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    Thank you. The plot is thickening!

    Thank you. The plot is thickening!
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    Well, that looks promising and not something that...

    Well, that looks promising and not something that had come up in my 'Hints' on Ancestry. I'll see if I can find it.
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    I see, yes probably just a coincidence. I've...

    I see, yes probably just a coincidence. I've never come across the name 'Rosilda' before and wonder if it is Welsh .......... or Irish.

    I haven't found anything useful on Rosilda: no first...
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    1857 birth? Is this a slip of the finger as she...

    1857 birth? Is this a slip of the finger as she married in 1836 as a widow!
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    Is searching Jones hopeless?

    I'm struggling with a family - Jones!

    Ellis Powell Jones married Rosilda Carr on 1st April 1836 in Manchester Cathedral in Manchester, Lancashire. Ellis was a widower of the parish and working as...
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    Thank you for the newspaper information and link...

    Thank you for the newspaper information and link to an explanation of marriage licences. My husband has just reminded me that we actually got married by Licence! My excuse is that it was a while...
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    Marriage Licence and Family Notice

    I have Ellis Powell Jones marrying Hilday Carr on 1st April 1836 in Manchester Cathedral. Ellis was a widower and Hilday was a widow. Both of the parish.

    I'm not sure what marriage by Licence...
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    Can this be right or coincidence?

    Naming no names - a story. The mother of a friend has recently revealed she had an illegitimate daughter in the 1960s. The mother registered the birth with no father's name or occupation. The...
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    Didn't think of that - thank you! Audrey

    Didn't think of that - thank you!


    Audrey
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    A strange address?

    I have just received the 1848 death certificate of George Rounce Springall. The address for the death and the address of the informant are "Row b3 1/2 Yarmouth". Odd!

    I 'Googled' the address as...
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    Adoption and tracing the baby

    A local friend has just been to the funeral of his grandmother who was 94. In the emotional aftermath his mother told him that he had an older sister. He and his two brothers knew nothing.

    In...
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    Yes, I think the next logical step is to get his...

    Yes, I think the next logical step is to get his service record. Thank you.
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    Thank you for this. We don't have Dad's military...

    Thank you for this. We don't have Dad's military service record but are considering applying for it.

    We had seen the Wikipedia entry which was what caught our interest that Dad was at El Alamein...
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    Where was Dad on D-Day?

    I've enjoyed watching a few of the Remembrance programmes and particularly enjoyed the Gary Lineker programme about the "D-Day Dodgers". It set me to thinking where my Dad was on D-Day.

    My...
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    Interesting. I have sent off an e-mail to the...

    Interesting. I have sent off an e-mail to the local library who had the newspapers last time. I will try the records office on Monday. Thank you.
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    Spot on with it being Edward Springall in 1911. ...

    Spot on with it being Edward Springall in 1911.

    Thank you for the time and trouble you have taken to look at this for me. I'm hopeless with the newspapers online!

    I will find the relevant...
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    Would the accident/inquest be reported?

    Edward Springall died aged 79 in Guy's Hospital, London on 16th February 1922. The cause of death is "Syncope Pericarditis. Adhesive Mediastinitis accelerated by fall from a tramcar 21st January...
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    Well, that settles it then. GRO here I come! ...

    Well, that settles it then. GRO here I come! Thank you.
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    Pam: Yes, I do always go for the PDFs - cheaper...

    Pam: Yes, I do always go for the PDFs - cheaper and quicker and I'm really only interested in the information rather than a fancy keepsake!
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    I feared I might have to buy both certificates...

    I feared I might have to buy both certificates (and maybe more!) but the September 1889 death now looks the more likely. This is just the little 'extra' I was hoping to find to narrow things down. ...
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    Which death is more likely?

    Mary Ann Jones born in Manchester in 1836. Mary Ann married Edward Springall born in 1843.

    Tracking the family through marriage and census returns Mary Ann consistently 'lies' about her age to be...
  22. Thread: An Engineer

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    Engineer seems to be a very broad term - then and...

    Engineer seems to be a very broad term - then and now. My husband will be very pleased to know he descends from along line of them.
  23. Thread: An Engineer

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    Interesting. Further digging/research and the...

    Interesting. Further digging/research and the engineer in the late 1890s/early 1900s seems to have been involved with printing (lythographic) as an engineer but his father is once noted as an...
  24. Thread: An Engineer

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    Quite a broad choice then! Thank you.

    Quite a broad choice then! Thank you.
  25. Thread: An Engineer

    by AudreyF
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    An Engineer

    My husband is an engineer by training and by nature. His qualification is as an electronics engineer.

    Researching his family history I can find his ancestors noted in the early 1900s and mid...
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