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  1. According to the entry in Grace's Guide (link...

    According to the entry in Grace's Guide (link provided by Steve), the Manchester address was just offices. Jones Brothers' mill was known as Bedford New Mills in Leigh, a town about 20km west of...
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    I've found an image of the book at the following...

    I've found an image of the book at the following site (Image 9/21), where you can also enlarge it and see more of it:


    https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/41198

    I agree that the...
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    Fair enough - but remember that between 1752 and...

    Fair enough - but remember that between 1752 and 1837 the only non-conformists that could legally perform marriages were Quakers (Jews could too), so most non-C of E people will show up in C of E...
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    If he did work for the Archbishop of Canterbury,...

    If he did work for the Archbishop of Canterbury, you might not want to rule out the one in Lambeth, since the Archbishop's official residence is Lambeth Palace.

    What do you have to indicate that...
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    There are trancripts at the Lancashire OPC site:...

    There are trancripts at the Lancashire OPC site:



    I've never used the Kirkham ones, but others there are very full and very useful.
  6. The information I've given relates only to Church...

    The information I've given relates only to Church of England registers, so if they were Wesleyans they might not appear much, especially for baptisms.

    However, between 1752 and 1837 the only...
  7. FindMyPast has images of the original registers,...

    FindMyPast has images of the original registers, or you can buy a transcript from the site below - it's in their 'Huge Parish Registers' section:


    https://leicestershire.webs.com/

    I'm not 100%...
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    On the Children's Homes page I gave a link to it...

    On the Children's Homes page I gave a link to it says "This is not a comprehensive list of Charity Schools but focuses on those which provided residential accommodation for at least some of their...
  9. Thread: John McNay

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    Thanks for mentioning the item about the "David...

    Thanks for mentioning the item about the "David Clark" - it adds something to what I know of my relatives who were on board.

    From what you say, it sounds as though you will need to get to grips...
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    If you can find out which registration district...

    If you can find out which registration district it was in, you might be able to find it in one of the National Archives' census street indexes. They're no longer being updated, but the archived...
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    I'm not a London expert, and the only Caxton...

    I'm not a London expert, and the only Caxton Street that Google maps has brought up for me is in Westminster, quite close to St James's Park underground station.

    If that's the one you're thinking...
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    It's some time since 97Annie posted here, so...

    It's some time since 97Annie posted here, so there's a chance she may not see this.

    In case she doesn't, I've found the 1841 census for Christ's Hospital by looking for the name she mentioned -...
  13. Thread: John McNay

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    I think I might mean Infant. Anyway, I suspect...

    I think I might mean Infant.

    Anyway, I suspect the John born in Sheffield may turn out not to be yours, since (if I've been following correctly) there seems to be evidence that he went to America....
  14. Thread: John McNay

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    When you get back to the early 19th century, it's...

    When you get back to the early 19th century, it's very common to find surnames spelled in a variety of ways. You'll know better than I do, but I suspect McNay and McNey are pronounced exactly the...
  15. Thread: John McNay

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    Thanks for finding the Hyderabad, grisel - I...

    Thanks for finding the Hyderabad, grisel - I couldn't spot it at Ancestry and didn't have time earlier to look at the government archives site.

    I'm a bit inclined to wait for Marc's return before...
  16. Thread: John McNay

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    Hi Marc, and welcome. Your mention of the...

    Hi Marc, and welcome.

    Your mention of the "David Clarke" caught my eye, as some members of my family were on the same voyage. The arrivals list for mine gives their native place, so I thought I'd...
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    It's actually KERKEZ - and if you look at FreeBMD...

    It's actually KERKEZ - and if you look at FreeBMD for that spelling from say 1940 onwards you'll find a few of them in the right area.
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    Unless the inscription has something like "Here...

    Unless the inscription has something like "Here lies...", a name on a gravestone is no evidence for the person being buried there. For example, sometimes names were added of people who had emigrated...
  19. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    I found the same birth registrations as Lesley in...

    I found the same birth registrations as Lesley in Shapinsay and North Ronaldsay, and looked at those parishes on the large scale maps at the National Library of Scotland, but I didn't see any...
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    Mary - have a look at General Settings, found...

    Mary - have a look at General Settings, found under Forum Actions in the top (dark blue) menu.

    Almost at the bottom of the page there's a section relating to the Message Editor Interface. If you...
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    I have my bookmark set to...

    I have my bookmark set to https://www.british-genealogy.com/forum/ but once there I immediately click on What's New in the white bar at the top.

    The page in my bookmark (which I don't usually look...
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    I've just had a look at one of these records...

    I've just had a look at one of these records (picked at random) and from the information given, it looks as though the date will be the start of the apprenticeship. However, there are two other sets...
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    You could also order a copy of Marian's will from...

    You could also order a copy of Marian's will from the Government's Find a Will website. It's listed in 1962 under Richards, Marian Gertrude Edith ("Spencer-" is inserted above).

    The index shows...
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    I think the problem is that when I copied the...

    I think the problem is that when I copied the link something automatically converted it to https: (which it isn't). So either click the link as above, then when it fails change https: to http: - or...
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    Just wondering if that 1720 burial describes him...

    Just wondering if that 1720 burial describes him as a Clerk, or if it might be someone else (a son, perhaps)?

    The reason is that I've been looking a bit further and found a few references to a...
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