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    High Lesley, you might try via the internet on...

    High Lesley, you might try via the internet on 'ALL 4' which is Channel 4's equivalent of BBC iPlayer.

    www.channel4.com.

    It's free to set up an account and episode 1 is there.

    Ray
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    There are several items on the internet of the...

    There are several items on the internet of the barque Mary Blundell.

    For example there is a painting shown on the following site:
    ...
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    Hi Megan, your Mary Baldock certainly puts my gt...

    Hi Megan, your Mary Baldock certainly puts my gt aunt well into the shade. The NY register marriage transcription came out of Family Search via FMP and there is no field for the 'status' of the...
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    Hi Lesley, yes she was living with husband no.1...

    Hi Lesley, yes she was living with husband no.1 on the 1901 census. They had married at Xmas 1899.
    Things could move much faster in Victorian times than we might imagine.
    Ray
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    Was the lady a bigamist?

    A great aunt in my family tree initially married a bachelor in 1900 in Hampshire. There were no children from this marriage. In the 1911 census I couldn’t find her via her married name. However her...
  6. Thread: HMS Cynthia

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    HMS CYNTHIA aka J345

    This link may also help. Ray

    http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/022015.htm
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    "I think students were exempt from National...

    "I think students were exempt from National Service so this answers your question"

    Students were deferred not exempt. When their degree course was completed they became liable for conscription....
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    Try Teston, Frederick. Ray

    Try Teston, Frederick.
    Ray
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    Just had a search of these sombre registers for...

    Just had a search of these sombre registers for my wife's gt uncle. Initially I couldn't locate him but using his Army no. in Ancestry's search box, I identified him. His surname had been...
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    Peter, your comments are very timely. I have...

    Peter, your comments are very timely.

    I have today received from GRO an 1878 death cert for my ggf Timothy Falvey b. 1833 in Macclesfield. This combination of Timothy with Falvey and an England...
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    Possible Royal Marines Bandsman Ball?

    Hi Debbie, when you are meeting your mother in Portsmouth one day it wouldn't do any harm visiting the Royal Marines Museum at Eastney. Really helpful people.
    Tell them you are trying to track a...
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    The gent on the right in uniform looks like a...

    The gent on the right in uniform looks like a Royal Marine. I guess we are talking about 1930 perhaps. His belt looks as though it's of a material type. Was that part of the khaki walking out uniform...
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    I guess many of us have experienced similarly....

    I guess many of us have experienced similarly. Remember most problems have solutions but those that don't are facts of life which have to be lived with. Difficult I know but I have spent & wasted...
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    Be aware that there are several Light Infantry...

    Be aware that there are several Light Infantry regiments which have similar cap badges. However if he served in WW1 then it's initially worth looking at The National Archives medal index. This is the...
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    Just another thought tuba tom. If this gentleman...

    Just another thought tuba tom. If this gentleman was the coastguard in question, is it possible it was a burial at sea? His will if he left one might have stated his wishes.
    Cremations legally...
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    Ok then it would be worth contacting the IoW FHS....

    Ok then it would be worth contacting the IoW FHS.

    The reason I asked of his name was there had been an old enquiry on another website of an Edward Pilcher ex coastguard who died Q4 1906 and whose...
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    It might help if you could give his full name. I...

    It might help if you could give his full name. I can see by BMD enquiry that there are just 3 'Edwards' whose adult deaths were registered in Q4 1906 on the Island. Of these 1 was of Ryde, 1 of...
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    I initially thought of the Duke of Cornwall's...

    I initially thought of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry cap badge when I saw it.
    If you have 15 minutes to spare have a look at the British Badge.co website and compare to the various Light...
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    Just to add to Coromandel's link, I looked at the...

    Just to add to Coromandel's link, I looked at the Portsmouth papers for the 1800s and there are several instances of Domestic First/Second/Third class shown. For example the Captain's steward was a...
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    Correction to previous msg on Charles Wilson

    "One final question. If your father's father was a BALL (and you don't know his first name) and his wife was a WILSON, do you know which of Charlotte Wilson's daughters he married?

    Correction....
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    Hi Debbie, in addition to Peter's question about...

    Hi Debbie, in addition to Peter's question about a 1826 baptism you might also consider the following.

    In the 1881 census George is the Licensed Victualler of the Black Dog and it states he is 43...
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    Hi Debbie, I don't know how much you have on...

    Hi Debbie, I don't know how much you have on George but there are several articles/advertisements in the Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle of the 1800s. He was obviously a talented artist and...
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    Following Tony's reply Microsoft offer this video...

    Following Tony's reply Microsoft offer this video link to show how to use their snipping tool in Windows 7 which may help you:

    http://...
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    Greetings Georgiana, Yes, the Ascension Island...

    Greetings Georgiana,

    Yes, the Ascension Island was administered by the Royal Navy and the Headquarters Ship for the 1856 period I am researching was HMS Tortoise.

    Both the ship's logs and...
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    I imagine Maud’s surviving daughter in the 1911...

    I imagine Maud’s surviving daughter in the 1911 census would be Mabel age 2. Although she is stated to be ‘daughter’ to the head of the family, it’s likely she is daughter of Maud rather than the...
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