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    You need to get the certificate. Are you not...

    You need to get the certificate. Are you not intending to do so?
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    Search for a find a UK school website and tap in...

    Search for a find a UK school website and tap in the post code.
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    West Ham was in Essex in 1917. You can't expect...

    West Ham was in Essex in 1917. You can't expect to find much in the London Metropolitan Archives collections. Perhaps you should try Essex Records Office.
  4. I don't think this is supposed to be a look-up...

    I don't think this is supposed to be a look-up site but I have had a quick peep and can report that the word "base" does not appear in the entry and the child's name is Margaret Lace. It's usually...
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    Revenue stamps, I think, not postage stamps.

    Revenue stamps, I think, not postage stamps.
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    From the Oxford Companion to Local and Family...

    From the Oxford Companion to Local and Family History, yeomen:


    Under the Tudors the use of the term was gradually widened to include the prosperous working farmers below the rank of the gentry,...
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    PS I tried Ancestry and had more luck there. It...

    PS I tried Ancestry and had more luck there. It might be worth you trying there.
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    On Findmypast, select "Britain" and "Military..."...

    On Findmypast, select "Britain" and "Military..." (don't select any of the sub-sections).

    Then enter name Edward Davies and regiment Somerset Light Infantry. Don't enter anything else. You should...
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    Have a read of the National Archives research...

    Have a read of the National Archives research guides in particular
    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-soldiers-up-to-1913/
    and...
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    Most people did not own land and the title yeoman...

    Most people did not own land and the title yeoman did not necessarily imply that he owned land. The word was often used for better off leaseholders and copyholders.



    A maltster did not have to...
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    "Formerly" means maiden name. If she had been...

    "Formerly" means maiden name.

    If she had been married before, the word used is "Late " eg "Late Smith" means she used to be Mrs Smith.

    If there was yet another name involved - an alias - the...
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    If the parents aren't claiming to be married,...

    If the parents aren't claiming to be married, they will have different surnames (usually). Hence the double indexing. If they claim to be married (whether or not they really are), the mother's name...
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    It will just be one registration. The GRO index...

    It will just be one registration. The GRO index is not a list of registrations. If both parents were named but not married to each other, the registration will be indexed under both the mother's and...
  14. I see. Thank you.

    I see. Thank you.
  15. I'm wondering why FREECEN is transcribing the...

    I'm wondering why FREECEN is transcribing the 1881 census. My understanding is that the original 1881 transcription dating from the 1980s, I think, is available online free of charge. Have I...
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    Have you read the guides that Christina...

    Have you read the guides that Christina mentioned? Lots of pointers there.

    Also, for this sort of period, the only service records that survived (on the whole) are for men who were discharged to...
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    I just looked at the version on Ancestry. I found...

    I just looked at the version on Ancestry. I found him in WO100/24 (Crimea...General & Line Cavalry)
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    He's listed as a medal recipient in National...

    He's listed as a medal recipient in National Archives series WO100 but that doesn't tell you any more than you already know.

    He's listed in the 1851 "British Army, Worldwide Index" in Dublin in...
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    That's interesting. I'd never come across that...

    That's interesting. I'd never come across that place before. It appears to have been an extra-parochial area originally a leper colony but later given over to alms houses.
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    I don't know how you "have" the marriage without...

    I don't know how you "have" the marriage without finding proof.

    I think I see the family in the 1851 census, now in Canterbury HO107/1624 f 396 p 14

    Thomas is born in Brabourne, Catherine in...
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    Thomas Sutton bap 18 May 1871 Seasalter, son of...

    Thomas Sutton bap 18 May 1871 Seasalter, son of Thomas (shoemaker) and Ann (Ann Easter according to GRO index)

    I think your generations are muddled somewhere because this doesn't tie up with your...
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    The National Archives website is always worth a...

    The National Archives website is always worth a visit. Even if they don't have the records they can often point you in the right direction.

    And sure enough...

    A number of religious groups...
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    I'm afraid I share Megan's concerns. We have...

    I'm afraid I share Megan's concerns. We have assumed that you have cast iron evidence that Thomas Sutton and Ann Easter were your direct ancestors. This evidence could be for example a birth...
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    Where did you get that from? The father's...

    Where did you get that from?

    The father's occupation from the marriage certificate was shoemaker. From the 1841 census, it appears that the parents were Thomas and Catherine.

    From the parish...
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    The "series" is ADM188. The range of dates that...

    The "series" is ADM188. The range of dates that you quoted threw me because it didn't tie in with any series I was familiar with (ADM188 covers 1853-1924)

    Helachau has answered the question.
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