchester Cathedral. Ellis was a widower and Hilday was a widow. Both of the parish.

    I'm not sure what marriage by Licence...
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    Can this be right or coincidence?

    Naming no names - a story. The mother of a friend has recently revealed she had an illegitimate daughter in the 1960s. The mother registered the birth with no father's name or occupation. The...
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    Didn't think of that - thank you! Audrey

    Didn't think of that - thank you!


    Audrey
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    A strange address?

    I have just received the 1848 death certificate of George Rounce Springall. The address for the death and the address of the informant are "Row b3 1/2 Yarmouth". Odd!

    I 'Googled' the address as...
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    Adoption and tracing the baby

    A local friend has just been to the funeral of his grandmother who was 94. In the emotional aftermath his mother told him that he had an older sister. He and his two brothers knew nothing.

    In...
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    Yes, I think the next logical step is to get his...

    Yes, I think the next logical step is to get his service record. Thank you.
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    Thank you for this. We don't have Dad's military...

    Thank you for this. We don't have Dad's military service record but are considering applying for it.

    We had seen the Wikipedia entry which was what caught our interest that Dad was at El Alamein...
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