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  1. On Findmypast: Service number is 68394 Age...

    On Findmypast:

    Service number is 68394

    Age given as 19 years 10 months at attestation on 20th August 1888, so born October 1868?

    Served in India for 7 years.

    A very colourful and...
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    How sure are you that Mary's second name is...

    How sure are you that Mary's second name is Agnes?

    I haven't been able to find a birth record for Mary Agnes but there is one for Mary Amy:

    Mary Amy Johnson b. 29th July 1854 Glasgow. Parents...
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    This University of Edinburgh article explains it...

    This University of Edinburgh article explains it well:

    https://ourhistory.is.ed.ac.
    uk/index.php/Opening_of_Free_Church_of_Scotland_Normal_and_Sessional_School,_1848

    Peter
  4. Thread: May Rosina

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    1911 Census at 56 Canning Road, Highbury N....

    1911 Census at 56 Canning Road, Highbury N.
    Rosina with father Edward and stepmother (?) Hilda and five siblings.

    RG14PN980 RG78PN33 RD10 SD7 ED11 SN352

    Household return states Edward and...
  5. Thread: May Rosina

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    In the 1901 Census, Rosina May Taylor is with her...

    In the 1901 Census, Rosina May Taylor is with her family at 19 Corporation Street, Islington.
    Parents Edward and Esther.
    RG13 Piece 171 Folio 122 Page 53

    Edward Taylor m. Esther Minten 1887...
  6. Thread: May Rosina

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    Like you, I couldn't easily find a birth record...

    Like you, I couldn't easily find a birth record for a May Rosina, so I wondered if Rosina was a second forename. If so, there is this marriage:

    Albert Edward Saunders m. May R Taylor 1918 West Ham...
  7. Thread: Pitkethly

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    “A History of British Honduras” by William...

    “A History of British Honduras” by William Arlington Donohoe is available to read online:

    https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00099204/00001/1j

    Other relevant works are listed in its bibliography.

    Peter
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    Scroll to the bottom of the page and you should...

    Scroll to the bottom of the page and you should see choices on the left. Select “1881 England Census” and the 'browse' box is on the right.

    Peter
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    The 1939 Register (via Findmypast) has the family...

    The 1939 Register (via Findmypast) has the family living at 116 Lansdowne Road, Manchester (now Old Lansdowne Road).

    William A Powell Senior (dob 2nd October 1884) is a photo engraving operator...
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    Do you have Ivy's birth certificate? GRANT...

    Do you have Ivy's birth certificate?

    GRANT Ivy May 1918 J Qtr Isle of Wight Vol 02B Page 996 mothers maiden name DENNELLS

    Dennells is a very rare name and I can't see any connection to Emily...
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    They are two different men Christina. Farquhar...

    They are two different men Christina.

    Farquhar Morrison b. 2nd January 1879, Barrow St, Woodside, Aberdeen. Father Daniel, road labourer, mother Elizabeth, m.n. Warrack(?) married 28th June 1867,...
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    Remember that in the 1841 Census, adult ages were...

    Remember that in the 1841 Census, adult ages were rounded down (or should have been) to the nearest 5 years.

    Agnes might have been any age between 60 and 64, therefore born between 1776 and 1781....
  13. The museum at Bodmin Keep has archives devoted to...

    The museum at Bodmin Keep has archives devoted to The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

    Whilst they do not have soldiers service records, which, in your case, seem not to have survived anyway,...
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    I ordered four pdf birth certs on 19th March and...

    I ordered four pdf birth certs on 19th March and they arrived on 21st April.

    Peter
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    As the surnames of brides and mothers were not...

    As the surnames of brides and mothers were not recorded, it's difficult to establish who Catarina was.

    I searched for a Catarina baptised in Munslow between 1530 and 1550 and got one result.
    ...
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    The word appears several times in both marriages...

    The word appears several times in both marriages and baptisms, so I wonder if it is the latin word legittime meaning legitimately or lawfully.

    Peter
  17. Thread: Smith/ Smet

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    The Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900,...

    The Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Vol 53 has Charles born at Vrommen-hofen in East Flanders (then an Austrian province) on 26th December 1776.

    The deaths column in the North Devon...
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    Findmypast has two entries in its...

    Findmypast has two entries in its Northamptonshire and Rutland Probate Index, one as John Talbot, the other as John Talbott.

    Both records describe him as a yeoman of Weston by Welland and are...
  19. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    It's always worth checking all sources for...

    It's always worth checking all sources for information about a soldier. Some sites have info that others don't.

    In this case I searched Ancestry which had a transcript for a David Scott in its...
  20. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    Enter 21875 in the 'Soldier Number' box at the...

    Enter 21875 in the 'Soldier Number' box at the bottom.

    Peter
  21. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    Thanks grisel, Apologies for trampling all over...

    Thanks grisel,
    Apologies for trampling all over your post #9 :smile5:

    Peter
  22. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    His military record has a copy of his death...

    His military record has a copy of his death certificate dated 1948, on which he is named as David Moar Scott.

    Peter
  23. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    Findmypast British Army Service Records has a...

    Findmypast British Army Service Records has a David Scott attesting in the Royal Engineers on 9th
    April 1887, giving his place of birth as the parish of Grimster, near the town of Firth, Orkney. His...
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    One possibility is 6031577 E V Colley, Pte, 7th...

    One possibility is 6031577 E V Colley, Pte, 7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, for whom there are records on both Findmypast and Forces War Records. He appears on a List of Wounded,...
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    Could this be George in 1871? at 31 Bath...

    Could this be George in 1871?

    at 31 Bath Place, Islington All Saints. RG10 Piece 258 Folio 46 Page 20
    George Williams boarder unm 18 railway van guard b. Colchester

    Peter
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