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  1. I felt I couldn't compose such an accomplished...

    I felt I couldn't compose such an accomplished letter at twenty seven and three quarters let alone seven and three quarters.
    I had a look at Walter James' military record - very impressive. Also...
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    Thanks for confirming "Officiating Minister" as...

    Thanks for confirming "Officiating Minister" as "Traff'd Leigh".
    Like Ancestry, FMP has transcribed as "Gibbings" - but it's understandable looking at the original.
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    Looking at the registers for St Bartholomew...

    Looking at the registers for St Bartholomew spotted the following in the frame to be siblings to Thomas Richards, bap 23 May 1675 -
    8 Nov 1868 - William, son of John and Anne Richards - no mention...
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    https://maps.nls.uk/view/101598310 St Mary's...

    https://maps.nls.uk/view/101598310

    St Mary's Church - Rectory (now long demolished) to the south.
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    https://www.sk8online.net/cheadle-rectory

    https://www.sk8online.net/cheadle-rectory
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    Checking FMP for Cheadle marriages 1828 it...

    Checking FMP for Cheadle marriages 1828 it returns 33 pages. A random check throws up "T (?) Leigh" or "Traff'd (?) Leigh" as minister officiating. A check of the newspapers shows an Edward Trafford...
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    If you look at the census entry it reads "Ephran"...

    If you look at the census entry it reads "Ephran" - although transcribed as "Ephraim" on FMP.
    "Ephran is aged 3 months and the Census was taken 2 April - so you are looking for a DoB at the start of...
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    Sarah Ann's birth was registered March Qtr, 1871...

    Sarah Ann's birth was registered March Qtr, 1871

    FMP Baptism (image/transcription)
    26 April 1871, Sarah Ann dau. of Thomas and Eliza Langford, abode River Side, father - labourer.
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    Croeso.
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    Marriage Registration Albert Collett, Dec Qtr...

    Marriage Registration
    Albert Collett, Dec Qtr 1828, Liverpool, 8B 45 - married Gertrude Harris

    Liverpool Echo, 28 Feb 1978
    DEATHS - COLLETT - February 24, 1978, suddenly at home, of 61 York...
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    Runcorn Weekly News, 22 Jun 1917 SPENCER -...

    Runcorn Weekly News, 22 Jun 1917
    SPENCER - Previously reported missing on July 19th 1916, now officially reported killed in action on or about that date, Private Alfred Spencer (Black Watch), the...
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    The Runcorn Weekly News carried various "In...

    The Runcorn Weekly News carried various "In Memoriam" or "Acknowledgements" with a "61 York Street, Garston" address - dates
    13 July 1917 - From his loving wife and all at 61 York Street ... third...
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    Runcorn Weekly News, 4 Apr 1930 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...

    Runcorn Weekly News, 4 Apr 1930
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    HARRIS - The family of the late Mrs Harris desire to thank all friends and neighbours for their kind attention and sympathy and floral tributes...
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    I was thrown by the Nash surname, having...

    I was thrown by the Nash surname, having identified likely birth registrations with mother's maiden name Corin/Coran. Also thrown by the first born, Mabel Susannah Harris, being baptised Stoke...
  16. Pam, That's the approach I've been following -...

    Pam,
    That's the approach I've been following - first turning up Samuel Coppock in Water Street.
    This map, surveyed 1845, published 1848, shows the area to the west of Heaton Norris
    ...
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    I was intrigued reading that she didn't speak...

    I was intrigued reading that she didn't speak English, he didn't speak German but they quarrelled!!

    I did wonder if she continued as Wilelmina Eckhardt - a real horror story. But Wilhelmina...
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    I think you've cracked it (photo taken before the...

    I think you've cracked it (photo taken before the frontage was added to)

    https://pinterest.co.uk/pin/471048442245772629/
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    The New York Herald, 14 Nov 1897, carries a...

    The New York Herald, 14 Nov 1897, carries a report of Wilhelmina Dale committing bigamy with a John E Eckhardt, first husband John F Dale.

    ? - don't know what happened there but laptop threw a...
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    New York Newspapers, early July 1852 "Found...

    New York Newspapers, early July 1852
    "Found drowned - The body of a young man about 16 years of age ... A memorandum book was found in his pocket, in the book was the name of Elijah Webb, found in...
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    New York newspapers ...

    New York newspapers https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

    Pop "titus webb" in Search and check box is set to "the exact phrase" (not Boolean). Should return 11 hits. A number relate to searching...
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    I'm afraid all roads lead to Priaulx. Their...

    I'm afraid all roads lead to Priaulx. Their catalogue covers -
    https://priaulxlibrary.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/pdfs/Using%20family%20history%20records%20booklet.pdf
  23. His record states "Discharged 31-5-08" (when the...

    His record states
    "Discharged 31-5-08" (when the Carmarthen Militia was wound up)
    "Claimed free discharge under para 59. special A 6 23/12/07" - does this sound like someone ready to commit himself...
  24. https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3348665/3348...

    https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3348665/3348670/75/

    How stiff was the competition for the limited number of places in the new unit?
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    There's on OPC burial for an Elizabeth Weeks age...

    There's on OPC burial for an Elizabeth Weeks age 10 at Laneast, 28 Aug 1832.
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