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  1. Miles family Hammersmith & Wales early 1900s

    Hello all
    I'm trying to trace forward the Miles family starting from Hammersmith with Henry James Miles coachman born 1865 Paddington marrying Ada Wright born 1867 Hammersmith. Ada is my direct...
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    hi Richard i also have a branch in that area...

    hi Richard
    i also have a branch in that area (although no similar names, I'm afraid). Essex is very well represented in the newspaper archive - even if you don't find anything specific, I've come...
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    yes, I've found most of what you mentioned on...

    yes, I've found most of what you mentioned on IGI.
    My only other find is that Edward and Elizabeth also had a son called John baptised in 1749 in Stockbridge. So that could suggest a 1740s marriage...
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    it might be worth trying to match the...

    it might be worth trying to match the possibilities for deaths with a search of local newspapers. I'm just thinking that a life outside the norm might have meant a death outside the norm and...
  5. Thread: Tring station

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    I hadn't thought of using the postcode finder...

    I hadn't thought of using the postcode finder although I use streetview all the time. Thanks - that seems to confirm it!
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    Hi I don't have anything on Ellen specifically...

    Hi
    I don't have anything on Ellen specifically for you but if you're trying to take the Orpins back further, this might help widen the search...
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    Thanks everyone! Tin maker seems to make the most...

    Thanks everyone! Tin maker seems to make the most sense.
    What's interesting about Alice's disability is that '1 year and 9 months' suggests that the paralysis was very close to the time of Ernest's...
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    Thanks - yes these links seem to confirm it...

    Thanks - yes these links seem to confirm it pretty much. The Gerald massey site is great - I've learnt lots about the railway in general from it. Thank you!
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    1911 census for chiswick

    Hello all
    I'm struggling with reading the census for Frederick and Alice Elizabeth Hadley of 86 Duke Road, Chiswick in 1911
    RG14/6936/353
    Any help with the following:
    May Cannon is Amy's sister...
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    Tring station

    I'd like to check a 1940s address of Railway Cottages, Tring. The person that lived there was a railway worker. There is a row of terraced cottages on Station Road next to Tring station and I...
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    If you're still trying to track the locations, I...

    If you're still trying to track the locations, I think it's Aldenham Street, rather than Alderman. That's in the exact location as Peter describes and hasn't moved since 1909, as far as I can see!
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    Have to say an enormous thank you for this! ...

    Have to say an enormous thank you for this! There is a another newspaper from 1854 where he gets a long service award for 30 years. That didn't make sense at first as William lives in Sussex then. ...
  13. Thread: Am I wrong:?

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    Absolutely Megan! I judge an online tree by how...

    Absolutely Megan! I judge an online tree by how reliable it looks - if it can't give sources for the information I'm after, is it well-sourced for other data etc?
    But I'm not anti-online at all!...
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    Fantastic! I've now found lots on it!

    Fantastic! I've now found lots on it!
  15. Thread: Am I wrong:?

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    yes Ladykis is right! I wrote almost exactly the...

    yes Ladykis is right! I wrote almost exactly the same post a while ago myself... Several trees had my Daniel Burford of Brentford married to Mary Jessop but as you rightly say, with no source...
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    Mitten in St Mileck ??, Lewes & Piddinghoe

    Hello
    Hoping someone can help me work out this mysterious location! My 3 x great grandfather William Mitten (sometimes Mittin, Mittins, occasionally Mitton!) lives out his life from his 30s onwards...
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    Yes that's exactly where I got it from and...

    Yes that's exactly where I got it from and exactly my confusion! Cameroon is clearly not Asia... According to his record he disembarked 16/12/1914
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    Just my preference but for what it's worth... I...

    Just my preference but for what it's worth... I have a subscription to ancestry and have made some very useful contacts by having an online tree (although it's private - someone experienced told me...
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    theatre of war 5c

    Can anyone give me any details on where theatre of war 5c was for a soldierin the South Wales Borderers whose service began on 16/12/1914? I think it was Asia but that's a pretty big expanse!
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    Jonathan Hoar, Berkshire bargemaster

    I've just discovered Jonathan Hoar, my 5 x g-grandfather as a bargemaster on the Berkshire / Oxon borders. First of all, I'm not quite sure what a bargemaster is...
    He marries in Sotwell in 1781 to...
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    Sorry - Hadn't realised the discussion had...

    Sorry - Hadn't realised the discussion had continued without me! yes, I did establish that George was not a waterman (his daughters liked to say he was when they got married ;-) but he did come into...
  22. Thread: What a fluke!

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    the newspaper resource is amazing for putting...

    the newspaper resource is amazing for putting colour into the story! I've found Essex ancestors attending famous union meetings, auctions where they lost it all and Thames ancestors winning boat...
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    Thanks Jan and Megan - yes, I have those. Megan,...

    Thanks Jan and Megan - yes, I have those. Megan, do you mean Sarah's probate or Mary Southard's? Sarah dies in 1846 (while married to Hercules, landlord of the Old Ship - she dies of liver failure....
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    millinery apprentice

    I believe my 4 x great grandmother Sarah Farley was apprenticed to Mary A Southard of Oxford Street as a milliner in 1798. I've been lucky enough to find her trade card in an image collection from...
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    Hammersmith newspapers 1850s

    Millie cat and I (met here on the forums) are desperately searching for more news of our ancestor Hercules Wright. As former publican of the Ship in Hammersmith, we are hoping to find an obituary...
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