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    That's a huge assumption which may not be...

    That's a huge assumption which may not be correct.

    People moved for work - the industrial revolution drew people from rural communities to the cities - sailors went where their ships went -...
  2. I not certain that James Bell and James Jenkins...

    I not certain that James Bell and James Jenkins were one and the same because they have different occupations, although both were said to have been born in Plymouth.
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    In addition to these suggestions it's worth...

    In addition to these suggestions it's worth bearing in mind that to some extent there is an element of luck involved:

    How common is the name you are researching? For instance my family name...
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    If you give us the census references we might be...

    If you give us the census references we might be able to work it out.
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    I'm sure that's the case.

    I'm sure that's the case.
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    Anyone invalided out got a pension. My...

    Anyone invalided out got a pension.

    My grandfather was invalided out after being shot and having rheumatic fever and had a pension for the rest of his life. The amount was based on partially...
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    :smilielol5::smilielol5::smilielol5: No give...

    :smilielol5::smilielol5::smilielol5:

    No give me the Roberts, Williams, Griffith(s) and Evans any day over the Jones!:punk:
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    Sue I could not agree with you more. :punk: ...

    Sue

    I could not agree with you more. :punk:

    Jones is by far the worst - even more than Smith!

    One set of great, great grandparents were Mary Jones daughter of Edward Jones and James Smith...
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    It looks like very little of the records have...

    It looks like very little of the records have survived:

    The patient records for Hartwood Asylum/ Mental Hospital are held at Hairmyres General Hospital East Kilbride G75 8RG.

    https://...
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    The word is "cripple".

    The word is "cripple".
  11. Is this your man: Arbroath Herald and Advertiser...

    Is this your man:
    Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs 03 January 1941 - Pilot Officer Clarence M Gauldie

    The report simply says that he was killed in an air accident and whose...
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    The best starting point is Peter Highinbotham's...

    The best starting point is Peter Highinbotham's site:

    https://www.workhouses.org.uk/Coventry/
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    Family name - the short answer is neither, and...

    Family name - the short answer is neither, and the long answer is the Welsh patrionymic naming convention. Below are links to a couple of articles about that:
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  14. The National Library of Wales has a Dictionary of...

    The National Library of Wales has a Dictionary of Welsh Biography and by searching on Phillips Picton you many hits, not all of which will be relevant, but it might be a starting place for you:
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    All military records after 1921 are held by the...

    All military records after 1921 are held by the Ministry of Defence and have to be applied for. For details see this pist:...
  16. The National Library of Wales has a collection of...

    The National Library of Wales has a collection of historic newspapers which are free to view on line.

    Here is a link to one such article which indicates that James lived in Newtown.
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  17. The registrar's district, and the place where...

    The registrar's district, and the place where Risca colliery was located is Mynyddyslwyn. It is also spelt Mynyddislwyn.

    At that time was located in Monmouthshire. Today it is Gwent.

    You can...
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    You are absolutely right Peter. I've visited...

    You are absolutely right Peter. I've visited there on a number of occasions and have always been impressed by their helpfulness. We can all hope that this obstructiveness is only emanating from...
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    I followed Peter Goodey's advice to ask the...

    I followed Peter Goodey's advice to ask the National Archives for advice, and thought that I would share with you their response.

    "I am afraid that we cannot answer questions of historical fact...
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    Helachau As usual an immaculate piece of...

    Helachau

    As usual an immaculate piece of research.

    Thanks
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    It could be but that's normally Kings Evidence -...

    It could be but that's normally Kings Evidence - however if I get a response from Kew I will add it to this thread.
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    I agree that it has something to do with what...

    I agree that it has something to do with what evidence is or is not admissible, and that is determined by the judge, rather than the prosecution or defence, but I do not see the nuanced difference...
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    Legal Terminology

    If you look at HO 27 "Criminal Registers, England And Wales, 1805-1892" you will see that each page sets out defendants name, crime charged and on the opposite page the trial outcome.

    The outcome...
  24. In order to find Jesse's date of birth you need...

    In order to find Jesse's date of birth you need to find her on the 1939 Register. This is available on all the big genealogy sites like Ancestry and Find my past.

    This is like a census and was...
  25. Well read! Thanks

    Well read!

    Thanks
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