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    Thanks everyone. As it was (as Peter said, built...

    Thanks everyone. As it was (as Peter said, built in 1807) only 70 feet long, it may well be that no one was on board over night and hence it didn't count.
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    Finding a vessel in 1871/81 Census

    How do I find a vessel in one or both Census, when I don't know any of the crew? Back in history I had the LDS 1881 Census on cd and it was possible to look up a vessel, but on-line has me stumped....
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    Hi Tony, Welcome to the Forum. Have you tried...

    Hi Tony,
    Welcome to the Forum. Have you tried looking up the Air Transport Auxiliary? Quite a few women pilots. It always helps to let the Forum know names, etc, as we are a nosy bunch.
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    The term was used for steam driven vehicles in...

    The term was used for steam driven vehicles in the 18th Century. Whether or not Halfords (other accessory stores are available) sold covers for them is lost in the mists of time, so in this case the...
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    Waterloo Medal Roll

    The Waterloo Medal Roll for the 1st Regiment of Foot (Grenadier Guards) shows references against individual names as either France or Home (killed excluded). What do they mean?
  6. Hi Sheila, What was your Great Grandfather's name?

    Hi Sheila, What was your Great Grandfather's name?
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    The South Lancashire Regiment Museum has details...

    The South Lancashire Regiment Museum has details of their time in Burma, although you will need to scroll down nearly to the end to find Burma. The V Force appears to be something different to the...
  8. The Hastings was made by Handley Page. Sorry,...

    The Hastings was made by Handley Page. Sorry, personal interest.
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    See RAF museum Cosford.

    See RAF museum Cosford.
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    I am so glad that this thread has been rekindled....

    I am so glad that this thread has been rekindled. I have moved on quite a bit since 2007.
    My Grand Mother was Charlotte Nicholl (nee Stiles), she was born on 9 December 1874. Charlotte had,...
  11. Hi Ed I have a similar problem being in...

    Hi Ed
    I have a similar problem being in Somerset, with interests in Essex and Lincolnshire. However, I have found that Local Studies sections in libraries are quite helpful over the phone, with a...
  12. Have you tries the Tower Hamlets Library,local...

    Have you tries the Tower Hamlets Library,local studies section?
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    Thanks both. I could get as far as you Pam, but...

    Thanks both. I could get as far as you Pam, but like Peter can't get into the database. I've e-mailed CCEd to see if they can help. Watch this space.
    Peter
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    CCEd Getting into the database

    I've used the Clergy of the Church of England database to good effect over the years, but I've tried to use it again and I can't seem to get into the database. Is it me, or have they changed...
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    Where was his wife to be in 1911?

    Where was his wife to be in 1911?
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    Was he wounded/ill? Although The 8th Battalion,...

    Was he wounded/ill? Although The 8th Battalion, Welch Regiment appears not to have been in the Banbury area (Sept 1914 to Feb 1915 Chiseldon, South of Swindon, Wilts and Cirencester Gloucestershire)...
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    Each Division was made up of Companies. The...

    Each Division was made up of Companies. The Muster Roll shows Division and Company. Just because men were from a particular Company, it did not mean that they would serve on a ship with others from...
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    Just as Christina says. Fandom puts it as "It is...

    Just as Christina says. Fandom puts it as "It is 1805, and Richard Sharpe, having been newly promoted, is headed back to England, where he will join a newly formed regiment, the 95th Rifles."
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    Hi, Welcome to the Forum. I would suggest that...

    Hi, Welcome to the Forum.
    I would suggest that in modern terms 2L and 5L would be written 2 and 5 as it was normal to pay the Master to take on an apprentice. Perhaps the mother had her own...
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    Thanks Timbo58 for a nice explanation. However,...

    Thanks Timbo58 for a nice explanation. However, my point was and is that such an explanation would have been better put before the event, rather than after it. Churn usually comes with change, but...
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    While forum members appreciate that organisations...

    While forum members appreciate that organisations such as FWR are central to the supply of the framework in which we operate, it is the members themselves who give their time and expertise in order...
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    Hi, when you say " he left the pub to one of his...

    Hi, when you say " he left the pub to one of his friends", do you mean your dad was the landlord, a barman or a customer?
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    It is possible that the Royal Marine and the...

    It is possible that the Royal Marine and the Rifleman is the same person, but if so, it does contradict the dates in the initial post.
    There were two Battles of Copenhagen, 1801 and 1807. Victory...
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    The Trafalgar Roll shows two Samuel Greens, both...

    The Trafalgar Roll shows two Samuel Greens, both are Royal Marines and only one on HMS Victory. The Samuel on HMS Victory is shown as 27 years old and born in Bilston, Staffs. So I have ask where...
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    Hi, Have you tried "The history of the Rifle...

    Hi,
    Have you tried "The history of the Rifle Brigade (the Prince Consort's Own) formerly the 95th
    by Cope, William Henry, Sir, bart., 1811-1892" ? It's available on line here...
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