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    It's funny that you say you remember your Great...

    It's funny that you say you remember your Great Aunt as being ancient as that's how I remember my grandmother. The thing is, the last time I saw her (before we emigrated) she would only have been in...
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    Thanks Megan, I hadn't tried the London Barracks...

    Thanks Megan, I hadn't tried the London Barracks - I'll get cracking on that!
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    Hi Sue, That was my thought too, nut it doesn't...

    Hi Sue,
    That was my thought too, nut it doesn't explain why i can't find his family either. Plus he Service Record doesn't mention overseas service at this time, which I would have expected if he...
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    Please help me find my GALE family in 1901

    Not sure if this is a census query or a military one but would appreciate any advice either way. I apologise in advance that it is such a long-winded query

    I cannot find my g-g-grandfather, Edwin...
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    William GALE Mariner/Sailor

    I am trying to find more detail about my g-g-grandfather, William GALE (son of William GALE according to his marriage certificate). Based on the census returns for 1861, 71 & 81 he was born about...
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    William NIVEN of Forteviot

    Hi all.

    I am hoping someone can help me with a bit of a brick wall. My g-g-grandmother Margaret NIVEN was born in Forteviot, Perthshire, Scotland on the 18 July 1805 to William NIVEN and Jean...
  7. Thread: 1821 Census

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    Thanks to all! I have much to go on now!

    Thanks to all! I have much to go on now!
  8. Thread: 1821 Census

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    1821 Census

    Hello all.

    I have been going through some of my very early research and have come across some details sent to me about my G-G-G-Grandparents George (1791-1846) and Mary (b1787) MANSELL. The...
  9. Thread: Sarah BALDOCK

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    A huge THANK YOU to both Olliecat & Coramandel. I...

    A huge THANK YOU to both Olliecat & Coramandel. I think I was just feeling a bit insecure about my deductions regarding Sarah and I am very grateful to you both for helping with this! I will progress...
  10. Thread: Sarah BALDOCK

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    Sarah BALDOCK

    I am trying to find information regarding the birth & parents of my g-g-grandmother, Sarah Baldock & am hoping if I detail what I have here, someone may help me get some clarity.

    Sarah married my...
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    Hello Liz Well the birth certificate for John...

    Hello Liz
    Well the birth certificate for John Ronald Mackenzie has FINALLY arrived! Ronald (father) gives his occupation as Musician (Violinist) & the mother is indeed Annie WALKER so it looks like...
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    She married in 1918, Sue so I guess so gave up...

    She married in 1918, Sue so I guess so gave up nursing then. I do know though that she worked as a private night nurse for an elderly lady during the 1930's as my mother (her daughter) was in service...
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    Thanks Sue. I did actually order the most likely...

    Thanks Sue. I did actually order the most likely of these four Jessie Mackenzies but sadly it was not my grandmother. My grandmother Jessie Mackenzie (1890-1971) was born & also trained in London;...
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    Thanks Mutley! 1859! Oops. Census references...

    Thanks Mutley! 1859! Oops.
    Census references are - 1911 living in Plumstead RG14/2892
    1901 living in Woolwich RG13/573/95 page 45
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    Hi Kevin, In my experience (limited!) , it...

    Hi Kevin,
    In my experience (limited!) , it isn't easy tracing nursing records. When I first tried to get information on my grandmother Jessie Mackenzie I wrote to Farnborough Hospital as this was...
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    John Ronald MACKENZIE - Woolwich Arsenal

    My great-grandfather John Ronald Mackenzie was born 1st Sept 1859 in Fodderty ROC and died in Farnborough KENT 14th Feb 1945. I have a couple of general lines of enquiry on which I am hoping for some...
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    I must admit that I've never had a problem with...

    I must admit that I've never had a problem with them!
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    Jessie MACKENZIE - Nurse

    Hello all,
    I have just received my long-awaited copy of Nursing Service from the National Archives. Very sadly, the Jessie Mackenzie to whom it refers is not MY Jessie Mackenzie. I am happy to pass...
  19. Thread: Sarepta COBB

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    Thanks terrysfamily! I did indeed get the info...

    Thanks terrysfamily! I did indeed get the info from Familysearch & hadn't thought to double check it on FreeREG (won't make that mistake again ... I hope). Every little extra bit helps! Thanks again!
  20. Thread: Sarepta COBB

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    Thanks olliecat, she was indeed born in...

    Thanks olliecat, she was indeed born in Mendelsham - I had typed Debenham so many times that day that I was on autopilot I think! I had found the illigitimate child & my next step was to follow that...
  21. Thread: Sarepta COBB

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    Sarepta COBB

    Hello all.
    I have a Sarepta COBB (born abt 1805 in Debenham according to all the census I have found her on) who marrries William SPALL 24 May 1831 in Debenham and they go on to have at least 6...
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    That is really interesting! As I was reading your...

    That is really interesting! As I was reading your reply I had the echo of an overheard conversation many years ago (before I was interested in this "stuff") between and elderly Aunt & my Mum....
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    1911 census address query

    Can someone please explain something for me. I have found my grandfather Ivor Mansell on the 1911 census
    RG14PN29581 RG78PN1717A RD544 SD1 ED35 SN131 On the bottom right corner where he signs the...
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    John Ronald MACKENZIE - birth 08/01/1864

    Birth certificate for John Ronald MACKENZIE 08/01/1864 in Inverness. Father John Ronald MACKENZIE a railway guard & Mother Mary Ann (nee Turner) who were married 30/10/1862
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    John MACKENZIE-BIRTH 25/06/1859

    Birth certificate for John MACKENZIE born 25/06/1859 in the parish of Rosskeen ROC Illigitimate son of Helen MACKENZIE farm servant of Milncraig. Grandmother was the informant - Sally MACKENZIE
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