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    Courtney Library ...

    Courtney Library

    https://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/our-collection/courtney-library
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    FMP has him listed in the Royal Artillery...

    FMP has him listed in the Royal Artillery attestations. It's annotated "7/3/45 to D.W.R" (ie The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding))
  3. The full GRO index must include the quarter and...

    The full GRO index must include the quarter and year and therefore one reference can't possibly be duplicated in another quarter.

    BUT here's a thing...

    Because of the way page numbers started...
  4. People might adopt an alias for all sorts of...

    People might adopt an alias for all sorts of reasons - often to avoid some sort of responsibility - legal usually. However if he was open about it on his marriage certificate, that may not be the...
  5. I'm having trouble finding all these service...

    I'm having trouble finding all these service records. I can see one attestation but that's for the militia, not the regular army and it's 6814 not 5403. It mentions a transfer to the Leicestershire...
  6. The meaning of brother-in-law changed over the...

    The meaning of brother-in-law changed over the years. For example, often in 19th century census returns it meant "step-brother". Perhaps in this case, he meant "legally he is my brother despite the...
  7. - The Great War. Google "Western Front 1915" ...

    - The Great War. Google "Western Front 1915"

    - The Great War. Wikipedia "Middle Eastern theatre of World War I"

    - India was a colony. This was a routine posting. Many troops found themselves...
  8. The 1914 marriage certificate shows him as...

    The 1914 marriage certificate shows him as "Edward Morton formerly known as Edward Blanco".

    The 1891 census shows a brother Francisco.

    So many questions can be answered by simply obtaining ...
  9. The "sign" is an asterisk! It's confirming...

    The "sign" is an asterisk!

    It's confirming that George Barnes personally deleted the father's name.
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    I'm guessing you mean City of London. St Barts...

    I'm guessing you mean City of London. St Barts and Gresham Street are both in the City.

    Everything you need to know about London Coroners' records are in this London Metropolitan Archives research...
  11. Is that so?

    Is that so?
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    I'd start here... ...

    I'd start here...

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-soldiers-up-to-1913/
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    Surname Atlas shows concentrations of Skyr*n* in...

    Surname Atlas shows concentrations of Skyr*n* in Monmouthshire / Pembrokeshire / Herefordshire and also Middlesex.
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    I don't understand what you're getting at there....

    I don't understand what you're getting at there. The registrar would have brought the register and the entry would be completed in the usual manner. Then he'd take the register away again. The church...
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    What???!!! They wouldn't ask you to pay for...

    What???!!!

    They wouldn't ask you to pay for something they haven't got.

    On the National Archives home page there's a big friendly button "Help with your research". Follow that through and you...
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    Most certainly that is the important point. ...

    Most certainly that is the important point.

    In the timescale mentioned, a marriage would only have been legally valid if the registrar had been present to carry out the legal formalities. It was...
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    Will there not be a manuscript amendment to the...

    Will there not be a manuscript amendment to the index, usually ending in "/S"? Such an entry may be present for adoption cases or for other reasons.

    This is from my research notes and my...
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    I could do you a J J B POPE. Suit you sir?

    I could do you a J J B POPE. Suit you sir?
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    oil and colourman, oilman sells retail, from...

    oil and colourman, oilman
    sells retail, from shop or store, oils, paints, candles, hardware, brushes, cleaning materials, etc.; cf. chandler.

    [from A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based...
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    Exact date of birth? Born in hospital or other...

    Exact date of birth?

    Born in hospital or other institution?

    Birth cert marked as adopted?
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    Polly was a nickname for Mary Ann (Jack the...

    Polly was a nickname for Mary Ann (Jack the Ripper's first victim was a Mary Ann known as Polly). Eventually Polly became a forename in its own right.

    No doubt people got confused about their...
  22. No later than 1848, I would guess.

    No later than 1848, I would guess.
  23. This book will help: Volume 1 of Battery records...

    This book will help:
    Volume 1 of Battery records of the Royal Artillery 1716-1877 / Compiled by M. E. S. Laws.

    This may be available through inter-library loans (if or when the service is...
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    The Oxford Oxford Dictionary of Family Names says...

    The Oxford Oxford Dictionary of Family Names says there's no evidence of Anglo-Norman origin.

    It says the name is noted from the 14th century in England and may be from a pet form of the name...
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    I think he would only be buried at public expense...

    I think he would only be buried at public expense if there was no money. But there was! I think it would be Frank Cordell's duty to arrange the funeral. I would look in Frank Cordell's area.
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